Vancouver Underground sampling results on Soho Resources’ (SOH-V) Tahuehueto project shows strong gold, silver, lead and zinc mineralization in the Cinco de Mayo South adit. The property is situated in northwestern Durango State, Mexico.
The current exploration program is designed to prove continuity between the El Creston and Cinco de Mayo zones, two of eleven zones which occur on the 2062 hectare property. The El Creston Zone returned encouraging results from extensive underground channel sampling on ten levels in 1997.
Sampling was done on the Cinco de Mayo South adit which extends 210 metres and averages 1.6 metres wide. The crosscut at 90 metres returned a weighted average of 29.87 grams gold and 373.80 grams silver per tonne plus 3.12% zinc and 1.99% lead and 1.13% copper over a 10 metre true thickness (open to the east). The crosscut at 117.5 metres, averaged 9.02 grams gold, 87.50 grams silver, 5.34% zinc, 1.74% lead and 0.83% copper over an 8 metre true thickness (open to the west). The crosscut at 137.0 metres returned a 2 metre interval of comparable grades.
Twenty consecutive 1.5 metres samples along the length of the adit between 125 metres to 175 metres averaged 8.45 grams gold, 187.41 grams silver, 2.30% lead and 1.55% copper. The southern extent of the mineralization is faulted off at about 180 metres.
Sampling is also planned or underway at the Cinco de Mayo North 1 & 2 adits, Texclama 1, 2 & 3 adits, and El Camino adits.
Initial geologic mapping focused on the mineralized systems within the 20 km grid area and found that mineralization is closely related to coeval faulting, felsic volcanism and sedimentation. The mineralized structures persist throughout the upper and lower volcanic units.
An IP survey over some 60% of the grid will allow three-dimensional modeling of the resistivity and chargeability to establish a signature for the known mines and test the areas between.Soho plans to drill-test anomalies between the Cinco de Mayo and El Creston zones from surface.