Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD)’s recently completed reverse circulation (RC) drilling program has extended the Dassa gold system by 1,000 metres at the Vranso Project in Burkina Faso.
Drilling at two other prospects – Guido and Semapoun – has also confirmed gold mineralisation and validated targets.
An airborne magnetic survey will commence shortly at the Vranso Project.
The Dassa deposit is a near-surface, shallow-dipping, mostly oxidised gold mineralised system extending over 3 kilometres in a NE-SW direction, which remains open along strike and at depth.
Six shallow RC holes were drilled totalling 424 metres to test for a further southern extension of the Dassa mineralised system.
Gold analytical results from holes DW_RC_21_109, 110 & 111, drilled 1-kilometre further south from the nearest previous drill hole, confirmed the continuation of the mineralised system at the Dassa prospect.
Hole DW_RC_21_110 intersected 1.41 g/t gold over 5 metres from 59 metres. This result increases the interpreted strike of the known shallow oxide mineralised system to more than 4 kilometres.
The deposit comes to surface, extends more than 300 metres downdip and ranges from 2 to 15 metres in thickness.
Further exploration drilling is required to clearly define the extent and magnitude of the Dassa deposit.
Gold mineralisation intercepted as part of the 19-hole RC drilling program (2,288 metres) included:
➢ 1.06 g/t gold over 17 metres from 21 metres;
➢ 2.17 g/t over 8 metres from 83 metres; and
➢ 0.92 g/t over 11 metres from 145 metres.
The best result from the 10 RC holes (760 metres) reported at Semapoun was 1.06 g/t gold over 6 metres from 31 metres.
Work at Semapoun including detailed geology, structural studies, mapping and sampling is being undertaken.
Vranso Project, 100 kilometres west of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, consists of 10 semi-contiguous exploration permits extending for more than 80 kilometres along the main NE-SW trending Boromo Shear Zone, host to numerous multi-million-ounce gold deposits including Bissa, Bouly, Poura and Batie West.
The Project encompasses 1,300 square kilometres of the richly gold endowed Paleoproterozoic Birimian Greenstone Belt, the majority of which is yet to be evaluated using modern gold exploration techniques.