Avrupa Minerals Completes Drilling Phase 4 at Sesmarias, Portugal

Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:AVU) has completed Phase four of its drilling program for the Alvalade Joint Venture project in the Iberian Pyrite Belt of Portugal. The Alvalade project is funded by a 100% owned subsidiary of Antofagasta plc and operated by Avrupa. Avrupa and Antofagasta expect to be able to announce drill results and comment on details of summer exploration plans following joint venture meetings held over the next few weeks.

As quoted in the press release:

The final six holes of Phase 4 consisted of 1,531.3 meters of drilling to depths between 160.2 meters and 334.1 meters. We collared the holes in the general area of the recently-announced Sesmarias massive sulfide drill intersection. With our upgraded and developing geological model of the Pyrite Belt, and with the advantage that we have intersected massive mineralization at Sesmarias, we designed the follow-up drilling program to test the immediate area of the discovery, as well as to initiate testing the idea that Sesmarias is a large-scale system, covering a much wider area. We are currently performing orientation-style ground geophysical surveys, and Company geologists are logging and sampling the new drill core. Avrupa will announce results in the next few weeks.

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