Albion Resources (ASX: ALB) reports that diamond drilling has intersected shallow zinc-lead mineralisation at the Pillara East prospect within its Lennard Shelf Project in WA’s Kimberley region.
The results come from the company’s maiden drilling program, which has been tasked with confirming and extending mineralisation identified from historical exploration, where results included 4.6m @ 5% Zn and 30.5% Pb from 47m.
Albion notes that all eight holes from the program intersected visible lead and zinc, with mineralisation extended beyond historical hits.
The visual observations, which include marcasite and mineralised breccias featuring sphalerite and galena, are interpreted as reminiscent of the Pillara deposit, pointing to potential for new discoveries within the vicinity of the project’s Uncle Billy Fault and in the nearby Western Embayment.
The ‘high grade’ 319km² Lennard Shelf Project is situated approximately 30km southeast of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley, in a Mississippi-Valley-Type province hosting significant historic mines including Pillara (19.3Mt @ 7.8% Zn + 2.6% Pb) and the Cadjebut Trend (16.4Mt @ 8.9% Zn + 5% Pb).
Despite limited regional exploration since the early 1980’s, work carried out by Albion has assisted in defining prominent ENE trending structures, interpreted to be the control of the zinc-lead mineralisation.
The mineralised system remains open in all direction, with diamond drilling proceeding along strike.
Images: Albion Resources Limited