Galena Mining (ASX:G1A) has hit high grades of up to 24 per cent lead at its Abra project in Western Australia, but has also unearthed its highest grade of silver ever of 457 grams per tonne (g/t).

Over 10 per cent lead is generally considered high-grade, and several of the 13 latest drill holes recorded hits of over 10 per cent, while above 50g/t silver is considered high-grade.

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Top hits included 23.9m at 10.3 per cent lead and 23 grams per tonne (g/t) silver, including 7.2m at 24 per cent lead and 55g/t silver.

Source: Galena Mining

“Our largest drill program to date continues to successfully delineate additional high-grade lead and silver intersections at much higher density in the upper northwestern area of Abra,” managing director Alex Molyneux said.

“This will enable us to complete an updated mineral resource estimate with a higher confidence, supporting our target to convert resources to ore reserves and continue to optimise our mine model.”

Galena also keeps finding “material” copper mineralisation.

“With these assays, we once again intersected material copper mineralisation (3.2m at 2.3 per cent copper) so we’re increasingly studying the potential nature and scale of the copper-gold zone at Abra,” Molyneux said.

“We also saw our highest grade ever significant silver intersection with 457g/t over almost 5m in hole AB121.”


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