THE DRILL SERGEANT: Apollo Consolidated’s (ASX: AOP) recent drilling activities at the company’s Lake Rebecca gold project in Western Australia has targeted the recent Cleo gold discovery.
The drilling has also focused on resource definition at the Duchess deposit, as well as exploration drill holes along the four-kilometre structural zone between the two areas.
Drilling at Cleo returned the best results the company has achieved there to date, indicating potential for a new deposit to take shape.
38 metres at 2 grams per tonne gold, including 2m at 20.4g/t gold and 5m at 2.75g/t gold; and
2m at 9.39g/t gold, including 1m at 17.2g/t gold.
Continued infill and exploration drilling at the Duchess deposit has confirmed wide zones of mineralisation, including:
35m at 0.90g/t gold;
10m at 1.46g/t gold and 18m at 0.74g/t gold;
10m at 1.83g/t gold;
9m at 1.82g/t gold and 24m at 0.87g/t gold; and
12m at 1.15g/t gold.
Drilling to date has identified a substantial mineralised zone at Cleo, particularly on drill section 6641820N where the anomalous zone is at least 150m wide,” Apollo Consolidated said in its ASX announcement.
“Mineralisation is hosted by fine grained disseminated sulphides in micro-diorite to amphibolite, as compared to granodiorite gneiss at the Rebecca, Duchess and Duke deposits, and this potentially opens new exploration fronts to the south and in under-explored parts of the project.”