Mako Gold has returned its widest drill intercept to date from the Gogbala prospect, part of the Napié project in Côte d’Ivoire.
The drilling results included 35 metres at 1.72 grams per tonne of gold and 20 metres at 1.92 grams per tonne of gold, with both located at the southernmost drilled zone of the Napié fault.
“The Gogbala prospect continues to deliver outstanding results with the widest drill intercepts received to date,” Mako managing director Peter Ledwidge said.
“We are particularly pleased that the two best results in this announcement, 35 metres at 1.72 grams per tonne of gold and 20 metres at 1.92 grams per tonne of gold are located at the southern extent of our drilling along the west splay of the Napié fault.
“This gives us plenty of runway to extend the wide and high-grade mineralisation by continuing to drill south along the fault. We anticipate that this will extend mineralisation past the two kilometres strike length we have already delineated on the high-priority portion of the Gogbala prospect.”
All nine holes recorded interested significant mineralisation with follow-up drilling planned to target more wide and high-grade mineralisation.
Mako is expecting further drilling to outline stacked high-grade gold lodes at Gogbala that are similar to Tchaga prospect.
The company anticipates that its efforts will help advance Gogbala to a maiden mineral resource estimate.
Ledwidge said the wide results at the southern end are a promising sign for its 10,000 metre drilling program at Gogbala.
“We are also pleased with the high-grade drill results at the southern end of the Tchaga prospect which once again confirms that mineralisation continues south of the watercourse, which is interpreted to be a fault,” he said.
“We feel that we are close to finding the ‘sweet spot’ south of the watercourse and are optimistic that further drilling will lead us to additional wide and high grade stacked lodes that have repeatedly been discovered on the Tchaga prospect.
“Our staff and the drilling contractor in country are having a well-earned, albeit short break and drilling will resume within two weeks.”