Alecto Minerals delivers positive results from Wayu Boda

Alecto Minerals, an AIM-listed multi-commodity exploration and development company with projects in Ethiopia and Mauritania, has cheered its investors with news of its exploration campaign at the 945.5 sq km Wayu Boda Gold Project in central-southern Adola greenstone belt in southern Ethiopia.

Alecto Minerals, an AIM-listed multi-commodity exploration and development company with projects in Ethiopia and Mauritania, has cheered its investors with news of its exploration campaign at the 945.5 sq km Wayu Boda Gold Project in central-southern Adola greenstone belt in southern Ethiopia.

The company dug 14 trenches for a total of 928m of excavation, with 853 samples taken. Highlights from the campaign were 14m at 0.4g per tonne of gold (Au) including 3.6m at 1.5g/t Au, and 1.3m at 4.9g/t Au.

Managing Director Damian Conboy said: "This first systematic exploration programme conducted at our Ethiopian Wayu Boda Gold Licence has provided us with a stronger understanding of the mineralisation on site. Although the grade is lower at surface, the high grades recovered from sampling the deeper artisanal working are exciting, and should be investigated further through drilling.

"Additionally, with work to date only focussed on the areas close to the artisanal workings, we hope to broaden our exploration activities going forward and delineate further targets and I look forward to providing shareholders with a detailed exploration plan for 2013 at the appropriate time."

The share price 11.36% to 1.23p by 14:12.

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