Apollo Minerals observes new structural trends at Kroussou Project in Gabon

Apollo Minerals (ASX:AON) reports recent field work observations has identified new structural trends at the company’s wholly owned Kroussou Project, located in Gabon. 

The company conducted a 6-week field work program at target prospects (TP) 1, 10, 22, and 24, which included geological mapping and soil sampling within targeted areas of the zinc-lead project. 

Additionally, interpretation from the company’s 2022 airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey and magnetic data, resulted in the identification of multiple structural trends, deemed to be fertile for base metal mineralisation at TP1, 10, and 13. 

Apollo Minerals states that TP1 and TP10 mapping areas were prioritised, based upon interpreted structural similarities to the massive-sulphide mineralisation identified at TP13 in hole NKDD029 with 3.5m @ 40% zinc-lead (Zn+Pb). 

In addition, the presence of base metal sulphides has been confirmed with multiple rock chip samples containing visible lead and zinc sulphides, as well as iron sulphide of up to 3% to 5%. 

Commenting on the new structural trends identified, Apollo Minerals Managing Director, Neil Inwood, says: “Mapping has confirmed the presence of mineralised sub-crop, gossans, and barite within a 10km long structural trend to the west of TP1.

This area of interest was generated from the company’s 2022 AEM survey and is interpreted to have strong potential to host mineralisation similar to the massive sulphide displayed at TP13. Follow-up field work is planned with a view to extending the strike length of trend and generating drill-ready targets.”

“Follow-up field work is planned with a view to extending the strike length of trend and generating drill-ready targets”

The company reports that soil geochemical samples have also been taken at TP1, 10, and 22 over ‘extensive’ girds, which will be used for additional targets. In addition, 52 rock chip samples were taken from the mapping within TP1 and TP10. Assay results are still pending from the laboratory. 

The company also notes, once assays are received, results will be interpreted together with the soil geochemical samples taken in the area to support drill targeting. 

The Kroussou project is a large, province-scale zinc project consisting of between 140 and 300 million tonnes at a grade between 2% and 3.4% zinc-lead. The project is located within the Ngounie Province of Western Gabon, located about 220km southeast of the capital city of Libreville.

Apollo Minerals is focused on the discovery and development of ‘large-scale’, near surface, zinc-lead resources at the company’s Kroussou Project in Gabon, which consists of 2 exploration licences, covering an area of 2,363.5km-square. 

Images: Apollo Minerals Limited.
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