Thor Explorations, listed on the TSX-V, has commenced the drilling of an 8 000 m RC drilling programme at its Douta project in south-east Senegal. This programme follows on from its successful 2017 RC programme which identified a number of wide, near-surface significant intersects on the Makosa prospect within the Douta project, notably 10 m at 8,1 g/t Au including 7 m at 10,9 g/t Au. A number of holes ended in mineralisation, indicating potential for extensions to mineralisation at depth.
Based on the current data, the mineralisation appears to be open along strike and down dip. The 2018 RC programme has been designed to target the mineralisation zone delineated by the 2017 RC programme at both down dip and along strike.
Thor expects to announce the results of the programme during April and May this year.
“This is an exciting time for Thor with drilling occurring on both its Segilola gold project in Nigeria and its Douta project in Senegal,” comments Segun Lawson, President and CEO of Thor. “Advancing the Douta project remains a priority for Thor. The exploration success to date further strengthens management’s belief that the project will add significant value to the company. We aim to advance this project to a maiden resource this year.”
The Douta project is a gold exploration permit that covers an area of 103 km2 and is located within the Kéniéba inlier, eastern Senegal, within the Mako greenstone belt. The Makosa prospect was prioritised by Thor as an analogue to Randgold’s Massawa project, located approximately 5 km to the west.