Turaco Gold Limited (ASX:TCG), formerly Manas Resources, is an ASX listed gold exploration company in Cote d’Ivoire with a highly prospective Birimian greenstone terrain tenement package of 8,400km2, positioning Turaco as a leading Cote d’Ivoire gold explorer.

Turaco’s exploration focus concentrates on the three most advanced and highly prospective projects in northern Cote d’Ivoire, an area where management has demonstrated exploration success with the discovery of the Bagoe (Antoinette) deposits by Exore Resources Ltd (acquired by Perseus in September 2020 for ~A$80m).

These three projects are:

Boundiali Gold Project (~572km2 granted | 89% interest)

  • Significant gold discovery within a +6km gold-in-soil anomaly. Shallow drilling has returned exceptional results across just 2km of the anomaly including:
  • 30m @ 8.30g/t gold fr 39m (NDC007)
  • 20m @ 10.45g/t gold fr 38m (BRC004S)
  • 27m @ 2.42g/t gold fr 27m (BRC175)
  • 14m @ 5.51g/t gold fr 32m (BRC004)
  • 9m @ 7.90g/t gold fr 99m (BRC006)
  • 28m @ 4.04g/t gold fr 3m (BRC003)
  • JORC Resource definition and step-out drilling at Boundiali to commence Q1 2022

Ferke Gold Project (300km2 granted | 89% interest in a earn-in agreement)

  • >16km gold trend identified referred to as the “Leraba Gold Trend”, with RC and DD drilling confirming a significant gold discovery at “Ouarigue South”.
    Results include:
  • 14m @ 10.74g/t gold fr 33m (FNDC012)
  • 25m @ 3.06g/t gold fr 64m (FNRC016)
  • 9.75m @ 7.46g/t gold fr 104m (FNDC019)
  • 45.3m @ 3.16g/t gold fr 45.9m (FNDC001)
  • 39.7m @ 3.54g/t gold fr 51m (FNDC008)
  • 40.4m @ 1.88g/t gold fr 104m (FNDC018)

Tongon North Gold Project (granted 800km2 | 100% interest)

  • Contiguous with Turaco’s existing Mbengué Gold Project, providing a strategic consolidated granted underexplored exploration position of 1,840km2 on the highly prospective Senoufo greenstone belt
  • Several large-scale gold-in-soils anomalies with only limited shallow AC drilling (14,315m) by Resolute with no RC/DD drilling

Eburnea Gold Project (granted 688km2 | 80% interest)

  • Project comprises two granted exploration permit covering 688km2 on the Oume-Fetekro greenstone belt of central Côte d’Ivoire, approximately 20km south of the 2.5Moz Fetekro project of Endeavour Mining Corporation
  • Initial permit wide, broad spaced soil sampling program undertaken by Turaco identified anomalous gold-in-soils within the northern portion of the permit (refer ASX announcement 4 August 2020)
  • Recent infill program on a 100m by 250m grid has returned very encouraging high tenor anomalism up to 19.6g/t gold

Other (89-100% interest | granted ~2,346km2 & application 2,957km2)

5,303km2 landholding of prospective Birimian greenstone terrain with no historical drilling across 6 granted permits and 6 applications