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.
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).
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.