Southern Empire completes Oro Cruz Phase 1 Sonic drilling of heap leach pads
The sonic drilling portion of the Phase 1 program completed Jan. 26 with 20 holes drilled
VANCOUVER, BC — Southern Empire Resources Corp. has announced that it has completed Phase 1 sonic drilling of the American Girl and Padre y Madre historical heap leach pads at its Oro Cruz Gold Project in Imperial County, California.
The sonic drilling portion of the Phase 1 program completed Jan. 26 with 20 holes drilled (ten holes each on the American Girl and Padre y Madre historical heap leach pads) for a total of 318.8 metres. The drilling of the Padre y Madre heap was reduced from 17 holes to 10 during this phase of work to accommodate unforeseen issues relating to levelling the sites and shallow depth limitations, both issues that can be easily resolved in subsequent, planned drill programs.
Samples are currently being prepared for shipment to Saskatchewan Research Council in Saskatoon, Canada for assay and geochemical analysis. Duplicate samples from two holes (one each from American Girl and Padre y Madre) are being sent for environmental chemical screen analysis to SVL Analytical, Inc. in Arizona.