Red Rock Resources Plc, the natural resource development company with interests in gold and base metals, has reported the first batch of 950 samples from its recently completed 2021 phase 1 RC drilling exploration programme in the mid KKM prospect at the Mikei Gold Project in Kenya.
Andrew Bell, Red Rock chairman said, “The drill programme was designed to test possible extensions of the mineralised zones and to infill some possible gaps where holes might previously have been drilled too far apart to allow an assumption of continuity of mineralisation in the Resource calculation.
“A more powerful compressor had to be brought in part way through the programme, and the first nine holes for which we have results were those drilled while waiting for it to arrive. A comprehensive picture of the results of the programme awaits the results of the final eleven holes, including some deeper holes.
“However, these first nine holes were extremely encouraging, and take us some way towards our objectives for the programme. Seven of the drillholes intercepted gold mineralisation, including five at good grades.
“We look forward to being able to announce the remaining results before long.”
Key take outs of the report were:
- A total of 20 drill holes totalling 2 093 meters were completed as part of phase 1 RC Drilling Programme
- Sampling and logging was done at 1m intervals by our in-house geological team prior to being sent to SGS limited in Mwanza, Tanzania for accredited laboratory assay
- Results are of first batch of 950 samples from 9 out of the 20 drill holes. Final batch of Phase 1 drilling samples awaiting customs clearance
- Highlight intercepts:
- KKRC102: 17m @ 1.02 g/t Au from 116m to 133m (including 1m @ 3.15 g/t Au)
- KKRC082: 6 m @ 1.17 g/t Au from 8m to 13m (including 1m @ 3.75 g/t Au)
- KKRC101: 4m @ 1.37 g/t Au from 83m to 87m (including 1m @ 2.7 g/t Au)