Although an early-stage exploration project, Issia-Buyo is located in a prolific geological gold province with key similarities to adjacent, well-defined gold deposits.
That includes the 3.35Moz Abujar Project, run by ASX-listed Tietto Minerals, which is located 50km to the north-east along the Buyo Lake shear zone.
The Issia project features existing extensive geochemical gold anomalies to 8Significant anomalous gold clusters identified at both the Noukpoudou shear zone and Buyo Lake shear zone (Abujar trend). The Noukpoudou shear zone is an extensive north-south trending shear zone which has yielded gold in soil values up to 4.9g/t. The Buyo Lake shear zone extends from the +3.35 Moz. Abujar gold deposit into the Issia-Buyo permit and has yielded gold in soil concentrations of up to 10g/t.
Further work in the Issia-Buyo permit area will consist of further infill soil sampling and will focus on potential extensions of the Buyo Lake and Noukpoudou shear systems. Two historically surveyed gold in soil anomalies will be covered with soil sampling along a 400m by 50m grid. The total number of soil samples to be taken will be in excess of 6,500 and drilling is planned for April 2022.