Mako Gold Limited (ASX:MKG) has received exciting assay results from the recent shallow aircore (AC) drilling programme from the Tchaga North and Komboro prospects, within the company’s flagship Napié Project in Côte d’Ivoire.
Tchaga North and Komboro are located on a +23km soil anomaly and coincident 30km-long Napié Fault. The average depth of the holes is 28m with all holes ending within the oxide zone. Samples were composited to 4m intervals.
Results have been received from 151 shallow AC holes drilled on six targets at Tchaga North from a cost-effective scout drilling programme.
A two km-long gold mineralised zone has been identified where AC drilling returned up to 4.0m at 101.31g/t Au and previous RC drilling by the Company in 2018 returned 8.0m at 8.53g/t Au and 1.0m at 215g/t Au with visible gold.
This zone lies 2km north of the Tchaga Prospect on our Napié Project which continues to deliver district scale potential. In addition, historic rock chip sampling in the 2km mineralised zone returned results which include 23.70g/t Au, 14.00g/t Au, 8.09g/t Au and 5.12g/t Au.
“We are delighted with the results of aircore drilling at the Tchaga North Prospect with assays up to 4m at 101g/t Au,” Managing Director, Peter Ledwidge, said.
“The results received from the aircore drilling in conjunction with our mapping and rock chip sampling has identified a two km-long high-priority mineralised area which we will RC drill test following the current wet season.
“Drilling has commenced at the highly prospective Komboro Prospect within the growing expanse of our Napié Project. We are very excited by the compelling targets we are drilling, which are generated from geological mapping, rock chip sampling and aircore drilling.
“Recent geological mapping has identified new and historic artisanal sites which intermittently align over a 9km strike length, largely the focus of our current drilling programme at Komboro, underpinning our belief in the district scale potential at Napié.”
2,700M Maiden RC Drill Programme Commenced At Komboro
A 2,700m RC drill programme has commenced at the Komboro Prospect. Targets have been identified from recent AC drilling, where 192 shallow AC holes were drilled on six targets, and from geological mapping and rock chip sampling.
Results from AC drilling include 4m at 1.93g/t Au, 4m at 1.20g/t Au, and 4m at 1.10g/t Au. Recent geological mapping identified artisanal mining sites with large quartz veins which can be intermittently traced over 9km in old and current artisanal mining pits. Some of the quartz veins are more than 1m wide.
Rock chip sampling was conducted on the artisanal mining sites. Several assays are pending but results received to date include 8.43 g/t Au, 5.12 g/t Au and 4.84g/t Au. Previous results from Mako sampling and historic results include 13.40g/t Au, 7.41g/t Au, and 5.93g/t Au.
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