Adventus Zinc and Salazar Resources have announced additional drill holes from the 2018 infill drilling program at the Curipamba project located near Las Naves, Ecuador.
Adventus Zinc (TSXV:ADZN) and Salazar Resources (TSXV:SRL) has announced additional drill holes from the 2018 infill drilling program on the El Domo volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit; which is part of the approximately 22,000-hectare Curipamba project located near Las Naves, Ecuador.
The reported infill drilling program has commenced in early March 2018 with the objective of upgrading the confidence level of the higher-grade portion of the open pit constrained mineral resource by decreasing drill spacing, which will also generate material for a planned metallurgical program in the second half of 2018.
To date, drilling within higher-grade portion of the open-pit constrained Mineral Resource has successfully completed 34 out of 52 drill holes with two drill holes in progress. Approximately 6,060 metres from a planned 7,500 metre work program has been successfully completed, and this phase of infill drilling is expected to be completed by mid-third quarter 2018.
As highlighted in the press release:
- CURI-270 intersected 4.12 metres of 2.27 percent copper, 14.31 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, 33.36 percent zinc, 526.8 g/t silver, and 3.78 percent lead for 31.96 percent copper equivalent;
- CURI-272 intersected 9.98 metres of 2.58 percent copper, 11.48 g/t gold, 22.72 percent zinc, 265.8 g/t silver, and 2.73 percent lead for 23.06 percent copper equivalent; including 5.09 metres of 2.67 percent copper, 21.59 g/t gold, 38.46 percent zinc, 338.8 g/t silver, and 5.32 percent lead for 37.88 percent copper equivalent; and
- CURI-275 intersected 4.00 metres of 4.36 percent copper, 22.82 g/t gold, 16.56 percent zinc, 250.5 g/t silver, and 3.53 percent lead for 31.03 percent copper equivalent.