Stelar Metals Ltd reports up to 16.5% zinc in rock chip samples from the Linda project

Stelar Metals Ltd (ASX:SLB) has confirmed high-grade zinc mineralization of up to 16.5% in new laboratory multi-element tests on rock chips from the Linda Zinc project in South Australia.

The company is supported by assays and a petrological report that confirm high-grade zinc mineralization at the surface of the 100% owned project.

Rock chip samples collected by the company from outcrops on the project assayed up to 16.5% zinc and 1% lead, as well as 14.1% zinc and 8.5% lead.

Meanwhile, petrological and XRD examination of rock chips confirms zinc mineralization in the dolomitized limestone.

Going forward, Stelar has immediate follow-up work underway at Linda as part of a plan to start drilling in the December quarter.

“Very high marks”

Stelar President and CEO Colin Skidmore said, “The new high-grade zinc results from Stelar from whole rock laboratory analysis confirm the company’s field exploration techniques at Linda. .

“The very high grades at this early stage are exciting, as 20% lead and zinc combined is generally considered direct shipping ore (DSO), which is similar to past zinc production from the zinc mine. Beltana of Perilya nearby.”

Provisional plan

Stelar resumed additional soil sampling and mapping at Linda in mid-July of this year.

The objectives of the current work program include:

  • Extend the Linda Project ground cover north and south to the main limiting fault of the regional graben structure to help determine structural controls of mineralization.
  • Mapping and soil sampling of the Linda Diapir where in 2013 Perilya reported significant zinc anomalies. The diapir is believed to be an important part of the plumbing system for metal-bearing brines from deep within the basin pile. There is also potential for the discovery of rare earth minerals at the margins of these diapiric breccias.
  • Mapping and soil sampling of the area west of Linda where BHP in the 1980s mapped parallel limestone-mudstone and grainstone units with numerous occurrences of visible base metal mineralization.
  • Subsequent fieldwork over the next several months will continue to expand surface sampling coverage and mapping to assess several areas on EL 6263 identified as prospective in satellite imagery and to define worthy drill test targets. later in 2022.

Stelar Metals continues to negotiate an Aboriginal Title Management Agreement with the Traditional Owners and, once agreed, will begin heritage clearance surveys and seek drilling approval from South Australian regulators.

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