Walkabout's maiden drill programme finds lead, zinc mineralisation at Scotland project

21st June 2022

By: Marleny Arnoldi

Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online


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ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has announced solid assay results from a maiden drilling programme completed for 1 667 m at the Blackcraig lead/zinc/silver project, in Scotland.

The assays results confirm the extension of a high-grade mineralised zone beneath historic lead/zinc mines in the area.

Stand-out assay results include 12.4% zinc and 3.7 g/t gold over 0.8 m from 56.2 m down hole, and 1.3% lead and 0.19% zinc over 4.71 m from 91 m.

Blackcraig, a historic lead/zinc mine, is part of a larger 4.5 km trend of historic workings in the area and may form part of a much larger mineralised system.

The drill assay results support the high-grade nature of prospects in the area and warrant further interpretation and exploration.

CEO Andrew Cunningham says the completion of Walkabout’s maiden scout drilling programme over the Blackcraig prospect marks the first exploration drilling programme in the region since the discovery of the mineralisation more than 250 years ago.

As expected, the results confirm the continuation of high-grade mineralisation beneath the old underground mine workings and are invaluable to the company’s understanding of the controls and type of mineralisation in the area, he adds.  

“The company’s large footprint in what is seen as an unexplored and potentially high-grade mineralised region further supports the need for a modern, systematic and well-planned approach to mineral exploration in Scotland and more broadly, the security of supply of critical metals in the UK.”

In addition to the Blackcraig project, Walkabout owns the Amani gold and the Kimoingan graphite projects, in Tanzania, and is developing the Lindi Jumbo graphite project, in Tanzania.

Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online


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