Sama Resources has announced results from a downhole geophysical survey on the first deep drill hole at its Yepleu nickel-copper-cobalt-palladium project in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
Sama Resources (TSXV:SME,OTC Pink: SAAMF) has announced results from a downhole geophysical survey on the first deep drill hole at its Yepleu nickel-copper-cobalt-palladium project in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa.
As stated in the press release:
The first deep drill hole (YE29-556043) intersected semi-massive sulfide mineralization with a combined 5.2 meter (m) intersection grading 1.16 percent nickel, 0.62 percent copper, 0.24 gram per ton (gpt) palladium and 0.21 gpt platinum (using a cut-off-grade of 0.8 percent nickel) within a larger interval of 37 m of disseminated sulphide mineralisation grading 0.41 percent nickel, 0.31 percent copper, 0.23 gpt palladium and 0.17 gpt platinum.
The mineralization encountered in the hole is characterized by aggregates of the nickel, copper and iron sulphides pentlandite, chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite, respectively. Pentlandite occurs together with pyrrhotite, while the chalcopyrite is either mixed with the pentlandite and pyrrhotite or occurs as late millimetric to centimetric sulphide veins cross cutting the pentlandite and pyrrhotite. Contacts between the semi-massive sulphides and the mineralized pyroxenite and gabbroic host rocks are irregular but sharp and often show brecciated textures. This indicates that these sulphide lenses have intruded the host rocks and originated from a source that is yet to be discovered