Corazon Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CGW) has announced that it has begun a 3000 metre core drilling program at its Santo Domingo property in central Nicaragua, located 10 kilometres east of B2Gold's La Libertad mine. Corazon has contracted Rodio Swissboring Nicaragua to complete this first phase of drilling.
Corazon's mapping and trenching at Santo Domingo identified a mineral rich environment including 7 principal epithermal veins, each exceeding 1 kilometre in length and 15 subsidiary veins, each less than 1 kilometre in length that are gold mineralized at surface. This system of braided and branching veins totals more than 15 kilometres of cumulative strike, presenting numerous targets for drilling and further exploration.
Local miners have been mining high-grade ore in the region for over 200 years, and Santo Domingo has long been recognized as the heart of Nicaragua's mining activities. While Santo Domingo has a rich history in mining, the property has, until now, never been drill tested. This first phase of drilling will be reconnaissance in nature, designed to test, at depth, several of the numerous gold-bearing zones identified at surface throughout the 650-hectare property and will initially be directed toward the El Tigre, Amparo, Las Nubes, Los Tubos and Oropendula mining zones.
Source: Corazon Gold Corp.