El Domo Deposit Highlighted By 2.10% Copper Equivalent Over 55.43 Meters
TORONTO - Adventus Mining Corporation and Salazar Resources Limited reported additional infill drilling results from the El Domo volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit located within the 21,537-hectare Curipamba project in central Ecuador. Infill drilling for the ongoing feasibility study is completed at El Domo for 53 infill definition drill holes totaling 5,348 meters.
Highlights – Drill Results from the El Domo Deposit at Curipamba: CURI-361 intersected 55.43 meters of 1.50% copper, 0.72 g/t gold, 0.27% zinc, 7.7 g/t silver, and 0.02% lead for 2.10% copper equivalent ("CuEq") – including 16.79 meters of 3.81% copper, 1.11 g/t gold, 0.41% zinc, 10.5 g/t silver, and 0.02% lead for 4.72% CuEq; CURI-364 intersected 14.94 meters of 6.49% copper, 1.64 g/t gold, 1.52% zinc, 35.5 g/t silver and 0.16% lead for 8.34% CuEq – including 5.90 meters of 14.29% copper, 2.11 g/t gold, 1.95% zinc, 34.3 g/t silver, and 0.16% lead for 16.54% CuEq; and Drill hole CURI-361 intersected mineralized grainstone with massive sulphide clasts in the immediate hanging wall of the massive sulphide from 107.90 to 108.85 meters, grading 0.22% copper, 0.57 g/t gold, 0.62% zinc, 10.8 g/t silver, and 0.05% lead (0.87% CuEq). A thick section of massive sulphide mineralization was intersected from 108.85 to 164.28 meters, grading 1.50% copper, 0.72 g/t gold, 0.27% zinc, 7.7 g/t silver and 0.02% lead (2.10% CuEq). A higher-grade subset occurs from 119.85 to 136.64 meters, grading 3.81% copper, 1.11 g/t gold, 0.41% zinc, 10.5 g/t silver, and 0.02% lead (4.72% CuEq).
The Curipamba project work program is being managed and reviewed by Vice President Exploration, Jason Dunning, M.Sc., P.Geo., a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101. Salazar staff collect and process samples that are securely sealed and shipped to Bureau Veritas ("BV") in Quito for sample preparation that includes crushing and milling to prepare pulps that are then split for shipment to their facility in Lima, Peru for analysis. All assay data have undergone internal validation of QAQC; noting there is an established sampling control program with blind insertion of assay blanks, certified industry standards and sample duplicates for the Curipamba project. A QAQC program is also in place at BV and includes insertion of blanks, standards, and duplicate reanalysis of selected samples. BV's quality system complies with the requirements for the International Standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025: 1999. At BV, gold is analyzed by classic fire assay techniques with an AAS finish, while silver and base metals are analyzed by a 44-element aqua regia technique with ICP-AES finish. Overlimit protocols are in place for gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc.