Oklo hits the mark with Disse drilling returning grades of almost 40g/t
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Oklo Resources has struck gold going almost 40 grams to the tonne at its Disse prospect at Dandoko in West Mali as it looks to add grade and scale to the emerging gold project.
Oklo Resources (ASX:OKU) has an enviable ground position in the 15km long Dandoko gold corridor, among 505km2 of ground it controls close to B2 Gold’s mammoth 7.1Moz Fekola gold project, Barrick’s 12.5Moz Loulo project and a number of other regionally significant deposits.
It already announced a maiden resource at its Seko deposits within Dandoko of 11.3Mt at 1.83g/t gold for 668,500oz in March.
Grades seen in drilling at Disse, which currently contains a modest resource of 150,000t at 2.57g/t for 12,100oz, show the potential to add high grade ounces contained in fresh rock to what is a largely shallow oxide resource.
Assays from infill diamond and reverse circulation drilling at Disse, which has a strike length of some 550m, returned:
Oklo managing director Simon Taylor described Disse as an emerging high grade target.
“Since the announcement of our maiden Mineral Resource Estimate, we have remained very focused on testing new targets and previous targets in more detail for their resource growth potential,” he said.
“Disse is an emerging high-grade target following the confirmation of potential shoot development in fresh rock to complement the largely shallow oxide resource at Seko.
“We are now busy planning the next phase of drilling and have retained the current drill rig which is scheduled to resume work in September following the conclusion of the wet season.”
Assays are still pending for a number of holes, including the recent Sari discovery, while Taylor said Oklo is completing a 3D geophysical survey and passive seismic survey targeting potential high-grade feeder gold mineralisation in fresh rock below Seko’s oxide resource.
Results included in the most recent release include four RC holes totalling 498m, a single 181m long diamond hole and 21 shallow aircore holes for 804m at Disse, part of a 14,000m program testing for depth and strike extensions at Seko.
Technical studies are also ongoing, with the high 65% oxide ore content of the 668,500oz resource meaning Seko is likely to emerge for Oklo as a large-scale open pit opportunity with a simple gold processing flowsheet.
This article was developed in collaboration with Oklo Resources, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.
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