by Greg Klein | March 20, 2017
Set to resume trading on March 22, Emerita Resources TSXV:EMO has due diligence planned for a VMS property in an infrastructure-rich region of southern Spain. The non-binding letter of intent concerns the 1,400-hectare Masa Valverde zinc project in Andalusia’s Iberian pyrite belt.
The property “hosts a classic, polymetallic, volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit that is locally enriched in gold and contains zinc-rich massive sulphide zones and a copper-rich zone as is characteristic for VMS deposits,” Emerita stated. “Drilling to date has outlined a sulphide body that is greater than 1,200 metres long and greater than 200 metres wide.” Mineralization remains open, the company added.
Subject to approvals and a 60-day due diligence period, the property would cost Emerita €4.5 million over two years plus a 2.5% NSR. The vendor also retains an offtake option.
Located in a region active in base metals mining, local infrastructure includes paved roads, rail, power, water and ports.
Following a March 10 halt, Emerita resumes trading on March 22.
The company also reiterated its commitment to another Andalusian project, the Aznalcollar zinc-lead-copper project. Emerita’s acquisition of the asset was confirmed in an October court ruling.
Additionally, the company holds the Sierra Alta gold project in northwestern Spain, Las Morras gold project in western Spain and the Falcon Litio MG lithium project in Brazil.