African Gold Group Extends Existing Shear Zone Structures by More Than ~80% at its Flagship Kobada Property
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Toronto, Canada – November 23, 2020 – African Gold Group, Inc. (TSX-V: AGG) (“AGG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results of its ongoing exploration activities at the Kobada Gold Project in Southern Mali. A detailed study of the airborne magnetic and radiometric survey has delineated a total of 55 km of shear zone structures, an approximate 80% increase from the previously delineated 30 km.
- A reprocessing of airborne magnetic and radiometric survey has led to a re-interpretation of the structural inventory and resulted in a delineation of 55 km of shear zones across the Kobada, Faraba and Kobada Est concessions
- Existing 1.2 Moz in M&I and 1.1 Moz in Inferred resources have been estimated along only 4 km of strike length of the Kobada shear zone (see NI 43-101 Technical Report on Kobada Gold Project in Mali dated July 10, 2020 with an effective date of June 17, 2020 the “2020 DFS”)
- An additional 25 km of shear zones represent a potential for an increase in resources
- Drilling continues in the main shear zone, the Gosso target, and the northern extension of the main Kobada shear zone as part of the 10,000 m drilling programme announced in September (see press release as of September 14, 2020)
- The Company expects to deliver an updated mineral resource estimate during Q1 2021 to incorporate results from the Company’s ongoing drilling program.
Re-processing and interpretation of the airborne data was initiated during July 2020 and awarded to John Bell, a geophysicist, with in-depth knowledge of the Birimian geology. The report was received during October 2020 and its very detailed findings have allowed for a re-assessment of the structural inventory at our Kobada project and its neighbouring concessions Kobada Est and Faraba.
The integration of various datasets, including soil geochemistry, radiometrics, various magnetic derivatives, satellite imagery and field observations led to the delineation of 55 km strike length of potentially mineralised shear zones. Known outcrops, historical artisanal excavations, soil sampling and tracing of shears along magnetic features and satellite imagery facilitated the delineation. AGG will test all targets for gold occurrence in the subsequent exploration programmes.
Danny Callow, Chief Executive Officer of AGG, states:
“Since August 2019, AGG has analysed all historical geological information to better understand the structural geology of the Kobada complex. These exciting results from a re-analysis of these datasets could increase the resource potential of the Kobada gold project and represent a significant milestone achievement for the company. With only 4 km of the shear zones drilled to date, the recent findings further confirm the belief of the management team that we have only scratched the surface of the true potential of the Kobada Gold Project. The 55 km of highly prospective shear zone structures identified by AGG have the potential to increase the resource of the AGG portfolio, and we have put together a detailed drill programme to target these new areas. The recent better than expected drill results from the ongoing drilling program and delineation of new shear zones continue to strengthen our vision of building a long-term sustainable operation in West Africa and growing value for our shareholders. We now firmly believe that this has the potential to not only substantially increase the mine life as detailed in the 2020 DFS, but also the potential to increase the output from the current 100,000 ounces of gold per annum.”
- Survey contractor: Xcalibur Airborne Geophysics
- Date of survey: February 26, 2010 to March 3, 2010
- Total line kilometres: 4,818 km
- Line direction: 90o
- Tie Line direction: 0o
- Ground clearance: 30 m
- Line spacing: 50 m
- Tie Line spacing: 500 m
- Sample spacing: magnetics: 3.5 m, radiometrics: 70 m
- Contract for re-analysis awarded to John Bell in July 2020
- Re-evaluation of available datasets during September to October 2020
Figure 1: Termite soil geochemistry (left) and ternary Radiometrics (K-Th-U, middle) and Analytic Signal (right) with indicated shear zones.
Figure 2: Individual shear zones, their interpreted strike length, and the combined total.
About African Gold Group
African Gold Group is a TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: AGG) listed exploration and development company with a focus on building Africa’s next mid-tier gold producer. The Company has a highly experienced board of directors and management team with a proven track record in the African mining sector operating mines from development through to production. AGG’s principal asset is the Kobada Gold Project in southern Mali, which is in an advanced stage of development having completed the 2020 DFS and is targeting gold production of 100,000 oz per annum by Q2 2022. As well as the initial project outlined in the 2020 DFS, other exploration locations have been identified on the Kobada, Farada and Kobada Est concessions. For more information regarding African Gold Group visit our website at www.africangoldgroup.com.
The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed, prepared and approved by Dr. Andreas Rompel, PhD, Pr. Sci. Nat. (400274/04), FSAIMM, Vice President Exploration of AGG, who is a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and by Mr. Uwe Engelmann (BSc (Zoo. & Bot.), BSc Hons (Geol.), Pr.Sci.Nat. No. 400058/08, MGSSA), a director of Minxcon (Pty) Ltd and a member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.
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