Latin American Minerals Retains Consultants and Expands Exploration Program to Include Drill-Testing a Resource at Paso Yobai, Paraguayadmin
Latin American Minerals Inc. announces that it has retained Hedenquist Consulting, Inc. and Smee & Associates Consulting Ltd. to provide advise in the Paso Yobai Gold Project in Paraguay.
Dr. Jeffrey W. Hedenquist, Ph.D., President of Hedenquist Consulting, Inc., provided advice on the exploration model, the nature of the epithermal system and the ongoing exploration and proposed drilling program aimed at a resource definition. Dr. Barry W. Smee, Ph.D., P.Geo., of Smee & Associates Consulting Ltd., audited the Paso Yobai preparation laboratory, reviewed the company quality control procedures and examined the soil geochemical data generated to date.
Both independent complete reports can be reviewed on www.latinamericanminerals.com under the Technical Reports folder.
“We are extremely pleased to have internationally recognized and respected experts visit Paso Yobai to provide guidance on the mineralization, deposit model, quality control procedures and sampling protocols. Their insights provided the basis for an expanded exploration plan, including detailed resource definition diamond drilling and metallurgical testing to supplement the ongoing bulk sampling program,” commented Dr. Waldo Perez, Senior VP Exploration of Latin American Minerals Inc.
The drilling will be carried out on the Discovery Zone, a 2km portion of the 7km Paso Yobai gold anomaly, on sections established at 25m intervals. Prior drill results from this area include DDH-LAT-11 reporting 26.64gpt Au over 6.5m and DDH-LAT-6 reporting 15.3gpt Au over 6.5m. This program is expected to commence in September.
Hedenquist Consulting Inc. provides consulting to major international mining companies on exploration for and assessment of hydrothermal ore deposits (Au, Cu) and geothermal energy systems. Dr. Jeffrey Hedenquist has over 24 years of experience in over 30 countries, and is an advisor to the U.S. Geological Survey and to the governments of New Zealand, Japan and Sweden. Additionally, Dr. Hedenquist has published extensively and holds adjunct professorships with Colorado School of Mines, USA, and University of Ottawa, Canada.
Smee & Associates Consulting Ltd. provides geochemical and geological consulting to major international mining companies encompassing field techniques, sampling programs, training, analytical methods, statistical manipulations, data presentation and interpretation. Specialization includes methods suitable for detecting blind deposits, geochemical data imaging, data base and analytical quality assurance and control programs, including the manufacture of standards, and laboratory audits. Dr. Barry Smee has over 35 years of international experience with mineral deposit types which include porphyry copper, volcanogenic massive sulphide, stratabound massive sulphide, skarn precious and base metal, iron formation gold, vein and shear gold, epithermal gold, and unconformity-associated uranium. Dr. Smee’s work has been published extensively.
Latin American Minerals is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of mineral projects in under-explored but highly prospective countries of Latin America.