Commodity: Zinc

Located 20km west of a main North–South road artery in Western Togo and within easy access of a freight rail connection, the Pagala Project consists of four contiguous Exploration Permits issued for zinc and associated minerals. Mineralisation is hosted in a graphite-sericite schist and sideritic breccias within a volcano sedimentary sequence.

Exploration of this area began in 1983, since when both BRGM and Anglo American have previously undertaken drill testing. In 2000, Ambase Exploration Limited recorded a non-SAMREC compliant ‘exploration target’, as defined in the SAMREC code, of 3.6 Mt at 2.7% zinc.

Premier believes that BRGM and Anglo American may have failed to recognise the controlling geological structures and did not drill deep enough to identify the deposit’s true scope. A 2,000m core drilling programme is planned to drill test the portions of an untested nappe structure where duplication and an increase in grade of the mineralisation may exist. Further work on the project will be results driven.