Toronto, Ontario, May 31, 2018 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V:CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the now completed shallow soil geochemical survey program over the Sankarani exploration permit on its Sikasso Property in Southern Mali.
- Four discrete gold anomalies were identified along strike lengths up to 3 km and widths up to 1 km
- Highest soil sample contained 31.30 parts per million (ppm) or 31.3 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (Au) over previously undocumented artisanal workings north of Sodala.
- Five additional soil samples contained more than 1 g/t Au, these included 15.30, 10.10, 2.49, 1.24, and 1.15 g/t
- A total of 1,715 shallow soil samples were collected on the Sankarani permit, where the average gold background for shallow soil samples was 8 parts per billion (ppb).
- Mineralization is coincident with deep linear structures, interpreted as faults, from the recently completed remote sensing study
Compass CEO, Larry Phillips, commented, “This is the first time that the whole of the Sankarani permit has been covered by a shallow soil sampling program, and although we expected elevated gold concentrations, these assay results are quite remarkable. What makes them even more exciting is the fact that all four of the main anomalous zones correspond to deeper targets identified by our recently completed remote sensing study. This certainly augurs well for the previously identified targets on our other Sikasso permits.”