High Grade Core at Alpala.

SolGold Geologists hone in on the high grade core of the Aplala Deposit.  UST (Uniderectional Solidification Textures) identified in near the bottom of drill hole show quartz crystal intergrowth with magnetite lining.  The presence of magnetite contemporaneous with early crystal growth indicates that the driving porphyry system at Alpala was extremely oxidised.  Highly oxidised melts are able to carry high gold grades as seen in previous drilling results to date at Alpala.

UST textures allow geologists to determine the relative ages of individual stocks as well as the approximate orientation of stock contacts.


These features are an invaluable aid in detailed mapping of multiple-intrusion systems like Alpala.

High Magnetic Alteration- Hole 16 Core

SolGold Exploration Manager Jason Ward (left), Managing Director Nick Mather (right), show the highly magnetic alteration accompanying copper gold mineralisation at Alpala, at this years PDAC (Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada) Convention in Toronto. Solgold utilised state of the art magnetic modelling techniques to help define the large porphyry copper-gold targets being defined at Alpala. 

Geologists at Cascabel proudly disply Hole 9.

Cascabel project geologist Carlos Diaz, senior geolgoist Alfredo Cruz and chief geologist Santiago Vaca; proudly display drill core from the lower high grade zone intersected in hole 9 at Alpala Central. Hole 9 returned a world class intersection of 772m @ 0.80% copper and 0.89 g/t gold, including an intersection through the lower high grade zone of 420m @ 1.00% copper and 1.34g/t gold.