Nexus Gold Corp. [NXS-TSXV; NXXGF-OTC; N6E-FSE: N6E] has received geochemical results from initial sampling program at the Bouboulou gold concession, Burkina Faso, West Africa. The sampling program targeted new areas of interest at the Koala Zone, and west of the Rawema Zone, in preparation of the upcoming Bouboulou Phase one diamond drill program set for later this month.
Highlights of the program include high-grade quartz sample BBL-012, which contained visible gold, taken from an artisanal shaft (or orpaillage pit) 70 metres below surface at the Koala Zone, that returned 66.1 g/t gold. Sample BBL-013 (quartz material containing pyrite), also taken from an artisanal shaft at approximately 70 metres below surface, returned a value of 29 g/t gold.
“We are very pleased with the continued work our senior geologist, Warren Robb, and his crew are performing on the ground,” said President & CEO, Peter Berdusco. “They’ve opened up Niangouela with the discovery of additional zones, and as we wait for the results of the second phase drill program there, they’ve already expanded our mineralized area at Bouboulou with the results of the sampling program and the identification of Rawema West.”
New Zone Identified – Rawema West
Over the past four months and in preparation for its upcoming drill program, Nexus geologists have been performing reconnaissance at the Bouboulou gold concession. The company has now determined the presence of a new mineralized zone through the observance of increased artisanal activity, and the result of rock sampling taken from the newly observed area.
The new zone, termed “Rawema West”, occurs approximately 1,000 metres west of the main workings at the previously identified Rawema site. The artisanal workings extend some 150 metres in length and appear by observation to extend to depths of greater than 20 metres. This fifth zone adds to the four previously identified zones (Rawema, Bouboulou 2, Pelatanga and Koala) at the concession.
Company geologists collected seven select rock samples of dump material from the Rawema West workings. Of the seven samples collected there, four returned values greater than 1 g/t gold, including BBL-004 which returned 9.49 g/t gold. Some of the other better assays included 4.41 g/t gold, 4.84 g/t, 29 g/t and 2.20 g/t.
The trend of the workings at Rawema West run roughly parallel to the Pelatanga-Rawema trend that the company intends to test with its upcoming diamond drill program.
“It will be good to get back onto the Bouboulou property, these new numbers from Rawema West are well situated to potentially enhance the mineralization we will be testing at Rawema,” said senior geologist Warren Robb. “Also, the high numbers received from Koala are exciting, and we are eager to test this zone to depth in the coming weeks,” continued Robb.
Bouboulou Phase One Drill Program
A total of 2,000 metres of diamond drilling is scheduled for Phase one. Bouboulou is located approximately 75 km north-west of the capital Ouagadougou, on the Boromo-Goren greenstone belt, and is bisected by the Sabce shear zone.
Five zones of gold mineralization have now been identified on the property, including Koala, Rawema, Bouboulou 2, Pelatanga, and now Rawema West. Bouboulou phase one drilling will initially test the Koala, Rawema and Bouboulou 2 zones, to depths of approximately 150 to 175 metres, as well as the newly identified Rawema West zone.
In 2011 and 2012 Roxgold Inc completed reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling (DD) programs to test the previously identified mineralized zones. Historical drilling highlights from Bouboulou can be found on the company website.
Nexus is concentrating efforts on two gold projects in Burkina Faso. The Bouboulou gold concession is a 38 km2 advanced exploration target where previous drilling has confirmed multiple zones of gold mineralization. The Niangouela gold concession is a 178 km2 project featuring high-grade gold occurring in and around a primary quartz vein 1km in length and associated shear zone.