The Gourma Project area covers the western flank of the Diapaga greenstone belt and is interpreted to include significant areas of unexplored greenstone belt (Figure 1). The Gourma Project was acquired in 2017 as a conceptual target in an emerging gold belt where little exploration work has been completed to date. However, artisanal gold workings are known in an area from 5km east of the Gourma project boundary through to the Boungou gold camp which is 10km south-east of the Gourma project boundary.
Figure 1: Gourma geology with structure, permits and deposits
Reconnaissance field traversing to field check regolith conditions and outcrop across the south eastern sector of the project confirmed the presence of prospective high metamorphic grade greenstone rocks and various felsic to intermediate granitoids and orthogneiss.