Mako Gold Ltd said June 18 that it kicked off a maiden drill program on its 183.8-square-kilometer Tangora gold project in Burkina Faso.
The 1,000-meter reverse circulation drill program aims to test the two largest artisanal gold mining sites on the Tangora permit to a depth of approximately 90 meters, with 10 drill holes to be positioned in the areas of concentrated artisanal mining shafts.
Future drilling, contingent on results from the current program, would include diamond drilling to obtain further structural information on the controls to the gold mineralization.
Another maiden drill program is ongoing at the company's 299-square-kilometer Napié gold project in Cote d'Ivoire.
Mako listed on the ASX in April after raising A$6 million in an oversubscribed IPO.