New bonanza grade intersections from diamond drilling at Segele

Akobo Minerals is pleased to announce that they have received new assay results back from the ALS Ireland laboratory regarding the Segele gold target. Many high grade assays have been returned, including new significant intersections of 131g/t over 2.5m and 17g/t over 13m (see Table 1). These results complement previous bonanza and high grade assay results including 340g/t over 21m and 115g/t over 5m announced previously. 

Chief Executive Officer, Jørgen Evjen said:

“We are very pleased with this latest round of assays from Segele and we are confident that the gold mineralization continues much further to depth. Although we are at the start of our drilling campaign at the Akobo Project, our continued success at Segele gives us optimism that we will reach our goal of defining 1.5 to 2 million ounces of gold over the next three years. We have a large area of exciting and prospective licenses and we are excited about the times ahead”

Figure 1: Schematic cross section (scale only approximate) showing the Segele gold target

Table 1: Significant intersections from the Segele gold target 

Hole Length Grade g/t Notes  
SEDD001  0.80    17.30   
SEDD003 20.95 337.94 Including 16,850g/t over 0.4m and 322g/t over 0.6m 
SEDD005  3.80    39.72   
  1.00     2.57   
  1.00    22.80   
SEDD010  4.00    4.65   
  1.00    8.26   
SEDD11 5.35 114.85  
SEDD12 0.60  1.93  
 1.30  2.66  
 0.65  2.66  
 1.00  2.56  
SEDD13 1.05  3.56  
 1.45  24.84  
 1.00  2.18  
 0.70  1.61  
SEDD14 1.30  2.51  
SEDD18 3.20  13.28  
 1.00  1.36  
 1.00  7.35  
 0.85  1.30  
 2.50  1.72  
SEDD21 3.80  2.97  
 4.60  91.31  
SEDD22 0.50  53.70  NEW 
 0.43   17.25  NEW 
SEDD23 4.00   45.77  NEW 
 0.80  3.51  NEW 
 1.34   5.33  NEW 
SEDD25 2.48  130.50  NEW 
 0.99   1.13  NEW 
 3.35   35.62  NEW 
 1.00   1.09  NEW 
SEDD26 1.00   1.45  NEW 
SEDD28 0.27  12.35  NEW 
 4.03   6.17  NEW 
 2.00   1.08  NEW 
SEDD29 12.98  17.61  NEW 
 2.00  14.76  NEW 
 2.00   3.22  NEW 
 1.10   3.80  NEW 
SEDD31 0.80   1.46  NEW 
 0.70   1.15  NEW 
 1.00   1.63  NEW 

The Segele gold target was first discovered by Akobo Minerals geologists and previous assays from diamond-drilling have demonstrated a narrow (approx. 20m wide) gold zone. The gold is predominantly present as large grains easily visible to the naked eye (coarse-gold type mineralization). See company presentation for more details (21st January 2021). 

To date over 4.350m of diamond drilling has been completed at site, of which only 3.030m has so far been assayed. Several intersections in the core which remains to be assayed contains exciting levels of visible gold. The depth extension remains open (see press release 15/02/2021). 

The Segele gold target is just one target in the 100% owned 182km2 exploration license under investigation by Akobo Minerals. The next priority target for drilling, Joru, is prospective for low grade-high tonnage mineralization and RC drilling has returned results including: 3.1g/t over 2m and 3.1g/t over 1m. In addition to Segele and Joru, Akobo geologists believe a large number of gold exploration targets exist in this unexplored region of Ethiopia. 

For more information contact:

Jørgen Evjen, CEO 

Mob.: (+47) 92 80 40 14


Competent Person

The Competent Person who has overall responsibility for the exploration results is Dr Matt Jackson BSc PhD MAusIMM. Dr Jackson is a Chartered Professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy which is a Recognized Professional Organization (“RPO”) included in a list promulgated by the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) from time to time. He is a full time employee of Akobo Minerals AB and has sufficient experience that is relevant to the style of mineralization and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’. Dr Matt Jackson consents to the inclusion in the report of the matters based on his (or her) information in the form and context in which it appears.

For complete disclosure of technical details, JORC Table 1 can be found at the company website,

About Akobo Minerals:

Akobo Minerals, a Norway-based gold exploration company, currently with ongoing exploration in the Akobo region in southwest Ethiopia through its wholly owned Ethiopian subsidiary Etno Mining Plc. The operations were established in 2009 by people with long experience from the public mining sector in Ethiopia and from the Norwegian oil service industry. Akobo Minerals holds an exploration license over key targets in the area. To date placer production and exploration work have outlined alluvial gold resources, and our team of geologists have worked extensively over the last 11 years to identify several potential primary gold targets. The drilling program initiated at the end of 2019 and continued through 2020 has so far shown exceptionally high-grade gold results. 

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