West Africa-focused gold miner Cora Gold has received its ninth set of drill results from its largest ever drilling campaign at its Sanankoro gold project, in southern Mali.
The miner is focused on targeting resource growth as well as infill drilling to convert existing inferred resources to indicated.
Cora on August 3 said the results to date “have been extremely encouraging with good widths and high-grade results in generally shallow oxide ore”.
These latest results are the first from the Phase 2 programme at Selin targeting drilling below the existing pit shell, which has a 65 m average depth, into the transitional and fresh rock.
The company has intersected extremely strong mineralisation in both grades and widths below the base of the existing pit shell, which it said is very encouraging for the future development of the Selin deposit.
Cora CEO Bert Monro commented that the objective of this drilling had been to extend the existing 65 m average depth pit shells at Selin deeper.
He added that these initial results “provide a great deal of encouragement” as the miner targets an updated resource at the end of this programme.