Bouboulou Gold Concession - Burkina Faso, West Africa
Bouboulou Gold Concession
Burkina Faso, West Africa
The Bouboulou exploration permit covers an area of 38.8 square kilometres approximately 75 kilometres north-west of the capital Ouagadougou and is accessible by paved road. The Bouboulou permit is located on the Boromo-Goren greenstone belt and is bisected by the Sabce shear zone. This regional north-east trending structure hosts numerous artisanal workings along its 120-kilometre length and also hosts the Bissa Hills deposit presently being mined by Nordgold. Three 5km anomalous gold trends exist on the property along with numerous artisanal zones (orpaillages).
Gold mineralization was first identified at Bouboulou by Boliden in 1997 where a regional Rotary Air Blast (RAB) drilling program outlined a broad north-east trending gold anomaly measuring 13km by 2km over what is now the Bouboulou permit. The concession was then explored by Riverstone Resources and Roxgold Inc.
Highlights of these surface exploration programs include surface rock sampling and trenching that returned gold grades from 1.09 to 19.16 g/t.