Arrow Minerals homes in on gold target with soil geochemistry at Vranso in Burkina Faso

Arrow Minerals Ltd - Arrow Minerals zeros-in on gold target with soil geochemistry at the Vranso Project in Burkina Faso


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD) has identified the presence of a gold target through geochemical soil sampling at Kordie Prospect of the Vranso Project in Burkina Faso and will undertake further work to determine the extent of the anomaly.

The company has been systematically exploring the greenstone structures in the northern section of Vranso, using broad spaced soil sampling to determine areas of interest for further exploration.

Soil sampling results

Data from geochemical sampling has been interpreted to confirm the presence of in situ gold anomalism, with the main southern zone extending 2 kilometres toward the northeast and a second lower-level anomaly extending about 5 kilometres in a north-south direction.

The soil over these anomalisms has produced small traces of gold, 80 parts per billion (ppb) for the southern zone and 20ppb for the lower-level anomaly.

Arrow believes these results further demonstrate the potential for the Kordie Prospect to host an extensive gold mineralised system, and will now follow up with infill and extensional soil sampling.

About Arrow Minerals

Arrow Minerals is a Western Australian mineral exploration company, targeting gold, lithium and nickel.

The company is aiming to advance a portfolio of exploration projects to economic discoveries within a short space of time.

Its projects in Burkina Faso and Western Australia provide exposure to exploration potential in two of the most prospective geological environments in the world.

Arrow Minerals sells 90% lithium interest to Electrostate to pursue West African gold

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Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD) will receive $500,000 cash following the sale of a 90% interest in the Malinda Lithium Project in Western Australia after renegotiating commercial terms with Electrostate Pty Ltd.

Under the new agreement, Arrow will retain a 10% non-diluting free-carried interest to a decision to mine.

West African gold focus

The company plans to channel the proceeds of the sale of its lithium interest into advancing West African gold opportunities.

Managing director Hugh Bresser said: “This new agreement provides a win-win outcome for shareholders of both companies.

“Arrow receives a cash injection that allows the company to advance its West African assets while retaining significant exposure to the Malinda Lithium Project through its free-carried interest.”

The new agreement supersedes a previously announced arrangement between Arrow and Electrostate in August 2021.

Read: Arrow Minerals Ltd inks earn-in agreement to advance non-core Malinda Lithium Project

About Malinda Project

The Malinda Lithium Project extends over an area with pegmatites and associated minerals in the Gascoyne Province of the Capricorn Orogen.

Historical workings have recorded the presence of highly anomalous lithium and tantalum.

Arrow has previously completed geochemical, geophysical, hyperspectral surveys and limited drilling on the tenements.

This activity uncovered:

  • 23 metres at 0.98% lithium oxide;
  • 2 metres at 1.71% lithium oxide; and
  • 11 metres at 323 parts per million tantalum pentoxide.

Arrow Minerals identifies five new anomalous gold targets over 10-kilometre corridor at the Vranso Project in Burkina Faso

Arrow Minerals Ltd - Arrow Minerals identifies five new anomalous gold targets over 10-kilometre corridor at the Vranso Project, Burkina Faso.


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD) has discovered five new anomalous gold targets from detailed geochemical surveying over the 10-kiometre Sanguie-Semapoun structural corridor of the Vranso Project in Burkina Faso.

The anomalies were further confirmed with historical soil samples provided by joint venture partner Trevali Mining Corp (TSX:TV), and are believed to be sub-parallel systems, each hosted over more than 2 kilometres of strike.

Further geochemical exploration

The gold anomalous geochemical corridor remains open to the north and south, prompting Arrow to expand its soil sampling program to assess outcrops and areas with shallow coverage for further mineralisation.

Coupled with available regional auger geochemistry information, the company intends to create a comprehensive geochemical map of the prospective Paleoproterozoic Birimian Greenstones within the Vranso Project area.

With the new data, Arrow will advance its drill target development and hopefully delineate further gold anomalies for testing.

About Arrow Minerals

Arrow Minerals is a West African gold exploration company with a principal focus on Burkina Faso, Africa’s fastest emerging gold producing country.

The company is rapidly progressing a portfolio of high-quality exploration projects with a record of recent discoveries made within a short space of time.

Arrow applies three critical components to exploration success; a capable and experienced team, high-quality projects, and aggressive modern systematic exploration techniques.

Arrow Minerals appoints new MD to lead company into next growth phase

Arrow Minerals Ltd - Arrow Minerals appoints new MD to lead the company into next growth phase


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD) has completed a corporate restructure as part of its established succession plan.

Howard Golden has stepped down from his role as managing director and from the Arrow Minerals' Board of Directors to make way for technical director Hugh Bresser.

Golden will stay on in a business development role until May 30, 2022, at which point he will move away from the company to pursue other professional and personal interests.

Bresser, who has been Arrow’s technical director since July 5, 2021, will assume the position of managing director effective from March 1, 2022, with the term to end on June 30, 2025.

Growth phase of discovery

“On behalf of my fellow directors I would like to sincerely thank Howard for his outstanding contribution to Arrow Minerals over the past three years,” Arrow chairman Frazer Tabeart said.

“During his tenure Howard led Arrow through the consolidation of a significant land position in Burkina Faso and advanced the resulting gold exploration programs.

"Howard is leaving the company in good standing with a strong portfolio and a roadmap to discovery of an economic gold resource. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

“I congratulate Mr Bresser and have great confidence in Hugh’s ability to steer the company through the next important growth phase of discovery and resource development.

"We are pleased that Hugh has agreed to terms under which a significant proportion of his remuneration will be success-based, with targets which will be specifically aligned to tangible growth and shareholder value.”

Arrow Minerals drilling extends Dassa gold system at Vranso Project

Arrow Minerals Ltd - Arrow Minerals' drilling program extends Dassa Gold System at Vranso Project


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.

Dassa prospect

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.

Guido prospect

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.

Semapoun prospect

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

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.

Arrow Minerals unearths new gold anomaly at Vranso


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD)'s Howard Golden speaks to a new gold anomaly that's emerged at the Vranso Project in Burkina Faso. The company says its greenfields discovery — which was previously only explored for zinc — could lay host to extensive gold mineralisation. A second phase geochemical sampling program is now underway to better understand this emerging target.

Arrow Minerals identifies new 50 square kilometre gold system at the Vranso Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa

Arrow Minerals Ltd - Arrow Minerals identifies new 50 square kilometre gold system at the Vranso Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD) has used steam sediment geochemical samples to define a new anomalous gold system covering 50 square kilometres within the Vranso Gold Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

The gold system was identified with modern exploration techniques novel to the area, with stream sediment samples indicating gold mineralisation has drained from greenstones into a regional mineralised structure.

Stream sediment geochemistry program

Arrow Minerals took a total of 220 samples from drainage systems within the northern exploration permits covering 580 square kilometres of the project.

The analytical results have highlighted multiple drainage system with elevated gold levels, consistent with shedding from a 50 square kilometre area alone a regional north-west to south-east trending fault.

This fault is interpreted to be an extension of the same mineralised structure that hosts the Sanguie, Guido and Semapoun prospects to the south.

Arrow believes these results indicate the potential for extensive gold mineralisation to occur within this greenfield area.

A broad-spaced soil geochemistry program is now underway within the anomalous area and surrounds to assist with homing in on the main mineralised gold system.

About Arrow Minerals

Arrow Minerals is a Western Australian mineral exploration company, targeting gold, lithium, and nickel.

The company is aiming to advance a portfolio of exploration projects to economic discoveries within a short space of time.

Its projects in Burkina Faso and WA provide exposure to exploration potential in two of the most prospective geological environments in the world.

Arrow Minerals sets up for a big March quarter as it expands gold exploration program

Arrow Minerals Ltd - Arrow Minerals sets itself up for a big March quarter as it expands its gold exploration program


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD) is progressing well at its Vranso Gold Project in Burkina Faso.

During the December quarter, the company completed 35 reverse circulation drill holes, 1,054 soil geochemical samples and 220 stream sediment geochemical samples – all part of AMD’s major exploration program at Vrasno.

AMD also announced that it had secured funding for augur drilling at its Hounde Project, also in the region.

Work during the December quarter has set the company up for a busy March period, which will include further drilling, sampling and the release of assay results.

At the end of the quarter, the company had $1.4 million in available cash.

A good start at Vranso

AMD kicked off the first phase of a major exploration program on multiple high-quality targets at the Vranso Project in the December quarter.

The targets were defined following a comprehensive review of data from the entire project area comprising 1,300 square kilometres of the prolific Boromo Belt.

This project is made up of 10 semi-contiguous exploration permits extending for more than 80 kilometres of the richly gold endowed Paleoproterozoic Birimian Greenstone Belt.

The area, which is yet to be evaluated using modern gold exploration techniques, is host to numerous multi-million-ounce gold deposits including Bissa, Bouly, Poura and Batie West.

AMD recently concluded historical geochemical, geophysical and geological data compilation and integration, which identified numerous high quality advanced and early-stage gold targets.

The company aims to rapidly discover new high-grade shallow gold deposits within Vranso.

It is expected the program will take six months to finish is and will focus on generative targeting and drilling of targets within trucking distance of a centrally located mill.

First phase exploration assays are due in the coming weeks.

Breaking down the work

AMD is exploring four key prospects at Vrasno: Dassa, Guido, Semapoun and Bentole.

Vranso Project location map showing the 10 exploration permits covering 1300 square kilometres of the Boromo Shear Zone and six of the identified advanced prospects.

1. Dassa

Work at Dassa has seen AMD drill six RC holes (424 metres), which was completed to test the extension of almost 3 kilometres of shallow, shallow-dipping, mostly oxidised gold mineralisation.

Arrow discovered the Dassa Deposit in 2020, less than 20 kilometres from the central Perkoa Zinc Mine processing facility and it features two higher grade zones of gold mineralisation, both of which are shallow, consistent, and mostly in the shallow oxide zone.

The Dassa North and Dassa South mineralised zones extend over 1,000 metres and 600 metres respectively, and are both open along strike and at depth.

2. Guido

Work at Guido comprised 19 RC drill holes (2,288 metres) designed to validate the historical Guido gold resource and test for where the resourced can be increased down dip and along strike.

The Guido Prospect lies 7 kilometres northeast of the Perkoa Zinc Mine processing facility and is accessible by an all-weather sealed road.

Blackthorn Resources Ltd initially identified and drilled the Guido gold deposit in 2010, reporting a maiden inferred mineral resource of 4.1 million tonnes at 1.06 g/t at a 0.4 g/t cut off for 139,000 ounces.

3. Semapoun

RC drilling consisting of 10 RC holes (760 metres) was completed to test the at-depth expression of highly anomalous gold in historical shallow drilling and sampling data.

The Semapoun Prospect is 3 kilometres along strike from the Guido deposit within the structural corridor defined by the main Boromo Shear Zone.

Surface geochemistry and geological structural mapping have been ineffective in defining the distribution of mineralisation due to thick lateritic cover extending over the area.

Historical RAB and RC drilling targeting locally interpreted structural corridors at the Semapoun Prospect intersected several thick high-grade gold zones including intersections in three RC drill holes spaced more than 500 metres apart.

4. Bentole

Compilation and analysis of historical data revealed significant potential at the Bantole Prospect, 5 kilometres northeast of the Semapoun Prospect and just 16 kilometres from the Perkoa Zinc Mine processing facility.

A single northwest-southeast trending line of historical aircore drilling, penetrating to the base of weathering, intercepted shallow anomalous gold mineralisation (>0.3 g/t) over a 200-metre zone no deeper than 20 metres.

Elevated gold in stream sediment geochemical samples, collected directly to the northeast of the aircore traverse in the recently acquired Tombi Quest permit, indicate that gold mineralisation continues in this direction.

Additional auger drilling, geological mapping, and structural interpretations will now be done to rapidly advance the northern extension of the Bantole Prospect toward drill-ready status.

Poa, Guido, Semapoun and Bantole prospects within 20 kilometres of the central Perkoa Zinc Mine processing facility. Significant drill intercepts from Arrow and historical drilling shown.

What’s next at Vrasno?

The fruits of AMD’s labour will soon come to light via assays as it also ramps up its work program.

Soil geochemical samples (1,054 in total along 800-metre lines and 50-metre centres as a first pass) were collected along a 10-kilometre mineralised NE-SW structural corridor extending from the south of the Guido Prospect to north of Semapoun.

Infill sampling is now underway to reduce line spacing to 400 metres.

The program is designed to identify the higher tenor gold zones within the structure and sub-parallel mineralised systems beneath cover.

Stream sediment geochemical sample collection was completed on the northern permits, 222 sites were sampled in the Pilimpikou, Kordie and Viveo permits, to assist in vectoring in on gold-bearing catchments shedding from the surrounding high ground and identify areas where prospective greenstones have not previously been identified.

A geophysical contractor was engaged to fly a detailed magnetic and radiometric survey over the Vranso Project to improve planning and targeting of mineralised systems.

What’s happening at Hounde?

AMD owns 100% of the Hounde South Joint venture, with JV partner Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX:FVI), (formerly Roxgold Inc (TSX-V:ROG)) earning into 70% of the project.

Fortuna has continued its program of auger drilling with infill over the most prospective areas.

Results are due in the March quarter.

Arrow Minerals kicks off RC drilling at Vranso in Burkina Faso


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD)'s Howard Golden says they have the reverse circulation drill spinning in a 6,000-metre program at the Vranso project, Burkina Faso, to systematically test for extensive shallow high-grade gold mineralisation at four prospects. These advanced stage drill-ready prospects – Dassa, Guido, Semapoun and Bantole – are within a 20-kilometres radius of the Perkoa zinc mine and were identified following a data compilation and integration exercise.

Arrow Minerals has RC drill spinning in 6,000-metre campaign at Vranso in Burkina Faso

Arrow Minerals Ltd - Arrow Minerals has RC drill spinning in 6,000-metre campaign at Vranso in Burkina Faso


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX:AMD) has the reverse circulation drill spinning in a 6,000-metre drilling program at the Vranso Project, Burkina Faso, to systematically test for extensive shallow high-grade gold mineralisation at four prospects.

These advanced stage drill-ready prospects – Dassa, Guido, Semapoun and Bantole – are within a 20-kilometres radius of the Perkoa Zinc Mine and were identified following a data compilation and integration exercise.

This work captured historical geochemical, geophysical and geological information from the project that is within the gold-bearing Palaeoproterozoic Birimian Greenstone belt.

"Gold exploration opportunity"

Arrow’s managing director Howard Golden said: “The commencement of Arrow’s drilling program on the Vranso Project is the culmination of a concerted effort, following the identification of an outstanding gold exploration opportunity by the company.

"We have consolidated an enviable land position in a prolific gold belt with a huge cache of historical data that has sat dormant in terms of gold exploration for the past 10 years.”

Vranso Project in central Burkina Faso is in the underexplored gold-bearing Paleoproterozoic Birimian Greenstone Belt.

"Arrow is now pursuing an aggressive exploration campaign to define shallow gold deposits amenable to open pit mining in an area with excellent infrastructure within Burkina Faso,” Golden said.

“With an experienced and well-funded team in place, a multi-faceted field program will be executed over the coming months.”

Following up gold results

The RC drill program is expected to comprise about 50 holes to follow up previous results:

  • Dassa – previous best of 33 metres at 1.9 g/t gold and 17 metres at 3.3 g/t;
  • Guido – 13 metres at 4.7 g/t and 12 metres at 1.9 g/t;
  • Semapoun – 4 metres at 12.5 g/t and 6 metres at 3.7 g/t; and
  • Bantole – 4 metres at >25 g/t and 4 metres at 1.6 g/t.

Guido, Semapoun and Bantole prospects are within 20 kilometres of the central Perkoa Zinc Mine processing facility with Dassa just to the west of Poa.

In prolific region

Vranso project is 100 kilometres west of the capital Ouagadougou and comprises 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 covers more than 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.

This first phase of Arrow's multi-faceted exploration program is anticipated to take six-months to complete and includes RC drilling, geological mapping, stream and soil geochemical sampling, airborne and ground geophysical surveys, and diamond drilling to be completed by Arrow’s local team along with technical director Hugh Bresser.

Results will be released as the drilling progresses with completion of the drilling expected in early 2022.

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