Equinox Exploration Corp. (TSXV:EQX) reported assay results from preliminary grab sampling underground at Copper Queen and surface trench sampling at its Binghampton Copper Queen volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) Project near Prescott, Arizona.
As quoted in the press release:
The underground sampling consisted of chip grab samples of copper mineralization from the walls and backs of the adits and drifts at various locations along the accessible levels, sub-levels and stopes. Mineralization generally consisted of 1 mm to 5 cm chalcopyrite seams within a 2 to 4 metre wide, steeply dipping silica rich zone. Bornite is also common within the chalcopyrite and pyrite is rare.
The surface samples are grab samples of visible oxide copper mineralization from the trenches excavated on a parallel mineralized trend 375 metres to the south of the Copper Queen Mine. The oxide copper mineralization consisted of malachite and azurite with sulfide leach zones ranging from 2 m to 40 m wide. Minor silica replacement was noted in the zones. The samples were composite grabs across the leached zones.