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Predictive Discovery drilling for gold in Burkina Faso

Auger drilling adds to multiple exploration programs in progress in West Africa.
map of permits where drilling as commenced in Burkina Faso
The joint venture partner must spend US$5 million to earn-in to the permits

Predictive Discovery Ltd (ASX:PDI) has commenced a large power auger drilling at its Burkina Faso gold projects held in joint venture with Progress Minerals International Inc.

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.

READ: Predictive Discovery begins trenching program at West African gold project

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.

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