Field Work Begins at Indonesian Gold Project

27 January 2010 (Last Updated January 27th, 2010 18:30)

Central China Goldfields has started field work at the Indonesia-based Cikoleang gold project. Initial work involves geological mapping of the 19,721-acre field, with a focus on surface and underground exposures of recognised gold vein areas and involves grid-based soil geochemical surv

Central China Goldfields has started field work at the Indonesia-based Cikoleang gold project.

Initial work involves geological mapping of the 19,721-acre field, with a focus on surface and underground exposures of recognised gold vein areas and involves grid-based soil geochemical surveys.

The geological mapping will help increase the existing gold vein area and locate new mineralisation areas before more comprehensive analysis, including drilling, is carried out later in the year.

The Cikoleang gold project contains ten veins that have been identified with trends varying from NE to N-S to NW, with a 1.5m width and a 300m strike length.

Central China Goldfields MD Jeff Malaihollo said the company is keen on aggressively exploring the Cikoleang gold property to help add to the known gold mineralised veins.

"This work is the first step in moving this project towards early development," Malaihollo said.