|By Marketwired .||
|May 2, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
MOUNT PEARL, NEWFOUNDLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/14 -- Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. ("Cornerstone" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:CGP)(FRANKFURT:GWN)(BERLIN:GWN)(OTCBB:CTNXF) announces the following project update for the Stage 2 drill program at the Alpala prospect within the Cascabel Project at the Company's copper-gold porphyry joint venture exploration project in northern Ecuador.
-- Expansion, deepening and further refinement to magnetic modeling confirms multiple, large targets northwest, west and southeast of the current drilling at Alpala; -- Hole 6 completed to final depth of 1401.5 metres. Final Assays expected by mid May; -- Hole 7 location confirmed between 5 and 6 and drilling south-west; -- Planning for metallurgical tests underway for Hole 5 mineralization; -- Quantec "Orion" IP survey expected to commence within 2 weeks
Brooke Macdonald, Cornerstone's President & CEO said: "New geological information provided by Hole 6 and re-processing of the magnetic data are helping us to refine the overall exploration model at Alpala and, more importantly, clearly demonstrate the enormous size potential of this porphyry target. It is important to note that while Alpala is the most advanced target at Cascabel, it is only one of several targets still to be fully explored and drill tested on this 50 km2 concession".
References to figures related to the version of this release on the Company's website (www.cornerstoneresources.com) or visible in PDF format by clicking the link below:
3D Inversion Magnetic Modeling
The initial 3D inversion magnetic model at Alpala - which maps the distribution of magnetic rocks often associated with mineralized zones of porphyry systems - extended from surface to around 1100 metres depth. The initial model was created to assist in identifying targets that might be amenable to open-pit exploitation.
Following the recent discovery of high-grade copper and gold in Hole CSD-13-005 ("Hole 5") below the depth of the initial magnetic model, a refined and greatly expanded model was created for the Alpala region by Chris Moore of Moore & Associates (Aust) Pty. Ltd. This work is ongoing. The new magnetic model is extended to 2500 metres depth to identify high-grade targets that might be amenable to deeper block-cave underground mining. The new model is also being extended further to the west, to cover a larger area of the Alpala magnetic region. The result of this new modeling is not only a significant refinement in model accuracy, but it also allows SolGold to view the entire magnetic domain in three dimensions rather than just the shallow eastern domain.
Previous representations of the magnetic bodies at Alpala were constrained to areas less than 1100 metres in depth, and optimized for areas shallower than 600 metres, and mostly east of the area of current drilling where a magnetic apophyse was identified.
The new modeling is revealing a deeper and much more magnetic westward extension to these eastern anomalies. The new deeper model allows us to see previously unrecognized but more intense magnetic anomalies to the west and northwest of Hole 5. Very significantly, the high-grade porphyry copper-gold mineralization in Hole 5, which occurred in association with magnetite and high magnetic susceptibility readings in drill-core, now correlate well with the refined magnetic model (see Figure 2).
On Section 1 (Figure 2), the magnetic anomaly that coincides with the principal 688-metre-long high grade copper-gold intersection in Hole 5 extends and thickens markedly down-plunge towards the southwest. Significant volumes of magnetic rock are modeled in this region, and based on the results of Hole 5 are interpreted to be mineralized zones of magnetite-rich potassic alteration and which are potentially copper-gold bearing.
On Section 2 (Figure 3), located approximately 150m further to the northwest, a parallel vertical slice through the magnetic model shows a very similar geometry, with a thick wedge of modeled magnetic rock covering a significant and equivalent cross-sectional area as on Section 1.
Figures 4 and 5 present views of selected iso-surfaces from the new and refined inversion model, and illustrate the overall geometry of the magnetic bodies at Alpala. The robustness of this model is confirmed, not only, by the grade-model correlation in Figure 2, but also by the location of halo mineralization in Hole 3 just above the Southeast magnetic target, and similar halo grades at surface in the Quebrada Moran trenches which lie proximal to and above the Northwest magnetic target.
Figure 6 shows a northwest-southeast oriented long-section through the new Alpala magnetic model (see Figure 1 for long-section location).
It is apparent that the vertically extensive and high-grade copper-gold intersection in Hole 5 coincides well with the modeled, gently-dipping magnetic anomaly that lies at depths of around 800m to 1800m and that spans a strike length of over three kilometres.
Hole CSD-14-006 Update
Hole CSD-14-006 ("Hole 6") was terminated on the 20th April at 1401.5 metres depth. The location of Hole 6 is shown in Figures 1, 4 and 5.
The hole intersected a thick sequence of volcaniclastic breccias which were argillic-altered from surface to 471 metres depth, propylitic-altered from 471 to 965.5 metres depth, phyllic altered from 965.5 to 1111.5 metres depth and then potassic-altered with variable phyllic and propylitic overprint from 1111.5 to 1395.4 metres, before ending in intense phyllic alteration to end of hole. Looking at Figures 4 and 5 it is clear that Hole 6 drilled on the margins and to the east of the Central Zone.
Final assays are expected to be received by the Company by mid-May.
Hole CSD-14-007 Position Selected and Drill Rig Being Mobilized
The location for drill hole CSD-14-007 ("Hole 7") has been selected and the drill pad is currently being cleared. The hole is being collared to test the same magnetic anomaly in which Hole 5 intersected 1346m grading 0.61% Cu and 0.53 g/t Au from 24m depth and 688m grading 0.92% Cu and 0.90g/t Au from 658m depth.
The Hole 7 position will test the shallow northwest-trending mineralized structural zone (encountered in surface trenches and in Holes 1 and 5) about 150m northwest of Hole CSD-13-005 ("Hole 5"), and then continue deeper to test the magnetic body, which was highly mineralized in Hole 5. Hole 7 will be drilled sub-parallel to Hole 5, but at a location around 150 metres to the northwest, midway between Holes 5 and 6.
The location of Hole 7 relative to Hole 5 and the other holes at Alpala is shown on Figures 1 and 3-7.
Cornerstone's joint venture partner on the project, SolGold Plc, is planning to undertake preliminary metallurgical flotation testing on composites of mineralization from drill Hole 5, and a testing strategy and agreement with a commercial metallurgical laboratory will be finalized shortly.
Induced Polarization (IP) Survey
Equipment for the Orion DCIP-MT survey at Alpala has arrived in Quito, Ecuador, and is currently undergoing clearance in customs. When the approximately 4 tonnes of equipment has been cleared, it will be transported to the Rocafuerte field office in preparation for commencement of surveying.
Gridding, in preparation for the survey, is well advanced, with all required 108 line kilometres of gridding completed. An additional 10-12 days is required for final quality control on some grid-points prior to the survey being ready to commence.
A team of 13 Quantec expatriate personnel is expected to arrive in Ecuador during May to commence the survey. The setting up and running of the survey is anticipated to take 27 days to complete and is expected to be completed in June with final processed data products due during July.
Whilst conventional IP systems typically see to depths of around 400m, the Orion system can read chargeability to potential depths of 800m, and beyond if ground conditions are ideal. The Orion system can also read resistivity-chargeability data to potential depths of 2 kilometres using magneto-telluric measurements. The Orion system is a very sophisticated survey technique and will be used to map sulphide distribution across the entire recognized extent of the lithocap and magnetic anomalies at Alpala. The Orion system will provide a quantum leap in data density over conventional IP systems that are the industry norm.
SolGold Plc owns 85% of the equity of Exploraciones Novomining S.A. ("ENSA"), an Ecuadorean registered company that holds 100% of the Cascabel concession in northern Ecuador. Cornerstone owns the remaining 15% of ENSA, which also holds the rights to the La Encrucijada gold-silver project. SolGold is funding 100% of the exploration at Cascabel and is the operator of the project with Cornerstone Ecuador S.A. providing some exploration and administrative services. Cornerstone's 15% interest is financed through completion of a bankable feasibility study.
Cascabel is located in north-western Ecuador in an under-explored northern section of the richly endowed Andean Copper Belt, 60 km northeast of the undeveloped NI 43-101 compliant inferred resource of 982 million tons at 0.89% Cu Junin copper project.
Yvan Crepeau, MBA, P.Geo., Cornerstone's Vice President, Exploration and a qualified person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for supervising the exploration program at the Cascabel project and has reviewed and approved the information contained in this news release.
Logging, sampling and assaying
Holes referred to in this release were or are being drilled using HTW, NTW and NQ core sizes (respectively 7.1, 5.6 and 4.8 cm diameter). Geotechnical measurements such as core recovery, fracturing, rock quality designations (RQD's), specific density and photographic logging are performed systematically prior to assaying. The core is logged, magnetic susceptibility measured and key alteration minerals identified using an on-site portable spectrometer. Core is then sawed in half at Cornerstone's core logging facility and half of the core is delivered by Cornerstone employees for preparation at Acme Analytical Laboratories (ACME) affiliate laboratory in Cuenca. Core samples are prepared crushing 1 kg to 80% passing 2 mm (10 mesh), splitting 250 g and pulverizing to 85% passing 0.075 mm (200 mesh) (ACME code R200-250). Prepared samples are then shipped to ACME in Vancouver, Canada where samples are assayed for a multi-element suite (ACME code 1E, 0.25g split, 4-acid digestion, ICP-ES finish). Over limit results for Ag (greater than 100 g/t), Cu, Pb and Zn (each one greater than 1%) are systematically re-assayed (ACME code 7 TD1 or 7 TD2, 4-acid digestion, ICP-ES finish). Gold is assayed using a 30 g split, Fire Assay (FA) and AA or ICP-ES finish (ACME code G601).
Quality assurance / Quality control (QA/QC)
The ACME affiliate preparation facility in Cuenca was audited by Cornerstone prior to the start of the drilling program and ACME is an ISO 9001:2008 qualified assayer that performs and makes available internal assaying controls. Duplicates, certified blanks and standards are systematically used (1 control sample every 15 samples) as part of Cornerstone's QA/QC program. Rejects, a 100 g pulp for each core sample and the remaining half-core are stored for future use and controls.
Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. is a well-funded mineral exploration company based in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, with a diversified portfolio of projects in Ecuador and Chile, and a strong technical team that has proven its ability to identify, acquire and advance properties of merit. The company's business model is based on generating exploration projects whose subsequent development is funded primarily through joint venture partnerships. Commitments from JV partners constitute significant validation of the strength of Cornerstone's projects.
Further information is available on Cornerstone's website: www.cornerstoneresources.com and on Twitter. For investor, corporate or media inquiries, please contact:
Investor Relations: Email: [email protected] North America toll-free: 1 (877) 277-8377
This news release may contain 'Forward-Looking Statements' that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements of Cornerstone's plans, objectives, strategies, intentions and expectations. The words "potential," "anticipate," "forecast," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "may," "project," "plan," and similar expressions are intended to be among the statements that identify 'Forward-Looking Statements.' Although Cornerstone believes that its expectations reflected in these 'Forward-Looking Statements' are reasonable, such statements may involve unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors disclosed in our regulatory filings, viewed on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. For us, uncertainties arise from the behaviour of financial and metals markets, predicting natural geological phenomena and from numerous other matters of national, regional, and global scale, including those of an environmental, climatic, natural, political, economic, business, competitive, or regulatory nature. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our Forward-Looking Statements. Although Cornerstone believes the facts and information contained in this news release to be as correct and current as possible, Cornerstone does not warrant or make any representation as to the accuracy, validity or completeness of any facts or information contained herein and these statements should not be relied upon as representing its views subsequent to the date of this news release. While Cornerstone anticipates that subsequent events may cause its views to change, it expressly disclaims any obligation to update the Forward-Looking Statements contained herein except where outcomes have varied materially from the original statements.
On Behalf of the Board,
Brooke Macdonald, President and CEO
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SYS-CON Events announced today that ReadyTalk, a leading provider of online conferencing and webinar services, has been named Vendor Presentation Sponsor at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that inspire collaboration and enable the Future of Work for today’s increasingly digital and mobile workforce. By combining intuitive, innovative tec...
Sep. 26, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,850
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Sep. 26, 2016 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 286
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
Sep. 26, 2016 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,133
Vidyo, Inc., has joined the Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit organization working to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. As a member of the Alliance, Vidyo will collaborate with industry leaders in pursuit of an open and royalty-free AOMedia Video codec, AV1. Vidyo’s contributions to the organization will bring to bear its long history of expertise in codec technolo...
Sep. 26, 2016 05:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,591
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Sep. 26, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,717
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
Sep. 26, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,361
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
Sep. 26, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,619
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
Sep. 26, 2016 04:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,030
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Sep. 26, 2016 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,919
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
Sep. 26, 2016 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,559
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
Sep. 26, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,557
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
Sep. 26, 2016 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,625
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
Sep. 26, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,717
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is...
Sep. 26, 2016 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,586
Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Sep. 26, 2016 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,178
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the protocols that communicate data and the emerging data analy...
Sep. 26, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,632
SYS-CON Events announced today that China Unicom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE F...
Sep. 26, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,749
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Sep. 26, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,430
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
Sep. 26, 2016 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,681
SYS-CON Events announced today the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp, being held November 1-2, 2016, in conjunction with 19th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but with hands-on demos and detailed walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of real world use cases prototyped using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark, and Intel Edison. Y...
Sep. 26, 2016 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,885