At Segele we are targeting the downward continuation of a small, high grade system hosted in mafic-ultramafic rocks, that has seen extensive surface and near surface working by artisanal miners, kofaris. The gold grades encountered by the kofaris have been very high, and we know from government records that the hand dug pits at Segele have produced over 600 kg of gold from the so-called Main pit.
This pit is roughly 15 by 20 meters wide and reaches a depth of just 10 meters, but some underground workings extend down to ground water level. In addition to this there are several smaller shafts/pits in the vicinity. Our own sampling of the pits combined with geological mapping gives an image of a narrow (<10m), high grade system, striking roughly east-west and dipping to the north. The mineralized structure is undulating and commonly branches off and re-joins the main structure, just as a shear zone-hosted gold system is prone to do.
The drill program of Segele has so far shown exceptional high-grade gold results. Sample treatment and analyses are being performed to the highest international quality standards by ALS.