Lara Consolidates Canabrava Property Position
Lara Exploration (“Lara” or the “Company”) (LRA-TSX.V) is pleased to report that it has added to its Canabrava Project along strike from the Palmeirópolis volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) deposits in Central Brazil.
Based on regional prospecting conducted in 2007, additional claims have been registered, bringing the total to approximately 28,500 hectares. The property covers strike extensions of the Palmeirópolis Deposit, which is a series of zinc, lead, copper and silver sulphide ore bodies discovered by the CPRM (Brazilian Geological Survey) in the 1970’s. Lara has been gradually acquiring mineral rights along this trend, over the last two years, in anticipation of the privatization of the CPRM deposits. The Company started regional mapping, rock chip and soil geochemistry in late 2007 in parallel with adding to and consolidating its land position.
Details of the Palmeirópolis deposit are in the public domain, published in a CPRM report from the year 2000, entitled “Zinco, Chumbo e Cobre de Palmeirópolis Estado de Tocantins”. This report shows that the CPRM drilled ~32,000m of diamond core at Palmeirópolis in the 1970’s, of which ~26,000 was used to define four ore bodies (C1 to C4) with resources of 5.5 million tonnes with an average grade of 5.28% zinc and lead, 0.83% copper and 23.95 grams per tonne silver. These resources are historical and not compliant with National Instrument 43-101 reporting standards, however, they are considered material to the prospectivity of the Lara property.
The Palmeirópolis ore bodies do not outcrop at surface and were targeted using geophysics. The Company believes there is considerable potential to discover additional mineralization within its properties using modern geophysical methods and that the base metal focused exploration work in the 1970’s may have under-estimated the gold and silver potential of the district.
Michael Bennell, Lara’s Vice President Exploration and a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, and is responsible for the preparation and verification of the technical information in this release.
Lara is a natural resource prospect generator, with multi-commodity exploration portfolio in Brazil and Peru. Lara’s common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “LRA”. For further information on Lara Exploration Ltd. please consult our website www.laraexploration.com or contact: Miles Thompson, President or Kim Casswell, Corporate Secretary at (604) 669-8777.
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