Mako Gold confirms 2 km gold anomaly at Korhogo Project in Côte d’Ivoire

ASX-listed explorer Mako Gold is set to commence a maiden RC drill programme at its recently acquired Korhogo Project in Côte d’Ivoire, after discovering a large gold anomaly from geochemical surveys and augur drilling.

The 11,000 metres auger drilling campaign also discovered several high priority regional targets within the project, which is comprised of 296 km2 of prospective tenure in the same fertile greenstone belt that hosts Barrick Gold’s 4.9 million ounces Tongon gold mine.

The upcoming RC drilling programme of 2,000 metres will investigate the 2 km gold anomaly at Korhogo and determine the nature and tenor of the potential mineralisation. Further exploration drilling on additional targets will follow testing of the initial anomaly.

“We are pleased that the recently completed auger drilling programme has returned large gold anomalies which pave the way for the imminent start of a maiden RC drilling program at Korhogo,” Mako’s managing director Peter Ledwidge said.

“We are highly encouraged by these coincident anomalies as this validates our motivation for acquiring these permits and increases the chance of the company making another significant gold discovery.”

Despite making progress at Korhogo, Mako said its core focus remains on the flagship Napié Project where a maiden mineral resource estimate is on track for June 2022.