Drilling has commenced at the Bira and Kalinga permits and the current plan consists of 2,700 holes, however, the program is expected to grow.
Paul Roberts, managing director, said: “We are pleased that power auger drilling has now commenced on the Burkina Faso joint venture.
“We look forward to an ongoing acceleration in Progress’s exploration activities in Burkina Faso leading to reverse circulation drilling in the March quarter of 2018.”
Reverse circulation drilling also planned
Reverse circulation drilling is expected to commence by early February 2018.
The current drilling is being conducted by Progress Minerals who may earn up to 70% by spending US$5 million.
This aircore program adds to a busy exploration schedule for Predictive.
It includes a recently commenced trenching program at the Ferkessedougou North permit in Cote D’Ivoire and also drilling at the Bobosso Project in Cote D’Ivoire.