SolGold - CEO, Nick Mather
CEO, Nick Mather
Source: Mining Weekly
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  • SolGold (TSX:SOLG) has announced it’s moved nearly 100 million tonnes of mineralisation into the measured plus inferred category of it’s mineral resource report
  • 1.6 million tonnes of copper, 2.5 million tonnes of gold and 92 million tonnes of silver of extra resource have been identified
  • Total mineral resource is now some 2,663 million tonnes of mineralisation
  • A secondary mineral resource has also been measured at the project
  • SolGold (SOLG) is up 14 per cent at C$0.31 per share and has a market cap of $500 million

SolGold plc (TSX:SOLG) updated its 2018 mineral resource estimate for its Ecuador project, shifting significant tonnage into the measured category of the report.

All up, the company has moved an additional 1.6 million tonnes of copper, 2.5 million tonnes gold and 92 million tonnes of silver, not previously estimated, into the measured plus indicated categories.

SolGold is developing the Alpala Porphyry Copper Gold Deposit at its Cascabel project in northern Ecuador.

The UK-based miner completed some 83,650 metres of drilling in 2018, and has moved a considerable amount of tonnage into the measured category of that report.

The measured mineral resource consists of 2,663 million tonnes of mineralization at 0.37 per cent copper and 0.25 per cent gold.

A secondary mineral resource of 544 million tonnes has also been added to the inferred category, with some 0.31 per cent of that resource containing copper or gold.

SolGold stated that “increased drill hole density throughout the deposit has also yielded a dramatic increase in the confidence and economic viability of the Alpala Mineral Resource.”

SolGold CEO, Nick Mather, said the significant drilling effort at the Alpala Deposit had led to the company’s new and improved resource estimate

“This significantly increases our confidence that the economics identified in the PEA are achievable and are based on a bankable porphyry orebody.

“The increase in Measured and Indicated Resources…coupled with favourable metallurgy and concentrate quality provides a robust platform on which to base our forthcoming pre-feasability study,” he said.

SolGold (SOLG) is up 14 per cent to C$0.31 per share at 10:30 am EST.

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