Drill holes DKL-2020-RC-017 and 018 in this maiden drill program were conducted along the same fence as holes DKL-2020-RC-06 through 11 and positive results have extended the strike of the gold mineralization identified in those holes to over 400 metres. This zone of mineralization has been intersected to vertical depths of 114 metres and remains open to depth and along strike to the west.
Significant results include Hole DKL-2020-RC-016 that returned 8 metres of 1.13 g/t gold, including 2 metres of 3.99 g/t gold. Hole DKL-2020-RC-017 intersected 52 metres of 0.30 g/t gold, including 18 metres of 0.59 g/t gold, and 10 metres of 0.91 g/t and 4 metres of 2.08 g/t gold. Hole DKL-2020-RC-018 intersected 6 metres of 1.35 g/t gold, including 2 metres of 3.36 g/t gold, and 8 metres of 0.53 g/t gold and 2 metres of 1.43 g/t gold.
To the west of this reported drilling, the company identified a geochemical gold trend which extends for over 1,000 metres.
“Results from these last few holes continue to add more positive data to the discovery at Dakouli,” said president and CEO, Alex Klenman. “We are seeing zones of higher-grade material in conjunction with lengthier runs of near one-gram gold in this northeast corner of the property. The goal now is to increase the mineralized footprint in a westerly direction, and ultimately to the southwest, where favourable geochemical results present a number of compelling drill targets over a significant distance. We’re going back to Dakouli in the next few weeks where we will continue to define the scope and breadth of gold mineralization encountered so far.”
“This is a very interesting system we have intersected, as we have had a couple of longer intercepts running half a gram and a number of more consistent zones running around four grams,” said Warren Robb, vice-president, exploration. “The system is trending to the west and our efforts moving forward will be to test, with a diamond drill, this several-kilometres-long corridor that our termite mound and soil geochemistry has outlined. This will help us to gain a better understanding of the nature of the mineralization and the geology hosting it.”