Okapi is poised to start the first diamond drilling program at its Enmore project to follow-up on exceptionally thick gold intercepts from last year’s drilling at the Sunnyside prospect.

The previous drilling at the New South Wales project had returned results such as 174m grading 1.83 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from surface at Sunnyside East and defined gold mineralisation over a strike length of over 400m.

Okapi Resources’ (ASX:OKR) planned 1,800m diamond program will test extensions of these results and will also test the Sherwood prospect on the Bora Fault.

Sherwood is one of the most interesting regional targets at Enmore with small scale historical production and drilling intersecting results such as 0.6m at 56.6g/t gold.

Resolution Drilling – a highly reputable contractor – is expected to start drilling within the next three weeks with the program likely to take between two to three months to complete.

Enmore project and drilling

Enmore is located in the New England Fold Belt about 30km south of Armidale and 20km south of the geologically similar and operating Hillgrove gold mine that has produced over 730,000oz of gold.

The project has 36 identified mineral occurrences, most of which are untested by deep drilling, modern geophysics or other targeting methods applied across the project.

Nine of the 11 planned holes will be drilled at the Sunnyside prospect with five holes testing the Sunnyside East mineralised zone outlined by OSSRC04 and OSSRC06 holes drilled in 2021.

Drilling at Sunnyside will also test mineralisation at depth.

Down hole surveys and core orientation measurements will be taken and all cores will be geologically logged, photographed and marked up for sampling.




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


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