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Awalé Resources Bondoukou Project Delivers Initial High Grade Trench Results

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VANCOUVER, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Awalé Resources Limited ("Awalé" or the "Company") (TSXV: ARIC) is pleased to announce initial results from the first 3 trenches of a currently planned 10 trench program for the Fako prospect at the Bondoukou Project, Côte d'Ivoire (Figure 1 and 2).

Highlights of the program completed to date include:

  • BETR0003: returned 8m at 1.6 g/t Au and 17m at 2.6 g/t Au including 1m intervals at 10.5 g/t Au, 11.5 g/t Au and 4.8 g/t Au respectively. This mineralization appears to be associated with quartz vein-bearing shear zones.
    Selective sampling of a quartz vein within the last meter of the trench (79 to 80m) has delivered 14.7 g/t.
     
  • BETR0001: Similarly returned 5m at 0.7 g/t Au and 4m at 0.8g/t Au

 

BETR0001 is located approximately 1.2 km from Trenches BETR0002 and 0003. Geological strike of the host rocks around mineralization intercepted in both trenches is close to perpendicular to the trench, and close to true width with a dip of 60 to 70 degrees to the south, the gold bearing quartz veins are both oblique and foliation parallel (figures 3 and 4).

These prospects were defined from the Company's maiden scout RC drill program (see releases February 2, 2018 and March 1, 2018), as well as results from our DD drill program (see results August 1,2018)

CEO Glen Parsons commented today:

"Our systematic exploration approach continues to increase our understanding of the Bondoukou System, and these encouraging trench results have delivered on our current objective of immediate new drill targets for follow up. 

Awale maintains its focus on developing more of these new targets on all its prospects where similar exploration programs are currently being undertaken at both the Odienné and Abengourou Projects.

This focussed and geology driven systematic exploration approach will lead toward economic gold discoveries at Bondoukou and our other projects and I look forward to updating the market accordingly."

View attached figures: http://www.awaleresources.com/_resources/maps/Fako__Trench__Results_1.pdf

Background
Two localities within the Fako prospect were selected for trenching where previous RC drilling delivered broad intercepts which included 18m at 1g/t Au in hole BERC0019 and 20m at 0.9 g/t in BERC0008. The trenches were planned to intercept similar or new mineralisation as well as understand controls on mineralisation intercepted in the RC drilling (release Feb. 2nd, 2018). Some follow-up diamond drilling in these areas did not complete the understanding of the structural framework associated with mineralisation (see release 1stAugust 2018), the trenching and associated mapping is expected to complete this understanding.

The rocks contained within the Awari Shear are lower Birimian and consist of greenschist facies altered ultramafic, mafic to andesitic volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks. Rocks in the footwall of the shear consist of an amphibolite to granulite facies metamorphic complex which is interpreted to predate the deposition of the volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks contained within the Awari Shear. There is an abrupt change in the metamorphic grade between these two major geologic units.

Initial interpretation from the trenches suggests the north dipping metamorphic complex forms a competent footwall block and the mafic hanging wall rocks to form a brittle ductile environment.  The hanging wall rocks appear to form a sequence of SW verging folds which look to have shallow plunging shoots within antiformal hinges. This relationship is clear in both trenched areas (approximately 1km apart) and is evident a further 6 kilometres to the southeast from geological mapping following geochemical anomalism along this contact. The results from trench BETR0001 also suggest there is also mineralisation associated with fuchsite/sericite alteration and shearing close to the contact between the metamorphic complex and the hanging wall mafic rocks.

Planning has now been completed for step out trenches testing strike extension of the high-grade mineralisation at a similar elevation and also further test the shallow plunging shoot model. The trenching is designed to culminate in a new RC DD program which follows high grade mineralisation intercepted in BETR0003. 

Exploration also continues on other prospects within the Bondoukou project as well as the Odienné project. Work planned for the second quarter includes continued trenching at Fako as well as mapping and soil sampling on the Bondoukou North Permit, Auger drilling is also planned to follow up results reported on the 14thNovember 2018. At Odienné the company continues with mapping, trenching and channel sampling at the Empire and Vakaba prospects.

Table 1: All Results above 0.5 grams per tonne gold

Trench ID

East

North

RL

Dip

Azimuth

From

To

Width

Gold g/t

Comment

BETR001

546572

927943

261

0

40

54

55

1

0.72

 

BETR001

         

58

59

1

1.24

 

BETR001

         

66

67

1

0.79

 

BETR001

         

67

68

1

0.68

 

BETR001

         

78

79

1

0.5

 

BETR001

         

79

80

1

0.58

 

BETR001

         

80

81

1

0.79

 

BETR001

         

81

82

1

0.68

 

BETR001

         

82

83

1

0.76

 

BETR001

         

8  5

86

1

0.77

 

BETR001

         

86

87

1

1

 

BETR001

         

87

88

1

0.72

 

BETR001

         

88

89

1

0.62

 

BETR001

         

132

134

2

0.86

2m Composite Sample

BETR002

545805

928508

276

0

170

39

40

1

0.81

 

BETR002

         

40

41

1

0.5

 

BETR002

         

50

51

1

0.78

 

BETR003

545835

928587

269

0

170

0

2

2

0.53

2m Composite Sample

BETR003

         

4

6

2

1.66

2m Composite Sample

BETR003

         

6

8

2

1.26

2m Composite Sample

BETR003

         

8

10

2

0.7

2m Composite Sample

BETR003

         

10

12

2

2.98

2m Composite Sample

BETR003

         

58

60

2

0.91

2m Composite Sample

BETR003

         

62

63

1

0.66

 

BETR003

         

63

64

1

10.47

 

BETR003

         

64

65

1

1.3

 

BETR003

         

65

66

1

11.52

 

BETR003

         

66

67

1

0.68

 

BETR003

         

67

68

1

0.82

 

BETR003

         

68

69

1

0.68

 

BETR003

         

69

70

1

0.73

 

BETR003

         

70

71

1

2.3

 

BETR003

         

71

72

1

2.31

 

BETR003

         

72

73

1

1.65

 

BETR003

         

73

74

1

4.85

 

BETR003

         

74

75

1

1.96

 

BETR003

         

75

76

1

1.07

 

BETR003

         

76

77

1

1.46

 

BETR003

         

77

78

1

1.09

 

 

Quality Control and Assurance

All Trenches were continuously channel sampled in Saprolitic rock at the base or on their lower wall, a c.15kg sample was taken for each meter and riffle split. The 2m composite samples were sampled and split in a similar manner but with 15kg sampled for the 2 metre interval.

The Analytical work for geochemical samples and rock chip samples is being carried out at the independent Intertek Laboratories Ghana Ltd. an ISO 17025 (2017) Certified Laboratory. Samples are stored at the Company's field camps and put into sealed bags until collected by Intertek from the Company's secure Bondoukou office and transported by Intertek to their laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana for preparation and analysis. Samples are logged in the tracking system, weighed, dried and finely crushed to better than 70%, passing a 2-mm screen. A split of up to 1,000-gram is taken and pulverized to better than 85%, passing a 75-micron screen, and a 50-gram split is analysed by fire assay with an AAS finish. Blanks, duplicates and certified reference material (standards) are being used to monitor laboratory performance during the analysis.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

AWALE RESOURCES LIMITED.                                                                                    

"Glen Parsons"                                                                                                

Glen Parsons, President and CEO                                                                                            

Qualified Person
The technical and scientific information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved for release by Andrew Chubb, the Company's Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr Chubb is the Company's Chief Operating Officer and holds an Economic Geology degree, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG), and is a Member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG). Mr Chubb has 17 years of experience in international minerals exploration and mining project evaluation.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated by such information. The statements in this news release are made as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law.

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