COMMENCES EXPLORATION AT BOUBOULOU GOLD CONCESSION, BURKINA FASO
Nexus Gold Corp. (NXS.V) has mobilized to the project site, and exploration activities have commenced at the Bouboulou gold concession in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Nexus Gold director, Warren Robb, PGeo, will plan and implement the fall exploration program at Bouboulou. Mr. Robb was chief geologist for Roxgold in 2012 where he wrote the 43-101 and oversaw drilling at the property (then called Bissa West). Immediate work includes reviewing legacy data, data compilation, geological mapping, drill hole mapping and selection, rock and core geochemical resampling, ground confirmation, and sourcing of drill operator, equipment and crew.
In addition to the four known gold zones at Bouboulou, 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 with crosscutting quartz veins and stringers. The orpaillage extends for approximately 250 metres 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 company has sampled the dumps of the orpillage and will integrate the geochemical data into its geological databases.
“The new area near Pelgtanga appears to be a deep structure; we’re going to get a good look at it, but the increase in artisanal activity is interesting from an exploration perspective,” said Mr. Robb, PGeo.
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. Previous drilling has identified multiple zones of gold mineralization on the property establishing both length (40 metres at 1.5 grams per tonne gold and 35 metres at 2.2 grams per tonne Au, among others) and grade (two metres at 12.45 grams per tonne Au, four metres at 12.53 grams per tonne Au and 0.3 metre at 81.32 grams per tonne Au, among others). Please see the news release of July 11, 2016, on the Nexus Gold website for more information on historical results.
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.