Lengthy Gold In Soil Anomalies At New Côte d’Ivoire Project
Manas Resources Limited (ASX: MSR) has encountered significant gold in soil anomalies up to six km in length during exploration activities at the Eburnea Gold Project (EGP) in central Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
The significant drill targets were identified within the company’s recently awarded Bouaké North permit PR575.
Five large gold-in-soil anomalies with strike lengths up to 6km were identified, with a weak response >4.2g/t Au.
The company is now planning for follow up IP surveys and an auger drilling campaign.
Manas has now received the final results from a regional geochemical sampling programme covering the whole of the permit area of 385 sq. km. A total of 1,600 sites were sampled on an offset 500m by 500m spaced grid. All samples taken were analysed by multi-element ICP.
The three main anomalies follow strong NE-SW trending magnetic-structural lineaments. Anomalies 4 and 5 are each approximately 6km long. All the anomalies are closely associated with volcanic units with intermediate intrusive bodies. Anomaly 5 has a small area of artisanal mining at its SE extremity.
Further exploration work is planned once the seasonal rains finish around October.
Permit PR575, “Bouaké North”, is located in the highly prospective Oume-Fetekro greenstone belt of central Côte d’Ivoire. The permit is close to the regional town of Bouake and is approximately 20km south of the Fetekro project of Endeavour Mining Corp., which hosts gold resources > 1.2Moz grading 2.5g/t Au.