2742 St. Joseph Blvd., Unit 200
Canada, K1C 1G5
The 10.4 km2 Bella Maria property is located approximately 50 km southeast of the city of Machala in southwestern Ecuador.
The property is underlain by a series of granodiorites and quartz porphyries that intrude metamorphic rocks. Previous workers identified two zones of significant gold mineralization, approximately 2 km apart. One zone, in the south-central portion of the property, consists of a silica-sulphide breccia that has returned assays averaging 4.5 g/t Au over 40 m from continuous rock chip sampling, including 10.8 g/t Au over 16 m. The second zone occurs 2 km to the northwest and consists of stockwork veins from which grab samples assayed up to 10.8 g/t Au and chip samples returned assays up to 0.54 g/t Au over 6 m. The two zones are separated by an area of thick vegetation and poor exposure with many unexplained geochemical anomalies. Data on the property are being compiled in preparation for initiating further exploration.
This property is within the area of interest defined under the terms of the agreement between Cornerstone Ecuador S.A. and Sierra Minera (Sierramin) S.A. announced February 25, 2005. Cornerstone has subsequently earned 100% interest in the property.
14-23 - Bella Maria (Ecuador) sampling confirms gold - copper anomalies