Canuc Resources (TSXV:CDA) announces that drill hole SJ17-003 has intersected high-grade silver with meaningful gold, lead and zinc credits. Drill hole number 3 intersected the Santa Rosa vein (SRV) in two separate splays. The lower splay, from 138.77 to 140.25 meters, averaged 1,514 g/t (50 oz. /ton) silver, 2.91 g/t gold, 4.18% lead and 5.6% zinc over 1.48 m. The upper splay, from 128.5 to 128.87 m, averaged 156 g/t silver, 0.39 g/t gold, 1.01% lead and 1.86% zinc over 0.37 m. High-grade silver values found in the lower vein are a reflection of the metal values and vein quality that brought about early mining at San Javier.
Both diamond drilling and surface sampling indicate that mineralization in the SRV system increases in the northeast direction. In recognition of this Canuc has concluded an agreement to acquire an important 151 hectare claim block known as Tule 1. This claim envelops the Company’s existing San Javier property to the northeast and adds considerable strike length to the SRV mineralized corridor.
There are several mineral showings and historical mine workings within the northeast land package. Of particular significance are two breccia zones which manifest on surface and have been identified from sampling programs: Carranza breccia zone, where previous sampling produced 274 g/t silver over a width of 11 m on surface, and Cerro Colorado breccia zone, which yielded 285 g/t silver over 11.3 m on surface(press release, April 13, 2017). These breccia zones occur near the confluence of the SRV trend with another north-south trending fault system.
In the coming months a new drilling program, along with detailed mapping and structural interpretation, will be carried out to target not only the continuation of the SRV but to also determine the size, grade and depth extensions of the breccia showings.