Significant high-grade intercepts include:
- 23m at 2.5 g/t gold in hole BFRC069
- 9m at 4.3 g/t gold and 7m at 2.1g/t gold in hole BFRC060
- 12m at 5.6 g/t gold in hole BFAC627
- 16m at 2.3 g/t gold in hole BFAC980
- 8m at 9.4g/t gold in hole BFAC933
The complete historical data set includes 18,300 soil samples which outline anomalous gold in soil over a strike length of 17 kilometres.
Drilling data includes results from 994 aircore holes, 85 reverse circulation holes and nine diamond drill holes, for a total of over 80,000m of drilling.
High resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric data over 16,500 line kilometres to be used for direct drill targeting.
Several drill-ready targets exist based on follow up of high-grade intercepts that have never been fully drill tested.
Specific Targets apparent from the data review include Bouaflé North which has the following intercepts:
- 15m at 1.8g/t
- 23m at 2.5g/t
- 18m at 2.4g/t, 10m at 1.2 and 5m at 2.3g/t Au
and Bouaflé Central which has recorded the following intercepts:
- 32m at 2.1g/t Au
- 8m at 18g/t Au
- 12m at 5.6g/t
- 9m at 2.2g/t Au
The Bouaflé Project was previously held by Newcrest subsidiary Equigold and explored by Equigold between 2009 and 2014. Equigold was acquired by Lihir Gold in 2008 and Lihir Gold was subsequently acquired by Newcrest in 2010. The project was later relinquished and Applications for the current licences were made by WAVI in 2017.
The Bouaflé Project is located on the Bouaflé greenstone belt which hosts the Yaouré deposit; owned by Perseus Mining and commissioned in December 2020. Yaouré contains resources of 3.8Moz at 1.25g/t Au including an underground resource of 346koz at 6.1g/t Au.
The Bouaflé belt is divided into two domains; an eastern mafic domain and a western volcano-sedimentary domain on which the Bouaflé Project Licences are situated. Historically, the Bouaflé South license was divided into three project areas, Bouaflé North, Central and South targeting shear hosted mineralisation along a 17km mineralised trend as outlined by more than 900 aircore holes totalling some 40,000m of drilling completed by Newcrest between 2010 and 2012. This drilling outlined a coherent geochemical anomaly with gold in soil of over 30ppb (See Figure below).
Follow-up drilling at the Bouaflé Project Licences defined two main mineralised areas referred to as the Main Mineralised Shear Zone (MMSZ) and the East Mineralised Zone (EMZ). The MMSZ is a sub-vertical shear zone hosted on the contact between the Dianfla granodiorite and the Birimian sediments which mainly consist of sheared sandstone and siltstone. The EMZ includes mineralisation hosted on the Okabo Shear Zone which is a parallel mineralised structure some 400m to the east of the MMSZ. Drillholes indicate that the mineralisation in this zone consists of steeply west dipping gold bearing quartz veins and sub-vertical pyritised sediments.