Strong assay results from Trek Metals’ Kroussou zinc and lead project in Gabon will enable the company to present an exploration target later this year.
The results were obtained from a drilling programme targeting an additional 14 holes. According to the company assays from two new drillholes completed within a very high‐grade, particularly lead rich section of the Dikaki Channel have confirmed that it contains a highly significant accumulation of sulphide mineralisation, very near to the surface, with results including 4 at 15.2% zinc (Zn) and lead (DKDD029, from 8.1m) and 2.8m at 6.0% Zn and Pb(DKDD029, from 8.9m).
According to Bradley Drabsch, managing director at Trek, further drilling within the more advanced zone within Dikaki continues to provide greater certainty around continuity of mineralisation down‐dip and along strike with the zone remaining open in all directions.
Drabsch says that several other holes from the eastern end of the channel have returned results that extends the known mineralisation within Dikaki to over 4.2km strike, remaining open to the east and west, deeper into the Cotier Basin itself.
“Importantly, these drillholes, while not delivering high‐grade intersections, continue to highlight the enormous metal accumulation within Dikaki with very significant widths of low grade,” he says.
“It continues to amaze me that every drillhole we have completed in this programme, across five distinct prospect areas within a 10km section of a 60km target region, has returned mineralisation. We are yet to drill a dud hole at Kroussou. The accumulation of metal here is extraordinary and we are confident that we have a very significant, and potentially world‐class, project on our hands,” says Drabsch.