Highlights from the reverse circulation (RC) program feature 36 metres at 3.09 g/t gold from 43 metres including 8 metres at 6.49 g/t gold.
The drill results to date have confirmed the presence of multiple gold mineralised zones along a strike length that has been extended to 1.4 kilometres.
Drilling intersected multiple broad zones of gold mineralisation with the latest results marked in yellow below.
Notably, to date, gold mineralisation has only been tested to a maximum vertical depth of 120 metres.
Latest results feature longest zones to date
Mako’s managing director Peter Ledwidge said: “Our drilling at the Tchaga Prospect continues to deliver exciting results.
“Our latest drilling program intersected 36 meters of gold mineralisation, which is our largest width to date.
“The repeated wide gold zones we have intercepted to date, combined with the lateral and vertical continuity of gold mineralisation demonstrated through this latest drill program, increases our confidence in our geological modelling and is another step towards outlining a JORC compliance resource.
“We look forward to resuming our drilling activities shortly.”
Drilling set to resume at Tchaga
Mako intends to resume extensional and infill drilling early in the March quarter of 2020 to build on drilling success to date.
Furthermore, significant drill intersections encountered to date elsewhere throughout the permit show potential for more positive gold intercepts in future drilling.
The Tchaga Prospect is associated with a +40ppb gold soil anomaly coincident with a 17+ kilometre-long shear zone, thought to be a major control for gold mineralisation.
Mako earning into project from Perseus
Mako’s flagship project is the Napié Project is located in north-central Côte d’Ivoire where it is earning up to a 75% interest.
Met work shows 94.7% gold recoveries
During September 2019, results were reported from cyanidation bottle roll test work completed on 17 samples of primary and oxide mineralisation from Tchaga.
Encouragingly, gold recoveries averaged 94.7% for primary mineralisation and 94.3% for oxide mineralisation.