Orezone Gold reports positive results from 2019 drill programme in Burkina Faso

West Africa-focused miner Orezone Gold Corp has confirmed that its 2019 drilling campaign results support the presence of a higher grade plunging gold system at its 90%-owned Bomboré gold project in Burkina Faso.

The results were contained in a statement published yesterday and included a highlight of 8.9 metres at 3.21 g/t gold, including 1 metre at 16.25 g/t gold, from 122.8 metres.

Patrick Downey, Orezone’s president and CEO said: “The drilling results from 2017 and 2018 clearly showed that there were several zones of higher grade within the Bomboré Resource that were not properly understood or modelled.

“Our work has now refined that model and these new drill results continue to show good grade, thickness and continuity of the identified higher grade areas and provide confidence as we expand and explore for additional similar targets both within and outside of the known resources.”

The company is set to publish a mineral resource estimate for the project, bringing together all the results from the last three years of drilling, in the first quarter of 2020. It expects to pour first gold at Bomboré in the second half of 2021.