Talga in first diamond drill start on Pilbara gold project

Talga in first diamond drill start on Pilbara gold project
Friday , 11 Mar 2011
Diamond drill core program underway at McPhees targets.
Talga Gold Limited (ASX: TLG) is pleased to report that its first round of diamond drilling exploration has commenced at the Company's 100% owned Talga Talga gold project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.The diamond drilling program is being under taken to provide detailed geological and metallurgical information of the significant gold mineralisation discovered by the Company in 2010. Approximately eight diamond drill holes will be completed over a 300 metre strike of Talga Talga's McPhees prospect to depths of between 40 and 115 metres. The program focuses on testing a model of the gold mineralisation based on the Company's 2010 Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling where shallow plunging fold-hosted high grade shoots may occur along the shallow dipping fault-hosted main vein system (see Fig 2). In addition, several drill holes will ‘twin' previous RC holes to better understand the nature and controls of the highest grade gold mineralisation encountered to date at Talga Talga, specifically‣ 7 metres @ 14.4 grams/tonne gold from 54m depth including 1m @ 73.5 g/t Au (TTRC029)‣ 3m @ 24.8 g/t Au from 32m depthincluding 1m @ 66.9 g/t Au (TTRC003).    
The geotechnical and assay data will provide valuable information towards further drilling programs at McPhees and other targets throughout the 5 km strike gold project. Results will be reported once all analyses are complete, expected to be mid May.

About Talga Gold Ltd
‣High grade near surface gold targets defined for drill testing
‣ Active WA gold projects with TLG equity 100%
‣ 40.35 m shares & 1.1 m unlisted options on issue
Talga Gold (ASX: "TLG") is an Australian gold explorer aiming to establish near surface, high margin gold mines by applying modern day exploration techniques to under explored terrains, focusing primarily on the fertile gold-enriched structures of the Pilbara and Yilgarn regions of Western Australia. Listing on the ASX in July 2010 after an over-subscribed IPO, Talga also pursues gold projects elsewhere and proactively assesses new opportunities.
An aggressive 2011 drill program includes campaigns on the high grade Talga Talga project east of Port Hedland in the Pilbara where first pass drilling in 2010 returned high grades at shallow depth including 7m @ 14.4 g/t Au from 54m depth and 3m @ 24.4 g/t Au from 32m depth. Further drilling is also planned for the nearby Warrawoona gold project, which together with the Mosquito Creek project forms the Pilbara focus of the Company. In the Yilgarn province the Company is planning drilling at the Bullfinch project where outcropping zones of strong gold/bismuth/tellurium mineralisation have been discovered.