Apollo has intersected more shallow, high-grade zinc-lead mineralisation at the Dikaki prospect within its Kroussou project in Gabon.

All 12 remaining diamond holes drilled at prospect in 2021 have returned zinc-lead mineralisation with top near-surface, high-grade hits such as 6.5m at 8% zinc+lead from a depth of just 18m within a broader 10.3m zone grading 5.4% zinc+lead from 18m.

It follows on results from the legendary Niamabimbou prospect just 16km to the south that also returned high-grade zinc+lead mineralisation.

Over the coming weeks, Apollo Minerals (ASX:AON) will have a good idea just how extensive the high-grade core at Dikaki really is with the first batch of samples from current broad, step-out drilling targeting extensions to both the east and west now en-route to Perth for analysis.

“Our drilling program has identified a shallow, high-grade core at the Dikaki prospect,” executive director Neil Inwood said.

“Mineralisation at Dikaki is open to the east and west along an extensive 9km trend which we will continue to test with further drilling.

“The 2022 program is expected to identify further high grade mineralisation at Dikaki and Niamabimbou whilst also seeking further discoveries at the extensive range of regional targets at the province-scale Kroussou zinc-lead Project.”

Twin towers of zinc-lead goodness

Both Dikaki and Niamabimbou stretch out over 9km of strike and the results to date are a strong indicator that extensive mineralisation is present within the Kroussou project.

And Apollo is only just getting started.

Niamabimbou is only lightly tested to date with just 40 holes drilled along trend, a situation Apollo intends to address in the June quarter with vengeance – already prepping some major infill and extensional drilling at the two prospects.

It is also planning an airborne electromagnetic survey, field exploration (mapping, soil geochemical surveys) and drilling covering regional targets.




This article was developed in collaboration with Apollo Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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