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Sable Resources Discovers Base Metal Skarn In Argentina

Mining News - Published on Tue, 25 Jun 2019

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Sable Resources announced the discovery of base metal skarn mineralisation at their Don Julio Project, San Juan Province, Argentina. The mineralisation can be traced for over one kilometre along strike and returned channel samples of up to 7.91 % combined Zn-Pb 3.17% Pb, 4.8% over 1 m and 4.97% Cu over 1 m. Channel samples were taken perpendicular to the mineralised horizon and are considered to represent true width. Near end of the 2018-2019 field season, skarn mineralization was discovered by prospecting a 1.2 km long shallow to moderately dipping calcareous unit located on the northwestern boundary of a porphyritic intrusive center. The unit is largely contact metamorphosed to marble with disseminated garnets, amphiboles, epidote, and pyroxenes with multiple sub-parallel "manto" type sulphide-rich horizons with galena, sphalerite, ±chalcopyrite and observed thickness ranging from 10 cubic meter to 1.3 meter.

Ten additional samples are pending analysis. The geometry, number of mantos and metal zoning of the system will be determined with detailed mapping and sampling during the 2019-2020 field season.

Mr Ruben Padilla, Sable Vice-President of Exploration, said that "The discovery of the calcareous unit and its associated skarn mineralisation is a good example of boots on the ground exploration success. The size of the favorable calcareous unit, the observed degree of marbleization and associated skarn and sulphide rich mineralogy define a high-quality early stage base metal target.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Tue, 25 Jun 2019
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