Altus Strategies has announced encouraging, high-grade results from Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling at its 100%-owned Diba gold project located in western Mali. Diba hosts a shallow-dipping, near-surface gold deposit and a number of other prospective targets.
Steven Poulton, Chief Executive of Altus, commented:
“We are delighted to report on these excellent initial results from the current RC drilling programme at the Diba gold project in Western Mali. An intersection of 8.50 g/t Au over 24m from 20m downhole is exceptional. The RC programme is designed to expand and infill the existing Diba resource, as well as define a maiden resource at the Diba NW prospect. Infill drilling within the current deposit has improved our understanding of the high-grade mineralisation that strikes northeast for approximately 550m through the Diba Deposit.
“Previous results received from the Diba NW prospect indicate the discovery of two northwest trending, shallow-dipping and consistent zones of mineralisation totalling approximately 900m in strike length, with intersections including 1.45 g/t Au over 22m from 55m. Drilling at Diba NW will resume following the end of the rainy season in September. The programme is testing on-strike and down-dip extensions to the mineralisation, prior to the completion of a maiden resource estimate for Diba NW. We look forward to updating shareholders on further assay results from the current programme as they are received.”