Arrow Minerals Limited (ASX: AMD) has defined a 50 sq. km area elevated in gold through stream sediment geochemical samples collected at the Vranso Project, Burkina Faso.
These samples, collected as part of an ongoing extensive exploration programme, identified the gold anomaly in a greenfield area where no previous exploration work has been conducted.
The stream sediment geochemistry sampling program was conducted over drainage systems within the northern exploration permits of the Vranso Project. A total of 220 stream sediment geochemistry samples were collected from drainage systems covering a 580 sq. km area.
The analytical results from the programme have highlighted numerous drainage systems with elevated gold consistently sheading from a 50 sq. km area along a regional NW-SE trending fault interpreted to be an extension of the same mineralised structure that hosts the Sanguie, Guido and Semapoun prospects to the south.
This is the first modern gold exploration work conducted within these exploration permits, and the Company considers these results as an indication of potential for extensive gold mineralization to occur within this greenfield area.
A broad spaced soil geochemistry program is now underway within the anomalous area and surrounds to assist with vectoring in on the main mineralized gold system.
The Vranso Project, located 100km west of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, consists of ten semi-contiguous exploration permits extending for over 80km along the main NE-SW trending Boromo Shear Zone, host to numerous multimillion-ounce gold deposits including Bissa, Bouly, Poura and Batie West.
The Vranso Project encompasses 1,300 sq. km of the richly gold endowed Paleoproterozoic Birimian Greenstone Belt, the majority of which is yet to be evaluated using modern gold exploration techniques.
These stream sediment assays are the first results from a large multifaceted exploration programme in progress at the Vranso Project. Reverse circulation drilling, soil sampling, and auger drilling are also underway, with results to be validated, analysed and reported very soon. An airborne geophysical survey is also planned for Q1 2022.
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