Canasil intersects 1.85 meters of 5.49 GT Gold and 432 GT Silver, including 8.83 GT Gold and 706 GT Silver over 0.60 meters at the Nora Project, Durango, Mexico
Core hole NRC-21-13 targeted the Candy vein structure approximately 60 meters (‘m’) down dip below NRC-21-09 and holes NRC-21-14 and NRC-21-15 tested a new step-out Intercept 60m north along strike of drill holes NRC-21-06 and NRC-21-09. All three drill holes intersected broad altered zones hosting the main Candy vein structure and a separate footwall vein, all of which returned gold and silver values consistent with previous drill holes.
Intercepts in core hole NRC-21-13 confirm the continuity of high gold and silver grades at depth in the Candy vein structure, and NRC-21-14 and NRC-21-15 confirm the strike extension of the Norden vein structure. The Candy vein structure remains open in both directions along strike and at depth for further drill testing and the low base metal values in these drill intersections indicate that drilling to date is still ongoing at the higher levels of the system.
President and CEO of Canasil,
To date, the Candy vein structure has been tested with six core drill holes in 2020, NRC-20-01 to NRC-20-06, and seven drill holes in 2021, NRC-21-09 to NRC-21-15, all have intersected the vein structure, which returned gold and silver mineralization over a strike distance of 500m of the potential 3km strike and to a depth of 250m below surface. These diamond drill holes have confirmed very high gold and silver values within the central 175 meter long mineralized plate that extends to a depth of 250 meters. No historic drilling has been completed at the Nora Project and the 2020 and 2021 drill programs are the first ever drill programs within the project area. The consistently high gold and silver grades, along with relatively low base metal values, confirm the upper levels of a strong gold-silver mineralized system that is open to significant extension along strike and at depth.
The drilling program was conducted by the Company’s exploration team in
The Nora Project is located approximately 200 km northwest of the city of Durango and has good access and infrastructure. The geological setting is a Tertiary volcanic flow dome complex. Gold-silver mineralization is hosted in two structurally controlled epithermal veins, Candy and Nora. Mineralization is typical of many mines in the region, with gold and silver associated with galena, sulfosalt minerals and smaller pyrite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite. There is evidence of some historic mining activity on the Candy vein exposed in discontinuous outcrop over 900 metres. The fault structure that hosts the Candy vein has been traced for over 3 km. Sampling of vein outcrops and mineral dumps from the Candy vein returned significant gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead values. The second vein, Nora, is located 600 meters northeast of the Candy vein and can be traced for 230 meters with widths in excess of 9.0 metres. Surface sampling from this vein returned anomalous silver values associated with trace sulphides, with a geochemical signature typical of the higher levels of epithermal vein systems in the region. The 2020 and 2021 drill programs are the first drill programs at the Nora project and have consistently returned encouraging intersections with high gold, silver and copper values from the Candy vein.
Historical systematic soil sampling over an area of 3 km x 2 km covering the Candy and Nora veins and the planned extensions have shown elevated values for silver, base metals (copper, lead and zinc) and pathfinders (antimony and arsenic). The combination of the vein outcrops with large areas of anomalous silver and base metal values in soil samples may indicate additional buried mineral systems. Other large deposits in the region are
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