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East Star Resources reports historical drill results from central Kazakhstan

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East Star Resources Plc, the Kazakhstan-focused gold and copper explorer, has announced historical drill results acquired over the Southern Shabdar target on the Apmintas Licence in central Kazakhstan.

Based on the company’s analysis, Southern Shabdar will be added as a highly ranked target for the 2022 drill programme.


  • 1987 – 1994 drilling by Stepgeologya includes the following highlighted intersections:
    • Southwest dipping borehole C-375 intersected 24.9 m @ 2.86 g/t Au
    • Vertical Borehole C-32069 intersected 8.2 m @ 13.0 g/t Au
  • 2005 – 2006 drilling by Odak includes the following highlighted intersections:
    • Vertical Borehole C-36 intersected 5 m @ 4.89 g/t Au from 53 m
    • Vertical Borehole C-38 intersected 1 m @ 24.8 g/t Au from 15 m and 2 m @ 39.3 g/t Au from 28 m
    • Southwest dipping borehole C-78 intersected 2 m @ 39 g/t Au from 275 m downhole

Alex Walker, East Star CEO, comments:

“The acquisition of this drill data further demonstrates the quality of the exploration potential of the Apmintas Licence. The shallow, high-grade intersections at Southern Shabdar, repeated over a number of structures, and with demonstrated continuation of the gold mineralisation at depth, provides another high priority target on the Apmintas Licence with the potential to form an economic orebody. We are therefore very excited to add the target to our 2022 exploration programme.

“Further, the ongoing interpretation of the magnetic survey data, flown in September 2021, will give us a much better idea of the wider potential of the Southern Shabdar target and, we hope, identify similar orebodies underneath cover which represents around 60% of the Apmintas Licence.”

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