Oro Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:OGR) provides an update on the currently planned 5,000 metre sonic drill program being conducted on its Trinidad property located in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Sonic drilling commenced mid-February at the Taunus gold deposit. Three sonic drill holes have been completed to date.
The Company is moving the sonic drill rig inside the completely dewatered pit to commence drilling in the southern area near hole 41 which returned 11.9 g/t gold over 41 metres (press release dated March 3, 2010). Twelve sonic drill holes are planned as part of an initial phase to cover approximately a 500-metre length across the main part of the Taunus resource.
The sonic drill program is aimed at upgrading and increasing the Taunus gold resource and has the following objectives:
- Increase the gold grade of the Eldorado zone
- Discover additional gold zones in-between the Eldorado and HS zones
- Continue to define the dimensions and gold grade of the HS zone
- Target offsets and extensions to the modeled gold zones
- Target potential high-grade gold feeders
Oro Mining expects to start releasing assay results on the sonic drilling in early April.
The sections also graphically reference the recently completed resource block model and defined pit limits.
Oro Mining also announces that it will be exhibiting at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC") Convention 2011 being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, from Sunday, March 6 to Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
Oro Mining maintains a strict quality control program. All samples generated by Oro Mining were submitted directly to Inspectorate, an ISO 9001-2008 certified assay laboratory, for preparation in Durango, Mexico, and analysis in Reno, Nevada. All sonic drill samples submitted for analysis were from splits of half-sawn frozen core. Analysis was conducted on 1 assay ton samples for gold, with a standard, blank and duplicate inserted for every 20 samples submitted. Analysis of gold was by fire assay with AAS finish, and with gravimetric finish on samples exceeding 5 g/t gold. (Gary) Y.Y. Wong, P.Eng.is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed the content of this press release.
Source: Oro Mining Ltd.