ASX-listed explorer Trek Metals has commenced a drilling programme at its flagship Kroussou project in Gabon targeting open pit, near surface zinc – lead mineralisation.
Gabon – Trek Metals believe that the drilling programme at its flagship project has the potential to deliver a significant exploration target following completion.
Trek has been diligently preparing for this programme since the confirmation drilling completed last year provided confidence that the potential for the company to present the market with a highly significant zinc – lead resource, from surface, was very real.
Trek’s team has collected approximately 8 000 soil samples, several hundred rock chips, mapped tens of square kilometres of geology, cut hundreds of kilometres of geophysical survey lines and is now ensuring access to drill sites.
The company will undertake approximately 2 000 m of diamond drilling at Kroussou during this programme, with up to 50 holes to be drilled to an average depth of around 40 m, up to 100 m.
The drilling planned is to confirm and extend known mineralisation and target new previously undrilled areas, targeting several other targets outside the Dikaki Channel including Niambokamba, Bimbome, Bouamba South and Bouamba East.
“Our dedicated team has been preparing for this drill programme over the past 10 months to ensure we have the best possible chance of delivering the best possible results,” says Trek Metals MD Bradley Drabsch.
“We are hopeful that upon completion of this drilling programme we will be well on the way to presenting the market with a maiden resource and very much look forward to a successful campaign,” he adds.
Kroussou project at a glance
Zinc and lead mineralisation is hosted in Cretaceous sediments on the margin of the Cotier (Coastal) Basin within preserved channels and onlapping unconformable Archaean and Paleoproterozic basement rocks. Base metal occurrences are mapped along the length of the Kroussou project license (84 km strike for ~1 500 km2 of tenure).
Only a limited number (2 of 18) of the exposed channels were drill tested by the Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) historically, with both channels containing significant base metal mineralisation.
Trek Metals believes there is scope for the discovery of further base metal accumulations within the remaining untested 16 channels and also further potential westward within the broader Cotier Basin.