The Côte d’Ivoire Gold Projects cover a substantial ground position of 830km2 on the convergence of two of West Africa’s most prolific gold belts, the Tongon Gold Belt and the Syama Gold Belt which extend into northern Côte d’Ivoire from Burkina Faso and Mali respectively.

The Côte d’Ivoire Gold Projects comprise the granted Boundiali Permit (379km2), now the Bagoe Project, the granted Korhogo Permit (271km2) and the Korhogo NE application (180km2), now the Liberty Project.
Significant nearby gold deposits associated with the same geology and structures include:

  • 4.2Moz Tongon Gold Mine (Randgold) located ~40 kilometres to north-east
  • 11.5Moz Syama Gold Mine (Resolute) located ~90 kilometres to the north
  • 1.0Moz Sissingue Gold Mine (Perseus) located ~50 kilometres to the north
  • Fonondara /Boundiali gold discovery (Randgold) located immediately adjacent to the west

Previous tenement holders, Apollo Consolidated Limited (Apollo) have been exploring the Côte d’Ivoire Gold Projects through intermittent, campaign style programs since the permits were granted at the end of 2014.

Apollo collected approximately 4,000 soil samples across broad grids over discreet areas within the 830km2 of tenure. Much of the prospective project area remains unsampled. The limited sampling to date has defined several large, coherent gold-in-soils anomalies, most of which remain open. Many of the anomalies have been confirmed with broad spaced air core drilling but only one prospect, the Antoinette Central Prospect, has been tested with Reverse Circulation (‘RC’) drilling.

Whilst the drilling at Antoinette has yielded highly encouraging results which demonstrate a potentially economic and significant gold discovery at Antoinette, Exore Resources considers some of the other prospects defined by Apollo to be of higher priority but are not yet tested with any drilling. The region has seen good conversion of soil anomalies to bedrock gold discoveries.

Location of Côte d’Ivoire Gold Projects

Côte d’Ivoire Permits & Geology