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Project: Djelimangara
Commodity: Gold
Royalty: 2.5 % NSR
Subsidiary: LGN Holdings (BVI) Inc.
Location: Western Mali
Deposit Style: Shear-hosted gold (Birimian greenstone belts)
Key Attributes: Extensive hard-rock artisanal gold mining activity
Asset Stage: Reconnaissance drilling
Results: 30 m @ 1 g/t Au; 18 m @ 1 g/t Au (drill-hole)
Next Phase of Work: Drilling
Deal Partner: Desert Gold (TSX-V:DAU)
Deal Terms: 3M shares + US$50k + milestones + 2.5 % NSR

Project Overview

The 55km2 Djelimangara project is located approximately 3km east of the Diba project. Project is currently being operated by Desert Gold (https://www.desertgold.ca/). Four priority prospects have been discovered to date at Djelimangara, namely: Sourounkoto, Kamana, Woyanda and Manankoto. These are each characterised by gold in soil anomalies of up to 2.5km in length, coincident with hard rock and / or alluvial artisanal gold workings in fine metasediments. At the Manankoto prospected reconnaissance trenching completed by previous owners has reportedly returned 1.5g/t Au over 10m and 2g/t Au over 6m.

  • Project Overview
    Project Overview
  • 200 m long trench
    200 m long trench

Exploration Programme

A regional soil sampling programme at Djelimangara completed by previous owners of the project on a 500m x 250m (and in places 250m x 100m) grid identified a major gold in soil anomaly over a NE strike length of 2.7km. The programme was completed between 2005 and 2007 and was subsequently followed up with auger and termite mound sampling. In parallel to these programmes induced polarisation (IP), high resolution resistivity + induced polarisation (HIRIP) and ground magnetics surveys were completed by Terra Tec Mali Sarl between 2006 and 2007. A regional airborne VTEM surveying was then completed by Geotech Airborne Limited in 2008 followed by a ground gravity survey. Diamond, RC and RAB drilling has been completed at the Djelimangara project and has reportedly returned encouraging intersections including 1.34g/t Au over 30m (Table 1).

Table 1: Djelimangara project historic drill intersections

Hole ID From (m) To (m) Intersection (m) Grade (g/t Au)
MDRC05-01 32.00 62.00  30.00 1.34
Including 54.00 62.00 8.00 3.71
MDRC05-27 48.00 66.00 18.00 1.38
Including 58.00 60.00 2.00 10.33
MDRC05-22 30.00 48.00 18.00 1.30
Including 44.00 48.00 4.00 3.55

The next phase of work at the Djelimangara project is expected to include infill termite mound sampling, channel sampling of artisanal workings, trenching and infill auger sampling. The programme will aim to generate a number of priority drill targets.

  • Aerial view of artisanal trenching
    Aerial view of artisanal trenching
  • Artisanal working at Manankoto
    Artisanal working at Manankoto
  • Mineralised quartz veins
    Mineralised quartz veins

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