Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (“Aben” or “the Company”) announces, further to its news release on May 23rd, the completion of a 173 line kilometer (km) airborne magnetic survey that covered the entire Boundary Zone, located in the central portion of the Forrest Kerr Property. The Boundary Zone has been the main focus of exploration by Aben Resources since 2016. The 2 km by 5 km survey encompassed a large package of gold-bearing rocks from the Hazelton Group, a lithology that hosts several polymetallic mineral deposits in the region. It is expected that the airborne magnetic survey will effectively delineate subsurface geologic structures that are intimately associated to the high-grade gold mineralization previously discovered at the Boundary Zone. Preliminary results from the survey have been received with final deliverables expected well in advance of the onset of drilling in late June.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (the “Aben or the Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the Company’s plans for the coming 2019 drill season at the 100% owned 7,400-hectare Justin Gold Project in the Yukon and the 23,000-hectare Forrest Kerr Gold Project in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. This year, the Company plans to extend its drilling season one month by initiating a 2000-meter drill program at the Justin Gold Project commencing in early June. This program will entail 1350 meters of diamond drilling and 600 meters of Rotary Air Blast drilling (“RAB”), along with prospect generating field work. This program should take 3-4 weeks to complete which will coincide with the commencement of the Forrest Kerr Project 2019 drill program at the end of June. The Forrest Kerr drill program is on track to complete a planned 5000 meters but has the ability to add to the size and scope of the program if results warrant. Aben is well funded and looks forward to the onset of exploration on both of these high-quality Canada-based gold projects.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (“Aben” or “the Company”) reports analytical results from the remaining holes of the 2018 drill program at the Company’s 100%-controlled 23,000-hectare Forrest Kerr Gold Project. This series of holes (FK18-37à45) focussed on areas immediately adjacent to known high-grade gold horizons and sought to test for an extension of the mineralized area identified at the North Boundary Zone. Results show broad horizons of low-grade gold mineralization punctuated by intermittent intercepts of moderate to high-grade gold-silver-copper-zinc values (see table summary below). Drilling to date has shown that mineralization extends several meters outboard of high-grade precious metal intercepts in subordinate shear structures and vein arrays within a main mineralized core that measures 100m x 200m and remains open at depth.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (the “Company”) reports further results from the recently completed drill program at the Forrest Kerr Project. Drilling has extended the mineralized envelope surrounding the 2017 and 2018 high-grade gold discoveries at North Boundary. This round of focused drilling tested for the depth and lateral extension of known mineralized shear and vein sets located in the North Boundary Zone. Broad horizons of low to moderate grade gold mineralization were encountered in several of the 15 drill holes (FK18-22 à36) reported herein, while all drill holes encountered discrete polymetallic vein hosted mineralization with gold values ranging from trace amounts to 13 grams per tonne (g/t) over 1 meter.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (the “Company”) provides further analytical results from the 2018 exploration drill program at the Forrest Kerr Property. Three holes totalling 1,153 meters have been completed in the newly discovered South Boundary Zone 1.5 km south of the strong precious metal mineralization delineated at the North Boundary Zone. These holes represent the first ever drill holes collared in this target area and have intersected numerous broad horizons of mineralized veins containing abundant pyrite and variable amounts of chalcopyrite. Discovery hole FK18-21 intersected 379.2 meters of 0.10 grams/tonne (g/t) Au starting at a depth of 4.8m including 89.0m of 0.24 g/t Au and 9.0m of 0.95 g/t Au. Gold values in all three holes range from trace amounts to greater than 5 g/t in the 1- or 2-meter sample intervals (silver values range from trace to 8.7 g/t and copper values range from trace to 9500 ppm). Aben management is extremely encouraged that this first-pass drilling has intercepted broad zones of pervasive alteration (silica-sericite-pyrite-chlorite-potassic) with abundant quartz-sulfide veins and mineralized breccia zones indicating a strong and widespread mineralizing event.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (the “Company”) has arranged and closed a non-brokered private placement of 2,375,000 flow-through common shares at a price of $0.40 each for gross proceeds of $950,000. The financing was placed with institutional investors. The Company intends to utilize the proceeds from the private placement on the expansion of its 2018 exploration and drilling program at its Forrest Kerr Gold Project located in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. The Company had originally announced and budgeted for up to 5000 metres of drilling and now intends to at least double that amount this year.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ABN) (OTCQB:ABNAF) (Frankfurt:E2L2) (the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its exploration drill program currently underway at the Forrest Kerr Property in BC’s Golden Triangle. The Company has intersected mineralization 1.5km south of the North Boundary Zone in a newly discovered area called the South Boundary Zone. Aben has now completed 4,850 meters of drilling in 16 holes at Forrest Kerr in 2018. The majority of drilling has taken place at the North Boundary area where high-grade precious and base metal mineralization was discovered in 2017 drill holes as well as in the first reported drill hole of 2018 (see news release dated August 9th, 2018). The ongoing drill program has been expanded and will continue well into the Fall.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2) (“Aben” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement financing (see news release dated August 15, 2018) for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately CAD $4.28 million. The Company intends to utilize the proceeds from this financing for its ongoing 2018 exploration and drilling program at its Forrest Kerr Gold Project located in B.C.’s Golden Triangle region and for general working capital purposes.
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ABN) (OTCQB:ABNAF) (Frankfurt:E2L2) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has mobilized field-crews to its 23,000-hectare Forrest Kerr Gold Project located in BC’s Golden Triangle region to begin the Company’s 2018 summer exploration and field program. Aben is planning a 5000-metre diamond drilling program in approximately 18 drill holes at Forrest Kerr.