Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:AVU) reported that recent drilling at Sesmarias South in the Alvalade Joint Venture project in the Pyrite Belt of southern Portugal, intersected copper-bearing massive and semi-massive sulfide mineralization. Highlights include 0.85 meters of massive and semi-massive/stockwork sulfide mineralization grading 1.81% Cu, 2.57% Pb, 4.38% Zn, 0.13% Sn, and 75.27 ppm Ag.
As quoted in the press release:
- First greenfields discovery of massive sulfide mineralization in 20 years in the Iberian Pyrite Belt
- 10.85 meters of massive and semi-massive/stockwork sulfide mineralization grading 1.81% Cu, 2.57% Pb, 4.38% Zn, 0.13% Sn, and 75.27 ppm Ag
- Including 7.95 meters @ 2.21% Cu, 3.05% Pb, 4.82% Zn, 0.15% Sn, 89.8 ppm Ag
- Followed by 2.90 meters @ 0.71% Cu, 1.27% Pb, 3.17% Zn, 0.092% Sn, 35.4 ppm Ag
- Avrupa and Antofagasta sign an amended Joint Venture Agreement
- February 27, 2014
The discovery of massive sulfide mineralization occurred in the second drill hole at the new Sesmarias South target area, which is covered by approximately 100 meters of young cover sediments that completely obscure visual sighting of the target rocks. Sesmarias South is located approximately seven kilometers south of the past-producing Lousal Mine and 50 kilometers northwest of Lundin Mining’s Neves Corvo Mine, along the Neves Corvo trend of the Iberian Pyrite Belt in Portugal. The discovery is the first greenfields success in the Pyrite Belt of both Portugal and Spain since 1994.