Predictive Discovery (ASX: PDI) is revealing the continuity of the gold mineralisation in at least two lode positions at the Dave East Prospect in the Bonsiega Project, Burkina Faso.
Shallow infill drilling has uncovered a new second gold lode at Dave East which is open to the north and northeast.
Highlight intersections include 7 metres at 1.7 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from surface, 11 metres at 1.4g/t from 29 metres, 4 metres at 2.5g/t from 44 metres and 8 metres at 3.3g/t from 22 metres.
To date 2 kilometres of the 3.6 kilometre strike length has been drilled.
Managing director Paul Roberts said the results, along with the new diamond drilling core and oriented images of the hole walls are contributing to Predictive's developing understanding of the Dave‐Dave East mineralised system.
"PDI is now carrying out infill drilling required to develop the robust geological model required to calculate mineral resources," he said.
"In addition, planned air core drilling will help determine if the Dave and Dave East mineralised system extends well beyond the 2 kilometre zone that has been reverse circulation drill tested so far."
The Dave and Dave East Prospects are located on the Laterite Hill Grid, which forms part of the Bonsiega Gold Project.
This covers an area of about 70 square kilometres including a series of large structures interpreted from aeromagnetic data, some of which coincide with extensive weathered bedrock gold anomalies with an aggregate strike length of over 18 kilometres.
A previous 6,340 metre reverse circulation drilling program at Dave and Dave East to test the zone's potential to host large scale open pittable gold deposits returned broad strikes, such as 46 metres at 1.7g/t gold from 22 metres, including 26 metres at 2.7g/t, and 46 metres at 1.4g/t from 16 metres, including 8 metres at 4g/t.
The program was designed to test the very broad zones of bedrock anomalism, averaging 300 metres width, delineated by Predictive's power auger drilling program.
Indicating the depth of the mineralisation, observed depths of weathering were up to 70 metres.
Further diamond, reverse circulation and auger drill assays are expected to be announced over the next two weeks.
Predictive has now begun a program of infill and extension drilling. The model of northeast trending structures is being tested with infill reverse circulation drilling.
Infill and extension reconnaissance drilling between Dave and Dave East and both to the west and east of the prospects are being carried out with an aircore drill rig.