The Abengourou project is located in the Comoe region, close to the regions capital Abengourou (Figure 1) and consists of two granted licences (Amélékia and Nianda) and one application. Licences are 100% owned by Awale Resources.
The project is located to the north of the interpreted structural extension of the Sefwi greenstone belt and Sunyani Basin from Ghana. The Sefwi Belt hosts Newmonts Ahafo Mine (23 MOz) and, as well as the Bibiani (7 MOz, Resolute Mining) and Chirano (5 Moz, Kinross) deposits. The Amelekia permit area was formerly held by Golden Star Resources who completed initial exploration over the project area. Work completed included significant amounts of geochemistry, consisting of stream sediment sampling, soil sampling and hand Auger sampling, this work was completed in conjunction with geological and regolith mapping. The project area is predominantly underlain by a sequence of folded metasedimentary rocks consisting of siltstones and arenites, higher plateau in the area are predominantly in-situ laterites. Shearing and gold mineralisation appears to be associated with fold parallel shear zones which trend northeast/southwest throughout the project area.
Figure 9 depicts Abengourou 3 permits and the legacy soils at Amélékia, the soil anomalies appear to follow the interpreted axial planar shearing along large scale fold hinges in the district. Furtre work at Amélékia and Nianda will include due diligence on the legacy data as well as silt/stream sediment sampling programs that cover the permits.
Figure 9: Abengourou project area over regional geology and legacy soil geochemistry, anomalous soil trends follow interpreted fold hinge parallel shear zones.
Abengourou: folding and boudinaged quartz vein in the meta sediment