THE DRILL SERGEANT: Apollo Consolidated (ASX: AOP) has greeted the new year with an update on drilling activities at the company’s 100 per cent-owned plus-one million ounce-plus Lake Rebecca gold project east of Kalgoorlie in the West Australian goldfields.
Apollo Consolidated a continuation to the growth of the Rebecca deposit, with new zones of gold mineralisation encountered by ongoing infill and step-out Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling.
Latest results include:
21 metres at 2.45 grams per tonne gold and 7m at 2.09g/t gold (STRONG INFILL TEST);
11m at 2.17g/t gold, 9m at 1.79g/t gold, 5m at 3.27g/t gold and 4m at 2.37g/t gold in (EXTENDS HANGINGWALL ZONE);
22m at 1.31g/t gold in (NEW FOOTWALL ZONE); and
10m at 2.14g/t gold and 7m at 2.21g/t gold in (STRONG INFILL TEST).
Elsewhere, new step-out drilling at the Cleo discovery has extended mineralisation and a strong >0.2g/t gold anomalism, expanding the zone to more than 350m strike and up to 150m wide.
The anomalous footprint remains open in most directions, which the company has decided to continue drill-testing to determine if potential exists for Mineral Resources.
Throughout 2020, Apollo achieved strong results from infill and step-down Mineral Resource definition drilling at the Rebecca, Duchess and Duke deposits, and the identification of new mineralisation in under-explored areas.
Results currently remain pending for four diamond holes completed at Rebecca.
All drilling results are to be included in an updated Mineral Resource estimate the company has planned for completion by Q2 2021.
“Apollo is buoyed by the success of its ongoing drilling along the approximate 1.7 kilometres long Rebecca deposit, where the mineralised system continues to evolve and grow,” Apollo Consolidated said in its ASX announcement.
“Infill and step-out drilling has located extensions to mineralisation in expected geological positions, while exploration drilling has located important new near-surface mineralisation.
“The major Rebecca mineralised structures remain open to depth and will drive continued RC and diamond exploration drilling into 2021.
“Apollo sees excellent potential to replicate existing mineralisation on continued drilling, particularly at depth.”
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