VANCOUVER, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Orex Minerals Inc. – (TSX-V: REX) ("Orex"), A drill rig and crew are now at the Los Crestones Gold-Silver-Copper Project in Sinaloa, Mexico, and have commenced drilling as of December 07, 2014. This is for a 5,000 metres diamond drilling program.
The service provider, Kluane Drilling Ltd. ("KDL") is an experienced diamond drilling company, with a service and supply office in Durango, Mexico. A KD-1000 man-portable drill rig will be used for HTW, NTW and BTW sized wireline core diamond drilling. These rigs are capable of exceeding a depth penetration of 1,000 metres and have a low environmental impact.
Orex's President, Gary Cope says, "It is great to start a new drilling program on Los Crestones to test both the structurally controlled high grade vein-breccia targets and to probe for deeper porphyry and diatreme related deposits."
The drilling program follows on the results of an airborne Magnetics and Radiometrics survey conducted by MPX Geoservices Ltd. and a TITAN-24 ground geophysical survey conducted by Quantec Geosciences Ltd. The ground geophysics included both Induced Polarization and deep penetration Magnetotellurics. The airborne and ground geophysical programs commissioned by Orex were designed to complement ongoing geological mapping and geochemical sampling.
Los Crestones Gold-Silver-Copper Project, Sinaloa, Mexico
The Los Crestones project totals 4,168 hectares and is prospective for gold, silver and copper mineralization. Mineralization styles include north-south oriented structural zones hosting quartz veins, quartz stockworks and breccia fill possibly related to a deeper porphyry and/or diatreme system. Three main structural zones were targeted in the first phases of work. Corona, Bohemia and Indio are elongate structures recognized on surface as erosion-resistant silicified ribs or "crestons". The results of geological mapping and geochemical sampling by Orex in 2014 identify several additional structures coincident with both airborne and ground geophysical anomalies and support the current exploration model.
Dale Brittliffe, P.Geo. is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101 and take responsibility for the technical disclosure contained in this news release.
ABOUT OREX MINERALS INC.
Orex Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: REX) is a Canadian-based junior exploration company comprised of highly qualified mining professionals. The Company has several current projects: the Barsele Gold Project in Sweden, the Los Crestones Gold-Silver Project in Sinaloa, Mexico, the Jumping Josephine Gold-Silver Project in British Columbia, and the Coneto Gold-Silver Project in Durango, Mexico, which is currently under option to Fresnillo plc.
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