Data from a 2007 site visit developed from chip sampling of the Banded vein
at the Ruby Hill mine yielded up to 23.
The mineralization is characterized by banded vein
fillings of rhodochrosite with calcite, barite and quartz occurring as common gangue minerals.
The banded vein
structure that was encountered is identical to the A-vein structure identified in the 5400-ACC crosscut to the south.
Thus Miranda is encouraged by the banded vein
texture and higher grades at depth in the latest drill program.
Core recoveries were poor (35%) in the zone, but where present, the crustiform banded vein
fragments contain visible gold, sulphosalt and silver sulphide (acanthite) mineralization.
Azimuth 180 degrees Intersected quartz vein at 109m with Dip -80 degrees 2m banded vein
with druzy and vuggy textrues and MnO from 111m to 113m.
Initial work at San Pedro has defined a series of strong linear gold-in-soil anomalies over approximately 12km strike length, accompanied by gold-in-stream sediments and banded vein
05 Crone Hill Quartz vein grab dense, chalky-white thin to thick banded vein
with minor translucent gray bands 116555 0.
Four of five grab samples of banded vein
fragments collected from subcropping angular breccia located ca.
11 to 9 grams/t gold in banded vein
Rhodochrosite commonly forms the middle portion of banded veins
, as massive pink material.
The primary objective of the Phase 1 drill program is to test for extensions of the high grade banded veins
that were intersected in historical drill holes for the purpose of increasing high grade gold resources and the eventual completion of a resource compliant NI 43-101 report.