Two Properties Located in the Famed Mexican Silver Belt Known as the Faja de Plata
Located in the state of Durango
5 square miles
11 holes drilled
1 discovery hole
Over 6,000 meters drilled
Is adjacent to a recent high grade silver/gold discovery by the Hecla silver company at their San Sebastian Mine
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BlackBerry Ownership: 100%
On July 1, 2016, Blackberry acquired this high-potential property. Blackberry has the mineral rights secured and the land is owned privately.
Similar to Newmont’s Midas Mine?
In 2015, Blackberry conducted a VTEM flyover of the Americas property. The flyover and data analysis of this property led to a report by independent geophysicist Tom Weis stating that Americas’ geology seems similar to the Midas Gold mine in Nevada. The Americas property is adjacent to a recent high grade silver / gold discovery by the Hecla silver company (figure 12 below).
Americas was explored by Quaterra Resources on behalf of Goldcorp in 2008. Very good data exists on the property including mineralized drill holes.
The Americas Project has a good ‘Address,’ the Mesa Central Province. The prospect area is geochemically anomalous and has Au, Ag, and base metal mineralization. There is prospective geology, the Caracol formation, which hosts mineralization in other areas. The structural setting is complex providing a plumbing system for mineralizing fluids. And there is a large alteration system indicating that mineralizing fluids did move in this area. As a sweetener, the western half of the area is covered by a younger volcanic layer with evidence of sediments, structure, and alteration occurring beneath the volcanic rocks in that area (“blue sky”). Two possible intrusive heat sources occur in the area capable of driving the fluid system. They are the “Southwestern Magnetic Anomaly” and the “Southern Magnetic Anomaly.”
Americas is located in the state of Durango, about 120 kilometers from Nieves. The map shows the property relative to Hecla’s Discovery.
Blackberry also has a good geological map, a surface geochemical database, eleven drill holes with assays which confirm presence and style of mineralization, a ground geophysical database including dipole-dipole IP/resistivity, pole-dipole IP/resistivity, CSAMT, and ground magnetic data. Blackberry owns the airborne geophysical data base including VTEM helicopter EM data and the associated helicopter magnetic data. All of these are a great resource.
The current model for the mineralized system is the “Low Sulfidation Epithermal Veins, Stockwork and
Disseminated” model. The geophysical responses are characteristic of and confirm the likelihood of this model. There are similar geophysical responses at Midas in Nevada, Pajingo in Queensland, and Purnama in Sumatra.
The best drill results to date occur in drill holes AMD-03 (the discovery hole), AMD-11, AMD-07, and AMD-08 that intersect the structurally controlled “Central IP Anomaly.” All other drill holes intersect lower levels of mineralization.