Roscan Gold Corporation (TSX-V: ROS) (FSE: 2OJ) (OTC Pink: RCGCF) is pleased to announce positive Diamond and RC drill results (Figure 1) from 23 holes totaling 4,158 metres (m) at its Kabaya Target with multiple holes intersecting high gold grades over wide intervals. Drill hole DDDBS20-008 (Figure 1) intersected 2.96 gpt over 30m starting from surface. Drill hole DDDBS20-009 intersected 2.38 gpt gold over 20m from 46m, Drill hole DDDBS20-006 intersected 2.66gpt over 17m from 166.2m and hole DDDBS20-14 ended in gold mineralization at 247.2m depth (Figure 2).
Kabaya – DD + RC Drilling Highlights
Notes: 1: True width yet to be determined, 2: Table 1 – Assay Highlights, 3: 0.5gpt used as cut-off with 2m internal dilution for drill holes, 4: No top-cut.
Since acquiring Kabaya in June 2020, all 23 holes drilled intersected gold mineralization (Table 2) which reflects a 100% drill success rate. The Kayaba deposit (see Disclosures below1) has a pit-constrained mineral resource to a depth of 58m, which contains 105,000 ounces of Indicated Resource and 35,000 ounces of Inferred Resource. We have now established mineralization to a depth of 196m which remains open. (Figure 2)
1 Kabaya Project (Source Komet’s NI 43-101)
The mineral resource is based on optimized pit shells using a gold price of US$1,350 and a presumed heap leach gold recovery of saprolite material.
|Classification||Tonnage (Mt)||Au (g/t)||Ounces (koz)|
Pit Constraint Mineral Resource
Based on the Disclosure of NI43-101, Section 2.4
1 Technical Report (NI43-101) dated March 5, 2019 (Effective Date: January 7, 2019) with Title Page, “Dabia Sud Property, Kabaya Resource, NI 43-101 Technical Report, Mali“, prepared by Yann Camus, P. Eng. And Didier Ouedraogo, P. Geo., SGS Geological Services, and filed on SEDAR on March 5, 2019.
Exciting results from hole DDDBS20-014, which intersected 1.93 gpt gold over 7m from 233.2m and ended in gold mineralization at 247.2m (Figure 2), has reinforced the need for even deeper drilling. The recent addition of our 6th rig, which has a maximum depth drilling capability of 1,400m, will greatly facilitate this deeper drilling (see news release 5th January 2021). The Kabaya deposit remains open at depth and along strike and has become another priority target for follow up drilling in 2021.
Roscan believes that the Kabaya deposit is part of a significant structural corridor which spans from Oklo Resources discoveries of Seko and Disse, to the North East of our land package and then extends for 22km on our property, from Kabaya to our recent Kandiole North Discovery (KN2) and onto our recently acquired Mankouke West Land Package, which shows a strong magnetic signature similar to the other discoveries on this corridor. (Figure 3 and news release 11th January 2021). Much of this 22km corridor has yet to be tested and thus, Roscan feels that the potential for new discoveries in this corridor is excellent and connecting these multiple targets via step out drilling will be a key priority in 2021.
Nana Sangmuah, President and CEO, stated, “These are very exciting times for the Company as we continue our success rate with additional positive results at Kabaya. These results demonstrate the potential of the magnetic structure in the corridor that extends for 22km from Kabaya to our newly acquired Mankouke West Target. This is one of five major trends of gold mineralization on our property and we will continue to aggressively drill to build ounces on these targets in 2021.
Since acquiring Kabaya in 2020, we have extended the average depth of mineralization from 58m to a vertical depth of 196 meters. Importantly, hole DDDBS20-014 our deepest intercept to date, ended in gold mineralization and remains open. This projected depth potential in gold mineralization and fresh rock will be another high priority for the Company. The drilling results, to date, have shown the potential to significantly increase the size of the gold occurrence at Kabaya.”
Figure 1: Plan View delineating the new holes drilled at Kabaya Deposit
The gold mineralization at Kabaya (Figure 4) is associated with albite-dolomite-pyrite alteration in greywackes and diamictites of the Kofi Formation. The alteration observed in the core indicates a strong hydrothermal system commonly associated with gold deposits in this area.
Drilling Contract and Analytical Protocol
The drilling was performed by Geodrill who employs multi-purpose (AC/RC/DD) rigs and AC rigs at the Kandiole Project. The AC drilling is mainly focused on drilling exploration targets.
The Diamond Core and RC samples are sent for preparation to Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratories in Bamako, Mali and assayed at their analytical facilities in Bamako and in Abidjan, Ivory Coast with fire assay with atomic absorption finish and by gravimetric finish for grades above 10gpt Au.
Roscan applied industry-standard QA/QC procedures to the program. Certified reference materials, blanks and field duplicates are inserted at appropriate intervals.
Figure 5a: Kabaya Small-Scale Operation depicting the significant potential
Table 1: Drillhole Highlights at Kabaya Deposit (January 18th, 2021)
|Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||gpt Au||Comment|
|Oxides unless otherwise noted|
|245.2||247.2||2||0.70||End of the hole|
Table 2: Drillhole ID Kabaya Deposit (January 18th, 2021)
|Hole ID||X Collar||Y Collar||Section||AZM||DIP|
Qualified Person and NI43-101 Disclosure
Greg Isenor, P. Geo., Executive Vice-Chairman for the Company, is the designated Qualified Person for this news release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) and has reviewed and verified that the technical information contained herein is accurate and approves of the written disclosure of same.
Roscan Gold Corporation is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on the exploration and acquisition of gold properties in West Africa. The Company has assembled a significant land position of 100%-owned permits in an area of producing gold mines (including B2 Gold’s Fekola Mine which lies in a contiguous property to the west of Kandiole), and major gold deposits, located both north and south of its Kandiole Project in West Mali.
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