Galena Mining has announced high-grade lead-silver-zinc findings from its drilling program at the Abra deposit in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.
Recovered intersections from initial assay results have shown zinc at 17.6 per cent for 1.2 metres from a 443.2-metre depth (a high figure associated with high-grade lead intersections), 14.5 per cent lead and 2.68 per cent zinc from 437 metres to 468.39 metres (31.39 metres) and 10.1 per cent lead from 378.8 metres to 397.2 metres (18.4 metres). Other highlights show silver at 13.6 and 10.3 parts per million for 18.4 and 31.39 metres.
The results came from nine completed holes out of a total of 12 and further assay results are expected from two rigs (currently drilling double shifts, according to Galena) within the next 10 days. A JORC resource is expected in the first quarter of 2018.
The Abra deposit is 100 per cent owned by Galena, and is about 110 kilometres from the Degrussa copper mine owned by Sandfire Resources, which won an Australian Mining Prospect Award for Hard Rock Mine of the Year in 2013.