Mirasol Resources Ltd, a well-financed exploration company feels delighted to report that drilling has begun on the Company’s wholly owned Sobek Copper Project in the Vicuña District, Chile.
Initially, Sobek was staked depending on prospective local structural architecture before the 2021 breakthrough of the high-grade feeder zone at the Filo del Sol gold-copper deposit situated 7 km to the east and NGEx’s recent breakthrough of Potro Cliffs located 3 Km to the east of Sobek North Block.
We are excited to announce the start of drilling on the Central Breccia Zone, the first of the priority targets at Sobek Central in the high-profile Vicuña Copper-Gold district. The recently completed airborne Mobile MT survey strengthens our geological model and the geochemical anomalies and high-grade copper samples collected on surface reinforce the potential mineralization of these first drill targets.
Tim Heenan, President Mirasol Resources Ltd
Heenan added, “Our 2022/23 program at Sobek was ambitious and thanks to the perseverance of our exploration team we have successfully advanced Sobek to this significant milestone of the maiden drill campaign. Drilling of our first targets will continue until the high Andes winter season sets in.”
High-Priority Targets Supported by Coincident Airborne Mobile MT Geophysical Responses
A 500-km helicopter-assisted Airborne Mobile MT survey of the entire Sobek Central Block, such as the Central Breccia, priority CLP, and the VN zones, was ended with tightly spaced (100 m) lines.
The Airborne Mobile MT system consisted of high-definition depth penetration to above 800 m below the surface and has been proven efficient in specifying targets in high-sulfidation epithermal (HSE), and porphyry systems elsewhere in Chile. The MT survey data is considered to be basic to the definition of the diamond drill hole orientations and depth.
The outcomes of the MT survey strengthen the high-priority targets determined from geochemical soil sampling and multi-percent copper values restored from chosen rock chip samples.
The findings from the maiden drill program at Sobek Central will be reported as they turn available.
High-Profile Vicuña Copper-Gold-Silver District
Sobek was staked in 2016 depending on potential geology and the local structural architecture hosting a powerful north-northeast trending mineralized structural corridor crosscut by a north-northwest trending deep-seated trans-cordilleran lineament.
This is a general structural configuration hosting numerous southern Andes metal deposits in both Argentina and Chile.
Sobek includes a huge block of properties summing 11,120 hectares of exploration claims in three strategic locations: the South, North, and Central blocks.
The high-profile Vicuña Copper-Gold-Silver District is growing in the Sobek area with several deposits in the vicinity, such as the Filo del Sol mid-Miocene epithermal porphyry gold-copper deposit that is 7 Km east of Sobek; the Los Helados Porphyry copper-gold breccia system 20 Km to the northeast of Sobek; the giant Eocene El Morro Porphyry copper-gold deposit 16 Km to the west-southwest, and the Josemaria copper-gold project 20 Km to the east-northeast of Sobek.
The recent NGEX discovery made at Potro Cliffs is only 3 km directly east of the southeast corner of Sobek North Block.