Exploration Update: Initial Drilling Completed at Tarabala; Ongoing at Samagouela Artisanal Workings

Toronto, Ontario, April 16, 2020 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the latest exploration work at the Tarabala and Samagouela prospecting areas on the Company’s Sikasso Property in Southern Mali (Figure 1).
Highlights
● Exploration program expands into new target areas
● Drilling complete on three fences over at the Tarabala artisanal workings (26 AC holes, 1,465 m) on the Sankarani permit
● Drilling ongoing on three fences at the Samagouela artisanal workings (26 AC holes planned) on the Kourou permit
● Infill shallow soil sampling extends Samagouela target to over 1.7 km
● COVID-19 protocols are being implemented in Mali following government advice

Compass CEO, Larry Phillips, said, “Our latest exploration program, which we initiated following the end of the rainy season in December, is focusing on gathering geological and structural data to help us to understand the multiple large targets on several parts of our permits. This includes our ongoing assessment of the Farabakoura Trend, which was our first zone of targets identified last year. The large size and relative complexity of our property require that we take a multi-faceted approach involving a range of geological and geochemical techniques in order to generate and to refine each of the many targets our team uncovers.”

He added, “The exploration work we have conducted thus far on several areas confirms our belief that our Sikasso property consists of several large targets that warrant ongoing drilling. Most recently, fieldwork has encouraged us to significantly increase the original 2,000 m drill program at Tarabala, Samagouela and Sodala to a planned 3,500 m. Drilling is being completed at Samagouela, and the rig will then be mobilized to the Sodala prospect on the Sankarani East permit.”

“Once we have the latest results from our current program, we are planning to conduct an online webinar open to investors during which our management team will discuss our progress and lay out our potential next steps. Details of this webinar, which will also be recorded for later playback, will be announced later this month.”

Permit overview map: http://compassgoldcorp.com/sikasso-properties/

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