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Birimian Gold announced the next phase of its exploration drilling programme at the Massigui gold project in Mali is underway.

The gold exploration and development company with operations in Liberia and Mali said on Monday that the aircore rig has commenced, with drilling and a reverse circulation (RC) rig will mobilise to the project area within the month.

Multifaceted exploration

The company has planned to drill a total of 4 500 metres as part of its multifaceted exploration programme with the aim of testing multiple gold targets.

The drilling programme will increase drill density and extend drill coverage along strike from the known shallow gold zones at the Viper prospect, with additional drilling intended to test depth extensions to recent ore-grade drill intersections.

Gold targets

Potential gold targets at the Koble, Koting and Koura prospects will be evaluated in this phase of the drilling programme.

The company has expanded its exploration program over the greater Massigui Project area with the aim of identifying additional shallow gold resources amenable to open pit mining techniques to add to the total gold inventory at the Massigui Project.

Ntiola discovery

Birimian Gold continues to aggressively explore the high grade targets at Massigui, with conducted by the company resulting in the discovery of the Ntiola Deposit (100% BGS), situated approximately 25 km from the
Morila Mine.

Any new shallow gold resources, additional to the Ntiola Lode, will have a significant positive impact on the scale of any potential mining project in the broader Ntiola District, stated the company.

Drilling results returned at the end of the most recent field season in Mali have reaffirmed the company’s long-held belief that the Ntiola District has excellent potential to host further gold discoveries.

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