The Company has staked 27 mining concession applications for 267 sq km for copper-silver in the broader Huallaga Basin in its own right. A total of 3 mining concessions have been granted for 3,000 ha (30 sq km). The additional mining concessions demonstrate the Company’s strategy to open new search spaces and apply disruptive exploration models to previously unexplored terrain. The new areas were identified during a stereographic geological remote study using detailed terrain corrected topographic elevation data and the Sentinel-2 super-spectral satellite data from the European Space Agency (“ESA”). The resultant geological and target map highlighted the new stratabound copper-silver target areas that were subsequently staked.
A boulder discovered during initial reconnaissance assayed 1.4% Cu and 21 g/t Ag at the Ochique prospect was made 20 kilometres north-west of the Tabalosos JOGMEC JV project during the period. This is the first indication of sediment-hosted copper mineralization in the north-western Huallaga Basin. The boulder source represents a small proportion of Hannan’s application in the area, which in total covers 55 kilometres of the prospective strike of the mineralized host unit. Field teams are currently actively carrying out stream sediment sampling.