Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF,FWB:4TI) intersected multiple zones of high-grade polymetallic mineralization that remain open for expansion at the Santander Zinc-Lead-Silver Mine in Peru. Three new zones occur in the footwall of the principal Magistral Norte deposit.
As quoted in the press release:
Three new zones occur in the footwall (or behind) the principal Magistral Norte deposit. The Pariatambo and Manto Zones lie parallel to and in the footwall of the main Magistral Norte Zone (Figure 1). However, the new Rosa Zone, also in the footwall, is oblique (approximately 80º) to the main mineralized structures and is thought to represent the later phases of replacement mineralization along a paleo fault, which is part of a set of faults conjugate to the main north-south structures (Figure 2).
Due to the orientation, the Rosa Zone has been under-explored. The majority of previous surface exploration drill holes were aimed parallel to the Rosa Zone, leaving it for the most part undetected. All three zones remain open for expansion. Intercepts are shown in Table 1 and locations shown in Figures 1 and 2.
Trevali Mining President and CEO, Dr. Mark Cruise, said:
These drill results give Trevali added confidence in mine planning and scheduling going forward with the added bonus of new mineralized material in the footwall, which is easily and immediately accessible for mining from the Magistral North ramp. Based on the results to date we classify the Rosa zone upside as significant and aim to expand upon these results in the near future.