Predictive Discovery Limited (ASX: PDI) has extended gold mineralisation by at least 160m north along strike with results from three additional Diamond Drill (DD) holes from the Bankan Gold Project, located in Guinea.
Managing Director, Paul Roberts, said the new drilling re-affirms potential for a significant gold mineralised body at Bankan Creek which could add substantially to the Bankan Project Mineral Resource Estimate, expected mid-2021.
We are very pleased that the Bankan Creek gold mineralisation is extending to the north, as we had hoped, with shallow, wide, high-grade gold intersected,” Mr Roberts said.
“With more drilling planned to the north, south and at depth, we believe that the mineralised footprint and strike at Bankan Creek will continue to grow and should make a material contribution to our planned Bankan Mineral Resource Estimate.
“This new drilling is consistent with previous results obtained to the south including holes KKODD020 and BCKDD0001, both of which contained high grade gold intervals. We look forward to receiving the results of the two remaining holes.”
Several high-grade gold intercepts within multiple, wide zones intersected on two new drill sections. Better results include:
- BCKDD0002 -Overall intercept of 40m @ 3.0g/t Au from 104m including, 7m @ 10.2g/t Au from 104m, including 5m @ 14.2g/t Au, and15m @ 2.7g/t Au from 118m
- BCKDD0003 – 21.5m @ 1.1g/t Au from 60m; and
- BCKDD0004 – 22.8m @ 2.6g/t Au from 10m, including 9.2m @ 5.9g/t Au and 11m @ 4.6g/t Au from 62m
Mr Roberts said the latest holes were drilled from WSW to ENE, with the results providing an indication of the true widths of the mineralisation on this prospect as well as confirmation of the presence of shallow and high-grade mineralisation to the north. Having the benefit of both shallow and high-grade gold mineralisation bodes well for a future mining operation and suggests Bankan Creek has clear potential to be a strong contributor to the broader Bankan Project.
Hole BCKDD0002 builds on previous high-grade intercepts from hole KKODD020 which was drilled 80m to the SSE and intersected 91.6m at 1.9g/t Au including 16m at 4.0g/t Au. BCKDD0002 intersected broad widths of gold mineralisation with an overall intersection of 40m @ 3.0g/t Au including 7m at 10.2g/t Au and 15m at 2.7g/t gold north of the KKODD020 intercept.
Mr Roberts said this new intersection confirms the strike continuity of the gold mineralisation which remains open down- dip.
Further step out drilling to the west is planned to test the down dip extent of the mineralisation