IAMGOLD Corp. has announced results from its 2021 exploration infill drilling programme completed at the Diakha deposit on its wholly owned Diakha-Siribaya Gold project, located in western Mali along the borders with Senegal and Guinea.
Craig MacDougall, Executive Vice President, Growth for IAMGOLD released the results and said the company is satisfied with how the exploration programme went.
“We are very pleased with the results of our 2021 exploration programme, which have helped to demonstrate continuity of mineralisation between previously completed drill holes and better delineate the distribution and controls on high grade mineralised structures within the known resource,” said Craig MacDougall.
“The data from this programme will help improve the current deposit model and support the completion of an updated mineral resources estimation as we continue to advance towards our objective of increasing total indicated resources to above 1.5 million oz,” the CEO added.
In 2021, the company completed a combined 19 952 m in 131 diamond and RC drill holes with 22 328 assay samples (including QA/QC samples) submitted for analysis. The main objective of the drilling program was to infill and increase confidence in the current resources estimate for the Diakha deposit.
The drilling data from the 2021 exploration programme is currently being incorporated into a revised deposit model to support the completion of an updated mineral resources estimate targeted for completion in 1H22.
IAMGOLD is a mid-tier mining company with four operating gold mines on three continents. A solid base of strategic assets in North and South America and West Africa is complemented by development and exploration projects and continued assessment of accretive acquisition opportunities. IAMGOLD is in a strong financial position with extensive management and operational expertise