Sampling at Zenith Minerals’ new Snook prospect has returned highly encouraging base metal and gold values, up to 7.58 per cent copper and 0.48 g/t gold.
The new copper prospect was identified 30km south of Zenith’s current JORC resources at the Develin Creek copper-zinc-gold project, west of Rockhampton.
Initial geological reconnaissance mapping and soil sampling has outlined a 25m wide zone of gossanous sedimentary (bleached and sheared) rocks over 150m of strike.
In addition to the copper and gold, the initial single rock sample returned results 7.8g/t silver, 123ppm bismuth, 46ppm molybdenum, 28ppm antimony, 0.13 per cent arsenic, 0.16 per cent lead and 0.3 per cent zinc.
Zenith plans further mapping, sampling and geophysical surveying to better define the Snook copper target.
It says this will commence after the completion of drilling at its Red Mountain gold project and confirmatory sampling at the Flanagans gold project.