Mako Gold's Niou Project is located in the central part of the Burkina Faso. It is only 50km north of Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou it is easily accessed by a good road system.
Extensive Gold Soil Anomaly in Favourable Geology
Nine gold targets (T1 to T9) have been identified through the interpretation of geological field observations, airborne geophysical data, and soil, rock chip and trench sampling.
The primary target (T1) is a 2km x 1km artisanal mining site, coincident with a 7km long gold soil anomaly (1000m X 500m grid). The gold soil anomaly is open in multiple directions.
Other targets (T2 to T9) are related to the 3 to 6km wide, roughly east-west trending greenstone belt. These targets are mainly focused on the intersection of regional NE-SW faults and cross-cutting E-W faults creating dilational zones with potential for high-grade gold deposits. There has been no known previous drilling on the permit.
Niou Permit - Gold soil anomaly on interpreted geology and structure.
Rock chip and trench sampling results at the Niou artisanal gold mining site.
Niou Artisanal Gold Mining Sites... - confirm the presence of gold - present 'walk-up' drill targets - provide a shortcut to discovery
Artisanal mining shaft within main mine workings.
Confirmed Gold at Niou Artisanal Site Visible gold in quartz was observed by Mako Gold management from this 40m deep artisanal mining shaft.