Mr. Joaquin Merino reports
EMERITA INTERSECTS 14.0 METERS GRADING 4.3% COPPER INCLUDED WITHIN 26.8 METERS GRADING 2.6% COPPER AT LA ROMANERA DEPOSIT, INCREASES NUMBER OF DRILLS AT IBW PROJECT TO THIRTEEN
Emerita Resources Corp. has released additional assay results from the 2022 delineation drilling at the La Romanera deposit at its wholly owned Iberian Belt West (IBW) project. IBW hosts three previously identified massive sulphide deposits: La Infanta, La Romanera and El Cura. All deposits are open for expansion along strike and at depth. The company also announces that it continues to accelerate drilling at IBW where it has increased the number of drill rigs from 10 to 13. Presently, there are 12 drills on La Romanera deposit delineation and one rig continues to drill at La Infanta. Six drilling companies are engaged in the program.
Assay results have been received from two drill holes (LR019 and LR023) at the La Romanera deposit reported below.
Drill hole LR019
Drill hole LR019 intercepted massive sulphide mineralization along section 6525E. The drill hole encountered the two lenses that comprise La Romanera deposit.
The upper lens was intersected at 302.0 metres down the hole and comprises 31 m grading 0.2 per cent copper, 0.5 per cent lead, 0.6 per cent zinc, 1.7 grams per tonne gold and 37.4 g/t silver, including 9.7 m grading 0.3 per cent Cu, 0.5 per cent Pb, 0.7 per cent Zn, 3.4 g/t Au and 32.1 g/t Ag. The lower lens was intercepted at 345.7 m, 18.9 m below the upper lens, and encountered 26.8 m grading 2.6 per cent Cu, 0.5 per cent Pb, 1.1 per cent Zn, 0.3 g/t Au and 28.6 g/t Ag, including 14 m grading 4.3 per cent Cu, 0.8 per cent Pb, 1.7 per cent Zn, 0.3 g/t Au and 41.7 g/t Ag. Historical drills in this area, on the west side of the deposit, stopped short of the lower lens and only intersected the upper lens, which places this intercept outside of the historical resource area.
Both lenses are thick in this area of the deposit. The lower lens occurs west of and outside the historical drilling area. The massive sulphides comprise chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and galena and pyrite. The upper lens has high gold values, which has been observed in other drill holes drilled in this area and was not included as part of the historical assessment of the mineral resource deposit. The lower lens has very high copper values. This is the first intercept above 4 per cent copper drilled in La Romanera either by Emerita or within the historical drill hole database. The nearest historic drill hole that penetrated the lower lens is about 100 m to the west.
According to Joaquin Merino, PGeo, president of Emerita: "We continue to extend the mineralized envelope at La Romanera. The historical drilling was done over a number of campaigns by more than one operator and the approach appears to have been inconsistent between campaigns and as the understanding of the geology evolved over time. In certain holes massive sulphides were identified but not assayed. Emerita is seeing high gold values in areas of the upper lens, for example, that were not sampled in the historic holes because visually they had lower base metal content. In other areas of the deposit, Emerita is intersecting two lenses where the historical database only has data indicating a single lens. We continue to accelerate the drill program and look forward to delivering a NI 43-101-compliant mineral resource estimate."
Drill hole LR023
Drill hole LR023 intercepted massive sulphide mineralization about 250 m below surface along section 6550E. It is approximately 50 m above drill hole LR019. It also intercepts the two lenses. The upper lens occurs from 281.7 m with 12.6 m grading 0.4 per cent Cu, 0.3 per cent Pb, 0.2 per cent Zn, one g/t Au and 22.3 g/t Ag. The lower lens was intersected 23.4 m below the upper lens comprising 5.3 m grading 0.9 per cent Cu, 1.2 per cent Pb, 1.9 per cent Zn, 1.0 g/t Au and 65.7 g/t Ag. In this hole, the lower lens has higher base metal grades than the upper lens and similar gold grades.
To date, 33 drill holes have been completed on the La Romanera deposit, which is the main focus of the IBW program. Presently, there are 12 additional drill holes in the lab and 12 additional drill holes in progress at La Romanera. The company keeps one rig in La Infanta doing infill drilling. Temperatures are dropping rapidly, which will facilitate improved drilling efficiency by eliminating fire hazard restrictions. The company has also incorporated a third coreshack in the same industrial area to store core boxes.
The scientific and technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Merino, PGeo, president of the company and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
A qualified person, as defined in National Instrument 43-101, has not done sufficient work on behalf of Emerita to classify the historical estimate reported above as current mineral resources or mineral reserves, and Emerita is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves. The historical estimate should not be relied upon.
About Emerita Resources Corp.
Emerita is a natural resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in Europe, with a primary focus on exploring in Spain. The company's corporate office and technical team are based in Sevilla, Spain, with an administrative office in Toronto, Canada.
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