VANCOUVER — The latest drill results from Arizona Mining (TSX: AZ; US-OTC: WLDVF) at its Hermosa zinc-lead-silver project, 81 km southeast of Tucson, Ariz., could change how the company develops the project, says chief operating officer Donald Taylor.
Drilling was aimed at the Taylor Deeps zone, a northeast dipping bed of metal-drenched limestone that’s separated from the company’s flagship Taylor sulphide deposit by a low angle thrust fault.
Two of the seven reported drill holes, 446 and 447, targeted the southeastern, up-dip extension of Taylor Deeps, 183 and 305 metres from its resource boundary.
The holes’ locations were selected to infill the area between the resource and a 457-metre step out hole drilled in April, hole 435, which returned 18.6 metres of 16.5% zinc, 13.8% lead and 307.5 grams silver per tonne.
Both new holes hit similar grades and thicknesses, with results of 20.4 metres of 20.5% zinc, 18.1% lead, and 234.4 grams silver in hole 446, and 45.4 metres of 4.7% zinc, 6.2% lead and 134.4 grams silver, including a 13.1-metre zone of 11.4% zinc, 18.6% lead and 384.4 grams silver in hole 447.
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