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Alien Metals Begins Promising Drilling Program

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Paloma Duran By Paloma Duran | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Mon, 04/04/2022 - 14:45

Alien Metals provided an update on its San Celso, Los Campos and Donovan 2 high-grade silver-copper-gold projects in Zacatecas. The company announced that it will finally carry out more drilling to unlock the potential of its projects after suffering a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company’s projects San Celso and Los Campos host exceptionally high-grade silver mines with a historic track record, while Donovan 2 is a copper-gold project previously explored by Capstone Mining.

Although the pandemic delayed some of the company’s plans in recent years, Alien focused on reviewing historical data, combined with recent surface sampling and mapping to plan drilling programs and grasp the full potential of its projects. In addition, the company also sought to add more land with existing mineralized systems to its portfolio. Nueva Andromeda was the first tenement acquired, located rigfht next to San Celso, Bill Brodie Good, CEO and Technical Director, Alien Metals, told MBN.

“After a COVID-19-induced delay of two years, we are finally commencing the next round of exploration on our highly prospective Mexican assets. Over the past two years, the local team has worked very hard under difficult conditions to manage the program and advance it to this stage,” said Brodie in a press release.

This week, the company announced that its first drilling program at San Celso has started. Previous and recent sampling from Alien confirmed high silver grades up to 2683g/t silver and averaging 1,264g/t silver from 15 samples. In addition, the company explained that it planned detailed drilling for Los Campos to allow for future resource calculations. Initial drilling programs at San Celso and Los Campos will seek to identify the thickness, grade and continuation of this initial mineralization, which will help the company find the best targets of both projects and improve its planning.

Meanwhile, at the Donovan 2 copper project, the company seeks to locate the deep source of the copper samples, which has been compared to Los Alamos’ data. Alien believes that the area has not been studied sufficiently, so it will fully test the target. In addition, the company has identified a previous unstudied target further away from Donovan’s drill hole, DON21-003, which intersected a 11.5m zone of intense alteration returning on average 0.4 percent zinc and 0.4 percent lead at merely 12.4m depth. The company believes the structure is near and is planning to drill to test its potential.

Furthermore, Alien told MBN it continues to evaluate and pursue other opportunities in the mining  sector as it continues to work toward its goal of acquiring low-cost projects and develop high-quality assets.

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