ECU Silver Provides Update on Deep Drilling of Massive Sulphidesadmin
ECU Silver Mining Inc. is pleased to report on the status of the high-performance deep hole diamond drill that arrived on site at the Velardena Property on March 23, 2011.
The drill is currently reaming drill hole SJ-08-21 which initially intersected two massive sulphide veins (the M-S veins). Reaming is being completed by drilling a larger diameter hole, the parent hole, around the original drill hole SJ-08-21.
The high performance drill is using an NQ drill bit with a hole diameter of 76 millimeters (3 inches) to create the parent hole and has, to date, reached approximately 200 meters (656 feet) in depth. The plan is to have the high-performance drill, ream to 800 meters (2,625 feet) at which point, the drill will start coring from the 800 meter depth.
The objective of the first hole will be to deepen the original drill hole SJ-08-21 beyond the two massive sulphide veins that were initially intersected. The original drill rig used in the discovery of these two intercepts was not capable of drilling to lower depths and stopped at the second intercept.
Following the completion of the first drill hole, four daughter holes will branch off the main parent borehole. These daughter holes will test multiple targets to verify the continuity of the mineralized zones.
Mr. Michel Roy, P. Geo., a “qualified person” within the meaning of NI 43-101, prepared the technical information disclosed in this news release.