Additional Drilling Targets Identified by Ground Geophysics
Toronto, Ontario, June 15, 2020 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the recently completed drilling at the Tarabala prospect, located on the Company’s Sikasso Property in Southern Mali (Figure 1).
● Coordinated exploration work at Tarabala identifies a pronounced, broad, shallow gold target, associated with a shear zone, extending more than 2-kilometres
● Air core drilling (24 AC holes, 1,253 m) intersected gold mineralization within the 10 km long Tarabala soil geochemistry trend
● Best interval was 14 m at 1.24 g/t Au (from 23 m), including 1 m @ 12.99 g/t Au (from 33m)
● Further geophysical testing planned on other Tarabala Trend prospects in preparation for additional drilling once ground conditions permit
Compass CEO, Larry Phillips, said, “Our technical team has uncovered a large and very encouraging gold target running for at least two-kilometres through our Sankarani permit, which remains open at both ends. A combination of drilling, soil sampling and geophysical surveys confirms our interpretation that our permits cover a highly-favourable segment of the Tarabala fault, and further supports our belief that we are in the correct geological environment for a major gold-bearing system, one which demands additional testing.
He added, “In addition to the work at Tarabala, our team completed initial air core drilling programs at two large targets; Samagouela on our Kourou permit; and, Sodala on our Sankarani East permit. Like Tarabala, these targets were selected based on highly prospective geophysical and geological data, and their potential to contain large near surface gold mineralization. With the results from Samagouela and Sodala expected in the next few weeks, we hope to continue to demonstrate the significant potential for finding gold deposits at the Compass land package, which totals more than 850 square kilometres, all within one of the most prolific gold districts in the world.”
Dr. Madani Diallo, Director and Country Manager, added, “As our current exploration program nears its conclusion with the start of the rainy season, I am gratified to see the positive results that our field teams have achieved. It is especially important to note that this work has been completed without any cases of COVID-19 infection amongst Compass employees or subcontractors in the field or our exploration office in Bamako, and that we have continued our stringent health protocols.”
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