Compass Determines Key Structural Controls on Gold Mineralization at Sodala

High Priority Drilling Targets Identified

Toronto, Ontario, June 29, 2020 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the recently completed drilling at the Sodala prospect, located on the Company’s Sikasso Property in southern Mali (Figure 1).


  • Drilling at Sodala identifies a broad, shallow gold target, associated with a shear zone
  • Air core drilling (9 AC holes, 467 m) intersected gold mineralization within a 280-m wide fault zone cutting artisanal gold workings
  • Further geophysical testing and drilling planned on permit to test a large (1,000 m x 500 m) shallow soil anomaly

Compass CEO, Larry Phillips, said, “Additional bedrock drilling on the Sankarani East permit has identified gold mineralization within a newly discovered shear zone centred on the Sodala artisanal workings.  The results of this latest drilling validate Sodala as a major target for additional geophysical testing and follow-up drilling.  This work has also given us a much clearer understanding of the controls on mineralization, and explains the location of a pronounced soil anomaly, which includes a 31.3 g/t Au sample collected by Compass.

He added, “As we’ve recently reported, geophysical and geological testing has led to our discovery of two new mineralized trends at Tarabala and Samagouela, and it now appears that Sodala lies on a similar structure.  We have abundant evidence that several permits within our 850-square-kilometre property display the necessary geological features to potentially host open-pittable gold deposits, all within one of the most prolific gold districts in the world.”

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