Apollo has identified high-grade zinc and lead at two prospects at its Kroussou project in Gabon. 

The company says both Dikaki and Niamabimbou support the potential for large-scale, shallow, flat-lying, sulphide-hosted mineralised systems.

Fresh results from diamond drilling include:

  • 5.3m at 10.3% zinc and lead from 54.7m within a broader zone of 27.1m at 2.9% from 33.8m; and
  • 3.5m at 4.6% from 63.8m within a broader zone of 21m at 2.0% from 46.2m.

Niamabimbou is over 9km of prospective trend and up to 1.5km wide, and 38 out of 40 holes drilled to date have intersected zinc and lead.

Highly prospective 9km of trend

Apollo Minerals (ASX:AON) executive director Neil Inwood said the results prove the Niamabimbou system can host high-grade zinc-lead mineralisation, matching that of the developing Dikaki deposit 16km to the north.

“Apollo Minerals’ field work has now demonstrated high-grade mineralisation at two of the 18 defined prospects within the province-scale Kroussou Project,” he said.

“This high-grade mineralisation is open down dip and along trend.

“Niamabimbou is a highly prospective prospect with only 40 broad-spaced holes having been drilled to date along the extensive 9km of prospective trend.”

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Pic: Location of drilling at Niamabimbou displaying 9km of
channel trends and rock-chip samples.

Step out drilling underway at Dikaki

The 2022 drilling program will initially target the newly defined eastern high-grade trend at Dikaki, with 20 diamond holes for 1,500m planned to be completed in the current quarter.

Exploration activity planned for the June 2022 quarter will include infill and extensional drilling in the central project area (Dikaki and Niamabimbou).

Two diamond rigs are currently undertaking broad, step out extension drilling at Dikaki, with results from the final 12 holes from the 2021 drilling at the prospect expected in the coming weeks.

Apollo is also planning an airborne electromagnetic  survey, field exploration (mapping, soil geochemical surveys) and drilling covering regional targets.




This article was developed in collaboration with Apollo Minerals Limited, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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