Goldgroup Mining Inc. (TSX: GGA and GGAZF) announced yesterday the Company has satisfied all obligations at the Caballo Blanco gold project (Veracruz, Mexico) to earn its 70% undivided interest in the project within the time periods required under the related option agreement with Almaden Minerals Ltd.
The Caballo Blanco project consists of a series of oxide gold zones located in the Veracruz province of eastern Mexico. The principal gold zone at Caballo Blanco is the La Paila prospect located within a cluster of high-sulphidation epithermal alteration zones referred to as the Northern Zone. The current estimated mineral resource for La Paila consists of 139,000 ounces of gold (6.7 million tonnes grading 0.65 g/t Au) contained in the category of indicated resources and 517,000 ounces of gold (27.6 million tonnes grading 0.58 g/t Au) contained in the category of inferred resources. This estimate was compiled from 32 diamond drill holes totaling approximately 7,000 metres completed by NGEx Resources Inc. prior to Goldgroup’s acquisition of its interest in the project from NGEx in November, 2009. Other known gold zones at Caballo Blanco occur approximately 7 km to the southeast at the Highway Zone. These gold zones have yet to be drill tested.