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Mako Gold completes helicopter geophysical survey to plan RC drilling at Korhogo Gold Project

The Korhogo Gold Project is within 30 kilometres of Barrick Gold's operating Tongon Gold Mine (4.9 million ounces) in a highly prospective greenstone belt that also hosts Montage Gold’s 3.2-million-ounce Kone gold deposit.

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Helicopter flying at low altitude collecting aeromagnetic and radiometric data.

Mako Gold Ltd (ASX:MKG) has completed a helicopter geophysical survey on Korhogo Project in Côte d’Ivoire, collecting magnetic and radiometric data on the Korhogo Nord and Ouangolodougou permits to assist in planning a reverse circulation drilling program.

The survey was flown along 100 metre spaced lines at an altitude of 20-30 metres in a northwest and southeast direction to fly perpendicular to the regional faults and splays.

Identifying primary and secondary faults from the airborne survey, in conjunction with the pending results of the soil geochemical sampling, will be an invaluable tool in planning the 3,000 metres, 30-hole RC maiden drilling program.

“Excited to be progressing exploration”

Managing director Peter Ledwidge said: “We are pleased to have completed the airborne geophysical survey on the Korhogo Project.

“Once we receive the data from the survey, the information will be used in conjunction with the results from the recently completed soil geochemical program to plan our upcoming maiden drilling on the project.

“We are excited to be progressing exploration on Korhogo rapidly so that we can test this previously undrilled ground with RC drilling."

Napié Project assays 

Mako has recently signed a contract with a second assay laboratory in Côte d’lvoire in a bid to solve the issue of slow turnaround times for drilling results.

There have been delays in reporting assay results on the Tchaga and Gogbala prospects on the Napié Project due to a recent equipment breakdown at the assay lab.

The second lab operates under ISO accreditation as does the current laboratory that Mako uses.

Ledwidge said: “We are also pleased to have signed a contract with a second accredited assay laboratory in Côte d’Ivoire.

“This will expedite assay turnaround times for the company, after an equipment breakdown at the first assay laboratory.”

Having a second facility to assay drill samples will help Mako release drilling results in a more timely fashion.

In addition, sending current drill samples to the new lab will allow the first lab to process the backlog of assays that are pending.

Assays will be forthcoming shortly from the Tchaga and Gogbala prospects.

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