Cora Gold targeting resource growth with southern Mali drill programme

23rd July 2021 By: Simone Liedtke - Writer

West Africa-focused gold explorer Cora Gold is targeting resource growth at its Sanankoro gold project, in southern Mali, and has received the eighth set of drill results from the drill campaign at the project.

The results, to date, have been “extremely encouraging”, with good widths and high grade results in generally shallow oxide ore, the company said on July 23.

Results at Zone B represent a Phase 1 programme, targeting the mineralisation along the previously defined 1.7 km strike length of the deposit. 

These results demonstrate that there is further mineralisation beyond the existing pit boundaries both at depth and along strike in both directions and offer further encouragement as the company targets a resource update later in the year.

CEO Bert Monro said Zone B was delivering a series of “very encouraging” drill intercepts with good widths and grades of oxide mineralisation coming through in the assays.

Cora has now drilled over 27 000 m in this programme and is now expecting to drill in excess of the originally planned 35 000 m as it follows up on some of the results it has been receiving. 

The miner currently has two reverse circulation rigs and a diamond rig at site drilling out the final metres of the campaign.