Recent exploration in a part of this project highlighted a gold and copper zone.
Works allowed targeting of a 2-3 km by 8 km sector of a tonalite (grey granite) phase with good gold potential.
The geological model applied is a porphyry-type, characterized by a gold-silver-copper-bismuth association.
It is the model wanted
The interesting minerals are gold and copper. The rock basement is a mildly mineralized tonalite.
This nonetheless offers excellent potential for a high tonnage gold mine, similar to the Malartic gold mine.
This mine, which has been exploited for many years, extracts rocks with average grade of 1 g/t.
On the 33 CARATS project, Dios discovered on surface the following:
- Erratic glacial boulders with grades up to 7.76 g/t gold
- In place rock outcrops assaying up to 4.93 g/t gold
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The interesting zone is outlined in grey
Of the 60 analyzed samples containing disseminated copper sulfides, 26 had gold grades superior to 0.463 g/t.
See september 12, 2012 press release for results
The 33 CARATS project is wholly owned by Dios. At the moment, this project is one with the best mining potential. It is very promising and the future 167 road will cross through these claims.
To properly outline the more highly mineralized zone, 1 200 organic earth (humus) samples were already collected (soil-geochemistry).
Soils feed on proximal metals. Therefore it is possible to extrapolate analytical results from the rock basement.
If high concentrations are recurring, it could possibly outline excellent drilling targets.
According to precise planification to determine, these drillings could be done in 2013.