Drilling operations has begun at the Niaouleni Gold Project southern Mali. Sylla Gold Corp. made the announcement and said the move follows previous meetings held with Touba Mining Consultants and the technical team to design the RC drilling program and determine sampling, laboratory analyses, and QAQC protocols.
In addition, a site visit to the Niaouleni project area was undertaken to confirm exact drill site locations. Drilling access roads and drilling sites have been constructed, in addition to a field crew camp, to support drilling and logging/sampling activities.
The drilling program is comprised of approximately 4,000 m of RC drilling followed by 11,000 m of air core (AC) drilling along several drill fences. In addition, further drilling is planned pending access during the rainy season in Mali, which commences in June and ends in October.
The RC component of the drilling program has been designed to expand upon previously identified mineralization within the interpreted Kobada Shear Zone. AC drilling will target historical soil and termite mound geochemical anomalies, which have not been previously drilled and potentially define the structural setting of the interpreted Kobada and Gosso shear extensions within the Niaouleni Property
Regan Isenor, President and CEO of Sylla commented, “We’re in a great position to build off previous drilling at Niaouleni that identified numerous zones of high-grade mineralization on strike of the Kobada deposit. Our team has a lot of experience in the general area, and they’ve put a great drilling plan in place that reflects their past successes in an effort to rapidly expand the Niaouleni deposit on the property.”
The Niaouleni Project is 92 square km in size and accessible by paved highway and includes extensive artisanal mining activity within the interpreted extensions of gold bearing structures. Past exploration at Niaouleni includes extensive termite mound and soil geochemistry surveys, and reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling that have identified several structural gold-bearing zones that appear to extend from the adjacent Kobada gold deposit.
The Kobada gold deposit is situated approximately 3 km north of the northern limit of the Niaouleni exploration licence. Historical exploration and drilling results were compiled by Sylla into a digital database and interpreted for the purposes of designing an RC and AC drilling program to further test these interpreted structural gold-bearing zones and possibly extend them further into the project area.