Apollo Consolidated Limited (ASX: AOP) has reported an “exceptional” intercept of 75.8m @ 4.64 g/t Au, including 9m @ 15.2 g/t Au from metallurgical drilling at its Lake Rebecca Gold Project located 145km east of Kalgoorlie.
The result comes from the first of six diamond drill holes intended to deliver material from mineralised structures for metallurgical study, and consolidates impressive width and grade delivered in previous drill holes.
Further intercepts from RC drilling along the deposit include:
- Hole RCLR0832: 18m @ 6.93 g/t Au, including 4m @ 15.1 g/t Au
- Hole RCLR0835: 9m @ 4.22g/t Au, including 1m @ 24.2g/t Au
- Hole RCLR0831: 10m @ 2.87g/t Au + 10m @ 1.74g/t Au
- Hole RMB04: 5m @ 4.41g/t Au
AOP reports that resource definition drilling continues to discover shallow gold mineralisation in under-explored areas of the optimised pit shell, used to constrain the 1.105 million ounce Au MRE.
The above results are expected to add additional “higher than average grade” gold mineralisation to the MRE at shallow depth.
Apollo’s flagship Lake Rebecca Gold Project includes approximately 160km² of tenure east of Kalgoorlie, straddling the eastern edge of the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt. The belt is situated at the southern tip of the regionally important Laverton Tectonic Zone.
Lake Rebecca contains three advanced and growing gold discoveries – Rebecca, Duke, and Duchess, with gold mineralisation hosted by broad zones of disseminated sulphides in gneiss.
The company reports that RC and diamond drilling is ongoing at Rebecca, encompassing exploration, resource-definition and step-down targets, and including immediate follow-up of the open intercepts reported above.
Infill drilling is scheduled to commence soon at Cleo, with the aim to push the discovery towards resource status.
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