Toronto, Ontario, May 7, 2020 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the recently completed drilling and ongoing shallow soil geochemistry exploration work at the Tarabala and Sodala prospect areas, located on the Company’s Sikasso Property in Southern Mali (Figure 1).
- Air core (AC) drilling at Tarabala (26 RC holes, 1,435 m) intersected gold mineralization within the 10-km long Tarabala soil geochemistry trend
- Best interval at Tarabala was 16 m at 1.51 g/t Au (from 16 m), including 4 m @ 5.20 g/t Au (from 26m)
- Drilling at the Sodala artisanal workings intersected NE-trending structure containing five narrow gold zones in one hole (SAAC031), including 1 m at 2.71 g/t Au (from 16 m)
- An AC drill program of at least 2,500 m will commence immediately, starting with 1,550 m at Tarabala and Sodala, with the remainder at Samagouela
Compass CEO, Larry Phillips, said, “This initial bedrock drilling on our Sankarani permit has identified wide intercepts of gold mineralization associated with quartz veins adjacent to the Tarabala fault. There are numerous indications of mineralization along this fault within our permit area over a distance of 10 km, which is only part of a 60-km long series of artisanal workings on the Tarabala fault outside the permit.”
“We are encouraged by the drilling results that show clear geological and geophysical evidence of impressive gold in shallow soil samples associated with large faults on both the Sankarani and Sankarani East permits. Additional exploration, including drilling, is required to determine the extent of mineralization over the 600 m length of the Tarabala artisanal workings, as well as to the north, over the 3.5 km zone of soil anomalism along the Tarabala fault.”
Compass Exploration Manager, Dr. Madani Diallo, added, “Our latest findings undoubtedly call for follow-up work on what is only a 1.5-km portion of this promising 10-km trend. We will initiate this next round of drilling shortly, and expect to finish by late June.”