Volt Resources Limited(ASX: VRC) has identified a number of potential exploration opportunities on its Mandiana and Konsolon Projects, which are part of the richly mineralised West African Birimian Gold Belt in Guinea.
The company has reviewed historical soil sample geochemical data for the Konsolon Project, where a total of 3,544 samples were collected by Crew Gold Corporation from the Konsolon area in 2006.
Managing Director, Trevor Matthews, said very significant results of up to 20.25g/t Au were obtained within the samples which included systematic grid soil samples and grab samples.
Following its assessment of the historic material, Volt has refined its initially planned soil sampling programme, and will now collect a lesser number of samples to verify the previous explorer’s results before planning the next phase of exploration.
Volt’s in-country geology team has also started exploration in the highly prospective Nzima and Monebo permits. Initial works included site visits, mapping and collection of grab samples from the artisanal workings.
The team has mapped several artisanal workings in the Nzima permit and a limited number of new workings in the Monebo permit.
A large area in the north of the Nzima permit is covered by artisanal activities and a total of 79 rock samples have been collected in the area.
The artisanal workings to the NW of Monebo permit are new while those at the centre of the permit are old.
The team has collected 11 rock samples in the Monebo permit. The collected samples have been dispatched to SGS Mali for analysis.
Volt has six permits covering an area of 348.7 square kilometres in Guinea’s highly prospective Siguiri Basin and has grouped them into three projects – the Kouroussa Project, Mandiana Project and Konsolon Project.
Mr Matthews said that upon completion of assessment of the initial results of collected grab samples become available from Nzima Permit, Volt’s team will plan a systematic auger drilling geochemical sampling program to generate initial drill targets.
Meanwhile, Volt is also looking to undertake systematic auger drilling geochemistry programme to determine initial targets in the areas with artisanal workings.