VANCOUVER, Nov. 19 /CNW/ – The El Cobre project, in Sonora Mexico, is focused on modern exploration of the historic Anita Copper Mine area where high-grade copper-gold-silver ore was first produced by the Douglas Copper Mining Company (New York) from 1900-1910 (PR WMR #10-07). Recent surface mineralized outcrop mapping and examination of the mine dump material has lead the Company to interpret that near surface high grades of economic significance may be present.
To investigate this interpretation, the Company contracted Quantec Geoscience to complete a detailed resistivity geophysical survey. At the high-grade copper-gold-silver Anita Copper Mine, both sulphide rich and intense silica-rich areas were mined underground. These styles of mineralization have been mapped by the geophysical survey to depths of 250 meters as low-resistivity (sulphide-rich) and high resistivity (silica-flooded) zones of adjacent mineralization. The successful geophysical survey modeling has assisted in determining diamond drill targets. The plan is to drill test for the first time the extensive strike length of the outcropping silica-rich zone and adjacent sulphide-rich zone discovered during past underground mining.
In Phase I twelve diamond drill holes are planned with a dip of 45o to 65o and lengths of 90 meters to 250 meters. This is the first diamond drill program ever conducted at the Anita Copper Mine area where historic underground mining was limited to depths of 500 feet. Drilling is expected to finish in mid December with assay results anticipated in early 2011.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WESTMINSTER RESOURCES LTD.
“Glen J. Indra”
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