Orogen Gold has confirmed the presence of very high grade gold mineralisation at the historic Gindusa and Rusman gold mines at Deli Jovan in eastern Serbia, following the completion of its geological and structural mapping campaign.

Assay results from the company’s underground channel and grab sample programme showed that from a total of 137 rock samples collected, high grade values in the Gindusa vein system range from trace gold up to 63.4g/t Au over 1m width in channel sampling and up to 133.0g/t Au in more selective chip sampling.

Four mineralised quartz vein structures at Gindusa have been mapped in the underground workings.

At Rusman, Orogen found that previous mining was focused on two mineralised quartz vein zones and a selective grab sample taken from a small area of open workings in quartz/pyrite assayed 82.5g/t Au.

Orogen Gold chief executive officer Ed Slowey said, "The sampling results of remnant and residual mineralisation are strongly encouraging and the information gained will be used to direct the drilling programme, which will aim to confirm continuity of the mineralised lodes," said Slowey.

"This programme will commence very shortly and I look forward to reporting further positive results to shareholders over the coming months."

Targets at both historic mines have been untested by drilling to date, leaving scope for discovery of extensions to the previously mined zones.