Pijili

Exploration Alliance - Pijilí Project

The Pijilí Project consists of three concessions totalling 3,246 hectares and is located in the province of Azuay, approximately 150 km from the major port city of Guayaquil. Mineral potential for Pijilí Project includes an untested epithermal gold-silver target, however, initial geological review is suggestive that there is a broader, larger scale porphyry target present.

The Pijilí Project has never been explored with modern exploration techniques, such as geophysics, nor has there been any systematic geological mapping, geochemical sampling, trenching and/or drilling undertaken. Small-scale, legally permitted artisanal mining operations adjacent to the property are following precious metal-bearing structures via several small open pits and underground tunnels. It is also important to note the presence of secondary copper mineralization that is visible along the walls of the small open pits. Salazar staff have noted copper sulphide-bearing (chalcopyrite) veins in a valley bottom at the confluence of major creeks that also require additional follow-up.

Pijili Highlights

  • 3,246 ha on multiple concessions in Azuay province
  • Legal artisanal miners following precious metal-bearing structures via small adjacent open pits
  • Large MMT airborne survey completed in 2019 resulting in numerous copper porphyry targets
  • Target generation work is ongoing in advance of an initial drill program
  • District is prospective for massive copper porphyries such as the nearby Chaucha Project owned by Southern Copper