Aton Announces That Capital Drilling Have Mobilised All Equipment To Site Ahead Of The Start Of Drilling At Rodruin
Vancouver, 21 August 2018: Aton Resources Inc. (AAN: TSX-V) (“Aton” or the “Company”) is very pleased to provide investors with an update on exploration activities at the Rodruin prospect at the Company’s 100% owned Abu Marawat Concession (“Abu Marawat” or the “Concession”), located in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
Aton is pleased to announce that Capital Drilling have now mobilised their Gemrok MP-1000 multi-purpose rig, and all equipment including RC rods, a truck-mounted 500psi/1300cfm compressor and all ancillary drilling equipment and consumables to the Rodruin camp (see Figure 1). The drilling crew will mobilise to site at the end of the ongoing Eid al-Adha holiday, and drilling is scheduled to commence on Monday 27 August. The first assay results from this programme are expected in the second half of September 2018.
Drill access road and pad construction continues ahead of the start of drilling, and the channel sampling programme of potential surface mineralisation exposed in road cuttings is ongoing (see news release dated August 7, 2018).
“The arrival of Capital’s rig and ancillary equipment after several delays is an exciting day for us. It’s great to be finally through the planning phase and into the drilling. A great deal of work has gone into being well prepared and ensuring we deliver the most effective and efficient drilling campaign over the next few months at Rodruin, which we believe will unlock the sizable potential of the Rodruin deposit and more broadly across the project portfolio over the next year.” said Mark Campbell, President and CEO. “This is a very exciting time in Aton’s development.”
Figure 1: Capital Drilling equipment at the Rodruin Camp
About Aton Resources Inc.
Aton Resources Inc. (AAN: TSX-V) is focused on its 100% owned Abu Marawat Concession (“Abu Marawat”), located in Egypt’s Arabian-Nubian Shield, approximately 200km north of Centamin’s Sukari gold mine. Aton has identified a 40km long gold mineralised trend at Abu Marawat, anchored by the Hamama deposit in the west and the Abu Marawat deposit in the east, containing numerous gold exploration targets, including three historic British mines. Aton has identified several distinct geological trends within Abu Marawat, which display potential for the development of RIRG and orogenic gold mineralisation, VMS precious and base metal mineralisation, and epithermal-IOCG precious and base metal mineralisation. Abu Marawat is over 738km2 in size and is located in an area of excellent infrastructure; a four-lane highway, a 220kV power line, and a water pipeline are in close proximity.
The technical information contained in this News Release was prepared by Javier Orduña BSc (hons), MSc, MCSM, DIC, MAIG, SEG(M), FGS, Exploration Manager of Aton Resources Inc. Mr. Orduña is a qualified person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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