West African extends Moktedu by 10km

THE DRILL SERGEANT: West African Resources has received all results from a program of auger drilling conducted on the Zam Sud, Sondo and Sondo Sud permits situated on the company’s 100 per cent-owned gold projects in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

The company has interpreted the results to have has extended its Moktedu prospect by 3.2 kilometres to a total strike length of 10 kilometres.


West African Resources’ permits in Burkina Faso. Source: Company announcement


The new zones incorporating the extension to Moktedu will be tested by aircore drilling in June 2012.

West African has so far tested the central portion of the anomaly by RAB and aircore drilling over approximately 3km strike, which has identified the anomaly remains to be tested to the northeast.

The central 500 metres of the prospect has been drilled with wide-spaced RC and diamond drilling, and has returned high-grade results including:

– 21 metres at 1.13 grams per tonne gold from 121 metres, including 1 metre at 10.96 grams per tonne gold;

– 6m at 5.78g/t gold from 74m, including 1m at 28.40g/t gold;

– 4m at 8.39g/t gold from 4m;

– 6m at 8.36g/t gold from surface, including 1m at 42.95g/t gold; and

– 3m at 7.64g/t gold from 33m, including 1m at 20.93g/t gold.

West African said the drilling  had also identified three new zones south of the 3.5 million ounce gold Bomboré deposit on the Sondo and Sondo Sud Permits.

“The new targets will be in-filled auger drilled on 200 metre by 50 metre grids following the completion of the current auger programs on the Goudre permit and will be systematically tested with either RAB or aircore drilling later in 2012,” West Africa Resources said in its ASX announcement.
“Three high tenor zones remain to be tested on the Bissiri permit, located to the west of the Bomboré deposit.

“RAB drilling programs have been planned for these targets this field season.”

West African Resources said it is drilling approximately 15,000m per month, however like most of its contemporaries it is having difficulties with assay turnaround, which continues to be an issue with Burkina Faso laboratories.