The RAB drill program consisted of 30 holes totalling 802 metres and was conducted in a broad grid pattern on lines spaced at 200 metres with drill sites every 50 metres along the lines.  The program was designed to test the orientation and extent of a previously identified primary quartz vein.  Samples were collected over three meter intervals and were shipped to Actlabs in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Results from the RAB drilling program indicate the primary quartz vein - now identified in trenches, artisanal workings and RAB drilling - extends over 1km (1000m) in length.  It remains open in all directions.  Hole 19 proximal to the primary quartz vein returned 1.05 g/t gold over 12 metres, while a 500-metre secondary strike was identified by mineralized intersections occurring in holes 4, 13 and 15, which returned anomalous gold values over three metres respectively.   All holes in the program were drilled to a depth range of 18 to 46 metres, testing the saprolitic rock (soft rock) which sits at the top of the stratigraphy.

RAB results and locations of rock samples

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In addition to establishing the strike length of the primary quartz vein, the RAB program successfully identified a secondary anomalous gold trend striking to the south west at an oblique orientation to the main east-west striking quartz vein.