Miner develops African gold project


Progress on investment Calgary-based Alpha Exploration has announced that the company has recently completed the diamond drilling part of the drilling programme announced last July.


The work consisted of approximately 1,000 meters of diamond drilling and 3,000 meters of reverse-circulation drilling on three of its most important prospects on its large 100% owned Kerkasha Project in Eritrea, the miner said in a statement.


“In addition, assay results have been received from the first diamond drill hole … on its Aburna gold prospect,” according to Alpha Exploration.


Michael Hopley, Alpha Exploration’s president and CEO, said that the “diamond drilling program on the four prospects on the Kerkasha project is intended to increase understanding of the geology and structural controls of mineralization. At Aburna the assay results from this first diamond drill hole verify the strong gold mineralization previously discovered in this area.”