Western Metallica Resources Intensifies Exploration Efforts

Western Metallica Resources, a mining exploration company, is intensifying its efforts at the Luz Maria and Cana Brava 1 targets. The company’s Vice President of Exploration, Giovanni Funaioli, provided insights into the ongoing exploration activities.

According to Funaioli, Western Metallica Resources is currently conducting geophysical and field mapping activities at these projects. The work builds upon previous findings that identified strong magnetic anomalies coincident with large alteration footprints characteristic of Andean copper-molybdenum porphyry systems.

In the near term, the company plans to complete approximately 16-line kilometers of pole-dipole Induced Polarization (IP) geophysical surveys. These surveys aim to identify areas of sulphide-rich mineralization and potential blind intrusions beneath altered Cretaceous sedimentary rocks and recent colluvium.

Funaioli highlighted that the acquisition of geophysical data is supported by an in-house geophysicist with extensive experience in exploring for porphyry and intrusion-related systems in the Andes region. This geophysicist is responsible for daily quality control, processing, and modeling of the data.

Simultaneously, Western Metallica Resources is conducting systematic portable-XRF soil data acquisition to vectorize the distribution of copper (Cu) and molybdenum (Mo) at the surface. This is complemented by pole-dipole IP geophysical data acquisition to identify sulphide-rich and/or resistivity anomalies, indicating potential mineralized bodies beneath sedimentary and recent colluvial covers.

The ongoing field programs aim to extend mapping and sampling beyond the main creeks where mineralized intrusive outcrops have been found to date. This is intended to confirm the presence of significant and continuous copper-molybdenum porphyry mineralization with a higher level of geological confidence and across a broader alteration footprint.

Western Metallica Resources believes that integrating this large dataset will provide a comprehensive understanding of the prospects’ potential, supporting the next phase of scout drilling expected to commence by Q3-2024. The company’s efforts highlight its commitment to exploring and developing these promising targets, with the goal of uncovering potential copper-molybdenum porphyry systems in the region.

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