Sarama Resources Ltd. (“Sarama” or the “Company”) (ASX:SRR, TSXV:SWA) is pleased to announce that the Company’s securities have commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) under the ASX code SRR following a strongly supported public offering which saw A$8M raised predominantly from a broad base of domestic and international institutional and sophisticated investors.


The funds will primarily be used to recommence exploration at the Company’s Sanutura Project (the “Project”), which hosts a multi-million ounce Mineral Resource and a suite of targets that provide significant exploration upside.

Highlights

  • Sarama Resources opens trade on ASX today, now dual-listed on ASX and TSX Venture Exchange (Canada)
  • Associated equity raising of A$8M strongly supported by domestic and international institutional and sophisticated investors
  • Funds used to recommence exploration at the at the 100%-owned(4) Sanutura Project on Burkina Faso’s Houndé Belt; one of West Africa’s most prolific gold belts
  • Existing large Mineral Resource of 0.6Moz Au (Indicated) plus 2.3Moz Au (Inferred) (1)
  • +50,000m drill program targeting increases to the Mineral Resource from highly accretive, predominantly shallow, oxide targets
  • Mineral Resource update anticipated in 2023, incorporating additional and extensional drilling • Abundant regional exploration targets within a large landholding of 1,420km² at the Sanutura Project
  • Additional opportunity for value creation from early-stage exploration atthe 100%-owned Koumandara Project
Sarama’s President, CEO & MD, Andrew Dinning commented:

Sarama is delighted to have attracted the support of several high quality domestic and international institutional and sophisticated investors who have joined our existing shareholders and so enthusiastically backed our plans to grow and exploit the multi-million ounce Sanutura Gold Project. Burkina Faso is well-known to the Australian market for its prospective greenstone belts which have frequently delivered multi-million ounce discoveries in recent times, leading to the development of a new generation of highly profitable mines.

The Company has planned a large scale, +50,000m drill program to grow the Mineral Resource at the Sanutura Project which will be the first major drill campaign conducted at the Project since 2017 and will produce strong news flow over the coming months.

The Company’s ASX listing and associated equity raising was an essential precursor to re-activating the Project and with that completed, we now look forward to advancing the Project, initially focusing on drilling the resource growth-oriented targets which offer immediate opportunity for value accretion.”

Project Portfolio – Multi Project Exposure in Burkina Faso

Sarama is a West African-focused gold explorer/developer and holds a commanding land position of approximately 1,900km² across two 100%-owned projects in highly prospective Houndé and Banfora Belts in Burkina Faso.

The Company’s flagship Sanutura Project has an existing multi-million ounce Mineral Resource of 0.6Moz Au (Indicated) plus 2.3Moz Au (Inferred)(1) with significant growth potential available from its position along 70km of strike in one of the most prolific gold belts in West Africa, the Houndé Belt.

Burkina Faso is a well-established jurisdiction for gold explorer/developers with 12 gold mines in operation and development combining to achieve a total gold production of +2Moz in 2021. A summary of the Company’s projects is presented in Figure 1.


Sanutura Project – Material Resource Foundation with Significant Exploration Upside

The Company’s primary focus is its 100%-owned(4) Sanutura Project, which hosts a large Mineral Resource and covers an area of 1,420km2 . The Project lies 60km south of Endeavour Mining’s Houndé Mine (5Moz Au); 120km south of Fortuna Silver’s high-grade Yaramoko Mine (1Moz), and 140km south of Endeavour Mining’s Mana Mine (5Moz), highlighting the significant gold endowment of the Houndé Belt.