Solaris Resources Inc. has reported assay results from a series of additional holes from ongoing mineral resource growth and discovery drilling programmes at its Warintza Project in southeastern Ecuador.
- Five additional holes reported in this press release have expanded the dimensions of Warintza Central to the south and southeast where it remains open, with the highest-grade intervals within each hole starting at or near surface.
- SLS-37 was collared in the middle of the Warintza Central grid and drilled vertically into a partially open volume near surface, returning 868 m of 0.58% copper equivalent (CuEq) from 28 m depth; further drilling from this platform will target northern and southern extensions of the zone.
- SLS-38 was collared at the northeastern limit of the grid and drilled east into an open volume, returning 244 m of 0.7% CuEq from 58 m depth, within a broader interval of 822 m of 0.35% CuEq that included dilution from a weakly-mineralised mafic intrusive.
- SLS-39 was collared on the eastern side of the grid and drilled into a partially open volume to the southeast, returning 915 m of 0.56% CuEq, including 368 m of 0.73% CuEq from 90 m depth, with the last 10 m of the hole grading 0.61% CuEq suggesting further potential to the southeast.
- SLS-40 was collared at the southeastern limit of the grid and drilled into a partially open volume to the southeast, returning 1048 m of 0.46% CuEq from surface, including 382 m of 0.64% CuEq from 50 m depth, extending mineralisation to the southeast where it remains open.
- SLS-41 was collared in the middle of the Warintza Central grid and drilled into an open volume to the southeast, returning 592 m of 0.52% CuEq from surface, including 496 m of 0.58% CuEq, extending mineralisation to the south where it remains open.
- To date, 55 holes have been completed at Warintza Central with assays reported for 41 of these.
- Maiden drilling results are expected in January from Warintza South, a target defined by a high conductivity anomaly measuring 2.5 km x 2 km x 0.7 km and overlapping copper and molybdenum anomalies where exposed at surface.
Jorge Fierro, Vice President, Exploration, commented: “These latest results continue to expand the dimensions of Warintza Central to the south and southeast where it remains open. Our next series of holes will target extensions to the north and northeast. In January, we are looking forward to the results of the first-ever drilling at Warintza South, where we are targeting the fourth major discovery within the 7 km x 5 km cluster of copper porphyries on this property.”
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/exploration-development/04012022/solaris-resources-reports-warintza-project-assay-results/
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