Montreal-based Robex Resources, which is undertaking exploration for gold in Mali, has announced the discovery of high grade gold values in 11 pits from the Fandou zone on its Wili-Wili permits, located at the southern extremity of east Mali. The pits are located in the northern centre of an important gold anomaly measuring 2.8 km in length over an average width of 600 metres.
After Robex acquired the Wili-Wili and the Wili-Wili West properties in 2005, it undertook an exploration programme on these pits over a perimeter covering about 200 metres by 100 metres at a depth varying between four and 11 metres.
Gold there is hosted in highly sericitized and silicified sediments/ epiclastics in zones of intense veining and stocks. The grades from the pits confirm the gold potential of the entire gold anomaly, which covers an area 80 times larger than the zone covered by the pits, and the size of the anomaly and the indicated grades attest to the importance of the gold potential of the Fandou zone and of the Wili-Wili properties.
Robex Resources has a permanent exploration office in Mali, and in addition to working on projects the company already owns, it is always on the lookout for new projects with favourable geology. This presence in Mali has allowed Robex to become one of the most active exploration and development companies in West Africa.