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The drilling has delineated an intensive zone of flat-lying mineralisation in shallow, oxide materials which extends roughly 950m alongside strike and as much as 300m down-dip with mineralisation remaining open down-dip. These outcomes ship one of many Firm’s near-term goals of rising the oxide element of the Challenge’s already giant Mineral Useful resource of 0.6Moz Au (Indicated) plus2.3Moz Au (Inferred)(1).

Exploration potential within the space has additionally been enhanced with the emergence of a new goal space instantly alongside strike to the north-east, which is untested for about 1.8km. The Firm anticipates drilling its highest precedence targets and commencing regional greenfields exploration early within the subsequent area season commencing This fall 2022.

Highlights

  • A number of high-grade intersections returned in oxide materials on the Obi Prospect throughout the Sanutura Challenge
  • Highlighted downhole intersections (approximating true width) in oxide materials from lately returned assays embody:
    • 12m @ 2.86g/t Au from 39m in TAR022;
    • 10m @ 2.78g/t Au from 38m in TAR003 (together with 1m @ 14.80g/t Au);
    • 10m @ 2.07g/t Au from 41m in TAR058;
    • 14m @ 1.53g/t Au from 11m in TAA153;
    • 11m @ 1.80g/t Au from 23m in TAR004 (together with 1m @ 11.15g/t Au);
    • 3m @ 4.57g/t Au (ending in mineralisation) from 39m in TAA152; and
    • 4m @ 3.54g/t Au from 65m in TAR006.
  • Flat-lying mineralisation prolonged in all instructions with a footprint measuring 950m alongside strike and as much as 300m down-dip
  • New goal areas for future near-surface exploration recognized, together with an untested pattern extending 1.8km alongside strike to the north-east
  • Plenty of drill holes comprise a number of mineralised intersections, indicating potential for added lodes to happen throughout the mineralised bundle
  • Oxide profile extends to 80m vertical depth in native drilled space
  • Outcomes are anticipated so as to add to the present oxide and transition element of the Mineral Useful resource which stands at 0.2Moz (Indicated) plus 0.8Moz Au (Inferred)(2)

Sarama’s President, CEO & MD, Andrew Dinning commented:

“We’re very excited by these first drill outcomes on the Obi Prospect which have outlined in depth and shallow, oxide-hosted gold mineralisation in single and a number of higher-grade zones.

This drilling has prolonged a beforehand minor zone to roughly 950m in size with an additional 1.8km of strike potential but to be examined. The tenor and flat-lying nature of this mineralisation suggests a unique mineralising occasion to the sub-vertical, lower-tenor gold lodes seen on this native space and it has led us to a brand new goal mannequin harking back to Endeavour Mining’s flat-lying Kari Pump and Boungou Deposits in Burkina Faso.

With additional drill outcomes to return, we stay up for offering a collection of updates over the approaching months.

Sarama’s approximate market capitalization of A$20M(6) presents a deeply discounted valuation for the Challenge’s Mineral Useful resource base of 0.6Moz Au (Indicated) plus2.3Moz Au (Inferred)(1), much more so contemplating that the present drill program is anticipated to yield a major enhance.”

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Sarama Resources Ltd., Monday, August 8, 2022, Press release picture

Development-Oriented Drill Program in Oxide Materials

An Already Giant Mineral Useful resource with Potential to Develop

The Firm’s main focus is its 100%-owned(4) Sanutura Challenge, which hosts a big Mineral Useful resource of 0.6Moz Au (Indicated) plus 2.3Moz Au (Inferred)(1), covers an space of 1,420km2 and occupies a commanding place alongside 70km of strike within the prolific Houndé Belt (refer Determine 1).

The Challenge lies 60km south of Endeavour Mining’s Houndé Mine (5Moz Au); 120km south of Fortuna Silver’s high-grade Yaramoko Mine (1Moz Au), and 140km south of Endeavour Mining’s Mana Mine (5Moz Au), highlighting the numerous gold endowment of the Houndé Belt (refer Appendix B). Endeavour Mining’s Bantou Challenge (1.5Moz Au Inferred Mineral Useful resource(5)) is positioned solely 6km from the majority of the Sanutura Challenge’s predominant deposit, which illustrates the gold camp scale of endowment within the quick space.

The Challenge has vital development potential obtainable and the first goal of the present +50,000m drill program is so as to add to the present 0.2Moz Au (Indicated) plus 0.8Moz Au (Inferred)(2) oxide and transition element of the Challenge’s Mineral Useful resource to boost the economics of mine growth.

The lately commenced drill program has initially centered on the Obi Prospect, positioned within the southern a part of the Challenge the place drilling is sparse and potential exists to increase the Mineral Useful resource at shallow depths in oxide materials.

Sarama Resources Ltd., Monday, August 8, 2022, Press release picture

Determine 1 -Sanutura Challenge Location Plan

Drilling Delivers Extensions to Mineral Useful resource at Obi Prospect

Outcomes are being reported (refer Appendix A) for about 700m of aircore (“AC“) drilling (15 holes) and 1,000m of reverse-circulation (“RC“) drilling (13 holes) which commenced in Could 2022 within the south-western a part of the Obi Prospect. This space hosts gold mineralisation in a number of flat-dipping lenses which now lengthen for a strike size of roughly 950m (refer Determine 2). The lenses happen near-surface and the realm is taken into account a major goal for exploration so as to add to the present 0.2Moz (Indicated) plus 0.8Moz Au (Inferred)(2)oxide and transition element of the Challenge’s Mineral Useful resource.

Sarama Resources Ltd., Monday, August 8, 2022, Press release picture

Determine 2 – Obi Prospect – Drilling & Mineralisation Plan

Mineralisation within the space presents as gold-quartz veins, which is considerably totally different to the extra densely drilled areas of the deposit, illustrating range in each the geometry and composition of the gold-bearing lodes. The latest drilling follows-up on beforehand reported (refer Appendix B), high-tenor downhole intersections occurring in oxide materials which embody:

  • 7m @ 11.52g/t Au (ending in mineralisation) from 31m in TAA070 (together with 3m @ 25.36g/t Au);
  • 8m @ 4.72g/t Au from 34m in TAA077;
  • 5m @ 7.26g/t Au from 16m in TAA068;
  • 8m @ 4.21g/t Au from 34m in AC3628;
  • 5m @ 5.02g/t Au from 22m in TAA071 (together with 2m @ 11.68g/t Au);
  • 6m @ 4.01g/t Au from 36m in AC3665;
  • 17m @ 1.59g/t Au from 34m in TAA080 (together with 5m @ 3.45g/t Au); and
  • 12m @ 1.80g/t Au from 10m in AC3627.

Not too long ago returned assay outcomes help the interpreted geometry of the flat, easterly-dipping mineralised lodes and have delivered down-dip and up-dip extensions to mineralisation of as much as 100m and 40m respectively (refer Figures 2 and three). A number of new robust downhole intersections within the decrease extremity, all occurring in oxide materials, embody:

  • 12m @ 2.86g/t Au from 39m in TAR022;
  • 10m @ 2.78g/t Au from 38m in TAR003 (together with 1m @ 14.8g/t Au);
  • 10m @ 2.07g/t Au from 41m in TAR058;
  • 3m @ 4.57g/t Au (ending in mineralisation) from 39m in TAA152;
  • 4m @ 3.54g/t Au from 65m in TAR006; and
  • 6m @ 2.52g/t Au from 36m in TAR056.

Sarama Resources Ltd., Monday, August 8, 2022, Press release picture

Determine 3 -Southern Obi Prospect – Drilling Cross Part A-A’ (View to North-East)

Given the shallow place of the mineralisation, these intersections current a compelling goal for additional down-dip extensions to be examined in future drilling. That is of specific curiosity because the flat-dipping mineralisation will be projected to intersect a collection of steeply dipping lodes to the east; the confluence of which probably hosts a localised enrichment zone attributable to a number of overprinting phases of gold emplacement.

Of notice is the numerous enhance within the vertical depth of the extremely weathered oxide zone intersected by drilling to roughly 80m, which is anomalous to that noticed within the broader deposit (50m). This elevated depth is anticipated to boost economics for any contemplated mine growth.

  1. The shallow up-dip extent of the mineralisation additionally stays open, providing a viable exploration goal to follow-up of the lately returned downhole intersections of:
  • 14m @ 1.53g/t Au from 11m in TAA153;
  • 11m @ 1.80g/t Au from 23m in TAR004 (together with 1m @ 11.15g/t Au);
  • 5m @ 1.48g/t Au from 26m in TAA156; and
  • 4m @ 1.94g/t Au from 5m in TAA145.

Including to the attraction of the realm for additional exploration is the presence of a number of separate intersections inside particular person holes and considerably broader intersections than anticipated in sure areas (refer Figures 2 and three). These intersections recommend potential for added mineralised lodes to happen in shut proximity to the principle, flat-dipping mineralisation.

A New Exploration Horizon within the North-East

The lately returned outcomes have validated and given substance to the Firm’s interpretation of the mineralised system within the south-west of the Obi Prospect, which has been developed over an prolonged interval. Along with yielding significant extensions to the present mineralisation within the dip route, the drilling has prolonged the mineralised lodes a additional 100m alongside strike in a north-easterly route, giving a whole strike size of 950m.

Of notice is the abundance of high-tenor intersections within the north-eastern extremity of this strike size, that are generally related to a thickening of the lode(s) and the prompt presence of further mineralised lodes from a number of intersections in single drillholes. Collectively, these options recommend a strengthening of the mineralised system within the north, which bodes nicely for future exploration given the absence of drilling for about 1.8km alongside strike (refer Determine 4).

This new goal space broadly sits inside the principle mineralised hall of the Challenge proximal to the well-defined, north-north-east putting lodes of the Mineral Useful resource. The world has been lined by a traditional soil geochemical survey grid and several other zones of elevated gold-in-soil values have been returned inside a typically mottled signature ensuing from a variable and disrupted regolith. This atmosphere can produce ambiguous floor geochemistry outcomes, giving potential for blind and semi-blind mineralisation to be current.

The Firm plans to conduct detailed floor prospecting and different goal technology work within the space to raised outline targets that are anticipated to be examined by reconnaissance drilling in This fall 2022.

Sarama Resources Ltd., Monday, August 8, 2022, Press release picture

Determine 4 – Untested Pattern Extents for 1.8km to North-East (Indirect View)

Appendices

To entry the appendices referred to on this announcement please click on on the hyperlinks under

Appendix A: Abstract of Not too long ago Drilled Outcomes

https://saramaresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/220809-extension-of-high-grade-gold-mineralisation-appendix-a.pdf

Appendix B: References to Earlier ASX Disclosure

https://saramaresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/220809-extension-of-high-grade-gold-mineralisation-appendix-b.pdf

Appendix C: JORC Code (2012 Version) – Desk 1 Info

https://saramaresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/220809-extension-of-high-grade-gold-mineralisation-appendix-c.pdf

For additional info on the Firm’s actions, please contact:

Andrew Dinning or Paul Schmiede
e: information@saramaresources.com
t: +61 8 9363 7600

For media enquiries, please contact:

Angela East
Media & Capital Companions
e: Angela.east@mcpartners.com.au
t: +61 428 432 025

ABOUT Sarama Assets LTD

Sarama Assets Ltd (ASX:SRR, TSX-V:SWA) is a West African centered gold explorer/developer with substantial landholdings in south-west Burkina Faso. Sarama is targeted on maximising the worth of its strategic belongings and advancing its key initiatives in direction of growth.

Sarama’s 100%-owned(4) Sanutura Challenge is principally positioned throughout the prolific Houndé Greenstone Belt in south-west Burkina Faso and is the exploration and growth focus of the Firm. The venture hosts the Tankoro and Bondi Deposits which have a mixed Mineral Useful resource of 0.6Moz gold (Indicated) plus2.3Moz gold (Inferred)(1).

Collectively, the deposits current a possible mine growth alternative that includes an preliminary, long-life CIL venture which can be established and paid for by the numerous oxide Mineral Useful resource base.

Sarama has constructed additional optionality into its portfolio together with an approximate 470km² exploration place within the extremely potential Banfora Belt in south-western Burkina Faso. The Koumandara Challenge hosts a number of regional-scale structural options and traits of gold-in-soil anomalism extending for over 25km alongside strike.

Sarama additionally holds an approximate 18% taking part curiosity within the Karankasso Challenge Joint Enterprise (“JV“) which is located adjoining to the Firm’s Sanutura Challenge in Burkina Faso and is a JV between Sarama and Endeavour Mining Corp (“Endeavour“) wherein Endeavour is the operator of the JV. In February 2020, an up to date Mineral Useful resource estimate of 709koz gold(3) was declared for the Karankasso Challenge JV.

The Firm’s Board and administration crew have a confirmed observe file in Africa and a powerful historical past within the discovery and growth of large-scale gold deposits. Sarama is nicely positioned to construct on its present success with a sound technique to floor and maximise the worth of its property portfolio.

Sarama Resources Ltd., Monday, August 8, 2022, Press release picture

FOOTNOTES

  1. Mineral Useful resource estimate for Sanutura Challenge – 9.4Mt @ 1.9g/t Au for 0.6Moz Au (Indicated) plus 52.7Mt @ 1.4g/t Au for two.3Moz (Inferred), reported at cut-off grades ranging 0.2-1.6g/t Au, reflecting the mining strategies and processing flowsheets assumed to evaluate the chance of the Mineral Assets to have affordable prospects for eventual financial extraction. The efficient date of the Firm’s Mineral Useful resource estimate is 16 November 2021. For additional info concerning the Mineral Useful resource estimate consult with the technical report titled “NI 43-101 Impartial Technical Report Sanutura Challenge, South-West Burkina Faso”, dated 7 February 2022 and ready by Paul Schmiede, Rindra Le Grange and Fred Kock, and the Firm’s ASX Prospectus dated 11 March 2022. Paul Schmiede is an worker of Sarama. Ms Le Grange and Mr Kock are staff of Dice Consulting Pty Ltd and Orway Mineral Consultants Pty Ltd respectivley and are thought-about to be impartial of Sarama. The technical report is on the market below Sarama’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the ASX Prospectus is on the market below Sarama’s profile on ASX at www.asx.com.au.
  2. Oxide & transition element of the Mineral Useful resource for Sanutura Challenge – 3.2Mt @ 1.6g/t Au for 0.2Moz Au (Indicated) plus 23.4Mt @ 1.1g/t Au for 0.8Moz Au (Inferred), reported above cut-off grades of 0.2g/t Au and 0.3g/t Au for oxide and transition materials respectively.
  3. Mineral Useful resource estimate for Karankasso Challenge – 12.74Mt @ 1.73g/t Au for 709koz Au (efficient date of December 31, 2019), disclosed on 24 February 2020 by Semafo Inc (“Semafo”, since acquired by Endeavour Mining Corp. “Endeavour”). For additional info concerning that Mineral Useful resource estimate, consult with the information launch “Semafo: Bantou Challenge Inferred Assets Improve to 2.2Moz” dated 24 February 2020 and Semafo: Bantou Challenge NI43-101 Technical Report – Mineral Useful resource Estimate” dated 3 April 2020 and the Firm’s ASX Prospectus dated 11 March 2022. The information launch and technical report can be found below Semafo’s and Endeavour’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the ASX Prospectus is on the market below Sarama’s profile on ASX at www.asx.com.au. The Mineral Useful resource estimate was absolutely ready by, or below the supervision of Semafo. Sarama has not independently verified Semafo’s mineral Useful resource Estimate and takes no accountability for its accuracy. Semafo, and now Endeavour, is the operator of the Karankasso Challenge JV and Sarama is counting on their Certified Individuals’ assurance of the validity of the Mineral Useful resource estimate. Further technical work has been undertaken on the Karankasso Challenge because the efficient date however Sarama will not be able to quantify the impression of this extra work on the Mineral Useful resource estimate referred to above.
  4. The Authorities of Burkina Faso has processed the requisite paperwork to facilitate the grant of the brand new, full-term Tankoro 2 and Djarkadougou 2 Exploration Permits (the “Permits“) and subsequently issued the invitation to pay the allow issuance charges (the “Charges“) and the Charges have been paid throughout the requisite 10-day timeline. Following the fee of the Payment, the issuance of the Allow’s arrêté and associated paperwork turns into an administrative course of throughout which period the Firm could undertake work on the Tankoro 2 and Djarkadougou 2 Properties. The Firm expects the arrêtés and associated paperwork to be issued sooner or later. The properties, internet hosting the Tankoro and Bondi Deposits respectively, have been previously generally known as Tankoro and Djarkadougou, however have been renamed as a part of the method of re-issuing the respective Permits.
  5. Endeavour Mining’s Bantou Challenge Mineral Useful resource – 38.4Mt @ 1.2g/t Au for 1.5Moz Au (Inferred). That is the combination of the Mineral Useful resource itemizing for the Bantou and Bantou Nord Deposits that are positioned throughout the Bantou Challenge. Information is sourced from Semafo: Bantou Challenge NI43-101 Technical Report – Mineral Useful resource Estimate” dated 3 April 2020. The technical report can be found below Endeavour’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
  6. Market capitalisation computed utilizing Sarama’s closing worth on the ASX on 5 August 2022 of A$0.15/CDI (1 CDI : 1 share) and shares on difficulty of 137.9M (as at 5 August 2022).

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Info on this information launch that’s not a press release of historic reality constitutes forward-looking info. Such forward-looking info consists of, however will not be restricted to, statements concerning the Firm’s future exploration and growth plans, the potential for the Sanutura and Karankasso Initiatives to host financial mineralisation, the potential to increase the present estimated Mineral Assets on the Sanutura Challenge (together with the current oxide and transition element), the potential to increase and add to current mineralisation on the Obi Prospect, the potential for the receipt of regulatory approvals and the timing and prospects for the issuance of the arrêtés for the Tankoro 2 and Djarkadougou 2 Exploration Permits by the Authorities of Burkina Faso. Precise outcomes, efficiency or achievements of the Firm could fluctuate from the outcomes prompt by such forward-looking statements on account of identified and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different components. Such components embody, amongst others, that the enterprise of exploration for gold and different valuable minerals includes a excessive diploma of threat and is extremely speculative in nature; Mineral Assets will not be mineral reserves, they don’t have demonstrated financial viability, and there’s no certainty that they are often upgraded to mineral reserves by way of continued exploration; few properties which are explored are finally developed into producing mines; geological components; the precise outcomes of present and future exploration; adjustments in venture parameters as plans proceed to be evaluated, in addition to these components disclosed within the Firm’s publicly filed paperwork.

There will be no assurance that any mineralisation that’s found might be confirmed to be financial, or that future required regulatory licensing or approvals might be obtained. Nevertheless, the Firm believes that the assumptions and expectations mirrored within the forward-looking info are affordable. Assumptions have been made concerning, amongst different issues, the Firm’s capacity to hold on its exploration actions, the sufficiency of funding, the well timed receipt of required approvals, the value of gold and different valuable metals, that the Firm is not going to be affected by hostile political occasions, the flexibility of the Firm to function in a protected, environment friendly and efficient method and the flexibility of the Firm to acquire additional financing as and when required and on affordable phrases. Readers shouldn’t place undue reliance on forward-looking info.

Sarama doesn’t undertake to replace any forward-looking info, besides as required by relevant legal guidelines.

QUALIFIED PERSONS’ STATEMENT

Scientific or technical info on this disclosure that pertains to the preparation of the Mineral Useful resource estimate for the Sanutura Challenge is predicated on info compiled or accredited by Paul Schmiede. Paul Schmiede is an worker of Sarama Assets Ltd and is a Fellow in good standing of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Paul Schmiede has ample expertise which is related to the commodity, fashion of mineralisation into account and exercise which he’s endeavor to qualify as a Certified Particular person below Nationwide Instrument 43-101. Paul Schmiede consents to the inclusion on this information launch of the knowledge, within the kind and context wherein it seems.

Scientific or technical info on this disclosure that pertains to exploration actions on the Sanutura Challenge is predicated on info compiled or accredited by Man Scherrer. Man Scherrer is an worker of Sarama Assets Ltd and is a member in good standing of the Ordre des Géologues du Québec and has ample expertise which is related to the commodity, fashion of mineralisation into account and exercise which he’s endeavor to qualify as a Certified Particular person below Nationwide Instrument 43-101. Man Scherrer consents to the inclusion on this disclosure of the knowledge, within the kind and context wherein it seems.

Scientific or technical info on this disclosure that pertains to the citation of the Karankasso Challenge’s Mineral Useful resource estimate and exploration actions is predicated on info compiled by Paul Schmiede. Paul Schmiede is an worker of Sarama Assets Ltd and is a Fellow in good standing of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Paul Schmiede has ample expertise which is related to the commodity, fashion of mineralisation into account and exercise which he’s endeavor to qualify as a Certified Particular person below Nationwide Instrument 43-101. Paul Schmiede consents to the inclusion on this disclosure of the knowledge, within the kind and context wherein it seems. Paul Schmiede and Sarama haven’t independently verified Semafo’s (now Endeavour’s) Mineral Useful resource estimate and take no accountability for its accuracy.

COMPETENT PERSONS’ STATEMENT

The Mineral Useful resource estimates referred to on this disclosure have been first disclosed in accordance with ASX Itemizing Rule 5.8 within the Firm’s ASX Prospectus dated 11 March 2022. The Firm confirms that it’s not conscious of any new info or information that materially impacts the knowledge included within the ASX Prospectus and that every one materials assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the estimates within the ASX Prospectus proceed to use and haven’t materially modified.

The brand new Exploration Outcomes reported on this disclosure are based mostly on, and pretty symbolize, info and supporting documentation ready by Man Scherrer. Man Scherrer is an worker of Sarama Assets and a member of the Ordre des Géologues du Québec. Man Scherrer has supplied their prior written consent as to the shape and context wherein the brand new Exploration Outcomes and the supporting info are offered on this disclosure.

The beforehand reported Exploration Outcomes referred to on this disclosure have been first disclosed in accordance with ASX Itemizing Rule 5.7 within the Firm’s ASX disclosure listed in Appendix B. The Firm confirms that it’s not conscious of any new info or information that materially impacts the knowledge included in these earlier objects of disclosure.

This announcement has been authorised by the Board of Sarama Assets.

Neither TSX Enterprise Change nor its Regulation Companies Supplier (as that time period is outlined in insurance policies of the TSX Enterprise Change) accepts accountability for the adequacy or accuracy of this launch.

SOURCE: Sarama Assets Ltd.

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