Initial face sampling
of crosscuts indicates that ore grades are consistent with expectations.
The deposit has been delineated in the upper levels by face sampling of development drives, underground diamond drilling and surface diamond drilling and minor RC drilling.
The estimate is based on good quality surface RC, surface and underground diamond drilling and face sampling data.
The company said in its half-year reported filed at the Australian Securities Exchange that face sampling
along the strike of the A orebody had returned assays as high as 62 metres grading 34.
56 oz/t Au) is significantly higher than was anticipated based on systematic face sampling
of 40-m level which produced an average grade of 1.
The estimate of measured resources incorporated information from underground mapping and face sampling
A total of 67 channel samples, taken at three metre intervals across the Cantaranas Vein, showed a good correlation in silver, lead and zinc with previous face sampling
conducted in the same area by Penoles at the time of mining.