Program Identifies Additional High Grade Targets At Los Amoles Prospect
GUADALUPE, MEXICO - Sonora Resources Corp. reported that recent sampling efforts have identified multiple additional potentially high grade silver targets at the Los Amoles Silver Property located in the Mexican state of Sonora.
The work at Los Amoles has advanced the project significantly by concentrating on a two by three kilometer mineralized zone defined by a strong color anomaly and containing 60 known veins with strike lengths up to 1 kilometer, 40 known historic workings (adits and excavations) and 19 known shafts.
Recent sampling tested new areas and successfully expanded the number of veins and workings now known to be within the core area. As the historic workings are newly rediscovered, the sampling concentrated on the mineralized dumps located at the opening of the historic workings and resulted in new data.
The Rosales mine, located to the north of the core area, remains the most advanced target within the property. A series of underground workings were mapped, and in order to maximize the information to be gained, sampling was undertaken from the mineralized mine dumps focusing on vein material and volcanic host rocks which indicated the host rocks are strongly mineralized locally.
By sampling different rock types and mineralizing styles from the dump, the Company is able to sample material that has not been seen in outcrop. Sampling of rocks similar to the surrounding host rocks containing stringer-style veining have consistently returned silver values greater than one ounce per ton, which indicates that the potential for wider widths of mineralization may exist. Additionally, the fieldwork was also successful in grading samples of gold with higher values than previously identified.
The 16.3 square kilometer Los Amoles property is located approximately 150 kilometers northeast of Hermosillo, Mexico. The property is approximately 10 kilometers northeast of the La Caridad Mine, operated by Grupo Mexico, which is one of the largest mining and processing complexes in Mexico.
Work performed to date has concentrated on the Rosales area, at the south eastern edge of a 4.0 by 2.75 km regional magnetic anomaly. The Company's interpretation is that the Rosales area represents silver-lead +/- gold veins that are distal to a porphyry system. The potential for this regional anomaly to reflect a buried porphyry has yet to be tested. Many of the region's most significant porphyry deposits are located within 70 km of the Los Amoles property.
Recent geophysical interpretations identified eight (8) linear 500 to over 800 metre long features parallel to the trend of the known veins/structures within the property. The summary report prepared by the geophysical contractor concluded that "certain axis are representative of mineralised structures or veins whose potential has yet to be fully determined and should thus be further investigated" and recommended that three of the structures be drill tested.
Company President and CEO Juan Miguel R’os GutiŽrrez states, "The samples from the extraordinarily extensive and highly mineralized mine dumps, combined with the recent geophysical interpretations, are developing an increasingly detailed understanding of the property. The data is presenting a very compelling rationale which we hope to validate with drill sampling as soon as possible. Our team is very encouraged by the results to-date and we are very pleased by the overall progress and state of development."