THE DRILL SERGEANT: Arrow Minerals (ASX: AMD) has begun a reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the company’s Vranso project in Burkina Faso.
Arrow Minerals is drilling four advanced stage drill-ready prospects that company has identified within a 20 kilometre radius of the Perkoa zinc mine via a data compilation and integration exercise that captured historical geochemical, geophysical, and geological information covering the 1,300 square kilometres area of the project.
The program will entail around 50 holes designed to systematically test for extensive shallow high-grade gold mineralisation at the Dassa, Guido, Semapoun, and Bantole prospects.
“The commencement of Arrow’s drilling program on the Vranso project is the culmination of a concerted effort, following the identification of an outstanding gold exploration opportunity by the company,” Arrow Minerals managing director Howard Golden said in the company’s ASX announcement.
“We have consolidated an enviable land position in a prolific gold belt with a huge cache of historical data that has sat dormant in terms of gold exploration for the past 10 years.
“Arrow is now pursuing an aggressive exploration campaign to define shallow gold deposits amenable to open pit mining in an area with excellent infrastructure within Burkina Faso.
“With an experienced and well-funded team in place, a multi-faceted field program will be executed over the coming months.”