The project is located on the low level Patagonian plains in the southern Argentinean province of Santa Cruz, at an elevation of approximately 600m above sea level. Project infrastructure is excellent, with paved and gravel road access to the nearest provincial town of Las Heras, 110km northeast. Las Heras already provides basic manufacturing and service facilities to local on-shore oil fields located in Santa Cruz. 160km northeast of Las Heras is the regional centre, Comodoro Rivadavia (pop. 140,000), with port and airport facilities.
Cerro Negro, Argentina
The property comprises 25,000 hectares, and contains ten currently identified prospect areas with manifestations of epithermal gold mineralization. The deposits are low-sulphidation, epithermal gold (and potentially silver) hosted within quartz veins and associated stockworks. Within the overall project, at least six zones of epithermal mineralization are now recognized:
- Eureka Vein, located near the western margin of the tenement and has large outcropping quartz veins over some 4 km of strike and has recorded significant gold grades
- Mariana Central & Mariana Norte, located north of the Eureka Vein area
- Bajo Negro, 2 km to the south-west of the Vein Zone exploration
- San Marcos, 5km northeast of the Eureka Vein area
- Vein Zone, which was the previous focus of past exploration