Cuyes West Drilling Highlights:
Luminex Resources Corp. (TSX-V: LR) (OTCQX: LUMIF) is pleased to announce drill results from four holes (CU23-23 to CU23-26) that targeted the Cuyes West structure, with hole CU23-25 also intersecting a new breccia pipe discovery underneath the existing Cuyes open pit mineral resource. The Company is now allocating more drill holes to the breccia pipe that has been displaying long mineralized intercepts, with grades increasing as Luminex drills deeper.
Hole CU23-25 intersected multiple high-grade structures in the breccia pipe, notably 3.0 metres from 223.0 metres grading 17.47 g/t gold and 46.4 g/t silver (18.02 g/t Au Eq), within a wider intercept of 203.0 metres from 134.0 metres, which graded 1.38 g/t gold and 8.4 g/t silver (1.48 g/t Au Eq).
The highest-grade drill core ever assayed at the Cuyes deposit was just intercepted in CU23-26, a 1.0 metre interval grading 115.80 g/t gold and 220.1 g/t silver (118.44 g/t Au Eq) from 290.0 metres in a structurally controlled vein. This sample is part of a broader intercept of 5.0 metres from 286.0 metres grading 24.44 g/t gold and 62.8 g/t silver (25.19 g/t Au Eq).
Hole CU23-24 intersected multiple high-grade intercepts, including 2.3 metres returning 23.14 g/t gold and 115.2 g/t silver (24.53 g/t Au Eq) from 457.4 metres, within a broader 11.7 metre zone of 5.02 g/t gold and 32.2 g/t silver (5.41 g/t Au Eq) from 449.0 metres. This hole stepped out approximately 75 metres laterally on the Cuyes West structure west of hole CU22-05, which cut 5.0 meters grading 29.43 g/t gold and 86.5 g/t silver (30.47 g/t Au Eq) from 277.0 metres. Hole CU23-23, also a step out of hole CU22-05 approximately 75 metres to the east, intersected 1.0 metres from 223.0 metres of 9.23 g/t gold and 13.2 g/t silver (9.39 g/t Au Eq).
Other high-grade intervals are present in additional structures in holes CU23-23, CU23-24, CU23-25 and CU23-26 and are detailed in Table 1.
The style of mineralization at the Cuyes West structure is identical to that at the Camp deposit, 600 metres to the west. At a property scale, these mineralized structures are interpreted to be hosted in ring and radial fractures around the Los Cuyes caldera (See Figure 1).
The newly discovered breccia pipe is hosted primarily within caldera-fill pyroclastic and volcanoclastic rocks and is flanked to the north and south by dacite porphyries that appear to focus the mineralization in the breccia pipe. The pipe was a blind discovery and comes within 100 meters of surface, but does not outcrop. Mineralization within the breccia pipe occurs mainly within hydrothermal crackle-veinlet breccias with minor shatter breccias, as well as patches, veinlets and replacements. While the geological model is evolving and more drilling is required, the Cuyes deposit may contain a higher-grade breccia pipe, similar to the Kelian deposit in Indonesia or the Rosia Montana deposit in Romania.
Table 1. Drill intercepts for Cuyes West drill holes. Asterisked intervals are shallower and belong to the diatreme at Los Cuyes (see note below).
Dip / Length
– 50° /
|Asterisked (*) intervals are “Shallower” intervals calculated using a lower limit of 0.20 g/t Au with a maximum inclusion of ten continuous metres below cut-off occurring within the stated intercept and the highest gold value used in the reported weighted averages is 11.55 g/t Au. Remaining intervals not marked with an asterisk are for “Deeper” intervals calculated using a lower limit of 1.0 g/t Au with a maximum inclusion of up to six continuous metres below cut-off and the highest gold value used in the reported weighted averages is 115.80 g/t Au. Au Eq values assume $1,500 gold and $18.00 silver (Au Eq= Au g/t + (Ag g/t *0.012)).|
All Luminex sample assay results have been independently monitored through a quality control / quality assurance protocol which includes the insertion of blind standards, blanks as well as pulp and reject duplicate samples. Logging and sampling are completed at Luminex’s core handling facility located at the Condor property. Drill core is diamond sawn on site and half drill-core samples are securely transported to ALS Laboratories’ or Bureau Veritas Minerals’ sample preparation facility in Quito, Ecuador. The ALS lab’s sample pulps are sent to Lima, Peru for analysis where gold content is determined by fire assay of a 50-gram charge with ICP finish. The BMV lab’s samples are analyzed for gold by a 50-gram charge fire assay in Quito and the remainder of the sample is sent to Lima, Peru for a 44 element – ICP finish.
Silver and other elements are also determined by ICP methods. Over-limit samples assaying greater than 10 g/t gold and 100 g/t silver are re-analyzed by both labs using fire assay with a gravimetric finish. 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 Laboratories and BMV are 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, including the Pegasus and Orquideas projects, which are being co-developed with Anglo American and JOGMEC respectively.
Figure 1. Plan map showing location of the Camp, Cuyes, and Cuyes West deposits. (CNW Group/Luminex Resources Corp.)
Figure 2. Drill Section with interpreted geology viewing east, with location indicated on Figure 1. (CNW Group/Luminex Resources Corp.)
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