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Encouraging First Pass Gold Results at Ndongo

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(PresseBox) - Cardinal Resources Limited (ASX/TSX: CDV) (?Cardinal? or ?the Company? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHk5vEAUTo8&t=2s) is pleased to announce that it has received encouraging results from its first pass shallow RC drilling designed to test one of the six coincident gold-in-soil and geophysical targets on the Ndongo License within the Bolgatanga Project, which is located ~15 km north of the Company?s Namdini Gold Project with an Indicated Mineral Resource of 6.5 Moz Au (Figure 2).

Highlights

- RC drilling has returned several shallow gold intersections from the first of six targets to be drilled including:

NDRC130: 24m at 1.2 g/t Au from 2m, and 14m at 1.4 g/t Au from 46m

NDRC131: 9m at 11.5 g/t Au from surface (includes 3m at 29.8 g/t Au)

NDRC134: 4m at 1.2 g/t Au from 20m

NDRC137: 8m at 1.4 g/t Au from 1m

- The results highlight the potential for discovery of gold mineralisation within the Ndongo License, located approximately 15 km north of Cardinal''s Namdini Gold deposit which currently contains 6.5 Moz Au Indicated and 0.5 Moz Inferred Mineral Resources.

- Prospectivity of the area is enhanced due to its proximity to the prolific Nangodi Shear Zone which is known to host major economic gold mineralisation in northeast Ghana and Burkina Faso

- Field crews are currently undertaking geological mapping, surface rock sampling, trenching and geophysical surveys to help identify new targets and refine existing targets

Cardinal?s Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director, Archie Koimtsidis stated:

?We are highly encouraged with these early promising results at Target A ? Prospect Zupeliga South (Figures 3, 4 and 5) particularly given the strong grades we are seeing near surface.

We are planning infill and extensional drilling with both RC and DD rigs to target the strike and dip extensions of the mineralisation which remains open.



Gold mineralisation has initially been located within an area of ~200m strike length by ~100m width within the larger Target A area which has a strike length of ~12km and a width of ~1.5km.

Drill rigs will also be mobilised across the Ndongo License to test other target areas (Figures 3, 4 and 5)?.

The target area was originally highlighted following a soil sampling programme by AfricWest in 1997 and Etruscan Resources in 2007.


NRB-08-399: 7.5m at 1.8 g/t Au from 33m

NRB-08-400: 19.5m at 1.2 g/t Au from 6m

NRB-08-404: 21.0m at 2.3 g/t Au from 6m

NRB-08-409: 18.0m at 3.4 g/t Au from surface

Note: All the historical RAB drill data was collected by Etruscan Resources Ghana Limited, now part of Endeavour Mining Corporation (For details, refer to TSX announcement by ABZU Gold on 23 January, 2013 entitled ?ABZU Gold Announces Drilling Mobilisation For 2013, Targets Additional Satellite Gold Mineralisation at Zupeliga?).

Ndongo Prospecting License

The Ndongo Prospecting License covers an area of 295 km2, having been recently expanded by the purchase of two exploration licence areas from Kinross Gold in August 2017 (Figure 2).

The license area is considered highly prospective for the discovery of economic gold mineralisation associated with the prolific Nangodi Shear Zone, a splay fault off the main regional-scale Bole-Bolgatanga Shear. Elsewhere, the Nangodi Shear Zone is spatially related to no fewer than four major gold discoveries, including the Company?s Namdini Gold Project with 6.5 Moz Au Indicated and 0.5 Moz Au Inferred Mineral Resources, the Shaanxi Mine, the historic Nangodi Gold Mine and the 2.1 Moz Youga Gold Mine in Burkina Faso, adjacent to the Ghana border (Figures 1, 2 and 3).

Six exploration target areas totalling 70 km in strike length ~15 km north of the Namdini Gold Project have been initially identified for more detailed investigations through assessing geophysical, geochemical and geological data relevant to this Prospecting License (Figures 3 and 4).

Ndongo Prospecting License - Target A ? Prospect Zupeliga South

Target A was previously named Ndongo West prior to the acquisition of the surrounding Kinross ground. Numerous gold-in-soil anomalies, RAB drilling, shallow artisanal diggings and several deeper artisanal shafts all indicated the gold-bearing potential of this recently acquired area (Figures 3 and 4).

At Ndongo West, Gradient Array IP (?GAIP?) and ground magnetic surveys identified a very well-developed contact zone between conductive and resistive units, along which the artisanal shafts are located.

Once the former Kinross ground was added to Ndongo West, this extended the Target A strike length to 12 km and 1.5 km width and is now called Zupeliga South Prospect (Figure 5).

The prospect is underlain by weak to strongly magnetic mafic-ultramafic volcanic units which are intruded locally by granodiorite.

The geology of this prospect is more complex as folding has been identified with the fold axis orientated ~020?, and the rock units striking ~300? and dipping north at ~60?.

Gold of variable grades is found within highly magnetised mafic volcanic horizons with disseminated sulphides and cross-cutting pyrite and smoky quartz veinlets.

Gold mineralisation has initially been located within an area of ~200 m strike length by ~100 m width within the larger Target A area which has a strike length of ~12 km and a width of ~1.5 km.

ABOUT CARDINAL

Cardinal Resources Limited (ASX/TSX: CDV) is a gold-focused exploration and development Company which holds interests in tenements within Ghana, West Africa.

The Company?s Namdini Project has an Indicated Mineral Resource of 6.5 Moz of gold contained in 180 Mt at 1.1 g/t Au at a cut-off of 0.5 g/t Au and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 0.5 Moz of gold contained in 13 Mt (at) 1.2 g/t Au at a cut-off of 0.5g/t Au.

The Company is focused on the development of the Namdini Project through advancing its PFS studies, supported by additional multi-disciplinary engineering and metallurgical activities.

Exploration programmes are also continuing at the Company?s Bolgatanga (Northern Ghana) and Subranum (Southern Ghana) Projects.

Competent Person?s / Qualified Person?s Statement

The information in this press release is based on information prepared by Mr. Paul Abbott, a full-time employee of Cardinal Resources, who is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa. Mr. Abbott has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person, as defined in the 2012 Edition of the ?Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves?.

The information in this press release has been compiled and reviewed by Mr. Richard Bray, a Registered Professional Geologist with the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and Mr. Ekow Taylor, a Chartered Professional Geologist with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. in this report based on the information in the form and context in which it appears.

Disclaimer

This ASX / TSX press release has been prepared by Cardinal Resources Limited (ABN: 56 147 325 620) (?Cardinal? or ?the Company?).

This press release contains summary information about Cardinal, its subsidiaries and their activities, which is current as at the date of this press release.

By its very nature exploration for minerals is a high?risk business and is not suitable for certain investors.stment in Cardinal including but not limited to economic conditions, stock market fluctuations, gold price movements, regional infrastructure constraints, timing of approvals from relevant authorities, regulatory risks, operational risks and reliance on key personnel and foreign currency fluctuations.

Except for statutory liability which cannot be excluded and subject to applicable law, each of Cardinal?s officers, employees and advisors expressly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the material contained in this press release and excludes all liability whatsoever (including in negligence) for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any person as a consequence of any information in this Announcement or any error or omission here from. Except as required by applicable law, the Company is under no obligation to update any person regarding any inaccuracy, omission or change in information in this press release or any other information made available to a person nor any obligation to furnish the person with any further information.

Forward?looking statements

Certain statements contained in this press release, including information as to the future financial or operating performance of Cardinal and its projects may also include statements which are ?forward?looking statements? that may include, amongst other things, statements regarding targets, anticipated timing of the PEA on the Namdini project, estimates and assumptions in respect of mineral resources and anticipated grades and recovery rates, production and prices, recovery costs and results, capital expenditures and are or may be based on assumptions and estimates related to future technical, economic, market, political, social and other conditions. These ?forward ? looking statements? are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Cardinal, are inherently subject to significant technical, business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from estimated or anticipated events or results reflected in such forward?looking statements.

Cardinal disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to any forward?looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, circumstances or results or otherwise after today?s date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, other than required by the Corporations Act and ASX and TSX Listing Rules. The words ?believe?, ?expect?, ?anticipate?, ?indicate?, ?contemplate?, ?target?, ?plan?, ?intends?, ?continue?, ?budget?, ?estimate?, ?may?, ?will?, ?schedule? and similar expressions identify forward?looking statements.

All forward?looking statements made in this press release are qualified by the foregoing cautionary statements. Investors are cautioned that forward?looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and accordingly investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward?looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.




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Date: 05/29/2018 - 08:16
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