Mali: Altus Strategies Announces Increase In Resources For The Diba Gold Project

Gold resources from the Diba project in Mali have increased, now totaling more than 400,000 ounces in the indicated and inferred categories. This is what Altus Strategies, the asset holder, said on Monday, adding that these figures will soon be improved thanks to new drilling.

In Mali, the mining company Altus Strategies released a new resource estimate for the Diba gold project on Monday. Made by the engineering company Mining Plus as part of the prefeasibility study for the project, this update indicates a 637% increase in resources classified as "inferred".

The latter went from 32,500 ounces of gold to 5.4 million tonnes of resources grading 1.06 g / t of gold, or 187,000 ounces. At the same time, resources classified in the "indicated" category are now 4.8 million tonnes grading 1.39 g / t gold, or 217,000 ounces.

"There is significant exploration potential for new discoveries at Diba, with seven priority prospects still to be systematically tested by drilli…

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