Chesser Resources Limited (ASX:CHZ) has identified three high-grade gold targets using assay results received from the final 22 reverse circulation holes drilled at its Diamba Sud Gold Project in Senegal.
The first-phase drilling program was completed in late March and drilled 70 holes for a total of 4,671 metres, encountering a host of gold intersections used to generate the targets.
An induced polarisation geophysical survey will be undertaken to assist in geological interpretation and future target generation before Chesser begins its planned phase-two RC drilling program in June.
Chesser managing director & CEO Mike Brown said the highly promising results receiving from first-pass RC drilling had outlined three targets for immediate follow-up drill testing.
Highlighted results include:
6 metes at 4.7 g/t gold from 26 metres;
19 metres at 1.49 g/t from 39 metres;
4 metres at 6.51 g/t from 26 metres, including 2 metres at 12 g/t;
17 metres at 1.33 g/t from 20 metres;
2 metres at 5.84 g/t from 49 metres; and
6 metres at 1.19 g/t from surface.
Brown added: “The geological attributes of these targets are considered very similar to the nearby world-class deposits associated with the Senegal-Mali shear zone (SMSZ).
“In particular, the Gounkoto, Fekola and Loulo gold deposits, which range from 5.5 to 12 million ounces in size, are spatially associated with splays extending from the SMSZ, and have a marked potassic alteration with pyrite as the dominant sulphide mineral.
“Taking into consideration the results from the first phase of drilling, this bodes well for the future discovery potential at Diamba Sud.”
The Northern Arc target is a 1-kilometre-wide zone with numerous high-grade gold intercepts on interpreted northerly-trending structures.
Western Flank is a potential trend of up to 10 kilometres long defined by artisanal workings, an aeromagnetic feature and supported by drill results from both Chesser’s first-phase program and previous drilling.
The Southern Zone target includes numerous widespread drill intersections 200 metres northwest of previous notable results, which include 4 metres at 4.43 g/t gold within a wider intersection of 14 metres at 2.85 g/t.
Diamba Sud consists of blocks DS1 and DS2 which together cover a 53.2-square-kilometre area just two kilometres west of the SMSZ.
DS1 immediately adjoins the Kharakhene open pit gold mine operated by Afrigold and is 7 kilometres east of the 5.5-million-ounce Gounkoto mine.
Chesser also holds about 400 square kilometres of prospective ground in the region.