Predictive Discovery reveals gold mineralisation in Burkina Faso

28 February 2012 (Last Updated February 28th, 2012 18:30)

Predictive Discovery has discovered a second gold lode at Dave East, which is open to the north and northeast in the Bonsiega project in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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Predictive Discovery has discovered a second gold lode at Dave East, which is open to the north and northeast in the Bonsiega project in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

The company has now received assays from recent shallow infill and twin hole RC drilling on the Dave and Dave East Prospects in the Bonsiega project.

The better intersections include 7m at 1.7 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from surface and 11m at 1.4g/t gold from 29m, 4m at 2.5g/t gold from 44m, and 8m at 3.3g/t gold from 22m.

Predictive Discovery managing director Paul Roberts said: "These results, along with the new diamond drilling core and oriented images of the hole walls are contributing to PDI's developing understanding of the Dave and Dave East mineralised system.

"PDI is now carrying out infill drilling required to develop the robust geological model required to calculate mineral resources. In addition, planned air core drilling will help determine if the Dave and Dave East mineralised system extends well beyond the 2km zone that has been RC drill tested so far."

To date, 2km strike length of the 3.6km Dave and Dave East gold anomalies has been drilled.

Predictive has revealed plans to continue gold mineralisation in at least two lode positions at the Dave East Prospect in the Bonsiega Project.

The Dave and Dave East Prospects are located on the Laterite Hill Grid, which forms part of the Bonsiega Gold Project.

The project covers an area of 70 km2 including a series of large structures interpreted from aeromagnetic data, some of which coincide with extensive weathered bedrock gold anomalies with an aggregate strike length of over 18km.

Further diamond, reverse circulation (RC) and auger drill assays are expected to be announced over the next two weeks.

A programme of infill and extension drilling is now in progress, where the model of northeast trending structures is being tested with infill RC drilling on 100m spaced lines in several selected locations.

Predictive is carrying out infill and extension reconnaissance drilling between Dave and Dave East and both to the west and east of the prospects with an aircore drill rig.

Image: The Dave and Dave East Prospects are located on the Laterite Hill Grid, which forms part of the Bonsiega Gold Project. Photo: Predictive Discovery.