Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (AVU:TSX.V; AVPMF:OTC; 8AM:FSE) announced in a news release the assay results from a historical drill hole, SES003.
The significance of this hole, drilled for the Alvalade project in 2014 but not analyzed until recently, is that it is close to and demonstrates similar qualities to drill hole SES002, Sesmarias' 2 Lens discovery hole. Avrupa will incorporate SES003's results into its 2 Lens model.
Hole SES003 demonstrated high-grade copper and added about 18 meters (18m) of dip length to the 2 Lens.
In the massive and semi-massive sulphide, SES003 intersected 13.65m of 1.92% copper, 38.8 parts per million (38.8 ppm) silver, 1.03% lead and 1.91% zinc. In the weak to moderate stockwork, it encountered 6.8m of 4,133 ppm copper, 7.42 ppm silver, 3,908 ppm lead and 11,645 ppm zinc.
In comparison, the Sesmarias 2 Lens discovery hole SES002 had shown assays over 10.85m of 1.81% copper, 75.3 ppm silver, 2.57% lead and 4.38% zinc in the massive sulphide. Assays in the stockwork over 6m were 4,514 ppm copper, 10.57 ppm silver, 1,886 ppm lead and 4,838 ppm zinc.
To delineate the extent of the 2 Lens, Avrupa thus far has drilled seven closely spaced, shallow core holes in the area of SES002 and SES003. "Results of all work around the 2 Lens suggest presence of a small, high-grade, copper-bearing body of massive sulfide mineralization. Strong indications of further mineralization contained within the bounding fault zone need to be followed-up by drilling along both strike and depth of the fault zone. At this time, we have not identified the source of this massive sulfide mineralization, but it is possible that further blocks of mineralization will be located within the fault," President and CEO Paul Kuhn said in the release.
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