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Centaurus Metals to fast track exploration programme in north Brazil

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Global Mining Review,

Centaurus Metals is set to fast track its maiden exploration program at the recently secured Salobo West Copper-Gold Project in the north of Brazil.

This is after receiving the crucial initial environmental licence for the project which allows non-ground disturbing exploration activities to begin on site.

Therefore, site fieldwork including ground-based geophysics, soil sampling, stream sediment sampling and mapping can be undertaken in the Tapirape-aquiri Nation Forest where the Salobo West project is located. As the license has now been granted even earlier than first expected, the company is now in a position to commence a detailed programme of non-ground disturbing field activities. Which are stipulated to occur prior to the onset of the regional wet season, which commences around the end of the year. Project logistics are currently being planned, with the company’s exploration team also undertaking specialized training in fire prevention while planning for the maiden exploration programme is finalised.

Ground-based field activities are scheduled to commence at the Salobo West SW1 tenement before the end of September. With these activities now being able to commence much earlier than anticipated, Centaurus will complete this work concurrently with a detailed airborne geophysical survey.

The region’s magnetic signatures generated from the reprocessing of the Brazilian Geological Survey data by Southern Geography and analysed by the company’s geophysical consultant, Mr Alan King, provides the company with a strong targeting base from which it can commence the field activities while more geophysical are completed.

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