ASX-listed gold explorer, Arrow Minerals has launched a follow-up drilling program at its Divole West project in Burkina Faso aimed at fleshing out the near-surface Dassa gold discovery made about a year ago.
Perth-based Arrow says it intends sinking a further 25 RC holes covering an aggregate 3,100m into the principal northern Dassa zone the company says extends for more than 500m along strike.
The latest program, which has commenced, comes after Arrow’s RC campaigns totalling 8,669m of drilling across the Divole West project that culminated in the discovery of gold mineralisation in two zones at Dassa.
The new work comprises infilling between previous widely spaced holes as well as testing for extensions of gold mineralisation to the north, south and down-dip to the east.
The mineralised zone is one of two that have been discovered at Dassa. In the new year Arrow will be looking to better define the second gold zone to the south as well as define other gold-bearing targets on the exploration permit to the north and south along strike. Exploration is also ongoing to define new targets on four other 100 per cent Arrow permits in Burkina Faso.
Some of the better intersections from Arrow’s previous drilling at the Dassa northern zone include 17m going 3.3 grams per tonne gold from 2m, 33m at 1.9 g/t from 21m, 3m at 4.4 g/t from 98m, 2m at 4.9 g/t from 14m, 6m at 3.8 g/t from 117m, and 5m at 1.5 g/t from 74m.
The Divole West exploration permit sits roughly midway between Toronto-based Roxgold’s Yaramoko high-grade gold mine and Boussoura high-grade gold project.
Roxgold can earn 70 per cent of Arrow’s Hounde South project adjacent to Boussoura by spending up to US$1 million in two stages over four years.
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