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Nexus Gold Corp commences drilling at second gold project in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso – Nexus Gold Corp’s 38 kmBouboulou concession is located about 75 km north-west of the capital Ouagadougou, on the Boromo-Goren greenstone belt, and is bisected by the Sabce shear zone.

This follows a successful drilling campaign at its Niangouela gold concession, also in Burkina Faso, earlier this year.

The 2 000 m phase one diamond drill programme at Bouboulou will target previously identified mineralized zones at the property, namely Bouboulou 2, Pelatanga, and Rawema.  In addition, Nexus Gold Corp will test the Koala zone, where recent samples ran as high as 66 g/t gold, and the newly identified Rawema West zone.

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A map of the three gold trends at Nexus Gold Corp’s Bouboulou concession in Burkina Faso

New zone identified

Nexus Gold Corp geologists have now determined the presence of a new mineralized zone at Bouboulou through the observance of increased artisanal activity, and the result of rock sampling taken from the newly observed area.

The new zone, named Rawema West, occurs approximately 1 000 m west of the main workings at the previously identified Rawema site.  The artisanal workings extend some 150 m in length and appear by observation to extend to depths of greater than 20 m.

The geologists collected seven select rock samples of dump material from the Rawema West workings. Of the seven samples collected there, four returned values greater than 1 g/t gold, including BBL-004 which returned 9.49 g/t gold.

The trend of the workings at Rawema West runs roughly parallel to the Pelatanga-Rawema trend that the company intends to test with its upcoming diamond drill programme.

Bouboulou trends

In 2011 West African gold producer Roxgold completed reverse circulation and diamond drilling programmes to test the four previously identified mineralized zones. Nexus Gold Corp has subsequently identified three distinct 5 km long anomalous gold trends at the Bouboulou concession. Each of the three trends display strong coincidental geochemical and geophysical gold anomalies, and extend from the four previously drill-identified mineralized zones, namely Rawema, Pelatanga, Bouboulou 2 and Koala.

They are identified by numerous orpaillages and geochemical samples of greater than 1 g/t gold. All three of the Bouboulou trends display similar coincidental anomalies. Each trend has substantial artisanal workings either directly on them, or along trend.

Chantelle Kotze
Chantelle Kotze is a Johannesburg-based media professional. She is a contributor at Mining Review Africa (Clarion Events - Africa) and has created content for the media brand over the past 6 years.