TURKEY FRONTEER DEVELOPMENT GROUP of Vancouver has begun a diamond and reverse-circulation drill program at its Agi Dagi gold project in the western part of the country. Six thousand metres of drilling is planned in hopes of expanding the existing resources, finding narrow corridors of high-grade mineralization, establishing the continuity of higher-grade parts of the deposit, and testing additional targets.
Previous drilling conducted by a subsidiary of TECK COMINCO at Agi Dagi encountered 42 metres of 2.20 g/t, 90 metres at 1.62 g/t, 93 metres at 1.04 g/t, and 101 metres at 0.98 g/t Au. Bottle roll metallurgical tests of samples from the property indicate that an average gold recovery of 93.8% is possible and that reagent consumption would be low.
The Agi Dagi gold project has an estimated inferred resource of 11.3 million tonnes at 1.2 g/t Au. Fronteer is hoping the resource can be considerably expanded.
Fronteer can earn a 100% interest in the Agi Dagi property by spending US$5 million over four years. A similar $3-million agreement covers an option on the Kirazli property, also in western Turkey. Teck Cominco will retain net smelter royalties and certain back-in rights.
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