The Piaba West target is an approximately 900-metre long extension of the Piaba pit. Previous drilling at Piaba West confirmed extension of the mineralized zone and encountered mineralized intervals similar to those seen in the Piaba deposit. Trek plans to drill approximately 12,000 metres at Piaba West in Q1-Q3 2017, with the objective of further confirming continuity of the mineralized zone.
Drilling at Piaba West continues to intersect broad zones of ore-grade mineralization on strike and to depth, including shallow and higher-grade mineralization both below the pit and at least 350 metres along strike. Highlights include:
- 5.06 g/t gold over 20 metres in BRAZP596, starting 20 metres below surface at the western edge of the reserve pit
- 19.65 g/t gold over 1 metre and 67.09 g/t gold over 5 metres in BRAZP587, starting 92 metres below surface, 50 metres to the west of the reserve pit
- 3.90 g/t gold over 11 metres in BRAZP575, starting 50 metres below surface, 300 metres to the west of the reserve pit
The Tatajuba target is situated on the same structure as the Piaba deposit and represents a potential four-km extension of the Piaba Trend. Trek hopes to commence exploration of this promising target in H2-2017. The Tatajuba target is close enough to the Piaba deposit and Aurizona mine facilities that ore could be trucked to site and processed at the main plant.