UPDATES EXPLORATION PROGRAM AT BOUBOULOU GOLD CONCESSION, BURKINA FASO
Nexus Gold Corp. (NXS.V) has provided an update on early exploration activities at the Bouboulou gold concession in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Nexus Gold Senior Geologist Warren Robb, P.Geo, has begun the fall exploration program at Bouboulou. Mr. Robb was Chief Geologist for Roxgold in 2012 where he oversaw drilling at the property (then called Bissa West). As part of its preparation for the upcoming drill program the Company is reviewing recently acquired legacy data and conducting geological mapping, drill-hole mapping and selection.
The Company has received results from Actlabs, Burkina Faso, on eight grab samples taken from artisanal workings of the four known gold zones on the property. Six of the eight samples returned gold values, including 2.8 g/t Au and 5.5 g/t Au, respectively, at Bouboulou 2 (one of the four known zones). The company plans additional sampling in and around the historical drill holes and the newly observed artisanal zone reported in its September 8, 2016 news release.
New Zone at Bouboulou
As reported in the September 8, 2016 Nexus Gold news release, a new area of interest has been observed on the property due to an increase in artisanal mining activity. Upon the initial property visit the company geologist noted a large orpillage (area worked by artisanal miners). The zone being exploited by the orpilleurs is a shear hosted in meta-volcanics and meta-sediments with cross cutting quartz veins and stringers. The orepillage extends for some 250 meters along strike with the Bouda orpaillage which is adjacent to the property and located along the Sabce shear zone. This same shear zone also hosts Norgold's Bissa Hills mine.
The Bouboulou Gold concession is a near-surface, advanced stage gold exploration target located in a known gold belt, within a prolific and highly active area. The property has previously been drilled by Roxgold Inc, Riverstone Resources and Boliden.
Bouboulou was held by Boliden in 1997 as part of a much larger permit. Boliden completed regional Rapid Air Blast ("RAB") drilling over the entire permit, comprising 25,400 meters, initially at 500 m centres. Included in this total was infill drilling concentrated over what is now the Company's permit, which defined a northeast trending gold anomaly measuring 13 km by 2 to 6 km wide. The mineralization was described as disseminated sulphides in tuffs and dacites.
Riverstone completed several programs of regional and detailed geological mapping and sampling prior to the Roxgold option. Rock sampling and trenching within the Boliden anomaly returned gold grades from 1.09 to 19.16 g/t. Riverstone also completed an IP geophysical survey over the area of the highest gold values, and Roxgold drill tested a number of these targets. The following tables represent historical drill results as reported by Roxgold.
Significant Reverse Circulation drilling results include:
di Hole azimuth depth (m) From To (metres) (g/t Au) Zone p BBL-11- RC-003 320 -55 103 24 34 10 1.10 Pelgtanga Includes 30 32 2 3.66 BBL-11- RC-005 120 -55 103 60 64 4 1.97 Bouboulou 2 BBL-11- RC-006 120 -67 115 70 110 40 1.548 Bouboulou 2 includes 70 90 20 2.255 and 100 110 10 1.422 BBL-11- RC-012 120 -50 120 100 108 8 1.21 Rawema BBL-11- RC-013 300 -50 109 74 109 35 2.209 Rawema includes 74 86 12 5.455 BBL-11- RC-020 270 -55 103 40 50 10 2.844 Koala includes 42 44 2 12.450 BBL-11- RC-021 240 -55 130 6 8 2 3.94 Koala BBL-11- RC-022 140 -55 133 44 48 4 1.63 Koala BBL-11- RC-024 320 -55 193 38 44 6 1.95 Pelgtanga BBL-11- RC-027 120 -45 120 90 114 24 1.36 Bouboulou 2 BBL-11- 320 -55 114 52 54 2 3.80 Pelgtanga RC-042 * The above reported data are drill intercept lengths are not true widths
Significant Diamond drilling results include:
Hole azimuth dip depth (m) From To (metres) (g/t Au) Zone BBL-11-DD-002 315 -45 127 42 44 2 5.43 Rawema BBL-11-DD-003 135 -45 142 56 58 2 5.33 Bouboulou 2 78 82 4 12.53 BBL-11-DD-005 300 -50 179 74 80 6 4.62 Rawema includes 77.7 78 0.3 81.32 BBL-11-DD-008 320 -45 198 125 127 2 2.55 Koala * The above reported data are drill intercept lengths are not true widths
About Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation, located in West Africa. It covers an area of roughly 274,000 square kilometres and has an estimated population of more than 16 million people. The country has a stable political setting with a pro-mining and foreign investment stance. Burkina Faso is the fastest growing gold producer in Africa, and was the 4th largest gold producer in Africa in 2012. Eight new mines have been commissioned there over the past six years. The country has excellent geological potential. The Greenstone Belts that host all of the major deposits in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire continue northward into Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso has undergone less than 15 years of modern mineral exploration, remaining under explored in comparison to neighbouring Ghana and Mali; both of which host world class gold mines in the same belts of Birimian rocks.
About the Company
Nexus Gold Corp. is a Vancouver-based mineral resource company that develops precious metal mineral assets in the world's premier mining districts. The Company is currently concentrating its efforts on the Bouboulou Gold Concession, an advanced exploration project located in Burkina Faso, West Africa and the Walker Ridge Gold Project, a drill-ready, multiple-target, Carlin-type gold project located in the Independence/Jerritt Canyon Gold Trend, Nevada, USA. For more information on these projects, please visit the company website at www.nexusgoldcorp.com.
Warren Robb P.Geo., Senior Geologist is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release.