Update on the Oropesa Tin Project
A modest 4, information pills 000 metre drilling program is nearing completion and the first assay results should be available shortly. The drill results will be used in the estimation of a new resource, look which is expected to be released in the near future. Detailed initial metallurgical test work is now underway on two mini-bulk, drill core, samples, each weighing approximately 250kg, at the laboratories of SGS Minerals Services UK Ltd in Cornwall, SW England.
1.At Oropesa, potentially economic tin mineralisation is found almost exclusively on the faulted or sheared contacts between calcareous quartzitesand pebble conglomerates.
2.Tin mineralisation is found either in open fractures, or disseminated in calcareous quartzites.
3.Mineralisation was introduced up along steeply dipping faults, or fracture zones, following the regional NW/SE structural trend of the Ossa MorenaZone.
4.Oropesais located along a major fault within a large graben(downthrown block), which created a zone of crustal weakness allowing a tin bearing granite to ascend towards surface.