Research Papers/Topics in Mineral Exploration

Evaluation Of Kobada North Gold Resource, Mali, Using Two Different Drill Directions

ABSTRACTThe 22.5 km2 Kobada project which is located in the Kangaba Cercle of the Koulikouro region ofMali, is owned and operated by African Gold Group Inc. (AGG), a Canadian junior explorationcompany (Fig. 1.1 shows perimeter for 22.5 km2; fig. 1.9 shows perimeter for consolidatedpermit of 215 km2).Notably the permit hosts a soil anomaly greater than 500 ppm arsenic that extends over 12 km ofstrike length and one kilometre of width, which is offset to the west of extensive artisanal surfaces...

Determination of Anomalous Gold Targets by Use of Geochemical Exploration and Multivariate Statistics Methods in Chirano Gold Mining Area of the Western Region, Ghana

ABSTRACT  The main aim of this dissertation was to identify pathfinder elements for gold and generate new gold targets for further exploration at Chirano Gold Mining Area. A geochemical data was generated from 521 soil samples which were analysed for 51 elements and evaluated using multivariate statistical methods. Principal Components and Factor Analyses were used to reduce the data into two groups and Cluster Analysis conducted to find element associations hence pathfinders for g...

Petrography And Geochemistry Of Igneous Rocks In Amoanda Damang Mine And Iits Relationship With Gold

ABSTRACT Economic gold mineralization at Amoanda project area is hosted mainly in the footwall quartzite of the Banket series of the group. Igneous rocks generally are barren in both Amoanda project area and Greater Damang project area. However, core logs and sections from extensive deep drilling at Greater Damang has identified a deep-seated mineralized diorites body whereas igneous intrusive rocks in Amoanda which is suspected to be having similar characteristics show no gold minerali...