Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited reports that all results from the historical core sampling program at its Llahuin Copper-Gold-Moly Project have been received from the ALS Laboratory in Chile.
This historical drilling was undertaken in 2012/13 and not assayed (reasons unknown to current management).
HIGHLIGHTS (View PDF incl. JORC Tables):
- Several un-sampled parts of historical diamond core holes at the Central Porphyry (drilled in 2012/13) were recovered at Llahuin and have been re-logged and sampled on 1m intervals.
- A total of 1,717 1m samples were cut and sent to the ALS Laboratory in Chile for analysis.
- A best result of 31m at 0.57% CuEq from 0m depth was intersected in drillhole DDLLA016A which is in the core of the Central Porphyry.
The drillhole sampling locations are shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Llahuin Central Porphyry Historical Core Sampling Location Plan shows the sampling in pink and blue.
All of the assays have been received from the ALS Laboratory in Chile and significant results are presented in Table 1.
The recovery of this old drill core is invaluable, not only for assay but geotechnical, SG, waste rock characterisation etc for mining studies and resource updates. The Company has been able to gain this data for the cost of core cutting and assaying only, which is a substantial saving of over $0.6m of the diamond drilling and associated costs.
Next programs at Llahuin.
The next stage of diamond drilling at Llahuin is progressing well with 191m completed at Llahuin in two diamond drillholes.
The future RC program at the Llahuin Project has been planned and submitted to the relevant authorities for approval.
Soil sampling programs and identification of the numerous gold workings on the Llahuin concessions also in progress.
Figure 2. Llahuin/Colina2 Chile Location Map
Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited is an experienced minerals explorer in Chile, South America. Chile is the world’s leading copper producing country and one of the most prospective regions of the world for major new copper discoveries. The Company’s projects include the Llahuin Porphyry Copper-Gold-Moly Project, the adjacent Colina 2 Gold Project, and the Los Pumas Manganese EV Battery Project, all of which were discovered by the Company.
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