Sonoro Gold Announces 2020 Drill Program Positive ResultsBy Paloma Duran | Fri, 01/22/2021 - 18:19
Sonoro Gold Corp. has issued a report of its remaining assay results from its 2020 drilling program at the Cerro Calinche gold project in Sonora. Moreover, the company shared its plans to drill 50 additional RC and core holes that are expected to be completed in 1Q21.
Cerro Caliche is located 45km from Magdalena de Kino in the Cucurpe-Sonora mega-district, which has multiple historic underground mines such as Cabeza Blanca, Los Cuervos, Japoneses, Las Abejas, Boluditos, El Colorado, Veta de Oro and Espanola. Mineralization types of the district include “variants of epithermal low sulfidation veins and related mineralized dikes and associated volcanic domes.”
In December, Sonoro Gold announced its Cerro Caliche gold project in Sonora was on schedule and on budget. The company reported that its fast-track program sought to establish viability for production, while its exploration efforts aimed to define and expand the established gold mineralized zones, reported MBN.
At the El Colorado gold mineralized zone “four core holes were drilled to test the periphery of the zone’s intensely drilled higher grade gold shoots,” from which three holes were successfully tested. In the southeast, SCD-027 extended the shoots lengths by 50m, SCD-028 intercepted three different mineralized intervals and also intercepted several mineralized intervals. SCD-028 intercepted the western splay of the adjacent Guadalupe-Cabeza Blanca vein system and the SCD-025 intercepted two mineralized intervals.
The press release reported that in the Guadalupe Zone, located in the western part of the concession, the drill program delivered positive results. The company plans to carry out additional drill holes to determine the potential of the zone and increase its gold mineralization. Moreover, at the Cabeza Blanca gold mineralization zone, located north of the El Colorado, the holes SCD-030 and SCD-031 confirmed an extension of 50m to the north.
At the Veta de Oro gold mineralized zone, four core drill holes, SCD‑032, SCD‑033, SCD‑034 and SCD-035, and two RC holes, SCR-156 and SCR-157, tested vein stockwork and confirmed a narrowing vein zone between the Veta de Oro zone and the Abejas zone. The company said these drill holes have shown the potential for a higher-grade zone of gold mineralization.
Sonoro Gold announced it is constructing roads and drill platforms to prepare the zone for the new drilling program, which seeks to test the north zone between El Rincon and Veta de Oro. In addition, drilling operations in this high potential zone are being carried out and the company expects to have results by the end of February.
Mel Herdrick, Sonoro’s Vice President of Exploration, said the company’s 2020 drill program was very successful in identifying additional gold mineralization. Moreover, Heldrick said the company has additional drilling plans to unlock the project’s potential. For 2021, the company plans to drill 50 more holes by the end of March, which will help to update the resource estimate. John Darch, Sonoro’s Chairman, said the company’s priority is to generate free cash flow that will be used to explore and define Cerro Caliche’s mineralized potential.