WestStar Resources Corp. (CVE:WER) said Tuesday that it has completed the induced polarization/resistivity survey at its La Paloma property in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and has begun planning for the upcoming diamond drill program at the site.
The property is located approximately 70 kilometres west of the city of Guadalajara.
The IP/Resistivity survey at La Paloma consisted of a total of 5.8 line-kilometres, which were surveyed along a series of seven lines targeting an 800 metre strike extent of the Main "Piedra Bola" Vein structure.
The survey represents the final stage in WestStar's phase one exploration program, which included property-wide geologic mapping, the collection of 194 rock grab and channel samples, 656 soil samples, and 174 stream sediment samples.
In addition, a total of 20.8 line kilometres of ground magnetic survey was completed, the company said.
WestStar is now selecting drill targets in preparation for a 2,000 metre diamond drill program at the property, which will target the most prospective anomalies within the Main "Piedra Bola" Vein structure, as well as evaluate the potential of additional mineralized veins on the project.
"We are extremely encouraged with the results of the Phase 1 exploration program and feel the work to date has culminated in potentially high success drill targets for WestStar," said president Mitchell Adam.
"Since acquiring this past producing gold and silver property WestStar has completed a series of work programs to focus our future drilling on the Property."
Indeed, three main targets have been outlined at La Paloma, the Main "Piedra Bola" Vein, the Ridge Showing and the East Vein.
The Main Vein has been defined over a one kilometre strike length, with rock channel sampling assaying up to 0.84 grams per tonne (g/t) of gold, and 64 g/t silver over 6 metres.
Individual mineralized rock samples of outcropping quartz veins returned assays of up to 7.81 g/t gold and 311 g/t silver.
The company said the Piedra Bola Vein is coincident with a broad 400 by 1,000 metre, 10 parts-per-billion (ppb) gold in soil anomaly that encompasses the nearby Ridge Showing. Individual soil samples within the Piedra Bola Vein soil anomaly have returned assays of up to 3.69 g/t gold.
The Ridge Showing, meanwhile, is situated about 300 metres southwest of the Piedra Bola Vein, and covers an area of around 100 by 30 metres. Individual soil samples within the Ridge Showing anomaly have retuned assays of up to 557 ppb gold.
Finally, a second East Vein structure located 195 metres to the northeast of the Piedra Bola Vein was traced for around 200 metres thus far. The company is hoping to increase this strike with further work, as rock channel sampling in this area returned assays of 8.6 g/t silver over 4 metres.
WestStar has an option to earn up to 80 percent of La Paloma, subject to a two percent net smelter royalty. The property lies at the very southern end of the Sierra Madre Occidental physiographic province, which is well known for gold and silver mineralization and mining.
The primary goal of the company is to define a compliant gold and silver resource at the site.
The property was, at one time, owned by Penoles, who relinquished it in 1980.