Jasperoide Copper Gold Skarn Project, Peru
The Jasperoide Project covers 57 km2 in Southern Peru. Access is by main road and secondary roads from the regional capital of Cusco. The average elevation at the Jasperoide site is 4000m, located on a gently rolling plateau. Previous work by prior operators has indicated copper and gold mineralization in a magnetite skarn with significant indications of an underlying copper porphyry system.
At Jasperoide, high grade Cu-Au Skarn in outcrops have been mapped over 3km in strike. The geology seen at Jasperoide is closely analogous to the giant Cu-Au deposits at nearby Las Bambas and Constancia with folding and thrust faulting, carbonate sediments, multi-phase intrusive complex and extensive skarn alteration. At Jasperoide, Cu-Au Mineralization is closely associated with magnetite skarn development. There is also serious porphyry copper potential as shown by phyllic alteration and B-veins noted proximal to the mineralized skarn.
The upside at Jasperoide lies in the interpreted “STACKED” skarn system with well developed mineralogic zonation which shows garnet – diopside skarn and magnetite skarn. There is potential for a near surface oxide copper zone, deeper porphyry style mineralization and intermediate sulphidation vein overprinting. Example of the vein systems include.11m@ 19.5g/t Au (Trench 24),1.23m@ 27.2g/t Au (H-10)
Oxide copper mineralization in Magentite Skarn
Location of the Jasperoide lithology with respect to MMG’s Las Bambas and Auryn’s Sombrero within a “Stacked” system
High grade surface mineralization has been identified in the past with 52 core holes for 10,175m (1994-2012). No drilling has been carried out since 2012.
Exceptional drill results include:
113.0m @ 1.13% Cu, 0.32g/t Au (H-01)
38m @ 4.76% Cu, 0.55g/t Au (JADD11-01)
185.2m @ 1.0% Cu, 0.38g/t Au (JADD11-03)
125.5m @ 0.79% Cu, 0.58g/t Au (JADD11-05)
Depth potential is sparsely tested, with numerous holes terminated in high grade copper-gold mineralization.
Jasperoide Project area looking North West towards the Main Skarn zone, showing a previous exploration camp and the location of an untested skarn zone.
Carube plans to start with a detailed and high resolution magnetic survey, surface mapping and trenching and an initial 2500m core drill program in 2020.