Arrow Minerals begins RC drilling with aim to confirm and extend Dassa gold discovery in Burkina Faso
A reverse circulation drilling program is underway at Arrow’s Dassa gold discovery in Burkina Faso
The intention is to confirm the continuity of gold mineralisation between existing widely-spaced drilling profiles as well as to extend the known mineralisation from the previous RC drilling at Dassa.
One of two mineralised zones
Managing director Howard Golden said: “With the arrival of the dry season in Burkina Faso we are once again on the ground aggressively exploring, working to expand the shallow, continuous gold mineralisation at Dassa.
“The mineralised zone is one of two that have been discovered at Dassa.
“In the new year, Arrow will be looking to better define the second gold zone to the south as well as define other gold-bearing targets on the exploration permit to the north and south along strike.
“Exploration is also ongoing to define new targets on four other 100% Arrow permits in Burkina Faso.
“At the same time, final clearances are being obtained to do maiden copper-gold VMS drilling at the Strickland project in Western Australia.”
Infill and extensional drilling
To date, Arrow has completed 8,669 metres of RC drilling on the Divole West permit, which resulted in the discovery of continuous gold mineralisation in two zones at Dassa.
This program is focused on the principal northern Dassa zone that extends for more than 500 metres along strike and is open to the north, south and down-dip.
RC drilling that has started comprises infill between existing widely spaced RC profiles as well as drilling to extend the gold mineralisation to the north, south and down-dip to the east.
Results from all the Burkina Faso greenfields exploration work at Boulsa, Dyapya, Divole, Nako and Hounde South are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2021.