Mako has started a maiden RC drill program that will provide insights into just what trophies await at the Korhogo project’s newly Identified large gold anomaly in Côte d’Ivoire.

The 2,000m program will focus on the 2km long +20 parts per billion anomaly with high-grade cores over 60ppb that is coincident with the faulted greenstone-granite contact and compares favourably with the neighbouring 4.9Moz Tongon mine.

Ongoing exploration at Korhogo by Mako Gold (ASX:MKG) will consist of further reverse circulation drilling on other high-priority targets along with additional auger drilling along structural trends to extend current anomalies or discover new anomalies that will be test with RC holes.

“Mako is in the privileged position to be able to commence a maiden drilling campaign on its second project, whilst finalising its MRE on its flagship Napié Project,” managing director Peter Ledwidge said.

“This leverages the core skillset of the management team; namely making discoveries on highly prospective greenfield projects in West Africa.”

No previous drilling has been carried out at the Korhogo project which covers 296sqkm of prospective tenure just 15km to 30km from Barrick’s Tongon mine.

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Mako has completed resource drilling at the Gogbala and Tchaga prospects within its flagship Napié project and has transferred the drill data to its specialist consultants for the calculation of the maiden gold resource.

Drilling at Gogbala had outlined two new mineralised zones outside of the current resource drill area.

This resource estimate is on track for delivery in June 2022 with the company planning to carry out further drilling once that is complete to meet its goal of defining a multi-million ounce deposit at Napié.



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


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