Sydney, Australia — MININGREVIEW.COM — 21 December 2009 – Blackthorn Resources Limited “’ an Australian-based resources company with a diverse portfolio of African assets including zinc, gold, copper, nickel and platinum group metals “’ has announced that it has been granted renewal of its 100%-owned exploration permits covering the Bonzan and Naboue permits in Burkina Faso.
The announcement here revealed that the Bonzan and Naboue exploration permits “’ which covered 151 sq km and 141 sq km respectively “’ had been granted for a period of 3 years each, expiring in December 2012. Under the current prospecting legislation, exploration permits may be granted for three consecutive, 3-year terms totaling 9 years. The Bonzan and Naboue exploration permits have now been renewed for their second term, and are eligible for renewal for a further 3 year period.
Blackthorn Resources has commenced an active exploration programme over 7 exploration permits held by the company and covering approximately 1 134 sq km. The exploration work programme is primarily exploring for gold and base metals, and has included typical exploration methods using geological mapping, geophysics, geo-chemistry and drilling.
The company has a strong presence in Burkina Faso with an established office in Ouagadougou, the country’s capita, together with the site infrastructure which is being built at the company’s Perkoa zinc project.