Golden Rim Resources continues to dig deep at its flagship Kada Gold Project (Kada) in Guinea. The company has just started a 3500 m (11482 ft) diamond drilling (DD) program that will investigate the structural controls and confirm mineralisation widths of Kada’s Massan and Bereko prospects.
The program is expected to take around two months to complete, with first results expected early April 2023.
While this is going on, GMR anticipates it will have more results come in in early March 2023 from the current 10 000 m (32808 ft) RC drilling program.
‘With continued encouraging results from our recent RC drilling campaign, Golden Rim is pleased to commence a significant diamond drilling program at Kada,’ GMR CEO, Tim Strong said. ‘Up to 3500 m (11 482 ft) of diamond drilling will be completed across the Massan resource area and the newly defined Bereko prospect. Diamond drilling will assist in structural modelling of the deposits, leading to potential resource updates in the coming year.’
‘With the identification of an east-northeast mineralised event in addition to the known north-south trend, we hope that the diamond drilling will allow us to further understand the controls on mineralisation. “All indications are pointing to the possibility of a major gold discovery on the Kada permit and I look forward to updating the market as drilling results continue to come in.’
Diamond drilling at Kada
The diamond drill bit is now spinning at Kada on a 3500 m (11 482 ft) campaign that will go to depths of up to 250 m/ 820 ft and target the structural controls of the mineralisation both at the Massan resource area and the Bereko prospect.
The drilling will help GMR to further understand the mineralised events that exist on the permit and comes on the back of follow-up exploration holes at the Bereko prospect.
It is here where initial RC exploration drillholes intersected multiple zones of mineralisation (including 11 m (36 ft) at 6.3g/t gold and 10 m (33 ft) at 5.6g/t gold), as well as within the current resource area to increase confidence in the mineralised area.
Diamond drilling will also test numerous deeper exploration targets identified by recent gradient-array Induced Polarisation (IP) and Pole-Dipole IP geophysical surveys within the mineral resource area, including underneath previously reported 29 m (95 ft) at 8.5g/t gold2 in hole KRC025.