Perseus Mining Limited (ASX/TSX: PRU) is pleased to provide an update on its recent exploration activities at its Bagoe and Yaoure properties, both located in Cote d'Ivoire.
The results demonstrate the potential for the Company to organically grow its gold inventory through further drilling success.
Yaoure is Perseus's third gold mine, commencing production in December 2020. Recent exploration has focused on the drilling of satellite prospects within five kilometres of the Yaoure mill with the potential to deliver shallow oxide ore during the early stages of the project. Progress has also been made with the definition of drill targets from the 3D seismic survey completed in 2020, recently supplemented by the completion of an airborne gravity (FTGG) survey.
The Bagoe exploration licence, 60km south of Perseus's Sissingue Gold Mine, was acquired when Exore Resources Limited was acquired in September 2020 (ASX announcement 26th September 2020). Perseus's pre-acquisition evaluation of Exore's exploration work at Bagoe indicated potential for the economic exploitation of the Antoinette, Juliette and Veronique gold deposits by open pit mining and either processing in-situ or transporting ore to Sissingue for processing. Recent exploration drilling has fo cused on converting the previously defined Inferred Resources to Measured and Indicated Resources to support a DFS to confirm the technical and financial viability of the two development concepts.
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