Apollo’s ‘strongest-ever’ zinc intercept opens door to Dikaki eastern front
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Shallow, high-grade zinc intercepts have confirmed that mineralisation extends into the previously untested eastern area of the Dikaki prospect within Apollo’s Kroussou project.
The first-ever drilling in the untested strike of 2.5km returned results such as 60.2m grading 2.4% zinc+lead just 1.9m from surface that includes higher grade zones of 10.6m at 3.5% zinc+lead from 25.5m and 19m at 3.7% zinc+lead from 39.4m (DKDD094).
Apollo Minerals (ASX:AON) added that holes drilled 30m and 50m on either side of DKDD094 have intersected localised zones of strong visible sulphide mineralisation.
What’s more, step-out drilling 800m to the east returned an intercept of 6.2m at 3.9% zinc+lead from 25m within a broader 16m thick mineralised halo, which indicates that the mineralised zone continues further to the east.
“Drilling in the previously untested east portion of the Dikaki prospect has returned an impressive intercept of 60m of significant zinc and lead mineralisation commencing just below surface. This is the strongest zinc mineralised interval ever drilled at Kroussou and is extremely exciting,” executive director Neil Inwood said.
“The excellent results from our ongoing drilling campaign highlights the exceptional exploration potential of the province-scale Kroussou project.”
He added that the current drill program is focussed on expanding and further defining the mineralisation at Dikaki, success of which will enable future expansion of our exploration activities and footprint.
This is notable as Dikaki is just one of 18 prospects at Kroussou, all of which are highly prospective for base metal mineralisation.
Two diamond rigs are currently targeting further step-out expansions at Dikaki with further assay results expected in the coming weeks.
Apollo is also planning to complete an airborne electromagnetic survey over the entire 80km Kroussou project strike.
This seeks to highlight further shallow high-grade mineralisation similar to the zones identified by drilling at Dikaki and Niamabimbou.
If successful, the combination of the survey, soil geochemical sampling and drilling will assist in the definition of an exploration target and detailed exploration targeting.
This article was developed in collaboration with Apollo Minerals, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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