New Artisanal Workings Identified on Yanfolia South Block

Toronto, Ontario, March 19, 2019 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the progress of prospecting conducted on four exploration permits comprising the newly created Yanfolila South block on its Sikasso Property in Southern Mali.


  • Fourteen artisanal workings were identified on the Yanfolila South block permits
  • Four workings are coincident with targets previously identified from shallow soil geochemistry and remote sensing studies
  • Field teams have been dispatched to systematically collect material from the workings to help define an expedited bedrock drilling program
  • Also, initial orientation induced polarization (IP) geophysics survey has been completed at Farabakoura; awaiting review by our consultant geophysicist


Compass CEO, Larry Phillips, observed, “We are continuing to find new evidence of the prospectivity of our large and relatively underexplored Sikasso permit area. Most recently, our prospecting team has identified fourteen artisanal gold workings at our Yanfolila South block, including some in which, using heavy excavation equipment, artisanal miners have reportedly recovered up to 20 kilograms of gold in recent months. We are now conducting a geochemical sampling program at the most prospective of these sites with the intention of identifying our newest drilling targets to locate the bedrock source of gold mineralization during the next phase of our robust exploration program.”

Technical Director, Dr. Sandy Archibald, added, “The discovery of new artisanal workings on the Yanfolila South block is welcome, as it vindicates our initial view on the mineral potential of this block. However, our immediate focus remains on our northern permits* where we have identified wide zones of bedrock gold mineralization through drilling at Farabakoura. An extensive IP survey is about to begin, which we hope will identify additional drilling targets.”

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