Drilling Operations Update - Mineralised Breccia at Aphae

17 June 2020

South Korean Drilling Operations Update

  • All three diamond drill holes completed at Aphae intersected significant sulphide + silica flooded vein breccia and base metal sulphide veining.  Assays pending.
  • A wider than expected interval of sulphide-rich breccia zone in APDD003 at Aphae has resulted in a fourth diamond drill hole targeting down dip of this zone.
  • Multiple zones of dynamic polyphasal low-sulphidation epithermal veining were intersected at ‘Hand of Faith’, Beopseongpo, but only returned a peak of 0.24m @ 1.71g/t gold from 139.97m in BPDD013.
  • Assays expected from the drill program at ‘Spider’, Beopseongpo in early July.
  • Diamond drilling progressing to plan at ‘Shin Hill’, Deokon Project.


Southern Gold Limited (ASX: SAU) (“Southern Gold'' or “the “Company'') is pleased to report that drill operations continue at the Aphae and Deokon projects in South Korea.  Importantly, mineralised breccia (Photos 1-3 below and photo 4 on page 3) has been intersected in all 3 planned holes at Aphae, including a wider than anticipated intercept in the third hole and prompting a fourth drill hole to test the down-dip depth extent of the breccia.  Assays from the Aphae programme are pending.

Photos 1 – 3  – Close-up photography of selected zones within APDD003 from the broad breccia interval in Photo 4 (Page 3) showing sulphide-silica flooded mineralised breccia (HQ3 sized core – 61.1mm diameter).

Southern Gold Managing Director, Mr Simon Mitchell:

“Testing new and multiple targets simultaneously, such as the current drilling at the Aphae and Deokon Projects, is geologically exciting and increases our chances of discovery.  While the drill programme at Hand of Faith was successful in intersecting epithermal veining in drill core, the tenor of gold results was lower than expected.  However, we have been pleasantly surprised by the extent of the mineralised breccia we have seen in drill core at Aphae, particularly in APDD003.  That’s the nature of mineral exploration: prepare to be surprised!”

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Drilling Operations Update - Mineralised Breccia at Aphae