The Dankassa Project is situated on the east bank of the Niger River, in southern Mali, approximately 110km by road south of Bamako, the capital city of Mali. Access is by sealed road south of Bamako and then gravel tracks to the project area. The Selingue Hydroelectric Power Station is situated about 40km to the south of the project area. The Selingue-Bamako power transmission line passes within 5km of the project area.
The Dankassa Gold Project covers an area of 460km2 and consists of six research permits; Kourouba-Est, Dankassa-Est, Songoria, Makono, Baga and Manabougou. All permits are held 100% by Birimian, with the exception of the Dankassa-Est Permit, over which the Company has an option to earn a 90% interest.
The Project is located at the northern end of the regionally significant Yanfolila Shear Zone. Splays and sub parallel shear zones adjacent to the Yanfolila Shear Zone host mineralisation at Yanfolila (Hummingbird Resources; >1.8Moz). Similar trends are evident within the Birimian permits at Dankassa.
Reconnaissance drilling undertaken by Birimian has defined an exciting new, 12km long, gold zone in the north of the Project area; the Dankassa Gold Trend. The Company believes there is considerable potential to discover economic gold mineralisation within the Project area.
The Dankassa Gold Trend is situated in the north of the Dankassa Project area. Aircore (AC) and Auger drilling conducted by Birimian has delineated coherent gold anomalies in bedrock over more than 12 kilometres of strike within the Dankassa Gold Trend. To date, two priority areas within the broader trend have been targeted for follow up drilling. Highly encouraging results have been returned, with broad zones of shallow gold mineralisation intersected in holes adjacent to, and directly along strike from, one another. Better results include:
The integrated auger and aircore drilling results define a very coherent bedrock gold anomaly within the Dankassa Gold Trend. To date the Company has investigated approximately 4km of prospective strike within the much more extensive 12km long trend. Significant zones of bedrock gold mineralisation have been intersected in drilling and the Company believes that there is considerable potential to discover economic thicknesses and grades of primary gold mineralisation within the Dankassa Gold Trend.