Emerita Resources Corp. (TSX – V: EMO) (OTC: EMOTF) is pleased to announce additional assay results from the ongoing delineation drilling of the Romanera deposit at its wholly-owned Iberian Belt West project.
Joaquin Merino, P.Geo., President of Emerita, comments, “We continue to see significantly higher gold and silver values than were reported in the historical work. Areas that were not assayed for gold previously and were not included in the historical resource estimate are showing values of 2-7 g/t gold which potentially can add significantly to the resource even within the footprint of the historical drilling. The historical estimate was based on a simple lead+zinc cut off grade. In addition, we are observing that the Upper Lens of massive sulphide appears to be more extensive than the historical drilling indicated.”
Assays have been received for three additional drill holes at La Romanera (Figure 1). Two drill holes are from the central part of the deposit LR080, LR010) and hole LR011. Highlights include the following:
The current results correspond to drillholes LR008, LR010 and LR011, which have intercepted the central zone and the western zone of the La Romanera deposit previously known from historical information.
Drill holes LR008 and LR010 are located in the central part of the La Romanera deposit, and intercepted mineralization at approximately 300 and 250 meters below surface and 70 meters apart. These drill holes confirm the continuity of mineralization through the central part of the deposit and cover the area between drill holes LR004 and LR001 (Please see the Company’s news release dated July 7, 2022). The Upper and Lower lenses were intercepted by both drill holes, confirming the continuity of the lenses and the enhanced precious metals grades relative to the historical assays.
Drill Hole LR008:
The hole encountered two lenses: Upper Lens occurs from 282.6 meters with 19.4 meters grading 0.4% copper, 4.6% lead, 5.1% zinc, 2.3 g/t gold and 204.6 g/t silver (including 4.0 m grading 0.4% copper, 10.2% lead, 13.2% zinc, 3.6 g/t gold and 267.0 g/t silver). The Lower Lens was intercepted 37.8 m below the Upper Lens and encountered 18.8 m grading 1.4% copper, 0.6% lead, 1.2% zinc, 0.96 g/t gold and 20.4 g/t silver (including 4.0 meters grading 3.2% copper, 0.9% lead, 2.4% zinc, 1.09 g/t gold and 36.3 g/t silver).
Drill Hole LR010:
Drill hole LR010 was drilled to target 50 m to west and 50 m above LR008. It intercepted the two massive sulphide lenses. The Upper Lens occurs from 275.7 with 7.4 meters grading 0.5% copper, 0.7% lead, 0.9% zinc, 1.3 g/t gold and 47.5 g/t silver (including 2.0 meters grading 0.5% copper, 1.5% lead, 2.3 % zinc, 1.8 g/t gold and 91.5 g/t silver). The Lower Lens was intercepted 13.8 meters below the Upper Lens and encountered 13.5 meters grading 0.4% copper, 0.8% lead, 1.2% zinc, 0.7 g/t gold and 45.8 g/t silver (including 3.0 meters grading 0.4% copper, 1.7% lead, 3.4% zinc, 1.7 g/t gold and 127.3 g/t silver).
In the west end of the deposit (section 350E), drill hole LR011 intercepted both lenses, which represents an excellent discovery in relation to the existing historical information, since, in that zone, only the Lower Lens had been reported by historical holes. In addition to the presence of the 2 mineralized lenses, the thickness of the historical interval has been exceeded.
Drill Hole LR011:
Hole LR011 was drilled at the western extent of the deposit on section 350 east 200 meters west of LR008 (Figure 1). LR011 intercepted two massive sulphide lenses which is an important development as only the lower massive sulphide lens is identified in this area in the historical drill data. The Upper Lens starts from 150.2 meters and consists of 13.8 meters grading 0.4% copper, 1.0% lead, 1.9% zinc, 2.3 g/t gold and 39.4 g/t silver (including 2.7 meters grading 0.4% copper, 2.8% lead, 6.6% zinc, 7.4 g/t gold and 57.3 g/t silver. There are no records of the Upper Lens in the historical data.
The Lower Lens occurs from 179.7 meters with 11.4 meters grading 0.3% copper, 1.6% lead, 0.4% zinc, 3.4 g/t gold and 177.5 g/t silver (including 1.9 meters grading 1.0% copper, 3.1 % lead, 0.6% zinc, 5.4 g/t gold and 353.5 g/t silver).
The true thickness of the intercepts is estimated at 85-90% of the core length.
Figure 1: Location map showing drill holes 008, 010 and 011 of the La Romanera Deposit. Hole LR011 is the westernmost hole drilled by the Company to date and is located 200 meters west LR008. LR011 intersected both the upper and lower massive sulphide lenses in an area where only a single lens is referenced in the historical drilling.
Table 1: Diamond drill hole data
|DDH||Easting||Northing||Elevation||azimuth||dip||depth (m)||FROM||TO||Width (m)||Cu_%||Pb_%||Zn_%||Au_g/t||Ag_g/t||LENS|
The scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Joaquin Merino, P.Geo, President of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
About Emerita Resources Corp.
Emerita is a natural resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in Europe, with a primary focus on exploring in Spain. The Company’s corporate office and technical team are based in Sevilla, Spain with an administrative office in Toronto, Canada.
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