Short exploratory drilling campaigns conducted in 2014-15 targeted silicified lithocaps and localized breccias at Pedregal in the north while 3 holes were drilled into Cerro Quizaltepe. Strong alteration and anomalous copper, silver, and gold was intersected in a number of holes but potentially economic intervals of mineralisation were not identified.
QZP-003 was the only hole collared into the porphyry body with the last 130 meters intersecting intensely altered and pyritic breccia anomalous in copper and which is interpreted as a “pyrite-shell”, related to potential underlying porphyry-style copper (± gold) mineralisation.
Figure 3. Drillhole QZP003 example of intensely altered pyritic breccia, typical of last 130m of the hole.