Surface sampling results from mineralized outcrops indicate continued high silver values in addition to a significant increase in base metal content (up to 14.9% lead and 1.8% zinc) 1.5 km to 3 km south of discovery hole SE-14-01.
Assays from a total of 23 rock samples selected 1.5 km to 3 km south of Silver Eagle ranged from 6.5 g/t Ag to 549 g/t Ag, and from 0.15% Pb to 14.9% Pb. Average values from these selected dump, grab and channel samples were 117 g/t Ag and 4.9% Pb.
Description: The Quellaveco open pit copper project contains reserves of 938Mt of copper and molybdenum ore. It is currently at the feasibility stage. The project, scheduled to be at full capacity in 2015, will require 4,500 workers during the construction phase and will then generate 1,700 jobs during the ensuing operational phase.