Pavian & Hoek Zinc-Lead Trends
The Pavian & Hoek Zinc-Lead Trends are found on Sabre's EPL 3542 (SBR 70%). These two trends each cover more than 25 kilometres of strike and host significant zinc-lead resources. The resources at Border (16.2 Mt @ 2.1% Zn+Pb) on the Pavian Trend, and Driehoek (3-6 Mt @ 2-5% Zn+Pb) on the Hoek Trend, were Sabre's primary driver for the acquisition of the Otavi Mountain Land project in 2007.
A geological map of the Otavi Mountain Land showing Sabre's tenement holding with Zn-Pb resource
areas and target areas. The proposed site of the processing hub is shown at Border in the centre.
Exploration and studies of these zinc-lead trends has outlined a number of resources and targets through Sabre's tenement holdings. A recent scoping study focused on the Border deposit indicates that these low grade Zn-Pb deposits may be able to be bought into production through the innovative use of existing technologies given the right economic circumstances.
The resources and exploration targets on the Pavian & Hoek Trends are described in detail in the following sections.