Mr. Greg Isenor reports
ROSCAN ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF JOHN R.L. LEARN AS EXPLORATION MANAGER
Roscan Gold Corp. has appointed John R.L. Learn as exploration manager. Mr. Learn succeeds Jean-Marc Gagnon who has retired. Roscan's board of directors wishes to thank Mr. Gagnon for his contributions to the company over the years, including the important role he has played in the development of the Kandiole project, and wish him well for the future.
Mr. Learn is a consulting geologist based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and brings 23 years of gold exploration experience in West Africa and East Africa to the company.
Mr. Learn studied geology at Brock University (1977) and McGill University (1981) before beginning his career in uranium and gold exploration in Canada, mainly in the Athabasca basin and the Abitibi subprovince. Over the years, Mr. Learn worked with various junior and major mining companies in the gold and uranium sectors: former chief geologist for 1) Channel Resources (Bombore deposit discovery), 2) High River Gold Mines (Bissa mine discovery) and 3) Goldrush Resources (Ronguen discovery); former exploration manager for Iamgold Mali and former general manager for High River Gold Exploration (Nordgold) from 2014 to 2018 (Goengo and Tangarsi discoveries at Taparko).
Mr. Learn will be planning, co-ordinating and overseeing all exploration activities of the company and will supervise the advancement of the Kandiole project. One of Mr. Learn's priorities will be to follow up on the drilling results at the south end of the Mankouke trend where air core holes are interpreted to have intersected three well mineralized zones as follows:
- Lens 1 -- approximately 24 metres wide, currently defined by two holes returning 3.23 grams per tonne (g/t) gold over 12 metres and 2.76 g/t gold over 26 metres;
- Lens 2 -- approximately 48 metres wide, currently defined by three holes returning 3.74 g/t gold over 30 metres, 5.68 g/t gold over 26 metres and 6.13 g/t gold over six metres;
- Lens 3 -- approximately four metres wide, defined by one hole that returned 4.14 g/t gold over four metres.
Roscan's president and chief executive officer, Greg Isenor, commented: "Having worked on multiple projects in the gold sector, John possesses a vast experience in exploration. His strong expertise will enable Roscan to effectively investigate the exploration potential of our Kandiole project, with a focus on the Mankouke deposit."
Qualified person and sample protocol
The technical content in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Gregory P. Isenor, professional geoscientist, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
For quality control, duplicated samples were systematically collected in the field and blank samples were inserted in the sample batches sent to the laboratory. Blank samples and duplicates were included in the sample batches sent to the lab. Before their transportation, the samples were stored in a Roscan-secured location in the field. Batches of samples were transported by truck, driven by Roscan contractors, up to the sample preparation installations of Bureau Veritas laboratory at Bamako; prepared samples were then shipped by Bureau Veritas to their treatment installations at Abidjan, Ivory Coast. During the assay process, the laboratory applied its own quality controls with blanks, duplicates and standard samples. The assay method was atomic absorption (AA) with preconcentration by fire assay (FA); the detection limit of the method is of five parts per billion.
About Roscan Gold Corp.
Roscan Gold is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of gold properties in West Africa. The company has assembled a significant land position of 100-per-cent-owned permits in an area of producing gold mines (including B2 Gold's Fekola mine, which lies in a contiguous property to the west of Kandiole) and major gold deposits, located both north and south of its Kandiole project in west Mali.
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