Shallow oxide testing completed for Tanlouka Gold Project
Among the findings at the project's M3 eastern zone were shallow oxide gold mineralization, potential to add ounces to existing heap leach and a probable ore reserve of 440,000 ounces of gold.
“TAC1127 returned a solid shallow oxide result of 15 meters at 1.2g/t Au, extending mineralization 150m to the north at the emerging eastern zone of the M3 prospect," West African Resources Managing Director Richard Hyde said. "Gold mineralization at M3 is located less than 2 kilometers from the proposed starter pit at M5. Follow-up drilling with company-owned rigs is in progress. Ausdrill is mobilizing to site to commence follow-up drilling shortly. Further Extensions at M3 Eastern Zone Shallow high-grade oxide gold mineralization has been extended 170 meters to the north in RC drilling at the M3 prospect eastern zone."
The Tanlouka project has been active since 2010; it was acquired by West African Resources in 2014. Preliminary metallurgical test work has been completed, and gold recoveries were in excess of 95 percent from oxide bottle roll tests in excess of 92 percent for sulfide bottle roll tests. Additional metallurgical test work is planned along with additional infill drilling.
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