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Starcore Commences 3000m Drilling Program on the Santa Elena Target

Mining News - Published on Fri, 14 Feb 2020

Image Source: Starcore Santa Elena Target
Starcore International Mines Ltd announced that the Company has started a surface exploration drilling program of 3000 meters on the Santa Elena target in Querétaro in Mexico. The Company is conducting an exploration program that will consist of 10 holes between 200 to 400 meters each targeting the Santa Elena vein, which is thought to be a mirror of the San Martin vein(s), a typical epithermal gold-silver deposit characterized by low sulfation.

The structure of Santa Elena is a tabular body of silicified massive breccia of quartz between the shales in the foot wall with the limestone breached on the hanging wall. Both belong to the Soyatal Formation of the Upper Cretaceous.

The mineralization at the San Martin mine was previously thought to be associated with a dome of rhyolitic composition, and that the structure was repeated towards the east portion of that dome. New studies have detected that mineralization is associated with the stratification of the rocks. The new geological model shows the similarity of Santa Elena and the current operation area of San Martin geometrically correspond to a classic anticline, with Santa Elena being the western part of the crease flank. Photos of the new model can be viewed here.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 14 Feb 2020
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