MCSA in-mine and near-mine exploration applications
Deepening extension drilling inside the Pilar mine has delineated a brand new open zone of “Superpod” mineralization extending over 350 metres in strike size on the deepest limits of the beforehand outlined 2020 inferred mineral useful resource shell.
Current outcomes characterize among the finest holes drilled by the corporate within the Curaçá Valley so far. Gap FC5522 intersected 67 metres grading 9.21% copper together with 21 metres at 14.14% copper (the perfect gap on a grade-metre foundation drilled by the corporate) situated 470 metres beneath the present improvement of the mine.
Situated on the identical degree, roughly 100 metres south of that intercept, gap FC5523 intersected 35.2 metres grading 5.51% copper together with 9 metres at 8.6% copper. Mineralization stays open to depth and alongside strike.
On the Vermelhos mine, new drilling continues to increase mineralization adjoining to mine infrastructure in addition to to intersect new mineralized lenses as much as 125 metres beneath the principle orebodies.
MCSA additionally owns 100% of the Boa Esperança improvement mission, an IOCG-type copper mission situated in Pará, Brazil.
NX Gold mine highlights
Ero Copper owns 97.6% of the NX Gold mine, an working gold and silver mine in Mato Grosso State. The corporate determined late final 12 months to extend the life of the mine.
New extensions to depth of the Santo Antonio Vein at NX Gold are highlighted by the perfect intercept within the historical past of the mine. Gap SA94A, situated roughly 10 metres past the restrict of the 2020 inferred mineral useful resource shell, intersected 9 metres grading 22.66 g/t gold.
ln addition, gap MAT20A, which intersected 2.8 metres grading 19.73 g/t gold, represents the invention of a brand new high-grade extension of the Matinha Vein; the brand new vein extension is situated roughly 600 metres down-plunge from the beforehand outlined restrict of the Matinha Vein.
The present outcomes embody the regional discovery of two new mineralized gold methods, referred to as the Sovaco de Cobra and the Mata Verde methods, situated roughly 1.2 km northeast and 25 km east-northeast of the NX Gold mine, respectively.
There are presently 24 drill rigs working all through the Curaçá Valley, together with six drill rigs allotted to regional exploration. 9 drill rigs are working at NX Gold and the corporate now has three drill rigs working on the Boa Esperança mission.
(This text first appeared within the Canadian Mining Journal)