NEXUS GOLD RAB DRILLING UNDERWAY AT NIANGOUELA GOLD CONCESSION, BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA
Nexus Gold Corp.'s (NXS.V) RAB (rotary air blast) drilling at its Niangouela gold concession in Burkina Faso, West Africa, is now under way.
Drilling began on Monday, December 12, with 294m (eleven holes) of the proposed 800m program so far completed. The current RAB program is designed to investigate the potential of parallel or offset shears and recently observed quartz veins. Historic results showed areas of geochemical anomalies occurring proximal to the quartz veining. The program will consist of grid drilling on lines spaced at 200 meters with drill sites every 50 meters along the lines.
The 178 square kilometre concession is located on the Boromo Greenstone Belt, same as the Company's Bouboulou Gold Concession and is proximal to the Kalsaka deposit and the Sabce shear. It is road accessible and has one major orpaillage (artisanal workings).
To date 556 pits and eleven trenches have been excavated, and rock and soil samples have been taken. A total of 1,137 samples have been collected. Previous programs have identified a zone which runs ENE and WSW occurring in the south central part of the concession. This zone has returned gold in soil samples up to 34 g/t Au, rock samples have returned values up to 18 g/t Au, and trenching has returned values of 4.85 g/t Au over 10 meters.