Drilling to Begin on Four New Targets
Toronto, Ontario, February 24, 2020 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the latest exploration drilling at the Boumban South and Boumban Central prospects, located on the Company’s Sikasso Property in Southern Mali (Figure 1).
- Additional drilling at Boumban Central (3 RC holes, 640 m) identified high-grade gold mineralization adjacent to the Siekorole Fault and coincident with a strong shallow soil anomaly
- Best interval was 1 m @ 50.56 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au), within 4 m @ 14.93 g/t Au (from 63 m)
- Drilling at Boumban South (5 RC holes, 781 m) intersected several zones of mineralization, including 8 m @ 0.67 g/t Au (from 21 m)
- A 2,000-m air core drill program has commenced on four target areas on the Sankarani and Kourou permits
Compass CEO, Larry Phillips, said, “As drilling is about to start on our high-priority targets at Sankarani and Kourou, we continue to receive encouraging results on our Farabakoura Trend prospects. Based on the early-December drill results from Boumban Central, we drilled three additional holes to extend one of our fences. This led to the discovery of a high-grade gold intercept, which supports our interpretation that the Siekeroli Fault is a controlling feature in the permit area.
Our aim continues to be the drill testing of the principal targets along the length of the 15 km long Farabakoura Trend, where we continue to find pockets of strong gold mineralization. We have several more untested targets that need to be drilled.
I am also excited about the pending start of drilling on the Sankarani permit, located immediately to the east of our current drilling. This will be the first ever drilling on this set of targets that lie on a 40-km-long north-northeast trend of artisanal gold workings and geochemical gold anomalism associated with a crustal-scale fault. We eagerly await the assay results of this promising area.”
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Preparing to Drill Four New Targets
Toronto, Ontario, February 17, 2020 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the latest exploration drilling at the Farabakoura and Kabangoué prospects, located on the Company’s Sikasso Property in Southern Mali (Figure 1).
- Drilling at Farabakoura (8 RC holes, 1,174 m) extended continuity of gold mineralization in east-west trending structures along strike and at depth
- Best interval was 2 m @ 7.13 g/t Au, within 13 m @ 1.67 g/t Au (from 19 m)
- Drilling at Kabangoué North (5 RC holes, 750 m) intersected several zones of mineralization, including 8 m @ 0.67 g/t Au (from 21 m)
- Kabangoué South (3 RC holes, 450 m) intersected a narrow interval of gold mineralization (1 m @ 0.23 g/t Au, from 73 m) in an area of artisanal workings that contained grab samples assaying 25.4 g/t Au
- Immediately commencing 2,000 m air core drill program on four new geochemical targets with artisanal mining workings on the Sankarani and Kourou permits
Compass CEO, Larry Phillips, said, “We continue to intercept significant gold mineralization at Farabakoura, where we have drilled less than half of the area covered by artisanal gold workings. We are also advancing our understanding of the complex nature of gold mineralization there, and we are particularly encouraged by the evidence from our drilling that there have been multiple mineralization events on this prospect. Based on the technical data, we have identified nine more targets on the Farabakoura Trend, each and every one of which needs to be drill-tested.”
He added, “Our initial drilling at Kabangoué North also encountered promising gold mineralization associated with an area that has been worked by artisanal miners. One-kilometre further south, at Kabangoue South, we are working to identify the bedrock source of gold-bearing quartz veins that contain up to 25.4 g/t Au recovered from the artisanal workings in 2012.”
Technical Director, Dr. Sandy Archibald noted, “Over the last 14-months we have accumulated a great deal of geological, geochemical and geophysical information on the numerous prospects along the 15-km long Farabakoura Trend. While the drilling takes place on geochemical targets on three of Compass’s other permit areas, we will be appraising the extensive drilling data, conducting a comprehensive structural synthesis, and completing our outstanding geophysical surveys across Farabakoura in order to further understand how these multiple mineralized zones fit together. This will help us to continue to effectively explore the Farabakoura Trend when we begin the next phase of drilling there in April.
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