Canadian Mining Journal


Aurania finds ancient Spanish road at Lost Cities-Cutucu project in Ecuador

For almost twenty years, Keith Barron has been researching and hunting for two famous gold-mining centers in Ecuador that historic Spanish manuscripts and maps from the 16th and 17th centuries refer to as Sevilla del Oro and Logrono de los Caballeros.

This week the chairman and CEO of Aurania Resources (TSXV: ARU) announced that field teams have found an old road in the central part of the company’s Lost Cities-Cutucu project that he believes linked the two mining centres from about 1565 until 1606.

The remnants of the road, about 60 km from where the company is drilling its Yawi target, was found in heavy vegetation over 2.5 km, and runs north-south along the axis of Aurania’s concession block in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range of southeastern Ecuador.

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