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Fortuna provides exploration updates at West Africa projects

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Global Mining Review,

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. has provided an update on its exploration programmes at the Séguéla Mine in Côte d’Ivoire and the recently acquired Diamba Sud Gold Project in Senegal.

Paul Weedon, Senior Vice President of Exploration at Fortuna, commented, “Emphasising the exploration potential at Séguéla, the team has continued their impressive run-rate of discoveries with the new Kingfisher prospect. This follows the Barana, Badior, and Kestrel discoveries made during 2022 and 2023.” Mr. Weedon continued, “In addition to the exploration success at Kingfisher, drilling for Koula underground mining potential has resulted in several high-grade intersections. This includes 68.0 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 2.1 m in SGRD1783, as part of a larger interval of 22.5 g/t Au over an estimated true width of 9.8 m, highlighting the opportunity for underground mining.”

Commenting on the successful drilling at the Diamba Sud Gold Project, Mr. Weedon noted, “With the initial campaign of confirmatory drilling wrapping up at Area A and Area D, exploration focus is progressing towards testing the satellite opportunities. Early success at the Moungoundi, Western Splay, and Kassasoko satellite prospects highlight the potential of Diamba Sud.” Mr. Weedon continued, “In addition to improving the confidence at Area A, Area D, and Karakara, drilling intersected several mineralised zones extending beyond the historic pit optimisation shells. These extensions will be incorporated into a resource model to be prepared later in 2024.”

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