Arrow Minerals Limited (ASX: AMD) reports that the first two sections of a 3,000m RC drilling programme have produced significant gold grades and thicknesses at the Divole West Gold Project in Burkina Faso.
Arrow’s Chief Executive Officer, Howard Golden, said to make such a promising in its maiden drilling at Divole West was very pleasing.
“We are delighted at these results from Divole West, featuring an intersection of 33m @ 1.9g/t Au in our first drill hole,” Mr Golden said.
“It’s early days in the programme, but particularly gratifying to see these outstanding results in an area with no previous exploration or artisanal workings. These results validate Arrow’s project generation methodology and drill targeting process.
“The drilling is now about one-third complete, and we are looking forward to announcing results from the remaining 2km of anomalous strike length early in the new year.”
Mr Golden said the company has now received pproximately 30% of the resukts from this initial RC drill programme at Divole West.
The project was targeted in an unexplored portion of the Birimian Shield of Burkina Faso.
Mr Golden said anomalous soil geochemistry from 2017 led to an auger sampling programme in 2018. The auger results defined a previously unknown gold mineralised system with over 2km of strike length with multiple high gold values up to 6.1g/t Au
Assays from the first two of eight drilling profiles have resulted in a near-surface gold discovery.
The company now believes a continuous mineralised zone appears to be hosted in siliciclastic sediments with quartz veining near the contact with a mylonitic granitoid with silicification, pyrite and minor quartz veining.
A further 22 holes along strike are in progress to complete the Divole West drilling programme .
“With adequate funds on hand and a pre-paid drilling contract with Capital Drilling, Arrow is well prepared to complete this drilling phase and additional follow-up drilling to better understand the Divole West gold discovery,” Mr Golden said.