Vancouver, Canada – Nexus Gold Corp. (“Nexus” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NXS / OTC-NXXGF) is pleased to report on early exploration activities at the Bouboulou Gold Concession in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Nexus Gold Senior Geologist Warren Robb, P.Geo, has begun the fall exploration program at Bouboulou. Mr. Robb was Chief Geologist for Roxgold in 2012 where he oversaw drilling at the property (then called Bissa West). As part of its preparation for the upcoming drill program the Company is reviewing recently acquired legacy data and conducting geological mapping, drill-hole mapping and selection.
The Company has received results from Actlabs, Burkina Faso, on eight grab samples taken from artisanal workings of the four known gold zones on the property. Six of the eight samples returned gold values, including 2.8 g/t Au and 5.5 g/t Au, respectively, at Bouboulou 2 (one of the four known zones). The company plans additional sampling in and around the historical drill holes and the newly observed artisanal zone reported in its September 8, 2016 news release.
New Zone at Bouboulou
As reported in the September 8, 2016 Nexus Gold news release, a new area of interest has been observed on the property due to an increase in artisanal mining activity. Upon the initial property visit the company geologist noted a large orpillage (area worked by artisanal miners). The zone being exploited by the orpilleurs is a shear hosted in meta-volcanics and meta-sediments with cross cutting quartz veins and stringers. The orepillage extends for some 250 meters along strike with the Bouda orpaillage which is adjacent to the property and located along the Sabce shear zone. This same shear zone also hosts Norgold‘s Bissa Hills mine.
The Bouboulou Gold concession is a near-surface, advanced stage gold exploration target located in a known gold belt, within a prolific and highly active area. The property has previously been drilled by Roxgold Inc, Riverstone Resources and Boliden.
Bouboulou was held by Boliden in 1997 as part of a much larger permit. Boliden completed regional Rapid Air Blast (“RAB”) drilling over the entire permit, comprising 25,400 meters, initially at 500 m centres. Included in this total was infill drilling concentrated over what is now the Company’s permit, which defined a northeast trending gold anomaly measuring 13 km by 2 to 6 km wide. The mineralization was described as disseminated sulphides in tuffs and dacites.
Riverstone completed several programs of regional and detailed geological mapping and sampling prior to the Roxgold option. Rock sampling and trenching within the Boliden anomaly returned gold grades from 1.09 to 19.16 g/t. Riverstone also completed an IP geophysical survey over the area of the highest gold values, and Roxgold drill tested a number of these targets. The following tables represent historical drill results as reported by Roxgold.
About Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation, located in West Africa. It covers an area of roughly 274,000 square kilometres and has an estimated population of more than 16 million people. The country has a stable political setting with a pro-mining and foreign investment stance. Burkina Faso is the fastest growing gold producer in Africa, and was the 4th largest gold producer in Africa in 2012. Eight new mines have been commissioned there over the past six years. The country has excellent geological potential. The Greenstone Belts that host all of the major deposits in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire continue northward into Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso has undergone less than 15 years of modern mineral exploration, remaining under explored in comparison to neighbouring Ghana and Mali; both of which host world class gold mines in the same belts of Birimian rocks.
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