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Drilling resumes at Mako’s Napié gold project

A 35 000 m reverse circulation and diamond drill programme has resumed on ASX-listed Mako Gold’s Napié project in Côte d’Ivoire.

Napié is the company’s flagship project and is located in the north central part of the country and the project covers a strike length of 30 km over a highly prospective land package of 224 km2. Mako currently owns a 51% interest in Napié and has the ability to earn up to 75% interest through the delivery of a feasibility study.

The drilling programme resumes following the end of the wet season in the region.

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Mako’s MD, Peter Ledwidge commented, “We are pleased to have resumed drilling activities on the Napié Project as we advance the Tchaga and Gogbala Prospects towards a maiden resource. Our current cash position of c.$12m provides ample funding to complete the planned programmes. The first assay results are expected in late November.”


The drill programme is to achieve the following:

  • Extensional drilling at Tchaga to expand previously drilled mineralised zones and test new undrilled zones 
  • Extensional drilling at Gogbala to test south of recent wide and high‐grade intercepts o Advance Tchaga and Gogbala towards a JORC maiden resource 
  • Test other high‐priority regional prospects on the Napié permit including at Tchaga North, and Komboro
  • First‐pass drilling on regional exploration targets
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