Apollo zinc project Gabon

Apollo Minerals intersects more ‘high-grade’ zinc at Dikaki prospect, Gabon

Apollo Minerals (ASX:AON) reports it has uncovered further results of shallow, ‘high-grade’ zinc-lead mineralisation from its 2022 drilling campaign at Dikaki within the ‘province-scale’ Kroussou zinc-lead Project in Gabon.

With an airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey completed and acquired data currently being processed and interpreted, Apollo reports that two diamond drill rigs are active on site targeting regional exploration targets TP9 and TP13.

Significant intercepts include:

  • 10.3m @ 4.0% Zn+Pb from 25.4m within a broader zone of 15.3m @ 3.0% Zn+Pb
  • 8.3m @ 3.8% Zn+Pb from 23.2m within a broader zone of 17.4m @ 3.0% Zn+Pb
  • 11.1m @ 3.8% Zn+Pb from 56.0m within a broader zone of 25.8m @ 3.0% Zn+Pb

Apollo reports that strong news flow is expected over the coming months as results from ongoing Kroussou drilling, field exploration, and metallurgical test work programs are received.

Commenting on the results, Apollo Managing Director Neil Inwood noted: “These high-grade drilling results with repeatable geometries between drill sections continue to demonstrate the potential of the broader Dikaki prospect to host significant zinc-lead mineralisation close to surface.

“The success of the drilling at TP11 Dikaki has now allowed us to focus on drill testing new regional target prospects”

The success of the drilling at TP11 Dikaki has now allowed us to focus on drill testing new regional target prospects at TP9 and TP13.

The potential for Dikaki style mineralisation to be confirmed at the other 17 identified mineral channels at Kroussou is extremely exciting. The airborne electromagnetic survey flight-work over the entire project is now complete and the data acquired is currently being processed and interpreted.”

Apollo is focused on the discovery and development of large scale, near surface, zinc-lead resources at the company’s 100% owned Kroussou Project in Gabon which consists of the prospecting license G4-569.

Previous exploration work has validated the ‘province-scale’ potential at Kroussou with the identification of 150 zinc-lead mineral occurrences over more than 80km of strike length of prospective geology to date.

Of 18 identified mineral channels, only four have been drill tested to date. The very shallow nature of the zinc-lead mineralisation being intersected (average depth < 20m) indicates the ‘low cost’ development and mining potential at the project.

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