Following Up Success In West Africa’s Birimian Gold Belt
Volt Resources Limited(ASX: VRC) has commenced exploration programmes at its Guinea gold projects located in the Siguiri Basin, which forms part of the richly mineralised West African Birimian Gold Belt.
Chairman, Asimwe Kabunga, said early exploration activities will include systematic soil sampling combined with mapping and sampling of artisanal mining pits and shafts.
“After a recent successful exploration campaign at Lindian which led to the discovery of a world class high-grade conglomerate bauxite deposit in Guinea, we’re pleased for the newly formed Volt team to again be working with the Sahara team on this exciting gold project,” Mr Kabunga said.
“Against the backdrop of Sahara’s role in the recent spectacular success of Predictive Discovery’s drilling programme, including a gold intersection of email@example.com/t, combined with evidence of gold mineralisation trending through our adjacent Kouroussa permits, Volt is excited to get the exploration activities underway and looks forward to providing the results of the exploration programs in due course.”
The initial Konsolon programme is estimated to be completed within 30 days. The follow-up programmes will involve detailed mapping of generated soil geochemical targets and shallow auger drilling and sampling to analyse soil geochemistry.
Volt has contracted local mineral exploration consultancy and drilling company Sahara Natural Resources to conduct exploration in its Kouroussa and Mandiana Projects. Sahara has recently been involved with PDI’s new greenfields gold discovery in the area. The initial stages of the Sahara exploration programme is scheduled to be completed in 17 weeks.
The Konsolon Project exploration programme is being undertaken by Volt’s newly formed Guinea team comprising three geologists led by one expatriate senior geologist. Volt’s geology team has already mobilized to site to commence the Konsolon Project exploration program and Sahara will soon mobilize to commence the Kouroussa and Mandiana Projects exploration program.
Mr Kabunga said Volt has commenced the early works on the Guinea projects to fast track the drill target generation phase on these highly prospective tenements. The planned works in the project area include the review and understanding of the geography and geology, systematic soil geochemical sampling, geological and structure mapping, mapping of artisanal shafts and pits, potentially followed by trenching, ground magnetic surveys, shallow auger drilling followed by Aircore drilling.