Okapi continues gold drilling at Enmore despite weather delays
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Okapi continues to progress drilling to unlock the potential of its Enmore gold project in NSW despite the wet conditions that have slowed progress.
Six holes totalling 767m have been drilled to date, with the remaining two to four holes expected to be completed within the next two weeks thanks to improving weather conditions.
The program of up 10 holes is designed to test the depth extent of shallow mineralisation reported from historical drilling, extend the higher-grade zones, and help determine the local trends and orientation of the gold mineralised zones at the Sunnyside and Bora prospects.
At Sunnyside East, encouraging intervals with sulphides seen during logging has led Okapi Resources (ASX:OKR) to add two further holes and deepen other holes.
Once these holes are completed, the company will proceed to drill test the gold prospects of Sunnyside West and possibly 2km west of the Sunnyside prospects at Bora.
The Enmore project is located in a structural setting broadly similar to that observed at the nearby Hillgrove antimony-gold mine.
About 140 holes have been historically drilled at the project with notable results such as 4m at 11.94 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from surface within a broader 22m zone grading 2.66g/t gold and 2m at 14.6g/t gold from a depth of 46m.
However, just 16 wide-spaced holes were drilled below the oxide mineralisation and none of these adequately explain the distribution of the shallow oxide gold despite evidence of cross cutting structures similar to those present at Hillgrove.
This article was developed in collaboration with Okapi Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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