The Canadian exploration company Orla Mining Ltd. provided the results from the oriented in-fill core drilling program on its Camino Rojo sulphide deposit in Zacatecas, Mexico. The results confirm the presence of wide, higher-grade gold zones within the sulphide mineral resource.
‘We are encouraged with the results from the Camino Rojo Sulphides drill program. While the geological setting is already well understood, this new information will be meaningful as we refine the geological model and move to focus on possible development approaches,’ stated Jason Simpson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orla Mining.
The 6079 m (19944.23 ft) directional core drilling program on the Camino Rojo sulphide mineral resource began in October 2020 and was completed in April 2021. The program consisted of close-spaced drilling on three sections of the sulphide zone focusing on the extension of the Camino Rojo deposit down plunge of the planned open pit.
The objective was to test the continuity of higher-grade mineralization within the 7.3 million ounces of gold in the sulphide measured and indicated mineral resource estimate (259 million tonnes at 0.88 g/t Au), lying directly below the open pit currently being developed on the oxide mineral reserves. The fourteen holes completed across the sulphide zone yielded 27 significant mineralized drill intercepts with a grade-by-thickness factor greater than 50 g/t by m Au (g/t per m Au), including 10 intercepts with a grade-by-thickness factor greater than 100 g/t by m Au.
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