Just a month after outlining its maiden JORC-compliant mineral resource for the high-grade Rupice deposit in Bosnia, Adriatic Metals has churned out more impressive drilling results further to the northwest at its newly approved concession area.
New drill intersections included 38 metres grading 6.2% zinc, 3.8% lead, 174g/t silver, 1.9g/t gold, 0.4% copper and 33% barite from 208m down-hole, including 12m @ 13.2% zinc, 7.8% lead, 154g/t silver, 2.4g/t gold, 0.6% copper from the same depth.
The same hole also included what looks to be a second 20m wide lode going 2% zinc, 2.8% lead, 96g/t silver, 0.3g/t gold and 0.6% copper from 254m.
Another hole to the south appears to extended the defined mineralisation a further 20m down-dip with an 8m section grading 2.5% zinc, 1.8% lead, 143g/t silver, 1.4g/t gold, 0.6% copper and 18% barite from 230m down-hole.
Adriatic Executive Director Paul Cronin said: “These drill hole results released today demonstrate that the high-grade mineralisation continues north into the new concession area, and remains open.”
“We will continue step-out drilling to the north and with the results of our geophysical survey, also focuson new target areas to search for possible repetitions of the mineralisation at Rupice, as well as specific drill targets at our Jurasevac-Brestic and Borovica prospects.”
Adriatic said that Rupice is Bosnia’s highest-grade polymetallic base metal resource, with significant precious metal credits and 80% of the estimate defined in the higher confidence “indicated” resource category, The West reports.