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    Tesoro reports further wide gold intercepts at El Zorro

    Tesoro Resources Limited (ASX:TSO) has announced further gold intersections from infill and step-out drilling at the Ternera deposit within its El Zorro Gold Project in Chile.

    Assays have been received for nine diamond drill holes, with the company reporting that all holes intercepted “significant” zones of gold mineralisation and several returning wide gold zones outside of the existing mineral resource.

    “This is an exceptional set of drill results from Ternera and provides clear evidence that a significant increase to the Ternera resource could be achieved in short order with further drilling”

    Key results include:

    • Hole ZDDH0170
      • 205.00m @ 0.96g/t Au from 9.00m including;
        • 59.00m @ 2.49g/t Au from 147.00m; and
        • 21.00m @ 5.26g/t Au from 147.00m
    • Hole ZDDH0168
      • 40.00m @ 2.11g/t Au from 2.00m including;
        • 17.50m @ 4.51g/t Au from 2.00m
    • Hole ZDDH0161
      • 127.00m @ 0.67g/t Au from 74.00m including;
        • 31.00m @ 1.64g/t Au from 112.00m;
        • 11.00m @ 2.97g/t Au from 132.00m; and
        • 5.00m @ 2.44g/t Au from 195.00m
    • Hole ZDDH0162
      • 12.50m @ 2.71g/t Au from 144.50m including;
        • 3.50m @ 6.45g/t Au from 144.50m;
      • 27.53m @ 0.66g/t Au from 188.42m including;
        • 4.00m @ 1.29g/t Au from 194.00m
    • Hole ZDDH0163
      • 21.65m @ 0.90g/t Au from 98.35 m including;
        • 16.22m @ 1.12g/t Au from 100.52m.
    • Hole ZDDH0164
      • 98.00m @ 0.75g/t Au from 179.00m including;
        • 53.00m @ 1.05g/t Au from 179.00m; and
        • 20.00m @ 2.15 g/t Au from 179.00m
    • Hole ZDDH0165
      • 25.00m @ 0.96 g/t Au from 5.00m including;
        • 5.00m @ 2.24g/t Au from 6.00m; and
        • 3.30m @ 2.96g/t Au from 25.50m
    • Hole ZDDH0169
      • 72.00m @ 0.52 g/t Au from 53.00m including;
        • 15.70m @ 1.87g/t Au 107.30m
      • 15.00m @ 0.98 g/t Au from 238.00m including;
        • 4.00m @ 1.63g/t Au from 238.00m; and
        • 4.00m @ 1.07g/t Au from 248.00m

    The company reports that six drill rigs are operating on a 24/7 basis at Ternera, with assays outstanding for an additional 48 diamond drill holes.

    Step-out and infill drilling at Ternera

    Step-out drilling, including holes ZDDH0167 and ZDDH0168 was carried out at the south-western extension of the Ternera deposit, with results confirming the continuity of a “wide zone” of shallow mineralisation.

    The western zone, now delineated over 700m of strike, is not included in the Ternera mineral resource, with Tesoro saying that this provides “significant potential” to build the deposit’s resource base.

    Infill drill was carried out via seven holes including ZDDH0161-ZDDH0165, ZDDH0169 and ZDDH0170, with all holes returning “significant, wide zones” of mineralisation.

    The drilling has also strengthened the continuity of “high-grade” gold zones within north-south fault zones.

    Management comments

    Tesoro Resources Managing Director Zeff Reeves said: “This is an exceptional set of drill results from Ternera and provides clear evidence that a significant increase to the Ternera resource could be achieved in short order with further drilling. We are particularly pleased with multiple near surface gold zones being delineated, as well as what is now a significant new zone of mineralisation to the west of the deposit, which is outside of the existing resource model. This zone has added a new north-south mineralised fault zone to the deposit and is now delineated over 700m of strike, from surface to over 300m deep. We firmly believe that the resource at Ternera can rapidly increase over the coming months with the deposit still open in all directions, the more we drill the bigger Ternera is becoming. El Zorro is showing all the hallmarks of a large Intrusive Related Gold System.”

    Images: Tesoro Resources Limited
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    • Delayed Prices (USD) - Last Updated 29-06-2022
    • Gold $1,819.40
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    • Dalian Iron Ore i2209 $121.88
    • Aluminium $2,495.50
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    • Copper $8,417.50
    • Lead $2,003.50
    • Nickel $22,882.00
    • Tin $26,991.00
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