Thor starts RC drilling programme on Douta Project in Senegal
Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018
Thor Explorations Ltd. is pleased to announce that is has commenced the drilling of an 8,000 metre RC drilling program (the “2018 RC Program”) on its Douta Project in south-east Senegal. This program follows on from its successful 2017 RC Program which identified a number of wide, near-surface significant intersects on the Makosa Prospect in the Douta Project, notably 10 metres at 8.1g/tAu including 7metres at 10.9g/tAu. Other highlights of the 2017 RC Program included:

  • Near-surface gold mineralisation
  • 10 metres true width at 8.1 g/tAu including 7 metres true width at 10.9g/tAu.
  • 19 metres true width at 2.0 g/tAu including 10 metres true width at 2.8 g/tAu
  • 13 metres true width at 2.1 g/tAu
  • A number of holes ended in mineralisation, indicating potential for extensions to mineralisation at depth.

Based on the current data, the mineralization appears to be open along strike and down dip. The 2018 RC Program has been designed to target the mineralization zone delineated by the 2017 RC Drilling Program at both down dip and along strike.

Thor expects to announce the results of the program during April and May this year. Segun Lawson, President & CEO, stated " This is an exciting time for Thor with drilling occurring on both its Segilola Gold Project in Nigeria and its Douta Project in Senegal. 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.”

About the Douta Project

The Douta Project is a gold exploration permit that covers an area of 103 sq. km and is located within the Kéniéba inlier, eastern Senegal, within the Mako Greenstone Belt. The Makosa Gold Discovery is a discovery located on one of a number of soil anomalies within a 13 km long zone of mineralisation parallel to the Main Transcurrent Shear Zone. The Makosa Prospect was prioritised by Thor as an analogue to Randgold’s Massawa project, located approximately 5km to the west.

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