Mako Gold (ASX:MKG) is preparing to begin diamond drilling at the Napie Project in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
The program is aimed to target ‘high-grade’ extensions of new gold mineralisation uncovered from the recent drilling program and to collect structural data.
Future reverse circulation (RC) drilling is planned to close the 400m gap between fences, as Mako Gold looks to expand its current 868,000 ounces maiden resource at the Napie Project.
The company’s recent RC drilling has confirmed new mineralised zones both north and west of the existing Napie Resources, with a number of ‘high-grade’ intersections.
Mako Gold reports ‘wide’ and ‘high-grade’ gold mineralisation was intersected, including 6m @ 6.03g/t Au from 91m, which includes 1m @ 15.16g/t Au from 93m.
Commenting on the results and upcoming exploration, Mako Gold Managing Director Peter Ledwidge says: “Considering the very wide-spaced drilling with spacing of drill fences at 400m, intersecting gold mineralisation on 1 or more sections is highly encouraging.
We also see great potential for further gold zones to be found at Napie, given the results reported today represent only 4 out of 15 targets identified from our recent auger drilling.
Our next step is to commence a diamond drilling program, which is set to kick off within the coming weeks, to follow up the mineralised trends on sections which returned positive results. The drilling has the potential to extend mineralisation at depth and to assist with interpretation between sections.
“Our next step is to commence a diamond drilling program, which is set to kick off within the coming weeks, to follow up the mineralised trends on sections which returned positive results”
This will allow for future drilling along strike to close the 400m gap between fences and is viewed as the next logical step to expand our current 868,000 ounce maiden resource at Napie.”
Mako Gold also notes samples from the recent RC drilling at the Korhogo manganese discovery have been sent off for gold and manganese analysis. Results for gold samples are anticipated in the coming weeks, and then results for the manganese samples will follow.
Mako Gold is an ASX-listed exploration company, focused on advancing its flagship Napie Gold Project. The company’s portfolio of assets include the Napie and Korhogo projects.
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