Overview

  • Ownership: 100% (African Aura Cameroon SARL)
  • Licence area: 296.45 km2
  • Location: Eastern Cameroon
  • Target: 3 prospects defined (Kambele, Dimako and Amndobi)
  • Geology: Granite hosted quartz veins and stockworks
  • Artisanal workings define 16km long mineralised corridor. At Dimako they are up to 20m wide by 20m deep

Drilling/Sampling Highlights

  • 95 diamond drill holes complete across two prospects. Visible gold identified in 25 holes. Intercepts include:
    • 65.9 g/t over 2.67m
    • 43.3 g/t over 1.50m
    • 4.99 g/t over 9m
    • 5.52 g/t over 5m
  • Systematic soil and stream sampling over the majority of licence completed. A soil sampling programme 7km to the southwest of Kambele, on the Mongonam – Dimako trend confirmed a 3.5km long shear zone, with >250ppb Au in soils, co-incident with hard rock artisanal workings
  • IP resistivity/radiometric survey completed
  • To date, 16 trenches and 291 pits completed

Geology/background

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  • Batouri licence is situated within the Paleo-Proterozoic and Neoproterozoic series which constitute the Pan-African north equatorial fold belt known as a result of a collision between the West African craton and the Congo craton.
  • The north equatorial fold belt is affected by the Central African Shear Zone system generally following a NE-SW trend, and along which syn- to post-tectonic granitoids plutons are common.
  • The auriferous zones within the granite are considered to be controlled by a major shear zone. The shear zone cuts through the granite resulting in the development of a gentle to steep foliation
  • The gold bearing quartz veins are not concordant with the foliation, and often found within altered wall rock
  • The Amndobi trench program outlined two systems of mineralization trending North-South: A porphyry zone sheared, brecciated and stockwork-veined, which might represent a significant gold-enrichment porphyry style; and vein breccia zones which appear to be the peripheral components of the main porphyry system

Infrastructure

Batouri town is 420km east of Yaoundé, the Country’s capital. It is a divisional capital with shops, hotels, and a hospital

  • It takes approximately 6 hours to drive to the project on tarmac and maintained laterite roads. Access within the licence is by 4×4 tracks and forestry roads

The project has good mobile phone coverage, a dedicated satellite link for data and email, and three-phase electrical power