Assays from auger drilling at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Doulnia gold project in Burkina Faso in West Africa identified a potential three-kilometer corridor of gold mineralization south of the project, according to an April 6 release.
The results from the 2,091 auger holes drilled for 8,177 metres at Kollo include 421 holes with gold grades of up to 0.42 g/t of gold in a 2.4 kilometer northeasterly trending corridor at the Tangassogo prospect from 800-meter spaced auger lines.
Drilling also returned mineralization of up to 0.2 g/t of gold over a 1-kilometer corridor to the west of a 16 g/t of gold auger sample at the Eastern Boundary Shear prospect.
"The high grades seen in the auger results are a solid vindication of the company's exploration model. The targets immediately south of Kollo were inferred from our exploration model as there is no outcrop in the area. The auger drilling allows us to push through this and effectively sample the bedrock," Vital Metals Managing Director Mark Strizek stated.
Vital plans to test these prospective corridors with additional auger rigs mobilized for infill auger drilling. An auger geochemical program will be accelerated with three auger rigs working on infill drilling and regional testing, the company noted.