Additional High Grade Intercepts At Cozamin Mine
VANCOUVER, BC - Capstone Mining Corp. reported drill results for four exploration drill holes on the Mala Noche Footwall Zone (MNFWZ) at the Cozamin Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico. New drill access and platforms have been added and Capstone intends to ratchet up the underground exploration program.
"We are pleased to report additional results from the Mala Noche Footwall Zone drilling at the Cozamin Mine. These most recent results extend the zone eastward by approximately 100 metres," said Brad Mercer, VP Exploration for Capstone. "We believe the MNFWZ, a splay off the main Mala Noche Vein, provides a near term opportunity to add high grade resources and potential high grade mill feed for the Cozamin operation. We intend to continue our drill program and produce a mineral resource estimate before the end of 2011 to provide a basis to evaluate development options for the MNFWZ." Capstone's current plan is to drill 40-50 drill holes on approximately 50 metre centres and underground access has been recently completed to execute this program. The logistics of establishing additional drill access from one of the main haulage ways is being evaluated to see if even larger step-outs can be taken toward the east and down dip, a direction where the highest grade copper-silver mineralization is still clearly open. The intent is to have two drills executing the current 50 metre centre pattern while a third drill probes ahead on a much wider pattern. Capstone will gauge the potential size of this high grade area to determine if additional drills with greater capacity are needed. The company's address is Suite 900-999 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W2, 604.684.8894, fax: 604.688.2180, email: [email protected].