The SMSZ Project
Desert Gold's flagship SMSZ Project overlies a 38 km section of West Africa’s prolific Senegal Mali Shear Zone which is related to 4 tier one gold mines including B2 Gold's Fekola Mine, Barrick's Gounkoto and Loulo Mines and Allied Gold's Sadiola and Yatela Mines.
At 410km2 the Company’s SMSZ Project is one of the largest gold exploration projects in Western Africa. With 20+ open gold zones discovered to date that require follow up and numerous targets yet to be tested, the SMSZ Project has the potential for the discovery of a major gold deposit(s) consistent with the region’s tier 1 gold mines.
Area of NE-trending shear zone splays that occur proximal to where the Senegal Mali Shear Zone abruptly swings NW
9 interpreted shear zone trends noted associated with Au-in-auger and Au-in-soil anomalies
Previous drilling returned intercepts to 1.84 g/t Au over 30 metres (estimate true with 21 metres)
Structural data indicates that mineralized zones may plunge parallel to the surface
56 holes totalling 3,050 metres are planned in the Manakoto area in 2021, with follow-up based on results