Galiano Gold acquires 100% of exploration properties in Mali
Galiano Gold announced it has acquired 100% of ABG Mali Exploration SARL (ABG Mali) from a subsidiary of Barrick Gold for consideration paid of $1.5 million. The ABG Mali property covers over 167 km2 and includes four exploration licenses.
The ABG Mali property is strategically located on the Senegal Mali Shear Zone (SMSZ), host to established gold deposits, including Loulo-Gounkoto and Fekola to the south and Sadiola and Yatela to the north.
A review of historical work including previous drilling and six multi-km gold-in-soil trends is underway. A soil sampling campaign is planned for this year, together with UAV borne geophysical surveys planned for later in 2021, to assist in drill targeting scheduled for 2022.
"Acquiring the ABG Mali properties is a small but meaningful step for Galiano. We believe that the properties have a lot of promise including several attractive intercepts from previous drilling," said Greg McCunn, Chief Executive Officer. "Including Asumura, we now have two greenfield projects, both of which are located in prospective geological regions."
The ABG Mali property is located in south-west Mali, near the Senegal border. The property is located at the top of greenstone belts where gold deposits commonly occur. There are widespread tarkwaian equivalent rocks on site as well as known gold occurrences and artisanal workings.