Birimian Gold (ASX: BGS) has unearthed two broad gold trends in a soil sampling program at its Basawa Gold Project in Liberia, immediately upstream of abundant alluvial gold workings in the northwest of the project area.
One of the trends coincides with a regional scale geological structure and consists of a number of discrete gold anomalies which extend over 6 kilometres of strike.
One sample in particular returned a highly anomalous peak gold value of 1090 parts per billion, or greater than 1 gram per tonne (g/t).
Further upside to the potential of the Basawa project, is that it is located in a new gold district which, until now, has not been recognised by modern exploration companies.
The area has never been subjected to systematic exploration, nor has the primary source of the abundant alluvial gold been identified.
The highly prospective project covers 1,131 square kilometres, representing one of the larger ground holdings for gold in Liberia.
Importantly, artisanal workers have been active in the region, highlighting the fact there is known gold in the area.
Major regional structures traverse the project area where 45 kilometres of gold-prospective strike has been identified.
Similarly orientated and parallel structures host a string of gold deposits and gold occurrences to the north of Basawa, including Hummingbird Resources' 3.8 million ounce Dugbe-Joe Village Gold Camp.
Birimian is planning a second phase exploration program at Basawa including:
- Additional soil sampling at the Bafawehn Prospect, located in the northwest of the project area;
- Expansion of the reconnaissance soil sampling program along strike of the interpreted mineralised structure at the Bafawehn Prospect; and
- First pass soil sampling over a second site, south of the Bafawehn Prospect, near the locality of Betu, where additional artisanal workings in proximity to a second interpreted geological structure have been identified.
Follow up work is due to be completed in the next two months, with results expected toward the end of the June quarter 2012.