TORONTO, Jan. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Discovery Metals Corp. (TSX-V: DSV, OTCQX: DSVMF) (“Discovery” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results from the first four diamond drill holes completed at its flagship Cordero project (“Cordero” or “the Project”) located in Chihuahua State, Mexico. Discovery acquired Cordero through the acquisition of Levon Resources Ltd. (“Levon”) in August 2019. The results released here are part of a 30,000-35,000m Phase 1 drill program that Discovery plans to complete in 2020. The focus of Phase 1 is to: (1) delineate, expand and then re-domain areas of higher-grade mineralization within the existing Cordero resource; and (2) test new high priority targets outside the current resource, including targets on the large 35,000 hectare property package that surrounds Cordero.
Taj Singh, President and CEO, states: “These first results from Cordero are very encouraging and support our thesis that within the very large resource area exists a shallow, higher-grade component that could redefine the Project entirely and vastly improve its economics. The presence of higher-grade gold in the most strongly mineralized areas is also positive. Cordero has many attractive features: open-pittable, good metallurgy and excellent surrounding infrastructure. We look forward to completing the exploration in 2020 required to re-scope and optimize this very exciting property.”
|Hole ID||From||To||Width (m)||Ag g/t||Au g/t||Pb %||Zn %||AgEq2 g/t|
* Complete assay results for holes C19-293 through C19-296 can be found at the link in the Discussion section below. Also, refer to the Technical Notes section below for details on assumptions, calculations, etc.
Since acquiring Cordero in August 2019, Discovery’s focus has been on understanding the nature of the higher-grade zones within the larger mineralized system with the objective of upgrading the economic potential of the Project. Based on Discovery’s review of previous work and the re-logging of core from historic drilling, higher-grade mineralization is currently understood to be predominantly associated with two styles of mineralization: (1) sulphide mineralization within a breccia host; and (2) discrete sulphide veins. The goal of the current drill program is to gain an understanding of the geology, geometry (strike, dip, orientation) and controls on these styles of mineralization to define and delineate the higher-grade zones.
Seventeen holes totaling 5,940 metres have been completed to-date. All the holes were drilled within the existing resource area as defined by Levon3. All holes were drilled roughly perpendicular to the northeast trend of higher-grade blocks outlined in the current resource model.
Holes C19-293 through C19-296 are the first four drilled by Discovery. All holes were successful in targeting the first style of higher-grade mineralization: sulphide mineralization within a breccia host. Sulphide mineralization consists predominantly of sphalerite, galena and pyrite in veinlets and disseminations and is typically hosted within dacite clast-dominated breccias. All four holes confirmed the northeast trend of the high-grade mineralized zones within the existing resource area and, in several cases, suggest the possible expansion of the mineralization beyond the current block model. The current drilling has returned intervals that are among the best with respect to width and grade drilled to-date on the project.
Pending holes targeted both breccia-hosted sulphide mineralization as well as discrete sulphide veins. The presence of high-grade discrete sulphide veins at Cordero is well documented through prospecting and small-scale mining. However, these veins were never a focus of Levon’s prior exploration. Discovery believes that definition of these veins has the potential to significantly enhance the high-grade component of the deposit.
Maps and sections with assays showing the drill hole locations and full analytical results are available at https://dsvmetals.com/site/assets/files/5344/2020-01-08-dsv-nr-appendix.pdf.
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