Nexus Gold Corp has announced the completion of its phase one diamond drill program at the 178-square kilometer Niangouela exploration permit located approximately 85 kilometers north of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
A 2000m phase two program is now underway to test down the dip and strike extensions of gold mineralization identified by the company in its phase one program. The program will also test additional targets identified through surface mapping and prospecting. Results will be released once received, reviewed and verified.
The first phase diamond drill program was designed to test ground defined by anomalous rock samples collected from underground artisanal workings and anomalous Rotary Air Blast (RAB) drilling completed by the Company in December 2016.
This initial program successfully intersected gold mineralization in eight of the first nine holes drilled on the concession. The mineralization was contained in a silicified shear zone occurring in the host granite. Quartz veining is associated with the shear zone.
The initial assays from the first nine diamond drill holes at Niangouela, as announced in the Company’s March 7, 2017, news release, have undergone additional analysis.
The Company applied metallic screen analysis and bulk leach extractable gold (BLEG) analysis, in addition to gravimetric fire analysis.
This additional analysis has resulted in the change in values of several intercepts originally released on March 7, including hole NGL-17-DD-008 which saw an increase from 8.50 g/t gold over .62 metre, to 11.7 g/t gold over .62 metre, and from 120 g/t gold over 1 metre, to 132 g/t gold over 1 metre. In addition, hole NGL-17-DD-009 increased from 2.61 g/t gold over 4 metres to 2.95 g/t gold over 4 metres. This hole also gained an additional 1 metre of 5.00 g/t gold.
“The presence of free gold and the results of the BLEG and metallic screen analysis has demonstrated the need for ensuring that the maximum amount of material is being analyzed,” said Senior Geologist Warren Robb. “The company will be employing the appropriate method to gain the most representative gold value as is possible.”