Mako Gold has uncovered similarities between new assays at the Gogbala prospect and its high-grade Tchaga prospect, both of which are part of the Napié project in Côte d’Ivore.
The company received its first batch of assays from Gogbala on Thursday, which confirmed both prospects host similar mineralisation styles.
Both prospects are positioned along the same 23-kilometre soil anomaly and 30-kilometre Napié fault.
“We are very encouraged by the results achieved to date on Gogbala with limited wide-spaced drilling,” Mako managing director Peter Ledwidge said.
“Although it is early days it appears that Gogbala is likely to have the same stacked lodes which are prominent at Tchaga.”
This marks the first phase of its 10,000-metre drilling program at Gogbala with the drill rig returning to the Tchaga prospect.
Twelve out of 15 reverse-circulation (RC) drillholes hit significant mineralisation, while all six diamond drillhole assays intersected significant mineralisation.
Mako’s results from the RC holes include seven metres at 6.7 grams per tonne of gold from six metres, including three metres at 10.61 grams per tonne of gold from six metres.
One of its diamond drill holes recorded two metres at six grams per tonne of gold from 193 metres.
“Our strategy at Gogbala is to focus on areas which return high-grade assays and to drill outwards from these zones to delineate stacked lodes with the aim of increasing the potential mineral inventory,” Ledwidge says.
“In the short term, we will alternate drilling between Gogbala and Tchaga. We also have plans to drill the Tchaga North and Komboro prospects. We look forward to providing results from Tchaga and Gogbala as they come to hand.”
Mako’s planned drilling at Tchaga will test the 23-kilometre soil anomaly plus zones of high gold mineralisation at strike and depth.