- IP and Gravity geophysical survey completed
- Gravity anomalies and strong IP anomalies detected at the La Romana and Cañada Honda targets
- Permitted to drill both targets
Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 14, 2019) – Pan Global Resources Inc. (TSXV: PGZ) (OTC: PGNRF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce positive results from induced polarity (“IP”) and gravity survey lines at the Escacena copper, zinc and gold Project in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, southern Spain. The survey consisted of four gravity survey profiles and three IP profiles. The results confirmed IP anomalies associated with the La Romana and Cañada Honda gravity targets. The company is preparing to mobilize for drilling.
Tim Moody, President and CEO of Pan Global Resources commented: “The new geophysics results at the Escacena Project are what we would hope to see, including strong gravity and coincident IP responses consistent with potential massive and semi-massive sulphide mineralization. We look forward to drilling these targets.”
The Escacena Project is located in the Southeast of the Iberian Pyrite Belt and along strike from the Aznalcollar deposit, currently under feasibility by Grupo Mexico, and First Quantum’s operating Las Cruces mine. Pan Global commenced exploration at Escacena following granting of the mineral rights in December, 2018 (see announcement 10-December-2018).
The objectives of the geophysics survey were to verify the location and magnitude of the Cañada Honda and La Romana gravity targets and detect potential associated sulphide mineralization. The survey consisted of 4 x 1 km gravity profiles for a total of 91 stations and three IP profiles. This included two gravity profiles and two corresponding IP lines over the Cañada Honda Target and two gravity profiles and one IP line over the La Romana Target.
The new gravity results correlate well with the reprocessed 1980’s Geoconsult gravity contour images and highlights strong gravity highs at both Cañada Honda and La Romana (Figure 1). The IP data shows strong IP chargeability and resistivity anomalies underlying the gravity peaks on each profile indicating potential massive and semi-massive sulphide mineralization (Figure 2). The company is now mobilizing to drill test the shallow IP targets at both Cañada Honda and La Romana. The deeper targets will be tested following additional geophysics.
Mr. Moody added: “Gravity is a proven exploration method for detecting massive sulphides in the Iberian Pyrite Belt and directly drilling gravity anomalies resulted in the discovery of a number of the major mines, including Neves Corvo and Las Cruces. These are particularly compelling targets when combined with electrical geophysics indicating potential sulphide mineralisation.”
The La Romana target is characterised by a 1.6 x 0.6km, 1.2 mGal gravity anomaly in the Southeast of the Escacena project in an area mostly concealed beneath post-mineral sedimentary cover. The new results confirm a strong chargeability anomaly coincident with the peak of the gravity, commencing from approximately 50m depth and dipping to the North for approximately 300m. A separate IP anomaly is also indicated to the North commencing at approximately 100m depth and open at depth. The chargeability high and resistivity low IP anomalies indicate potential disseminated and semi massive to massive sulphide mineralization.
Wide spaced drilling by Exxon in the 1980’s at La Romana intersected sulphide mineralization over approximately 1.3 km of strike coincident with the gravity anomaly. The drilling showed multiple intervals of sulphide mineralisation, with best results including drill hole PR3 with 3m @ 3.24 % Cu and 10m @ 0.4% Cu and drill hole PR5 with 4.7m @ 2.94 % Cu 1. The mineralization remains open along strike, up and down-dip. The new IP anomalies were not tested by the only historical drill hole on this section (drill hole PR04).
The Cañada Honda target is characterized by a large un-tested gravity anomaly approximately 5 km along strike from the Aznalcollar and Los Frailes massive sulphide ore deposits. This includes a large, 0.8 mGal gravity anomaly with a surface dimension of 1.5km by 0.4km. The recently completed gravity and IP profiles confirm the gravity anomaly and shows a discrete chargeability anomaly extending beneath a Roman mine tunnel and separate deeper chargeability target to the North. The new IP results indicate potential semi-massive or massive sulphide mineralization underlying the gravity anomaly and extending below the approximate 300m depth limit of the IP.
Historical drilling by Exxon and Boliden to the south of the gravity target included several shallow drill holes testing beneath the tunnel that confirmed narrow intervals of Cu and Au along thrust faults up-dip from the gravity target, e.g. Exxon drill hole PCH1 included 2m @ 0.4 % Cu, 3.4 g/t Au, 37 g/t Ag and 3m @ 1.5% Cu, 1 g/t Au, 15 g/t Ag 1.
1 The drill results have not been verified and are considered historic in nature.
Robert Baxter (FAusIMM), a Director of Pan Global Resources and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release. Mr. Baxter is not independent of the Company.
Figure 1 – Reprocessed 1980’s gravity anomaly image showing the La Romana and Cañada Honda gravity anomalies and IP line locations
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Figure 2 – IP Sections for La Romana (Line LR-2) and Cañada Honda (Line CH-2)
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