Equus Mining holds rights to mining and exploration concessions totaling 2,260 hectares which comprise the Los Domos Low to Intermediate Sulphidation style epithermal gold-silver-base metal project, located approximately 15km south of the township of Chile Chico in Chile’s XI Region (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Los Domos Project location map -XI Region Chile
The Los Domos Project is situated in the interpreted northwest extension of the world class Deseado Massif mineral province, where it extends into southern Chile, which currently hosts 7 operating gold-silver mines. This interpretation is based on comparable host rocks, styles and Upper Jurassic ages of mineralization, the latter as reported from south-eastern portions of the Cerro Bayo mine district, to several of the deposits that occur in the western portion of the Massif in Argentina e.g. San Jose Mine.
Several of the more notable Low to Intermediate Sulphidation epithermal style gold-silver projects in the Deseado Massif include: Cerro Negro (7.4 Moz Au equivalent), San Jose (2.9 Moz Au equivalent) and Cerro Moro (2.3 Moz Au equivalent).
Prior to Equus initiating exploration activities throughout the Los Domos area in 2016, previous exploration, limited to reconnaissance mapping and surface geochemical sampling, was predominantly carried out by Chilean subsidiaries of Chevron Minerals, Freeport McMoran and Coeur Mining between 1985 – 2005.
Figure 2. Los Domos Project location in northwestern portion of Deseado Massif mineral province