Camino drills 17.8 m of 0.75% Cu at Los Chapitos
CAMINO MINERALS Corp. has released results for the first eight diamond drill holes completed on the Atajo zone at its Los Chapitos project, located in southern Peru.
Select drill highlights are:
• DCH-041 intersected 0.75 per cent copper over 17.80 metres, including 2.15 per cent copper over 3.00 metres;
• DCH-046 intersected 0.83 per cent copper over 16.30 metres, including 2.09 per cent copper over 5.00 metres.
Drill holes DCH-041 through DCH-046 were drilled to test for mineralization below the central and northern portions of the Atajo zone. All six of these holes intersected a broad zone of a coarse tectonic breccia that was locally ce mente d with copper oxide mineralization grading up to 6.31 per cent copper over 1.0 metre. Holes DCH-047 and DCH-050 tested the southern extension of Atajo and intersected the tectonic breccia but did not contain any significant copper values. Hole DCH-047 intersected a parallel zone with low-grade values which had been located as part of the mapping program.
The drilling at Atajo has successfully outlined two mineral trends within the tectonic breccia that measures approximately 250 metres long, varies from 12 to 50 metres wide, and is open to
the north and at depth. Future work contemplates the completion of an IP geophysical survey and additional drilling to further delineate the existing mineralization and potentially locate its source.
Elsewhere on the project, one drill has continued working at Adriana where it has completed one fan of stepout drill holes to the southeast, and is in the process of completing a second fan of holes. The second drill was moved to the Vicky zone, located four kilometres southeast of Adriana, where it has been drilling two regional holes testing several surface showings and their associated geophysical targets. Assays for this drilling will be released when available. To date, the company has completed over 15,000 metres of diamond drilling at Chapitos since work began in May of this year.
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Analytical procedures for soluble copper have been revised to now include a sequential leach first for oxide copper and then for secondary sulphide minerals such as chalcocite and bornite. The company has completed reanalysis of a select amount of samples from earlier drilling. Where secondary sulphides were present, the amount of soluble copper increased substantially. Camino will reanalyze all of the mineralized intervals from holes DCH-001 through DCH-040 over the coming months and report the revised soluble copper values when the analysis has been completed.
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