Golden Rim Resources Kada Gold

Golden Rim hits 171.5g/t gold in artisanal workings at Kada

Golden Rim Resources (ASX: GMR) has intersected ‘very high grade’ gold mineralisation from second-round auger drilling and rock chip sampling at its Kada Gold Project in Guinea.

The company reports that the infill auger drilling along the 15km-long Kada Gold Corridor returned new results up to 2.7g/t Au, and confirmed five priority targets with highly anomalous bedrock gold along the corridor. An additional priority target was confirmed 1.2km east of Kada at the Sinin Prospect.

At the Bereko Prospect, Golden Rim discovered ‘intense’ stockwork bedrock gold mineralisation, which returned rock chip results up to 171.5g/t Au in artisanal workings within an extensive auger gold anomaly.

New auger results from the eastern portion of the Kada permit revealed more anomalous gold results, indicating the potential for a parallel 6km regional gold corridor that may extend to the major Siguiri Gold Project 20km to the north.

Speaking on the results, Golden Rim’s Managing Director Craig Mackay said: “Golden Rim’s follow-up auger program, mapping and rock chip sampling at Kada has further highlighted the prospectivity of the Kada Gold Corridor and surrounds. Infill drilling between highly anomalous gold values from our first auger program has increased our confidence in the continuity of the areas of strong bedrock gold anomalism. We have identified at least six priority target areas for exploration drilling that lie outside the area where we are preparing our maiden MRE.

“We have identified at least six priority target areas for exploration drilling that lie outside the area where we are preparing our maiden MRE”

We are particularly excited about the Bereko prospect area in the northern portion of the Kada Gold Corridor. At Bereko, we have discovered very high-grade gold mineralisation (up to 171.5g/t gold in rock chip samples) associated with intense stockwork vein mineralisation exposed in artisanal workings. This stockwork mineralisation looks very similar to the mineralisation in the Kada MRE area.

Bereko will be one of the first areas we test when exploration RC drilling re-commences at Kada in March/April 2022.”

The West African gold explorer had recently completed a second round of regional auger drilling at Kada, comprising 1,095 holes for 13,852m. This program included infill drilling around the ‘highly anomalous’ areas along the 15km north-south trending Kada Gold Corridor that were identified in the first round of auger drilling in 2021, as well as initial auger drilling across unexplored areas to the east of the Kada permit. Geological mapping and rock chip sampling were also conducted.

Auger results along the Kada Gold Corridor, with priority targets circled in black
Auger results along the Kada Gold Corridor, with priority targets circled in black

The results have more-clearly defined at least six ‘highly anomalous’ bedrock gold areas at Kada which are considered priority targets for planned follow-up RC exploration drilling. Importantly, these lie outside of the planned maiden Mineral Resource Estimate area.

The company reports that further assays are expected in the coming weeks, with RC drilling set to follow up on any promising results.

Further exploration drilling is expected to commence in March-April 2022, targeting recent oxide intersections at the Massan and Sinin prospects, along with the five new target areas identified along the Kada Gold Corridor.

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