Sama Resources Inc. (“Sama” or the “Company”) – (TSX.V: SME | US:LNZCF ) is a growth-oriented resource company focused on exploring the Samapleu Nickel (“Ni”) – Copper (“Cu”) project in Ivory Coast, West Africa. The Company is managed by experienced industry professionals with a strong track record of discovery. Sama, is committed to develop and exploit the Samapleu Ni-Cu and Platinum Group of Elements (“PGE”) Resources.
Sama’s projects are located approximately 600 km northwest of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire and straddle both sides of the Ivorian and Guinean borders in West Africa. Sama’s projects are located adjacent to the large world-class nickel-cobalt laterite deposits of Sipilou and Foungouesso forming a 125 km long new Base Metal Camp in West Africa.
The Samapleu mineralization is typical of a layered Pipe like Intrusion or conduit‐hosted nickel deposits These rare type of intrusions host the world’s largest nickel‐copper deposits such as: Jinchuan (515 million tonnes (“Mt”) at 1.06% nickel), Voisey Bay (137Mt at 1.68% nickel), Kabanga (52Mt at 2.65% nickel), Eagle (4.5Mt at 3.33% nickel), Eagle Nest (20Mt at 1.68% nickel), Kalatongke (24Mt at 0.68% nickel), and N’komati (2.8Mt at 2.08% nickel).
The Yacouba Layered Complex’s mafic and ultramafic, hosting the Samapleu mineralisation, has intruded the older gneissic assemblage of the West Africa’s craton. It is interesting to note that the age for the Yacouba Layered Complex is almost the same at 2.1Ga, as the large and mineral rich South-African Bushveld complex (host of the Ivanhoe’s large Flatreef palladium-Nickel deposit and numerous other chromite+ Platinoid Group Elements deposits as well as the nearby N’Komati nickel-copper-palladium deposit).
Nickel and copper mineralization (pentlandite, chalcopyrite, combined with pyrrhotite correspond to sulphide disseminations ranging from trace to 40% and semi massive to massive (40% to 100% sulphides) sulphide rich lenses often spatially associated with highly breccia texture in pyroxenites mostly.