VANCOUVER, Nov. 13 /CNW/ - Gitennes Exploration Inc. (TSX-GIT) is pleased
to advise that drilling is getting underway at the TotoRoko Property. This
drill programme, the first on the property, will comprise up to 1,500 metres
of core drilling and is expected to be completed by the middle of December.
TotoRoko is a new copper prospect situated in southern Peru. Copper
mineralization at TotoRoko is hosted within massive Jurassic-aged tuffs that
have been extensively altered by later hydrothermal activity. Copper minerals
occurs as disseminated and fracture-controlled zones of mineralization, often
associated with zones of strongly developed replacement feldspar with lesser
amounts of magnetite, epidote and garnet. A 4,500 metre-long target area is
recognized, however initial drilling will be centred on a 1,300 metre long
area at Cerro TotoRoko that is distinguished by abundant mineralization,
strong alteration and a well defined induced polarization geophysical anomaly.
Here secondary copper minerals, formed during weathering, include chrysocola,
malachite and azurite that appear to have formed from the primary copper
sulphide minerals bornite and chalcopyrite. The southeastern edge of the
geophysical anomaly is marked by a sharp break that closely matches the
north-striking Cantana target, a cross-cutting, 1,000 metre-long zone of
brecciation, fracturing, and clay alteration. This 2.0 to 10.0 metre-wide
target contains silver and gold-bearing zones of secondary iron oxide minerals
and variably silicified breccia. Chip sample results (previously released)
range from 177 to 1,230 g/t silver and up to 1.7 g/t gold across sample widths
of two to three metres. Several drill holes are planned to test this zone.
On-going mapping, rock-chip sampling and prospecting continues to both
expand and fill-in the zones of copper mineralization at TotoRoko. A new but
related area of mineralization has been found along an altered and mineralized
structure that extends at least 500 metres southeast of Cerro TotoRoko. Rock
chip samples recently taken from this new zone yielded 2.0 metres of 0.78% Cu
and 34 g/t Ag and 2.6 metres of 0.64% Cu.
TotoRoko is a 5,000-hectare property located in the dry coastal mountains
of southwest Peru. The property is accessible by truck, and is located in a
sparsely settled area at an elevation of 3,400 metres. Principal economic
activities in the region are mining and farming.
Work at TotoRoko is supervised by J. Foster (P.Geo) and A. Fernandez-Baca
(P.Geo). Analytical services are provided by ALS Chemex in Lima, Peru. The
technical information in this release has been reviewed by J. Blackwell
(P.Geo), a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
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