Marifil Mines announced that it has confirmed the existence of strongly mineralized copper by conducting a re-sampling program at the trenches located on the Cerro Samenta porphyry copper project in Argentina.
Initially, Teck dug the trenches in the 1990s and Petro Gold Servicios Mineros conducted the sampling program. This sampling program was intended to confirm the occurrence and level of oxide soluble copper.
The company has concluded the possible presence of large deposits of copper oxide and has justified the additional trenching program together with near-surface rotary drill program. Marifil assumes that previous workers have partially examined the mineralized copper sulfide along with the deposits of oxide copper. A porphyry copper deposit has been identified in the property. This property is located in the Archibarca Lineament that focuses on a series of porphyry copper deposits and prospects, which include Escondida located 120 km towards the property’s northwest portion.
The North and South zones are the two large intrusive centers found in the property. Porphyry style mineralized molybdenum and copper sulfide are displayed in both zones and present inside the cluster hydrothermally altered rhyolitic and quartz monzonite intrusives. These sulfide systems have demonstrated the presence of induced potential (IP) geophysical anomalies. Sufficient drill testing seems to have been done on the South zone, but not for the North zone.
Marifil retained Jeff Toohey, a geologic consultant, in order to investigate the property’s porphyry exploration potential and has finalized to additionally drill the three main targets located in the North zone.