The Moa licence area, is located southwest of Kenema and is valid for a period of four years, which is valid until the 14th December 2020. The licence (EL07/2012) covers an area of approximately 46.45km2 and is located in the Koya and Dama Chiefdoms in the Kenema District, Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.
The Moa licence is underlain predominantly by rocks of the Kambui Hills greenstone belt on its western side and the eastern side is dominated by rocks of the Mano-Moa Granulites. The Kambui schists form a narrow elongated belt of rocks from Panguma in the north to Potoru in the south, a distance of about 50 miles. The Kambui Hills region is considered to be highly prospective for gold and are historically under explored.
The Moa exploration licence is considered highly prospective for both gold and diamonds. Field observations noted active alluvial mining with the gold not having been transported far from the source area due to poor drainage areas across the strike of the recorded mineralised areas.
Golden Saint commissioned a high resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric AMAG survey over the Moa project to provide focus in both identification and prioritisation of structural gold and kimberlite targets for ongoing and future exploration programs.
Initial interpretation of the airborne magnetic data has identified strong WNW trending structures beneath the transported cover that crosscut the greentone and gneissic lithologies to form potential sites for gold mineralisation as well as kimberlite intrusion. These structures appear to be part of a regional trend that extends from the known diamondiferous kimberlite region of Grand Cape of Liberia through to the Zimmi diamond fields of Sierra Leone.
Further work to include:
- Regional geochemical survey
- Additional stream sediment sampling
- Heavy minerals panned concentrate sampling
- Systematic soil sampling over anomalies
- Reconnaissance geological mapping across licence
- Pitting of alluvial anomalies
- Trenching of soil and rock anomalies