THE DRILL SERGEANT: Mako Gold (ASX: MKG) has recommenced drilling at the company’s Napié project in Côte d’Ivoire.
Mako Gold indicated the planned drilling program will concentrate on areas close to a mineralised shear on the Tchaga Prospect, as well as regionally test the undrilled areas along an interpreted shear between the Tchaga and Gogbala prospects.
The company encountered multiple wide gold zones, including high-grade intervals, during previous drilling on the Tchaga prospect.
The aim of the current RC drilling program on Tchaga is to extend gold mineralisation over a strike length of 1.4 kilometres by targeting the dilational jog (curvature of shear) along the 17km shear.
The company also intersected gold in wide-spaced drilling undertaken on the Gogbala prospect, which it considers having demonstrated potential for large deposits.
Mako Gold believes that gold mineralisation intersected at the Tchaga and Gogbala prospects could be part of the same system as they both lie along the newly interpreted 17km-long shear zone.
The regional drilling program is planned to drill test this mineralised shear with wide-spaced drill fences between the two prospects.
“The current drilling campaign aims to extend mineralisation to 1.4 kilometres on the Tchaga prospect, which we view as the next step to progress towards a resource, and to highlight the ‘blue sky’ along nine kilometres of the 17 kilometre interpreted shear, thereby demonstrating the potential for one or more large gold deposits along the shear,” Mako Gold managing director Peter Ledwidge said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“Mako looks forward to providing results of the drilling program.”