Vancouver, April 27, 2021 - J. François Lalonde, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stellar AfricaGold Inc.
, (TSXV:SPX) ("Stellar" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Stellar has been awarded a 50.2 km2 Gold Autorisation d'Exploration (Authorization to Prospect) in southwest Mali.
NAMARANA PROJECT MALI
Stellar, through its 100% subsidiary Stellar Pacific Mali SARL, has secured a 50.2 km2 Autorisation de Prospection Gold Permit in southwest Mali. The Namarana Authorization is located near the village of Namarana, Circle of Kangaba, region of Koulikoro, near the boarder with Guinea approximately 100 km W-SW west of Bamako, the capital.
By way of background, in 2018, Stellar's exploration interest and substantially all its financial resources were focussed on the development of its Balandougou project just across the international boundary in Guinea. Although Stellar had originally acquired the old Namarana permit because it was geographically contiguous to and geologically along strike from Balandougou, Stellar did not apply for the final three-year renewal of Namarana because the mandatory exploration expenditures required in Mali had not been completed by the deadlines required as substantially all of Stellar's management attention and financial resources were being devoted to Balandougou. However, the Namarana area is as geologically interesting now as it was then, and with Stellar refocussing on exploration and in a much stronger financial position now than it was then, Namarana has once again become an area of considerable interest.
In 2012 Newmont Mining, in association with Stellar, conducted a field reconnaissance and an airborne magnetic survey over the original 132 km2 Namarana permit owned by Stellar Pacific Mali SARL. The motives and the objectives of this geophysical survey was the interpretation of the local geology. All of this historical data was retained by Stellar.
In December 2020 Stellar's local geologist conducted a field visit to the newly awarded Namarana Authorization. Within the 50km2 area of interest Stellar's geologist reported 4 producing artisanal gold mines sites and observed exposed gold bearing quartz veins extending along geological and geophysical structures consistent with Stellar previous work. During the 2012 geophysical survey Newmont reported 4 significant grab sample assay results (48.4, 1.33, 2.16, and 1.14 g/t Au) taken from quartz veins in the northern-most artisanal mine site. This site is at the contact of a small diorite intrusion clearly visible on the magnetic survey and is a priority target for Stellar.
With preliminary work completed and mineralized structures identified, Namarana is considered near drill ready.
In Mali the Autorisation d'Exploration is a preliminary prospecting authorization granted for a 3-month term to allow an interested applicant to conduct a more robust sampling of zones of interest on the property and is a precursor title to the grant of a full Exploration Permit. Upon completion of this program and subject to the results received, Stellar will complete the application for the full Exploration Permit.
ABOUT STELLAR AFRICAGOLD INC.
Stellar AfricaGold Inc. is a Canadian precious metal exploration company with offices in Vancouver, BC and in Montreal, QC. Stellar President François Lalonde can be contacted at 514-992-0929 or by email at email@example.com.
The technical content of this press release has been reviewed and approved by M. Yassine Belkabir a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.
On Behalf of the Board
J. François Lalonde,
President and CEO
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