Sama Completes Downhole Geophysics on Five Drill Holes at Yepleu and Samapleu Deposit (West Africa); Strong EM Targets Have Been Generated
Sama Resources Inc./Ressources Sama Inc. announces the completion of the Downhole Electromagnetic Geophysical (“DHEM”) survey on five (5) holes at the Samapleu and newly discovered Yepleu nickel-copper-palladium Deposits in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
Abitibi Geophysics Inc. from Val d’Or in Canada performed the survey and the interpretation is performed by Mr. Daniel Card, Senior Geophysicist for Southern Geoscience Consultants, Australia.
Three holes were surveyed at the Yepleu deposit, one hole at the Samapleu Main and one hole at the Samapleu Extension 1 deposits.
Preliminary inspection of the data indicate strong Electromagnetic (“EM”) responses on all holes surveyed. Detailed interpretation and modelling is in progress for the following geophysical anomalies:
Hole Location Response: Depth from surface in meters ("m")
SM34-570407 Extension 1 - EM anomaly at around 280-320 m
SM44-525290 Samapleu Main - EM anomaly at around 150 m
YE31-637117 Yepleu - EM anomaly at around 120 m
YE31-694543 Yepleu - EM anomaly at around 160 m
YE23-398223 Yepleu - EM anomaly at around 40 m
“The survey was performed extremely well by Abitibi Geophysics,” stated Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, President and CEO. “We look forward to some very good drilling targets from the modelling.” “We are working on this as top priority,” added Mr. Card, Senior Geophysicist for Southern Geoscience Consultants.
The Yepleu discovery is located 18 kilometers (“km”) southwest of the Samapleu nickel-copper-palladium deposits. Regional geological mapping has identified that the geological host of the newly discovered Yepleu nickel-copper-palladium mineralization extends beyond the original 3 km by 600 to 800m to an area as vast as 6 km x 4 km (Refer to News Release dated February 03, 2014).
A total of 18 diamond drilling holes for 3,320m were drilled at the Yepleu discovery testing the large sub-horizontal mineralized layer associated with pyroxenite, gabbro-norite and diorite units been part of the newly identified and described Yacouba Layered Complex (Gouedji et al., submitted to Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (BSGF), January 24, 2014). Exploration results for all drilled holes at Yepleu will be announced in a subsequent press release.
Exploration Model and Targets
Exploration to date has focused mostly on shallow targets (<150m) at the Samapleu and Yepleu deposits. Sama believes that mineralization at the Samapleu deposits could plunge deeper and could extend laterally as suggested by responses obtained from the Helicopter Electromagnetic survey completed in January 2013 and by the current DHEM survey.
At Yepleu, the Company is chasing embayments or structural features that would have trapped mineralised pyroxenite within the sub-horizontal layered complex assemblage.
The technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo and President and CEO of Sama, and a ‘qualified person’, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
For more details, the reader is invited to review Sama’s updated compilation on its website at: http://www.samaresources.com/i/pdf/Sama_Corporate_Presentation.pdf
“Samapleu poly-metallic deposits will give Sama the opportunity to become the first poly-metallic producer in West Africa.”
The Samapleu deposit is comprised of disseminated and semi-massive to massive sulphide mineralization hosted by a mafic-ultramafic intrusion located in the southern border of an early Proterozoic age deformation zone affecting the Archean Charnockitic shield. Mineralization is strata bound within pyroxenite layers of the Samapleu mafic-ultramafic complex.
The disseminated mineralization is typically characterized by fine isolated grains to large granular aggregates of iron, nickel and copper sulphides. Sulphide phases observed so far include pyrrhotite, chalcopyrite, pentlandite and minor pyrite. Pentlandite occurs as inclusions in pyrrhotite. Disseminated sulphide occurs as fine grains of 0.5 to 1 mm in diameter, showing a high ratio of pyrrhotite versus chalcopyrite. Sulphide veinlets and fine filaments are also present. Composite grains of sulphide material are dominant, forming sulphide masses of odd shapes ranging from a few millimeters up to several centimeters in any one dimension.