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Overview
The Massawa gold project is located within the Kounemba permit in eastern Senegal which geologically lies within the 150 kilometre long Mako greenstone belt. 

The Mako greenstone belt comprises mafic-ultramafic and felsic volcanic rocks intruded by granitoids.  

A regional crustal scale shear zone, the Main Transcurrent Shear Zone (MTZ) with a northeast-southwest trend, exploits the lithological contact between the Mako and the Dialé-Daléma supergroups and is the host structure to mineralisation at Massawa.

Randgold controls the groundholding over more than 50% of the strike extent of this very prospective belt.
 

Achieved in 2016

  • Expanded reserves with the inclusion of the Sofia deposit
  • Updated technical and financial study of combined Massawa-Sofia project
  • Completed detailed ore characterisation of the Massawa deposit
  • Completed bio-oxidation test work of Massawa Northern Zone
  • Updated project metallurgical flowsheet

Targeted in 2017

  • Expand Sofia reserves
  • Complete drill out and metallurgical testwork at Massawa
  • Update environmental and social impact assessments
  • Advance final feasibility study and development timeline of project
  • Continue exploration on the broader Kanoumba permit

Massawa Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves 2016