Initially owned by Stratex, our interests in Djibouti are now operated by Thani Stratex Resources Limited, in which Stratex owns a 30.4% interest. Please click here for further details. The portfolio in Djibouti comprises 12 concessions, including Oklila and newly acquired Asaleyta.
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Located adjacent to Stratex's former Asal licences (host to the Hercules 1 and Hercules 2 discoveries), and c.16 km to the North of Pandora, low-sulphidation epithermal gold occurs as high-grade veins and disseminated mineralisation in rhyolite domes. Phase 1 exploration by Thani Stratex during Q2-2015 comprised 303 samples (126 grab and 177 chip samples across 13 channels) and 1:2,000 mapping across the sample areas. Channel sampling returned best values of 19 m @ 4 g/t Au and 6 m @ 10 g/t Au (600 m apart), and five selective grab samples assayed >20 g/t Au (highest grade of 41 g/t Au).
A maiden drilling programme is currently underway across three main prospects, Porcupine Hill, Red Eagle Mountain and Black Mamba.
The 93 sq km Oklila licence includes the main Pandora epithermal vein target which is up to 2.5 metres wide at surface and can be traced NW for approximately 1.5 kilometres. Mapping and sampling has demonstrated that this structure outcrops for a further 510 metres to the SE, giving a total vein strike length of 2,300 metres.
Rock-chip sampling by Stratex returned up to 25.9 g/t Au, whilst vein float material taken 6.5 kilometres NW of the main zone returned 80.1 g/t Au, highlighting the potential scale of this system, which may now extend beyond the current mapped area.
Located 250 metres SW of the main Pandora structure, the Pyrrha Vein has been identified over a strike length of 1,540 km. The vein is generally less than 1 m in thickness. High gold assays of up to 71.60 g/t Au at surface could indicate a potential for the presence of high gold grades at depth. Further mapping in the area has also discovered the Thyia Zone that appears to be a linkage structure between Pyrrha and Pandora.The entire system at Oklila comprises over 10 km strike of outcropping and inferred veins.