Desert Gold Ventures Inc. (TSXV: DAU) has commenced a follow-up drill programme that will test the strike extent of the new, Gourbassi West North gold discovery in Mali in its earlier 2021 drill programme.
The discovery comprises three closely spaced gold-bearing lenses (across 125 metres of strike) totalling an estimated combined true thickness of 90 metres with a weighted average grade of 0.96 g/t Au.
Most of this mineralisation is oxide and has been traced from surface to 35 to 40 metres depth and is open to depth and along strike.
Desert Gold plans to test the Gourbassi West North target area for 1,500 metres along strike with nine air core fences comprising 66 holes totalling 3,300 metres.
These drill fences are designed to both test for the strike extent of the gold zone and the continuity of the gold mineralisation.
“After being chased out by the rains last season and only being able to complete one fence of drilling on this target, we are very pleased to be back drilling again so soon. This target is an exciting one as it appears to be the widest gold zone we’ve seen anywhere on the property package. This initial programme should wrap up quickly with results released as soon as they are available,” President and CEO, Jared Scharf, said.
Next Steps Guidance
Desert Gold anticipates that our initial NI 43-101 compliant resource for the SMSZ Project will be released in January 2022.
Once the drilling has been completed at Gourbassi West North, drilling will next advance to the nearby Mogoyafara South and Linnguekoto West Zones as part of Desert Gold’s phase one exploration programme.
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