Specialty metals explorer and developer Pan Asia Metals reported that its Khao Soon Tungsten Project in southern Thailand has delivered a compelling number of high grade drill intersections, positioning the project to be a peer group leader.

The company received the laboratory assays from the final four holes of a drilling program at the Than Pho West prospect with intercepts including 20.1 metres at 0.74% tungsten trioxide. The results support previous work, confirming wide, high-grade near surface tungsten mineralisation. This brings an end to the Priority One drilling program, which saw the completion of 19 holes for a total of 1,601.5 metres.

“We are pleased to see the final assays for this phase of drilling come through and reinforce previous drilling results and the Exploration Target model,” said Managing Director Paul Lock. “We are particularly pleased with the way the Than Pho West prospect is shaping up, drilling has confirmed a thick, shallow dipping mineralised zone with true widths up 63 [metres] supported by numerous very high grade intersections over good widths. 

“In a low cost environment such as SE Asia, and in close proximity to advanced industrial centres, the Khao Soon Tungsten Project is shaping up to be a peer group leader both in grade and size,” Lock concluded.

The Khao Soon project is one of Pan Asia Metals’ key assets and a significant high-grade producer. 

Source: Pan Asia Metals