Aura Minerals Inc. is pleased to release an additional 20 drill holes from the ongoing infill and extension drilling program at its wholly-owned copper-gold-silver Aranzazu Mine in Zacatecas State, Mexico. These results consist of assays from drilling, which targeted the following:
– zones southeast along strike from the Glory Hole Zone to the Cabrestante
– deeper drilling to further test for down-dip extensions; and
– the new Zona-CC to the south of the Cabrestante Zone.
Assay results from additional drill holes targeting Zona-CC are also pending. Zona-CC has not been included in any resource calculation to date.
Of the 18 reported drill holes, 14 have intercepts of greater than 1.0% copper with significant gold and silver values. Holes AZC-101, AZC-102 and AZC-128, highlighted below, targeted deeper down-dip extensions of known mineralization.
Hole AZC-219 from Zona-CC is a follow-up to the first reported intersection from drill hole AZC-179 from this zone (see News Release no. 2010-24 dated November 22, 2010), which returned 45.0 metres of 1.05% Cu, 0.86 g/t Au and 28.83 g/t Ag. This new hole highlights the possible high-grade nature of Zona-CC and the potential for this zone to grow the overall resource base at the Aranzazu Mine.