Canada’s Erdene Resource Development Corporation announced the results of the company’s step-out drilling program at nine diamond drill holes at its Bayan Khundii Gold Project in southwest Mongolia, results which show that a discovery made in October is larger than originally thought.

According to Mining.com, the project, now Erdene’s flagship venture has grown to prominence in the past 18 months. The company has held a variety of mineral interests in Mongolia, but leaned towards gold once Bayan Khundii came into the picture. Before that, the Halifax, Nova Scotia-based miner had been advancing its Altan Nar project.

“Today’s results indicate that significant gold mineralization lies under younger cover at Bayan Khundii, greatly expanding the footprint of this high-grade, near-surface discovery, and support our belief that this gold system has considerable size potential,” said Peter Akerley, Erdene’s President and CEO.

“In 2017, we will launch a resource drilling program, complimented by an extensive exploration drilling program designed to expand the known areas of gold mineralization at Bayan Khundii as well as our other targets in the district, including Altan Nar,” Akerley added.

Erdene Resource Development Corporation is a resource company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of base and precious metals in Mongolia. In addition to Bayan Khundii and Altan Nar, the company has two other exploration licenses and a mining license in southwest Mongolia.

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