Manto America was mapped and sampled by a previous concession owner during the late 1990's when the gold price hovered below $400 US per ounce. Previous work and unverified drilling indicated substantive results. IMPACT team has been outlining new areas and drill targets on this large gold-in-soil anomaly.
The mineralization is hosted in strongly argillically altered volcanic rocks and is associated with lead and barium suggesting a volcanogenic massive sulphide provenance similar to the Capire silver lead zinc deposit to the south (see IMPACT news release dated January 18, 2016 for details of resources at Capire). IMPACT is continuing to explore the Manto America area with the goal of defining low grade bulk tonnage gold mineralization.
The Manto America area hosts the strongest gold soil geochemical anomaly on IMPACT's claims and extends over an area 3.5 km east-west and 900m north-south. It is located 10km south of the operating Guadalupe processing plant and 7 km north-northeast of the Capire processing plant. The area is being mapped and sampled by IMPACT and to date 33 rock samples greater than 2.0 g/t Au have been collected from historic artisanal underground workings and surface with values up to 19.5 g/t Gold over a true width of 1.2m. Highlights include: