Nexus Gold Corp. Commences Diamond Drilling at 2nd Gold Project, Burkina Faso, West Africa

Reports that drilling has commenced at its 38-sq km Bouboulou gold concession

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, June 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nexus Gold Corp. (“Nexus” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NXS) is pleased to report that drilling has commenced at its 38-sq km Bouboulou gold concession. Bouboulou is located approximately 75 kilometres north-west of the capital Ouagadougou, on the Boromo-Goren greenstone belt, and is bisected by the Sabce shear zone.

The 2000 metre phase one diamond drill program at Bouboulou will target previously identified mineralized zones at the property, namely Bouboulou 2, Pelatanga, and Rawema. In addition, the Company will test the Koala zone, where recent samples ran as high as 66 grams-per-tonne (“g/t”) gold (“Au”), and the newly identified Rawema West zone.
New Zone Identified – Rawema West

As reported in a June 6, 2017 news release, company geologists have now determined the presence of a new mineralized zone at Bouboulou through the observance of increased artisanal activity, and the result of rock sampling taken from the newly observed area.

The new zone, named “Rawema West”, occurs approximately 1000 metres west of the main workings at the previously identified Rawema site. The Artisanal workings extend some 150 metres in length and appear by observation to extend to depths of greater than 20 metres.

Company geologists collected seven select rock samples of dump material from the Rawema West workings. Of the seven samples collected there, four returned values greater than 1 g/t Au, including BBL-004 which returned 9.49 g/t Au.

The sampling results greater than 1 g/t Au, from both Rawema West and Koala, as reported June 6, 2017, are tabled below:

Sample ID Gold (g/t) Sample type Zone
BBL-004 9.69 Select Rawema West
BBL-005 2.62 Select Rawema West
BBL-006 4.41 Select Rawema West
BBL-007 4.84 Select Rawema West
BBL-012 66.1 Select Koala
BBL-013 29 Select Koala
BBL-014 2.20 Select Koala

The trend of the workings at Rawema West runs roughly parallel to the Pelatanga-Rawema (“PR”) trend that the company intends to test with its upcoming diamond drill program.

Bouboulou Historical Data

In 2011 Roxgold Inc completed reverse circulation (RC) and diamond drilling (DD) programs to test the four previously identified mineralized zones. Historical reverse circulation (RC) drilling highlights from Bouboulou are tabled below:
Hole ID Azimuth Dip Depth (m) From To Length (m) g/t Au Zone
BBL-11-RC-003 320 -55 103 24 34 10 1.10 Pelatanga
Includes 30 32 2 3.66
BBL-11-RC-005 120 -50 103 60 64 4 1.86 Bouboulou 2
BBL-11-RC-006 120 -67 115 70 110 40 1.54 Bouboulou 2
Includes 70 90 20 2.25
And 100 110 10 1.42
BBL-11-RC-012 300 -50 120 100 108 8 1.21 Rawema
BBL-11-RC-013 300 -50 109 74 109 35 2.20 Rawema
Includes 74 86 12 5.45
BBL-11-RC-020 270 -55 103 40 50 10 2.84 Koala
Includes 42 44 2 12.45
BBL-11-RC-021 240 -55 130 6 8 2 3.94 Koala
BBL-11-RC-022 270 -60 133 44 48 4 1.63 Koala
BBL-11-RC-024 320 -55 193 38 44 6 1.95 Pelatanga
BBL-11-RC-027 120 -45 120 90 114 24 1.36 Bouboulou 2
BBL-11-RC-028 120 -60 162 130 132 2 2.53 Bouboulou 2
BBL-11-RC-031 120 -45 144 78 94 16 1.18 Bouboulou 2
BBL-11-RC-036 120 -50 120 8 10 2 1.42 Rawema
BBL-11-RC-038 130 -55 144 114 116 2 1.53 Koala
BBL-11-RC-039 120 -50 150 116 130 14 1.37 Koala
BBL-11-RC-041 130 -50 138 52 54 2 2.04 Koala
BBL-11-RC-042 320 -55 114 40 46 6 1.26 Pelatanga
Includes 52 54 2 3.80 Pelatanga

Historical diamond drilling (DD) highlights from Bouboulou are tabled below:

Hole ID Azimuth Dip Depth (m) From To Length (m) g/t Au Zone
BBL-11-DD-002 315 -45 127 42 44 2 5.43 Rawema
BBL-11-DD-003 135 -45 142 56 58 2 5.33 Bouboulou 2
78 82 4 12.53
96 98 2 1.59
BBL-11-DD-005 300 -50 179 74 80 6 4.62 Rawema
Includes 77.7 78 0.3 81.32
BBL-11-DD-006 120 -50 127 91.5 93 1.5 1.74 Bouboulou 2
BBL-11-DD-008 320 -45 198 125 127 2 2.55 Koala

* Note all assay results represent intercept lengths and are not true widths

Bouboulou Trends

The Company has subsequently identified three distinct 5000m (5km) long anomalous gold trends at the Bouboulou concession. Each of the three trends display strong coincidental geochemical and geophysical gold anomalies, and extend from the four previously drill-identified mineralized zones, namely Rawema, Pelatanga, Bouboulou 2 and Koala. They are identified by numerous orpaillages and geochemical samples of greater than 1 g/t Au. All three of the Bouboulou trends display similar coincidental anomalies. Each trend has substantial artisanal workings either directly on them, or along trend.

A map of the three trends can be seen here:

http://www.nexusgoldcorp.com/images/NexusGold_Boub1.jpg

About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation, located in West Africa. It covers an area of roughly 274,000 square kilometres and has an estimated population of more than 16 million people. The country has a stable political setting with a pro-mining and foreign investment stance. Burkina Faso is the fastest growing gold producer in Africa, and was the 4th largest gold producer in Africa in 2012. Eight new mines have been commissioned there over the past six years. The country has excellent geological potential. The Greenstone Belts that host all of the major deposits in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire continue northward into Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso has undergone less than 15 years of modern mineral exploration, remaining under-explored in comparison to neighbouring Ghana and Mali; both of which host world-class gold mines in the same belts of Birimian rocks.

About the Company

For more information on these projects, please visit the Company website at www.nexusgoldcorp.com.

David Joseph
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