Bosnian focussed base metals developer, Adriatic Metals, has smashed out a maiden mineral resource estimate for the Rupice deposit in central Bosnia, delineating 9.4 million tonnes grading 5.1% zinc, 3.3% lead, 1.8g/t gold, 183g/t silver, 0.6% copper and 31% barite.
The company 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 high confidence indicated resource category.
The deposit begins at the surface and has been defined to a depth of 300 metres to date.
Adriatic also revealed an updated mineral resource estimate for the Veovača deposit, southeast of Rupice, where recent drilling has added more silver and gold mineralization into the global resource.
Veovača is now estimated to host 7.4 million tonnes grading 1.4% zinc, 0.9% lead, 0.1g/t gold, 41g/t silver and 13% barite, with 71% of the tonnage classified as being of indicated status definition, The West reports.