THE DRILL SERGEANT: Apollo Consolidated has received preliminary assays results returned from a recently-completed eight hole reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Bombora prospect, situated on the company’s Rebecca project, located 150 kilometres east of Kalgoorlie.
The company claims the results have confirmed potential exists for high-grade gold mineralisation at the prospect with the first five RC drillholes all intersecting wide zones of disseminated pyrite alteration in altered granodiorite and gneiss.
The highlight of the drilling results was an intersection received from drillhole RCLR161 of:
– 42 metres at 7.75 grams per tonne gold from 61 metres;
The intersection included two high-grade segments of:
– 2m at 22.39g/t gold from 67m; and
– 3m at 65.21g/t gold from 84m.
Bombora drillhole and intercept details. Source: Company announcement
The remaining drillholes intersected wide zones of anomalous gold typical of the Rebecca project prospects.
“The intercept in RCLR161 supports the company’s opinion that the zones of gold anomalism present within the strongly metamorphosed rocks at Rebecca are prospective for high-grade mineralised shoots,” Apollo Consolidated said in its ASX announcement.
“Whilst the drilling is too broad-spaced to allow geological interpretation the results so far demand additional drilling to define lode continuity and orientation, and are an excellent start to the Apollo’s exploration at the prospect.
“Results from the remaining holes are expected during the coming week, and planning for follow-up drilling around the RCLR161 intercept is underway.”