Infinitum Copper Discovers Multiple Mineralization ZonesBy Paloma Duran | Fri, 03/25/2022 - 09:20
Infinitum Copper announced that it has found new mineralization zones at its La Adelita project, located across Sonora and Sinaloa. The company shared its plans to identify the value of these newly discovered areas, as well as to continue finding further zones with potential.
Infinitum discovered new zones holding significant copper, silver, gold and zinc concentrate mineralization in the Cerro Grande Footwall, as well as at the Las Trancas and Pericos zones at its flagship project. The company explained that it identified the potential after a mapping, prospecting and sampling program carried out from October 2021 to January 2022, in which 27 grab and 1,024 channel samples were collected.
At the Cerro Grande Footwall, the company identified a horizon of skarn-hosted mineralization, subparallel to the one previously found at the Cerro Grande Zone. The channel sampling returned 7.50m grading 1.88 percent copper, 0.89g/t gold, 127.5g/t silver and 0.92 percent zinc. At Pericos, the company discovered another skarn-hosted mineralization about 800m west of the Cerro Grande Zone. Here, the discovery sample returned 2.11 percent copper and 177g/t silver over 0.10m.
Meanwhile, at Las Trancas, a mineral structure was traced 730m to the south, showing alteration and mineralization variables. The discovery sample returned 3.67 percent copper, 1.66g/t silver, 1.14g/t gold and 4.18 percent zinc over 0.50m. The company explained that since the discovery was in a low-lying area, a trenching program was started to further expose the area. The results of this program are still pending.
“The discovery of three significant new zones of high-grade mineralization supports our view that this is an area with strong hydrothermal activity, resulting in alteration and mineralization that requires more exploration. The alteration observed shows evidence of a complex history with indications of a cross-cutting episode of hydrothermal alteration and a retrograded core zone. I view these factors to be strong indicators that the mineralizing hydrothermal process was multi-phase and long-lived. These are features that we look for to increase the odds of exploration success,” said Steve Robertson, Infinitum’s President and CEO.
The company announced that to continue studying the potential of the project, it is executing a trenching program and will also carry out a magneto-telluric geophysical survey at the Cerro Grande, Cerro Grande Footwall, Pericos and Las Trancas zones, which will begin at the end of March 2022. In addition, the company's first drilling phase, which includes 14 holes, will also start at the same time to test various areas, including newly discovered ones. Infinitum explained that its phase 2 drilling plan, which will include 6km of diamond drilling, will be planned using the results of the trenching, geophysical survey and drilling programs.