• Rock chip samples show up to 22.46g/t at Tchaga North’s Double Zone
  • Double Zone now a high-priority drill target
  • Mako Gold’s top brass travelling to site to design new drill program


Special Report: Two parallel artisanal mining sites named ‘Double Zone’ at the Napié project in Côte d’Ivoire are sending Mako Gold’s top brass to site to evaluate the target where high-grade rock chip samples returned up to 22.46g/t.   

Mako Gold’s (ASX:MKG) ongoing rock chip sampling program at the target area is the gift that keeps on giving, as the latest round of results keeps turning up super high-grade gold hits – the best of those showing up to 79.5g/t last month.


Double Zone target

Consisting of two parallel artisanal mining sites spaced 50m apart, the Double Zone at the Tchaga North prospect at Napié is now 250m-long after the latest batch of assays delivered more high-grade rock chip results, which complement the previously drilled 1m @ 44.86g/t gold in an RC drill hole.

The rock chip samples of quartz veins were taken from reject piles which the miners did not process. Very high grades were discovered, including 22.46g/t, 16.78g/t, 12.85g/t and 4.86g/t gold.

One of those – the 12.85g/t hit – was from volcanic rock that indicates the gold endowment is not just restricted to quartz veins, increasing the target’s potential to host high-grade gold.

Double Zone is on the western greenstone/granite contact which has had limited drilling and, to date, is consistently returning very high-grade rock chip results.

Following the completion of the mapping/rock chip sampling and management’s on-the-ground assessment of Tchaga North, new high-grade targets will be designed for the next drill program.


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The 250m-long Double Zone target is open to the north and south. Pic: Supplied (MKG)


All hands on deck

MKG’s top brass are arriving at site for a five-week ‘boots on the ground’ evaluation of the exciting new target area at the Napié and Korhogo projects to get a better understanding of the mineralisation system and other high-priority targets at Tchaga North ahead of the upcoming drill program.

Managing director Peter Ledwidge says the newly named “Double Zone”, with associated east-west quartz veining, has expanded significantly.

“The consistent high-grade rock chip results at Double Zone along with its increasing strike length and width potential makes this a compelling high-priority drill target,” he says.

“Our team’s mapping and rock chip sampling continue to delineate a growing zone that now reaches 250m strike length when one includes the single RC hole that returned 1m @ 45g/t gold.

“Ongoing work confirms the discovery of a high-grade east-west gold system at Tchaga North in an orientation which is yet to be drilled.”




This article was developed in collaboration with Mako Gold, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.

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