Sunday, January 8, 2012

Exploration








Exploration conducted on the Permit Area confirms the existence of substantial placer gold deposits in the riverbeds, river bottoms, and related flood plains of the Permit Area. 



The gold bearing gravel of Block 320-A is located within the riverbeds (alluvial deposits) and also extends well beyond the riverbeds (elluvial deposits) in distances from 100 meters to half kilometer, depending on the width of the valley. The upper one meter of overburden is usually depleted in value, due to downward migration of the dense gold particles through water saturated soil. The gold bearing, pay zone gravel in the river is deposited on decomposed quartz lying in a fairly even horizon two to three feet thick lying on bedrock or on a "false bottom" of hard blue clay.  More importantly, the gold is not attached to rocks or other minerals and thus requires no milling processes or chemicals to separate it from the surrounding gravel.



Tiehnpo Resources believes that the source of the gold found in the rivers of Block 320A are eroding from ore bodies located in the surrounding hills. Through yearly runoff, the soils are washed into the rivers where the lighter sediments wash downstream and the gold settles to the bottom.



Tiehnpo Resources has imported dredging equipment to conduct tests on the River. These tests confirm previous geological work done on the Permit Area and have yielded an average of 58 grams of gold per Dredge per day, with most recoveries ranging from 0.5 to 3.0 grams/Au per cubic meter. Historically in some locations up to 5 grams/per cubic meter (approx. 1/4 ounce gold per cubic yard) have been reported.  Geological reports estimate there are approximately 5,824,000 cubic meters of gold bearing material in the four (4) river systems. (copy of reports are available)


dredges on the river








Liberia is an equatorial nation on the West Coast of Africa where it receives 70% of its very high annual rainfall during a June through October rainy season. Liberia has hundreds of kilometers of rivers with conditions amendable to suction dredge mining.



Typical to most of the country, the gold found in Liberia originates from hydrothermal fluids rising along conjunctures of faults and shear zones producing areas rich in hydrothermal clays and iron oxides which provide the best environment for the development of coarse-grained crystalline gold. The laterite capping is of pre-fault occurrence, the events of natural erosion, folding, and fracturing has transported the capping laterite and quartz to form alluvium deposits along the base of the mountains. The quartz rock has survived the softer rock thus producing gravel bars composed of rounded and semi-rounded quartz aggregates. The gold, which is found along with the quartz, is subjected to transport by stress action and is re-deposited along the courses of the creeks and rivers.


Liberia


Liberia, located on the western horn of Africa has substantial commercially recoverable natural resources, including gold, diamonds, iron ore, and timber, and is one of the most highly mineralized countries in the world. Tiehnpo Resurces has conducted gold exploration on rivers located in the southeast region of Liberia in the Putu Mountains.



Tiehnpo Resources has conducted dredging operations on rivers located in this region adjacent to the Bukon Jedeh gold district. Tiehnpo Resources believes it has discovered some of the last untouched rivers of West Africa which are amendable for gold dredging operations.



Tiehnpo Resources has acquired prospecting licenses regarding the target areas and is currently conducting diamond and gold exploration within the country of Liberia.