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Camino Minerals: Updated drilling results

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Global Mining Review,

Camino Minerals Corp. has reported up-to-date drilling results for its final three diamond drill holes completed as part of the 2017 drill programme on the Adriana Zone (Adriana) at its Los Chapitos Project (Chapitos), located in southern Peru. 

Drill highlights

  • DCH-054 intersected 0.54% copper over 32.5 m, including 1.26% copper over 7.3 m;
  • DCH-056 intersected 0.4% copper over 59.5 m, including 1.68% copper over 7.6 m.

According to the company, holes DCH-054, DCH-056, and DCH-057 were drilled as step out holes targeting the shallow oxide copper mineralisation on the southeast extension of Adriana. These holes intersected oxide mineralisation further north than expected which was likely the result of the increased brecciation related to the Carlotta cross structure Hole DCH-054 was extended to depth and intersected the Diva Structure about 100 m southeast from holes DCH-048, and DCH-049. This intersection was relatively deep in a tuffaceous horizon and is interpreted to be similar to the intersection in hole DCH-016 which undercut over 200 m of high-grade mineralisation. The Adriana Zone now measures over 600 m along trend, up to 200 m north from the Diva Structure, over 350 m deep and is open in both directions along trend and to depth.


At the Vicky Zone, hole DCH-051 tested a peripheral target to the south of the main zone, and hole DCH-055 targeted a strong geophysical anomaly but was stopped in a fault zone well short of the anomaly. Neither hole intersected any significant mineralisation.  Additional drilling is planned for this zone.


According to Camino Minerals Corp., proposed work for 2018 is to include additional step out drilling to test the extensions of the Adriana Zone to the northwest and southeast towards the Katty Zone. Ground crews completed two lines of soil sampling as a test across the Adriana Zone which yielded encouraging results, and as a result the soil survey is being expanded to cover the entire 6 km-long-trend centered on the Adriana and Katty Zones. Scoping level metallurgical studies will be completed on samples from the Adriana and Katty, and finally, permit applications will be filed so that sufficient drilling can be completed to support an initial resource estimation. 

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