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Sanu Auger Drilling Outlines 14 km of Gold in Bedrock Anomalies, Including Results of up to 10m at 5.02g/t Au, at Daina Permit in Guinea, Commences Initial RC Drill Program

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Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - August 3, 2022) - Sanu Gold Corporation (CSE: SANU) ("Sanu" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of a recently completed auger drill program that outlined 14 km of significant gold bedrock anomalies and commences its initial RC drill program on high priority targets.

Highlights

  • Assay results from first pass auger drilling program outlined 14 km of significant gold bedrock anomalies at Daina, including results of up to 10m at 5.02g/t Au (Table 1).

  • Significant gold-in-auger anomalies and significant widths of anomalous gold results (up to 24.5g/t gold) were returned from the auger-drilling program (Table 1).

  • The auger results identify a series of parallel structures extending over 10 km at the Daina 1 target composed of sub parallel systems of structurally aligned trends of gold anomalism.

  • Auger results confirm that the high-grade gold mineralization previously obtained in rock chip samples at the Daina 2 target have a north and south extension of up to 3 km along strike, and the Daina 6 target with a north and south extension of approximately 1.5km.

  • The Auger saprolite anomalies fall within the broader termite mound gold trends, but are significantly more focussed and are coincident with interpreted structures that control the gold mineralization at Daina.

Martin Pawlitschek, President & CEO of Sanu Gold, commented: "The intense work our teams have been completing over the last few months is progressively yielding results taking us from the initial steps of defining significant gold geochemical anomalies, gold mineralization in bedrock, to outlining kilometer scale gold bearing structures below the extensive laterite cover and providing attractive targets for our initial RC drill testing program. We look forward to drill results from these exciting targets."

Details of the Daina Auger Drilling Results

Sanu completed a 10,832m, 1034 holes, Auger drilling program over its Daina gold targets. The Auger drilling program tested a strike length of 10 km of termite mound gold anomalism at Daina 1, 3 km of strike length at Daina 2 and 2km of strike at Daina 6 targets. Drill lines were east west oriented and 400 meters spaced apart. Auger holes were drilled vertical and spaced 25 meters apart. The sampling was done at 2 meters composites with planned hole depth was nominally 10 meters.

The auger-drilling program was undertaken to improve the surface geochemical understanding of the exploration targets within the Daina property using a fast and efficient auger drilling method that would penetrate and sample the saprolite below the widespread lateritic and transported cover. The main objectives were:

  • To test the strong termite mound gold anomalies at Daina 1, Daina 2 and Daina 6 targets and define the gold bearing structures within the broad surface geochemical gold anomalies.

  • To test the extensions of the high-grade gold mineralization identified in rock chip samples from local artisanal working pits at Daina 1, Daina 2 and Daina 6 (Figure 1) targets.

  • To test below large, laterite-covered areas for gold enrichment.

  • To generate initial Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling targets.

The auger assay results outlined a total of 14 km of significant gold bedrock anomalies within the Daina 1, Daina 2 and Daina 6 targets (Figure 2) that have the potential to host large volumes of gold mineralisation for further testing with RC drilling.

In addition, the auger results identified a series of parallel structures extending for over 10 km at the Daina 1 target composed of sub parallel, structurally aligned trends of gold anomalism (contour>100ppbAu) in zones of structural dilation (Figure 3). Within this trend is also the gold mineralization defined by the recent rock chip sampling from artisanal mining pits (including 5.16g/t and 1.1g/t Au) and anomalous gold values in auger samples from the saprolite (including 1.46g/t, 1.18g/t, 1.28g/t and 1.22 g/t Au).

The most promising anomalous area is the Daina 2 target, which has a gold in auger anomaly (contour >100ppb) extending over a length of 3km and with consistent widths of 150 to 200 meters (Figure 4). The results generated multiple high-grade auriferous saprolite samples (including 24.5g/t, 6.38g/t and 2.71g/t Au) within a number of auger holes and associated with positive rock chip results obtained from the local artisanal mining pits (including 12.5g/t, 8.78g/t, 7.55g/t and 6.51g/t Au). Rock chip fragments in auger holes along the defined structure consist of oxidized quartz vein fragments in hydrothermally altered whitish, bleached saprolite similar to the rocks mapped from the artisanal mining pits along the trend.

At Daina 6, the auger results show that the gold bearing structure (>100ppb Au) extends for 1.3Km in strike length and has a consistent width of 50m. Local artisan workings along this trend yielded high grade gold from rock chip samples including, 7.41g/t, 6.10g/t, 4.48g/t, 3.18g/t and 3.35g/t Au (Figure 1). Auger results yielded high-grade auriferous saprolite samples include 2,71g/t obtained some 350 meters south of the main working pit (Figure 5).



Figure 1: Daina property. Daina 6 target picture showing the main artisanal working pit. (Photo taken looking to the north east).

To view an enhanced version of Figure 1, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_ecd8b97a542c595e_001full.jpg



Figure 2: Daina property. Plan view map of Auger Results: Average Gold in Saprolite (Contour >100 ppb).

To view an enhanced version of Figure 2, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_ecd8b97a542c595e_002full.jpg



Figure 3: Daina property. Daina 1 target plan view map showing Auger Results: Average Gold in Saprolite (Contour >100 ppb) and the location of the high-grade gold values in local mining pits.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 3, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image3.jpg



Figure 4: Daina property. Daina 2 target plan view map showing Auger Results: Average Gold in Saprolite (Contour >100 ppb) and the location of the high-grade gold values in local artisanal mining pits.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 4, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image4.jpg



Figure 5: Daina property. Daina 6 target plan view map showing Auger Results: Average Gold in Saprolite (Contour >100 ppb) and the location of the high-grade gold values in local artisanal mining pits.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 5, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image5.jpg

TABLE 1: Significant Intersections from the Daina auger drilling program (only intersects >0.1g/t gold are shown)

ID

Hole ID

X-UTM

Y-UTM

Interval
(n)

Grade
(g/t)

Form
(m)

Peak gold (g/t)

Power Gold (gm/t)

Intercepts

1

DAI-AUG-0105

503588

1317392

10

5,02

0

24,50

50,16

10m @ 5,02g/t: From 0m

2

DAI-AUG-0128

503230

1318200

8

1,60

2

6,38

12,82

8m @ 1,60g/t: From 2m

3

DAI-AUG-0268

501801

1318749

6

0,92

2

2,71

5,50

6m @ 0,92g/t: From 2m

4

DAI-AUG-0956

504626

1311197

6

0,81

2

1,22

4,84

6m @ 0,81g/t: From 2m

5

DAI-AUG-0118

503774

1317799

6

0,75

4

2,22

4,52

6m @ 0,75g/t: From 4m

6

DAI-AUG-0662

503224

1315001

4

0,74

6

1,46

2,96

4m @ 0,74g/t: From 6m

7

DAI-AUG-0211

502716

1319805

6

0,57

4

1,65

3,42

6m @ 0,57g/t: From 4m

8

DAI-AUG-0666

503325

1315000

2

0,47

4

0,47

0,94

2m @ 0,47g/t: From 4m

9

DAI-AUG-0951

504751

1311200

6

0,47

2

0,12

2,80

6m @ 0,47g/t: From 2m

10

DAI-AUG-0657

503101

1315001

6

0,43

4

1,18

2,56

6m @ 0,43g/t: From 4m

11

DAI-AUG-0812

502472

1314100

8

0,38

4

1,28

3,06

8m @ 0,38g/t: From 4m

12

DAI-AUG-0237

502470

1320594

6

0,37

10

0,61

2,22

6m @ 0,37g/t: From 10m

13

DAI-AUG-0172

503672

1318194

6

0,37

6

0,99

2,20

6m @ 0,37g/t: From 6m

14

DAI-AUG-0402

502451

1320250

6

0,36

4

1,05

2,18

6m @ 0,36g/t: From 4m

15

DAI-AUG-0445

501853

1317401

6

0,36

8

0,50

2,16

6m @ 0,36g/t: From 8m

16

DAI-AUG-0357

501251

1316599

6

0,35

4

0,76

2,08

6m @ 0,35g/t: From 4m

17

DAI-AUG-0238

502450

1320601

6

0,28

8

0,75

1,66

6m @ 0,28g/t: From 8m

18

DAI-AUG-0123

503650

1317800

8

0,27

2

0,52

2,14

8m @ 0,27g/t: From 2m

19

DAI-AUG-0446

501825

1317403

6

0,27

10

0,54

1,60

6m @ 0,27g/t: From 10m

20

DAI-AUG-0165

503025

1319398

10

0,26

0

1,03

2,62

10m @ 0,26g/t: From 0m

21

DAI-AUG-0572

501905

1315398

6

0,24

6

0,30

1,44

6m @ 0,24g/t: From 6m

22

DAI-AUG-0033

504452

1316601

2

0,23

6

0,23

0,46

2m @ 0,23g/t: From 6m

23

DAI-AUG-0416

501525

1317802

8

0,22

2

0,34

1,76

8m @ 0,22g/t: From 2m

24

DAI-AUG-0950

504775

1311200

6

0,17

2

0,32

1,04

6m @ 0,17g/t: From 2m

25

DAI-AUG-0795

504527

1311602

6

0,16

4

0,31

0,96

6m @ 0,16g/t: From 4m

26

DAI-AUG-1042

505176

1310699

2

0,16

6

0,16

0,32

2m @ 0,16g/t: From 6m

27

DAI-AUG-0264

501702

1318752

4

0,15

6

0,26

0,58

4m @ 0,15g/t: From 6m

28

DAI-AUG-1005

504279

1311601

4

0,15

2

0,22

0,58

4m @ 0,15g/t: From 2m

29

DAI-AUG-0174

503726

1318200

10

0,14

0

0,67

1,44

10m @ 0,14g/t: From 0m

30

DAI-AUG-0624

502876

1315799

8

0,14

2

0,24

1,12

8m @ 0,14g/t: From 2m

31

DAI-AUG-1038

504400

1311201

2

0,14

6

0,14

0,28

2m @ 0,14g/t: From 6m

32

DAI-AUG-0648

502703

1315402

4

0,14

8

0,25

0,54

4m @ 0,14g/t: From 8m

33

DAI-AUG-0481

502401

1316200

8

0,13

2

0,20

1,04

8m @ 0,13g/t: From 2m

34

DAI-AUG-0889

504374

1312204

6

0,13

2

0,29

0,78

6m @ 0,13g/t: From 2m

35

DAI-AUG-0957

504604

1311200

8

0,13

2

0,17

1,04

8m @ 0,13g/t: From 2m

36

DAI-AUG-0640

502901

1315405

6

0,13

4

0,28

0,76

6m @ 0,13g/t: From 4m

37

DAI-AUG-0909

503878

1312201

6

0,13

2

0,24

0,76

6m @ 0,13g/t: From 2m

38

DAI-AUG-0854

503523

1314098

6

0,12

2

0,25

0,72

6m @ 0,12g/t: From 2m

39

DAI-AUG-0424

501318

1317802

8

0,12

2

0,14

0,92

8m @ 0,12g/t: From 2m

40

DAI-AUG-0332

504024

1317003

2

0,11

8

0,11

0,22

2m @ 0,11g/t: From 8m

41

DAI-AUG-0586

502003

1314602

2

0,11

6

0,11

0,22

2m @ 0,11g/t: From m

42

DAI-AUG-0810

502424

1314099

8

0,11

2

0,14

0,88

8m @ 0,11g/t: From 2m

43

DAI-AUG-0681

503149

1314601

8

0,11

2

0,17

0,86

8m @ 0,11g/t: From 2m

44

DAI-AUG-0796

504502

1311600

6

0,11

4

0,15

0,64

6m @ 0,11g/t: From 4m

45

DAI-AUG-0341

500850

1316597

4

0,11

6

0,15

0,42

4m @ 0,11g/t: From 6m

46

DAI-AUG-0623

502851

1315797

8

0,11

2

0,32

0,84

8m @ 0,11g/t: From 2m

47

DAI-AUG-0144

503524

1318598

6

0,10

4

0,14

0,62

6m @ 0,10g/t: From 4m

48

DAI-AUG-0776

504023

1313100

6

0,10

6

0,27

0,60

6m @ 0,10g/t: From 6m

49

DAI-AUG-0947

504848

1311201

6

0,10

2

0,26

0,60

6m @ 0,10g/t: From 2m

50

DAI-AUG-0923

503622

1312175

2

0,10

2

0,10

0,20

2m @ 0,10g/t: From 2m

51

DAI-AUG-0145

503498

1318597

6

0,10

4

0,18

0,60

6m @ 0,10g/t: From 4m

52

DAI-AUG-0890

504350

1312204

6

0,10

2

0,14

0,58

6m @ 0,10g/t: From 2m

53

DAI-AUG-0958

504581

1311202

6

0,10

6

0,11

0,58

6m @ 0,10g/t: From 6m

 

Sampling was completed following industry best practices, conducted under the supervision of the Company's project geologists and the chain of custody from the project to the sample preparation facility was continuously monitored. An appropriate number and type of certified reference materials (standards) and blanks amounting to 5% of the total number of samples shipped to the laboratory was inserted approximately every 20th sample to ensure an effective QAQC program. Data verification of the analytical results included a statistical analysis of the standards and blanks that must pass certain parameters for acceptance to ensure accurate and verifiable results. All samples from the auger drilling program were analyzed using Fire Assay geochemical analysis 'FAA505' at the SGS Laboratory in Bamako, Mali. SGS is an independent, internationally recognized and certified commercial laboratory.

Next Steps

An initial RC drilling program has commenced, comprising at least 2,500 metres of drilling. The goal of this program will be to drill-test the high-grade gold results in rock chip samples obtained from artisanal workings and the encouraging results on select lines obtained from the auger-drilling program. The initial RC work program will prioritize Daina 1, 2 and 6 targets (respectively Figures 6 through 11), and then will continue throughout the project area to test the various auger trends along strike, as well as some of the parallel auger trends.

Following these highly encouraging results, the company is planning to drill infill auger holes with a grid pattern of 100m x 20m over parts of the defined mineralized trends to better delineate the identified anomalous areas and to assist in planning for further RC Drilling program over the mineralizing trends.



Figure 6: Daina 1 plan view map showing the interpreted gold structure location of the planned RC drill collar.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 6, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image6.jpg



Figure 7: Daina 1 cross-sectional view map showing the interpreted structure and location of the planned RC drill.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 7, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image7.jpg



Figure 8: Daina 2 plan view map showing the interpreted gold structure location of the planned RC drill collar.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 8, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image8.jpg



Figure 9: Daina 2 cross-sectional view map showing the interpreted structure and location of the planned RC drill.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 9, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image9.jpg



Figure 10: Daina 6 plan view map showing the interpreted gold structure location of the planned RC drill collar.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 10, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image10.jpg



Figure 11: Daina 6 cross-sectional view map showing the interpreted structure and location of the planned RC drill.

To view an enhanced version of Figure 11, please visit:
https://images.newsfilecorp.com/files/8941/132639_image11.jpg

Qualified Persons

The technical or scientific information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Serigne Dieng, PhD., M.Sc., AIG, Exploration Manager of the company's three projects, who serves as a qualified person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.

About Sanu Gold

Located within the world class Siguiri Basin, host to several operating mines, Sanu is exploring three high quality gold exploration permits in Guinea targeting multi-million ounce gold discoveries. The company has defined kilometer scale gold bearing structures on each of the permits with multiple high-value drill targets. Sanu is operated by a highly experienced team with successful records of discovery, resource development and mine permitting.

Martin Pawlitschek
President & CEO, Sanu Gold Corp

For further information regarding Sanu, please email info@sanugoldcorp.com or visit website at
www.sanugoldcorp.com

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" with respect to the Company within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential", "indicates", "opportunity", "possible" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although Sanu believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results or realities may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such material risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's plans for exploration on its properties and ability to execute on plans, ability to raise sufficient capital to fund its obligations under its property agreements going forward, ability to maintain its material property agreements, mineral tenures and concessions in good standing, to explore and develop its projects; changes in economic conditions or financial markets; the inherent hazards associated with mineral exploration and mining operations, future prices of gold and other metals, changes in general economic conditions and local risks in the jurisdiction (Guinea) in which it operates, accuracy of mineral resource and reserve estimates, the potential for new discoveries, the ability of the Company to obtain the necessary permits and consents required to explore, drill and develop the projects and if obtained, to obtain such permits and consents in a timely fashion relative to the Company's plans and business objectives for the projects; the general ability of the Company to monetize its mineral resources; and changes in environmental and other laws or regulations that could have an impact on the Company's operations, compliance with environmental laws and regulations, dependence on key management personnel and general competition in the mining industry. Forward-looking statements are based on the reasonable beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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