Rugby Completes Airborne Geophysical Survey at Salvadora Silver-Copper Project, Chile
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rugby Mining Limited (“Rugby” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: RUG) is pleased to announce the completion of a helicopter-borne combined magnetic-radiometric survey on its Salvadora silver-copper project in the El Indio Belt, Chile. The survey was flown by New-Sense Geophysics and data generated will now be processed by SouthernRock Geophysics. The results are anticipated in the coming weeks and will help determine final surface locations for the Company’s drilling campaign scheduled for January 2022.
The magnetic data generated will be used to aid geological mapping including identification of principal faults and cross structures. These displacements can produce dilational cymoid zones along the 7 km length of the Salvadora mineralised structure. These dilation zones can host high grade ore deposits such as those mined at the El Indio deposit 40 km to the north. The radiometric data will provide a high-resolution hydrothermal alteration image of the project which will also be used for drill targeting.
Airbus AS350 B3 (ASTAR) helicopter pictured flying the magnetic-radiometric survey at Salvadora
The survey covered 31.5 square kilometers in an area 3.5 km east-west by 9 km north-south. Flight lines were oriented east-west with a 50 meter line spacing, and north-south tie lines were spaced 500 m apart. The flight height was programmed for 50 m and variable flight speeds were used to permit the flight terrain height to be maintained. The helicopter used was an Airbus AS350 B3.
Rugby is awaiting the results of the recently completed talus sampling program at Salvadora which will be reviewed in conjunction with the processed results of this geophysical survey. Both datasets will be used to target potential high-grade areas under alluvial cover. A drilling contractor is being selected for the core drilling campaign anticipated to commence in January 2022.
The tightly spaced flight lines will generate high resolution geophysical data on Salvadora
Rugby has filed an independent technical report on SEDAR on the Salvadora project (the “Salvadora Report”) prepared by Dr. Gustavo Delendatti (PhD, B.Sc-Geol, MAIG) dated July 5, 2021, in accordance with NI 43-101. The Salvadora Report can be viewed on www.sedar.com
Paul Joyce, Rugby’s Chief Operating Officer and a “qualified person” (“QP”) within the definition of that term in National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, has verified the technical information that forms the basis for this news release.
About Rugby Mining
Rugby is an exploration company focussed on conducting “discovery stage” exploration at Salvadora in Chile. The Company is also advancing the El Zanjon gold-silver project in Argentina. In addition, the Company has projects and property applications in Colombia, the Philippines and Australia. These opportunities have considerable potential for gold, silver and copper discoveries but are secondary at this time to Salvadora and El Zanjon.
The Company benefits from the experience of its directors and management, a team that has either been directly responsible for world-class mineral discoveries or have been part of the management teams responsible for such discoveries. Two successful companies under their management were Exeter Resource Corporation and Extorre Gold Mines Limited, which discovered significant deposits in South America. These companies were purchased by Goldcorp (Newmont) and Yamana Gold respectively.
For additional information please visit the Rugby Mining Limited website at www.rugbymining.com
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