Luminex Resources Corp. (TSX-V: LR) (US OTC: LUMIF) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a four hole, 1,195 metre diamond drilling program at the Camp Zone in the northern part of its Condor Project. The Camp Zone is located proximal to Luminex’s existing epithermal gold and silver resources at Los Cuyes, Soledad and Enma, with the nearest drill holes at the Camp Zone and Los Cuyes situated some 400 metres apart.
Results for the first two drill holes within the 400 x 200 metre surface gold and silver anomaly described in Luminex’s May 2, 2019 news release have been received. Since reporting this anomaly, the company has extended it along strike to 700 x 200 metres. The two holes reported herein identify significant high-grade gold and silver mineralization that warrants further drilling.
Marshall Koval, CEO, commented: “The high-grade Camp Zone discovery has the potential to change the dynamic at Condor due to its proximity to existing resources at Los Cuyes, Soledad and Enma, the northern epithermal deposits. Given these extremely positive results, we will design a follow up drill program to determine the width of the high-grade zone and its lateral continuity later this year.”
Drill Results Table:
|Hole||Azimuth / Inclination (degrees) / Final length (m)||From (m)||To
|Core length (m)||True width (m)||Gold (g/t)||Silver (g/t)||Target Type* & comments|
Penultimate 1.70m sample 1.00m from hole end grades 2.64g/t gold and 33.6g/t silver.
Final 1.66m sample returned 8.38 g/t gold and 54.9g/t silver.
*Intervals denoted as “shallower” are calculated using a lower limit of 0.25 g/t Au with a maximum of ten continuous metres occurring within the stated intercept and the highest gold value used in the reported weighted averages is 10.7 g/t Au. Intervals denoted as “deeper” are calculated using a lower limit of 2.00 g/t Au with a maximum of five continuous metres and the highest gold value used in the reported weighted averages is 54 g/t Au.
The mid-points of the two longer “deeper” intercepts in each hole are separated by a distance of 80 metres. The reported intervals remain open down-hole, along strike in both directions and at depth. The higher grade “deeper” intercepts appear to be associated with the margins of two rhyolite porphyry dikes, the contacts of which are interpreted to have focussed mineralising fluids upwelling through brecciated feeder structures. At the southeastern surface extension where this zone daylights, artisanal workings are found. To the northwest, the zone may be displaced by a fault 250 metres along strike from hole CC19-02. 300 metres northwest of hole CC19-02 continuous two-metre channel sampling returned 76 metres averaging 0.65 g/t gold, with the highest sample grading 9.87 g/t gold. The Camp Zone could be an extension of the existing resource defined at Los Cuyes, a concept to be tested with further drilling.
Gold is hosted in intermediate sulphidation epithermal veins and veinlets, disseminations and as breccia fill within volcanic/sub-volcanic and batholith lithologies, similar to Los Cuyes. Mineralisation occurs as pyrite, sphalerite and marcasite with traces of pyrrhotite as well as carbonate (rhodochrosite and calcite), sericite and clay alteration.
Figure 1: Geological map with gold histograms capped at 3.0 g/t gold along drill hole traces projected to surface is available at
Red arrows indicate direction in which high grade gold intercepts are open. Results for holes CC19-03 and CC19-04 are pending. Geology logged in hole is shown in darker shade than interpretation.
Figure 2: Section viewing along strike of high-grade mineralisation with viewing window indicated in Figure 1 is available at
Gold histograms are capped at 3.0 g/t gold along drill hole traces. Red arrows indicate direction in which high grade gold intercepts are open. Results for holes CC19-03 and CC19-04 are pending. Geology logged in hole is shown in darker shade than interpretation.
All Luminex drill core sample assay results have been independently monitored through a quality control / quality assurance (“QA/QC”) program including the insertion of blind standards, blanks and pulp and reject duplicate samples. Logging and sampling are completed at Luminex’s facility located at the Condor property. Drill core is sawn on site and half drill-core samples are securely transported by ALS Laboratories (“ALS”) to their sample preparation facility in Quito, Ecuador. Sample pulps are sent to ALS’s lab in Lima, Peru for analysis. Gold content is determined by fire assay of a 50-gram charge with ICP finish. Silver and other elements are also determined by ICP methods. Samples with greater than 10 g/t gold or 100 g/t silver are re-run via fire assay with AAS and gravimetric finishes respectively. Luminex is not aware of any drilling, sampling, recovery or other factors that could materially affect the accuracy or reliability of the data referred to herein. ALS is independent of Luminex.
Leo Hathaway, P. Geo, Senior Vice President Exploration of Luminex and the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has reviewed, verified and approved the scientific and technical information concerning the Condor Project in this news release and has verified the data underlying that scientific and technical information.
About Luminex Resources
Luminex Resources Corp. is a Vancouver, Canada based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on gold and copper projects in Ecuador. Luminex’s inferred and indicated mineral resources are located at the Condor Gold-Copper project in Zamora-Chinchipe Province, southeast Ecuador. Luminex also holds a large and highly prospective land package in Ecuador consisting of approximately 100 thousand hectares, including the Tarqui, Orquideas, Cascas and Pegasus projects, which are being co-developed with BHP Group plc (subject to entry into a definitive agreement), First Quantum Minerals Ltd. and Anglo American plc respectively.
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