While working on remaining access permissions to the west and east of La Romana, three drill rigs are turning at new targets in the Escacena Project. One rig is currently focused on Romana Deep to the north of the La Romana deposit; the second rig at the Zarcita target approximately 3km north of La Romana; and a third drill rig has begun drilling the first hole on the Cañada Honda gravity target to the southwest of Zarcita.
Drill highlights - La Romana
- LRD135 - 3.9m at 1.04% Cu and 5.2g/t Ag (new copper horizon, from 149.3m)
- LRD139 - 10m at 0.5% Cu, 0.06% Sn and 2.5g/t Ag, including
- 2.5m at 1.3% Cu, 0.17% Sn, 6.6g/t Ag
- LRD136 - 1.9m at 1.9% Cu and 6.7g/t Ag
- LRD132 intersected 18m at 0.4% Cu, 0.02% Sn and 2.0g/t Ag, including
- 0.5m at 2.1% Cu, 0.03% Sn and 12.6 g/t Ag
- 1.35m at 1.3% Cu, 0.05% Sn and 7.2g/t Ag
- LRD130 - 22.5m at 0.3% Cu, 0.02% Sn and 1.1g/t Ag, including
- 0.7m at 2.3% Cu, 0.04% Sn and 8.2g/t Ag; and
- 0.5m at 2.3% Cu, 0.19% Sn and 19.3g/t Ag
Figure 1 - La Romana copper mineralization footprint, drill hole locations with selected results for newly reported holes and the new Romana Deep target location. A-A' and B-B' indicate cross section locations in Figures 2 and 3 respectively.
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New drill results
The 14 new drill hole assay results include eight holes testing the southern extent of the La Romana mineralization, three holes testing down-dip to the north and three large step-out drill holes along strike to the east of La Romana. These are the remaining holes from the much larger drill program completed in 2022 that successfully expanded the La Romana copper and tin mineralization and continues to show the mineralization remains open along strike and downdip. Drill hole locations are shown in Figure 1. Assay results are summarized in Table 1 and drill collar details provided in Table 2.
Southern Extent - near-surface mineralization expanded
The new assay results for drill holes LRD127, 129, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138 and 139 have confirmed additional near-surface copper, as well as some tin mineralization in the footwall, and expands the La Romana target to the south. The holes intersected copper mineralization from immediately beneath or near the contact with the shallow cover (Figure 2), including supergene chalcocite overprinting primary sulphides. The results show narrow intercepts with high copper grades (>1% Cu) associated with semi-massive to massive sulphides and wider intervals of lower grade mineralization in the footwall to the main La Romana mineralization.
Figure 2 - Cross Section showing new drill hole LRD136 and additional copper intercepts in the footwall to the main La Romana mineralization.
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Down-dip extensions - new copper horizon
Drill holes LRD130, 132 and 135 continue to show the copper mineralization and associated alteration remain open down-dip to the North and a new high-grade zone identified approximately 100 meters stratigraphically above the main La Romana copper-tin mineralization with 3.9m at 1.04% Cu and 5.2 g/t Ag from 149.3m in hole LRD135 (Figure 3).
Figure 3 – Cross-section showing new hole LRD135 with 3.9m at 1.04% Cu and 5.2g/t Ag at a new copper horizon above the main La Romana copper mineralization.
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Eastern Step-out drill holes
Holes LRD123, 128 and 131 were drilled on 150m to 300m step-outs to the east of La Romana and confirmed continuation of the prospective host rocks and associated hydrothermal sericite-chlorite alteration. The holes intersected broad intervals of anomalous levels of Pb and Zn plus narrow intervals of higher grade polymetallic massive sulphides indicative of the outer 'halo' zone to the copper mineralization and further exploration potential to the east and downdip. Notable polymetallic massive sulphide intercepts include:
- LRD123 - 0.25m at 0.12% Cu, 1.6% Pb, 2.6% Zn, 9.4g/t Ag, 0.2g/t Au
- LRD128 - 0.5m at 0.1% Cu, 1.7% Pb, 2.2% Zn, 7.9g/t Ag
- LRD131 - 0.5m at 0.15% Cu, 0.4% Pb, 3.3% Zn, 12.8g/t Ag and 0.5m at 0.1% Cu, 1.3% Pb, 1.2% Zn and 4.5g/t Ag
Table 1 - Escacena Project, La Romana drill results summary
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1 Interval - drill core length, approximately true thickness.
2 No assay.
Table 2- Escacena Project, La Romana hole collar information (Total 2,973.6m)
|Hole_ID||Easting1||Northing1||Azimuth (º)||Dip (º)||Depth (m)|
1Coordinates are in ERTZ89 datum UTM29N
Core size was HQ (63mm) and all samples were ½ core. Nominal sample size was 1m core length and ranged from 0.4 to 2m. Sample intervals were defined using geological contacts with the start and end of each sample physically marked on the core. Diamond blade core cutting and sampling was supervised at all times by Company staff. Duplicate samples of ¼ core were taken approximately every 30 samples and Certified Reference materials inserted every 25 samples in each batch.
Samples were delivered to ALS laboratory in Seville, Spain and assayed at the ALS laboratory in Ireland. All samples were crushed and split (method CRU-31, SPL22Y), and pulverized using (method PUL-31). Gold analysis was by 50gm Fire assay with ICP finish (method Au-ICP22) and multi element analysis was undertaken using a 4-acid digest with ICP AES finish (method ME-ICP61). Tin was analyzed in selected intervals using Lithium borate fusion and ICP MS finish (method ME-MS81). Over grade base metal results were assayed using a 4-acid digest ICP AES (method OG-62). Over grade tin was determined using peroxide fusion with ICP finish (method Sn-ICP81x).
About the Escacena Project
The Escacena Project comprises a large, contiguous, 5,760-hectare land package controlled 100% by Pan Global in the east of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. The project is located near operating mines at Las Cruces and Rio Tinto and is immediately adjacent to the former Aznalcollar and Los Frailes mines where Minera Los Frailes/Grupo Mexico is in the permitting stage to restart mining. The Escacena Project hosts the La Romana copper-tin discovery and a number of other prospective targets, including La Jarosa, Hornitos, Zarcita, Romana Deep, Pilar, Bravo and Barbacena.
About Pan Global Resources
Pan Global Resources Inc. is actively engaged in base and precious metal exploration in southern Spain and is pursuing opportunities from exploration through to mine development. The Company is committed to operating safely and with respect to the communities and environment where we operate.
James Royall, Vice President Exploration for Pan Global Resources and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information for this news release. Mr. Royall is not independent of the Company.
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