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Thor Explorations commences drilling at Douta project

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Thor Explorations Ltd. has announced that it has commenced the drilling of an 8000 m RC drilling programme on its Douta project in south-east Senegal.

This programme follows on from the company’s 2017 RC programme, which identified a number of wide, near-surface significant intersects on the Makosa Prospect in the Douta Project, notably 10 m at 8.1g/tAu including 7 m at 10.9g/tAu. Other highlights of the 2017 RC programme included:

  • Near-surface gold mineralisation.
  • 10 m true width at 8.1 g/tAu including 7 m true width at 10.9g/tAu.
  • 19 m true width at 2.0 g/tAu including 10 m true width at 2.8 g/tAu.
  • 13 m true width at 2.1 g/tAu.
  • A number of holes ended in mineralisation, indicating potential for extensions to mineralisation at depth.

Based on the current data, the mineralisation appears to be open along strike and down dip. The 2018 RC programme has been designed to target the mineralisation zone delineated by the 2017 RC drilling programme at both down dip and along strike. Thor expects to announce the results of the programme during April and May this year.

Segun Lawson, President & CEO, stated: "This is an exciting time for Thor with drilling occurring on both its Segilola Gold project in Nigeria and its Douta project in Senegal. Advancing the Douta project remains a priority for Thor. The exploration success to date further strengthens management’s belief that the project will add significant value to the company. We aim to advance this project to a maiden resource this year.”

The Douta project is a gold exploration permit that covers an area of 103 km2 and is located within the Kéniéba inlier, eastern Senegal, within the Mako Greenstone Belt. The Makosa Gold discovery is located on one of a number of soil anomalies within a 13 km long zone of mineralisation parallel to the Main Transcurrent Shear Zone. The Makosa prospect was prioritised by Thor as an analogue to Randgold’s Massawa project, located approximately 5km to the west.

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