Drill hole AD-22-0019 returned 32.25 metres of 1.01% copper, 0.52 g/t gold and 39.69 g/t silver or 1.74% copper equivalent (CuEq) starting at 36.65 metres downhole in the Cerro Grande zone.
Drill holes AD-22-0019 and AD-22-0020A were collared on the same pad, approximately 110 metres south of previously reported holes AD-22-0017 and 0018. At 32.25 metres true width, the reported interval in drill hole AD-22-0019 is 58% wider than the comparative interval in hole AD-22-0018 to the north. In both areas, the highest grade copper-gold-silver mineralization is associated with semi-massive to massive magnetite and is still open along strike and to depth.
“Combining the results from Infinitum and predecessor drilling shows well mineralized skarn at Cerro Grande ranging from 3 to 36 metres true thickness, over 250 metres depth, a strike length exceeding 200 metres, and is still open in all directions. Now we have discovered that the western limb of the La Adelita Anticline is also strongly mineralized, and the axial plane in between lights up as a very strong conductor in our geophysical survey. The truly impressive scale of the high-grade La Adelita system is starting to be revealed,” said Steve Robertson, President and CEO. “The higher gold values to the south and strong geophysical anomalies that are untested near surface and at depth give us a plethora of worthy targets, so we are full of anticipation for our next round of drilling.”
Rafael Gallardo, Senior Exploration Manager, stated, “The association of our highest copper-gold-silver grades with pervasive magnetite skarn is a very positive development since magnetite is much easier to detect remotely than the often-associated copper, gold and silver. We look forward to applying this tool for further targeting in this rapidly expanding district.”
The interpreted results from a geophysical survey completed in the spring of 2022 has revealed a series of strong conductive anomalies in the axial fold plane of the anticlinal fold that hosts Cerro Grande and Pericos zones. A trail will be built to allow vehicle access to an area that will be appropriate for drilling this series of anomalies.
When combined with historical drilling results at Cerro Grande, the results from the current exploration campaign are starting to reveal the scale of the mineralized district.
Backed by a strong team of industry veterans, Infinitum Copper is advancing La Adelita project, where the company has an option to earn an 80% interest. The high-grade copper-silver-gold La Adelita Project is located in Sonora and Sinaloa states in Mexico and is subject to a 2% NSR.