Vancouver, British Columbia (FSCwire) – Aztec Minerals Corp. (AZT: TSX-V) announces that trenching at the Jasper prospect on the Cervantes property in Sonora State, Mexico has extended the mineralized zone, assaying 0.52% copper and 0.62 grams per tonne (gpt) gold over a 92.4 meters ( m) trench length (71 m linear) along a north-south trend, still open in all directions.
Additional trench sampling of visible porphyry alteration and mineralization has been extended over a 225 m trench length and assays are pending. A recently completed geochemical soil survey over the Jasper zone west of and adjacent to the California zone has defined a discrete north-south copper-molybdenum anomaly averaging 0.12% copper over a 600 m length, still open to the north.
“The new trench and soil data significantly extend the length of porphyry mineralization at the Jasper prospect and provide an excellent drill target to complement the adjacent California porphyry oxide gold-copper target,” said Joey Wilkins, President and CEO. Trenching continues at Jasper and now also at California. Aztec’s first drill program on the Cervantes property is set to begin in the next month.”