er deposit in the neighboring Dominican
EMX reconnaissance field mapping and geochemical sampling at La Miel has
confirmed and expanded the areas of high sulfidation, epithermal alteration
and gold mineralization initially defined by previous United Nations Development
Program work from the early 1980s. A 15 square kilometer area with epithermal
alteration and anomalous gold-silver-copper assays has been outlined around
the SLP prospect.
The gold mineralization is hosted within brecciated rhyodacitic pyroclastic
volcanic rocks. Previously reported EMX channel sampling results for the SLP
discovery outcrop yielded a continuous interval of 18.0 m averaging 3.00 g/t
gold, with a higher grade subinterval of 10.0 m averaging 4.45 g/t gold (see
EMX news release dated October 23, 2006).
EMX Soil and Trench Sampling Results
Soil Sampling. EMX soil samples were collected on 100-meter centers covering
five square kilometers, and totaling 492 samples. Soil assay results identified
a strong gold anomaly (+0.1 g/t Au) with associated copper mineralization,
extending approximately 800 m (north-south) by 300 m (east-west). This anomaly
is zoned outward into a larger, lower grade gold anomaly (+0.02 g/t Au), that
encompasses a 1.2 km (NW-SE) by 0.9 km (NE-SW) area. These soil anomalies
outline a one square kilometer high sulfidation gold-copper target area.
A second soil gold and copper anomaly was identified 1.25 km to the north
of SLP and is a priority target for future work.
Trench Sampling. EMX excavated six trenches (LM-1 through LM-6) totaling
1130 m. Five of the trenches are oriented approximately northeast southwest
to sample across the northwest trend of alteration and mineralization. At
present, assay results are only available for trenches LM-2, LM-3, and LM-6,
totaling 546 m of sampling in 182 individual three-meter channel samples.
All three of the trenches are oriented NE-SW, and test approximately 500 m
of strike length, and up to 250 m of width to the SLP gold-copper mineralized
system. The trench channel samples all occur in weathered bedrock.
- LM-2, with 42 m @ 0.65 g/t Au, is the northern most trench, and falls
within a zone peripheral to the gold enriched, silica-barite-breccia cap
Anomalous copper mineralization (21 m @ 0.14 and 51 m @ 0.15 % Cu) occurs
adjacent to the gold zone.
- LM-3, with 72 m @ 1.9 g/t Au, is located immediately northwest of the
SLP discovery outcrop that forms a craggy siliceous hilltop. The southwestern
50 m of the trench is composed of altered rhyodacitic tuff, with the remaining
140 m primarily in brecciated rhyodacite pyroclastic rocks with variable barite
and iron oxide matrix. The brecciated unit forms the better host for gold
mineralization. The sampling ends in gold mineralization at both ends, and
is open for extension to the SW and NE. Anomalous copper mineralization occurs
on the northeast end of the trench line, returning 24 m @ 0.11 % Cu and 33
m @ 0.14 % Cu.
- LM-6, with 150 m @ 1.03 g/t Au, is located within the main soil gold
anomaly. The entire trench contains elevated gold mineralization that is
hosted by strongly altered and brecciated volcanic rocks, with variable argillic
alteration. The gold zone remains open at both ends of the trench. A table
of significant gold intervals (greater than 6 meters at a 0.3 g/t Au
cutoff) is summarized below.
Trench Length Interval Intercept
# (m) (m) Au g/t Comments
LM-2 207 45 - 87 42.0 m @ 0.65 Northern most trench.
LM-3 189 0 - 6 6.0 m @ 1.05 Open to NE & SW. Elevated
Au mineralization totals 117 m.
15 - 30 15.0 m @ 0.53
51 - 123 72.0 m @ 1.90 Includes 36 m @ 2.82 g/t Au
141 - 147 6.0 m @ 1.46
153 - 159 6.0 m @ 0.36
168 - 174 6.0 m @ 0.38
Ends in high grade Au that remains open.
183 - 189 6.0 m @ 8.12
LM-6 Open to both the NE & SW.
150 0 - 150 150.0 m @ 1.03 Includes 6 m @ 2.61 g/t Au.
Additional assay results are expected from the three remaining trenches
(LM-1, 4, and 5) in the next month, which will provide additional data on
the distribution of gold mineralization at Savane La Place. Clearly the initial
trench results indicate Savane La Place contains a significant gold-copper
high sulfidation system that is open for extension. The Company will evaluate
all trench results upon receipt, and plan additional exploration based on
Comments on Sampling, Assaying, and QA/QC
EMX's geochemical samples were collected in accordance with accepted industry
standards and procedures. Trenches were excavated by hand to a depth of
approximately 0.30 m and all samples were collected at a depth of 0.15 m below
the top of the regolith horizon. All assay intervals were based on 3.0-meter
sample intervals, using a 0.3 g/t low grade cut-off for gold and a 0.10%
cut-off for copper, allowing only one interval of internal dilution.
The samples were submitted to the ISO 9001:2000 accredited ALS Chemex laboratories
in Reno, Nevada and Vancouver, Canada for analysis: gold was analyzed by fire
assay with an AAS finish, and multi-element analyses were determined by ICP
MS/AAS techniques. EMX conducts routine QA/QC analysis on all assay results,
including the systematic utilization of certified reference materials, blanks,
field duplicates, and umpire laboratory check assays.
Mr. Keith A. Laskowski, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument
43-101 and consultant to the Company, has reviewed and verified the technical
information contained in this news release.
Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information
that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Eurasian
Minerals Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated
in such statements.
The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
or accuracy of this release.
Contact: David M. Cole Eurasian Minerals Inc. President and Chief Executive
Officer (303) 979-6666 Email: email@example.com_ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Kim C. Casswell Eurasian Minerals Inc. Corporate Secretary (604) 688-6390
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Source: Eurasian Minerals Inc.
Republic Companies seek natural gas
Ogj.com Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Santo Domingo. - Dominican Republic's Enriquillo Basin is the target of
“rigorous development activities” aimed at locating a large accumulation
of natural gas on the island of Hispaniola which the country shares with
The Oil and Gas Journal website (ogj.com) reports Monday that Maleno Oil
Co.'s ongoing exploration “plans for two culminations of the Boca Cachon anticline
in the southwest portion of the Dominican Republic and the government's cooperation
may soon help the country achieve domestic production.”
The article signed by consultant Stephen Pierce in Palmer, Tex. notes that
Maleno, whose concession is nearly 600,000 acres is “deploying an exploration
program involving geologic mapping, gravimetric, seismic, and geochemical
surveys, and the drilling of a well.”
“The company operates two concessions in the Dominican Republic including
Murfin and Maleno, formerly known as the Enriquillo,” it said, noting that
interest in hydrocarbon exploration in the Dominican Republic is based on
oil seeps in the Azua basin (south) and gas seeps in the western portion of
the Enriquillo basin (west).
It adds that Dominican Republic’ total dependence on imported fuel, spurs
government cooperates to explore for oil and gas.
Ever since the pools of petrol were discovered in Charco Largo, Azua during
the mid 1900s, successive Dominican Republic administrations have provided
incentives and sought to obtain funding to find not only oil, but also gas
Oil signs alluring, but commercial find still elusive in Dominican Republic
Exploration methods including high-resolution aeromagnetics, organic geochemistry,
and seismic provide exciting perspective on the Dominican Republic's giant
offshore prospect.Murfin Dominicana Inc. (MDI) is exploring for oil and gas
on a 2.8 million acre concession in the southern Dominican Republic. The Dominican
Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, and
the Republic of Haiti is located on the western third.
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The concession encompasses two basins, the San Pedro basin in the east and
the potentially productive Azua basin (Fig. 1) in the west. Although there
have been numerous reports of the occurrence of oil on Hispaniola, th...
Gerald M. EllisDirector General of MinesSanto Domingo Where Caribean Exploration
is Active [55223 bytes] Exploration companies are exploring two tracts in
separate basins of the Dominican Republic. Drilling is under way or planned
in the eastern Cibao basin in the northeastern part of the country, where
Petrolera Once Once SA holds a 1,001,287 ha concession, and the Azua-Ban basin
in the southwest, where Mobil-Murfin holds a 2,266,197 ha concession.
About 75 wells have been drilled onshore in Dominican Republic, but commercial
production has not been established.
Petrolera concession Petrolera Once
Once, a Dominican-American-Spanish group led by the Rannik Shipping firm,
signed an ...
Oil Gas Map Dominican Republic
|Oil in Haiti
- By Dr. Georges Michel ------------
Since time immemorial, it is no secret that in the basement of the two
states that share the island of Haiti and the surrounding waters, there are
significant deposits of oil still untapped, it No one knows why. Already
in the early twentieth century, the physical and political map of the island
of Haiti, erected in 1908 by Mr. Alexander and Henry Poujol Thomasset, reported
a major oil field in Haiti near source of Rio Todo El Mondo, Tributary Right
Artibonite River, known today as the River Thomonde. (the word he would Thomonde
de Todo El Mondo?) the deposit of oil in question straddles the boundary
between the boroughs of Hinche and Mirebalais in a mountainous area located
at the foot of the chain of the Black Mountains, direction due west of Thomond.
The same map indicates an oil field in the plain of Azua Dominican, a short
distance north of the Dominican Republic in the town of Azua. According to
our information, the latter bearing the Dominican Republic had been operating
effectively in the first half of this century it had produced up to 60,000
barrels of oil per day and had been closed because it was considered to then
"sufficiently profitable. Always remain in the Dominican Republic, was announced
in 1982 it was discovered in front of the plain of Azua, a huge oil field
offshore the coast of Barahona, but that this deposit had been left untapped.
Those who have traveled Port-au-Prince/Santo-Domingo can testify that the
plain of Azua and its coastline resembles nothing so much as the area of Vieux
Bourg d'Aquin and coastal related. Chances are that there is reasonable therefore
hydrocarbon deposits in the region Haitian counterpart, especially as we
are told that in the plain of Cayes there were geological evidence of presence
of oil, as well as Bay of Cayes, Cayes and between Ile a Vache.
We bathed in 1975 in Les Cayes to l'Eau, as we had our feet covered by
a sort of black oil seeping from the seabed. A fisherman from the place we
had explained that it was not uncommon in this area.
He reports a similar phenomenon in other regions. Seems he Leogane Plain
and the foothills of Morne-à-Cabrit. They also reported the presence of oil
shale in the province of Grand Anse.
Still, there are many places in our island (DOMINICAN Republic and Haiti)
that are all the criteria géoligiques presence of hydrocarbons. In Haiti,
include the plain of Cayes, Leogane Plain, the plain of Cul-de-Sac, the Gonaives
plain and the Savannah sorry, the Plaine du Nord. Ile de la Gonave and literals
corresponding to the off-shore deposits. In this list, do not forget the large
sedimentary basin of the Central Plateau of Haiti.
In the course of 50 years, the Company Knappen-tippen-Abbet (nicknamed
by local people (Company Ti-butter bread) had conducted drilling Gonave in
plain Cul-de-Sac in Plateau-Central and in the region of Gonaives. All of
these wells had proved extremely promising and the results were beyond expectations.
However, the big multinational oil companies, some of which were operating
in Haiti, had pushed for the deposits were not discovered exploited. Haiti
was neither Saudi Arabia nor Kuwait. At a time when a barrel of crude oil
sold for just over a dollar, and the Persian Gulf provided galore, there was
no reason for these companies to farm fields in much less profitable, while
ARAMCO was rain or shine in Arabia, at a low price, even looting the precious
oil resources of this kingdom.
We keep the Haitian deposits and other deposits in reserve for the XXI
when the jackpot Middle East would have dried up. This is what happened!.
The wells of Knappen-tippen-Abbet were numbered, carefully locked or sealed
with cement and forgotten.
The reports of the huge drilling were not, he seems never communicated
to the Haitians. Do you think we never went back to this bunch of niggers
arrears information that would allow their work to their economic liberation.
This would make them too strong and give too much power to the little Haiti.
Haitians had to wait half a century or a century for that. However, the
successful campaign of Knappen-Tibben-Abbet gave an opportunity for great
deals Haitian school, preparing their certificate of primary school students
in the geography textbook from Haiti of the Brothers of Christian Instruction,
d hear that our land had oil deposits in the Central Plateau, and Gonave.
This had not fallen in deaf ears ...
It is generally accepted in all circles that are petroleum hydrocarbon
deposits in the basement of the island of Haiti, but these environments are
not eager to put into operation, so readily available reserves and already
identified are important in major oil producing regions of the world. There
will always be time to think about the island of Haiti.
However, it was almost thinking of us during the Gulf crisis on deposits
Kowetiens, Saudis and others were threatened by Saddam Hussein. If the Cubans
had not made a great effort by them to bring their oil operations, nobody
would have done for them in their place. If this were not the efforts of Cubans,
Cuban oil would be housed in the bowels of the earth, as is always the Haitian
oil. The ball is in our camp ...
While large companies are not interested to take care of us and our oil,
we could have asked our Cuban neighbors to come help us exploit our oil.
In their quest for oil drama, the Cubans have developed technology and
know-how could we, in return for their services, to sell part of Cuban domestic
oil production and give them a share of profits. A mission of government
officials and businessmen in Haiti should leave for Cuba in this direction.
The sad case of the international embargo clearly shown that we must fend
for themselves, and especially that we do not have to wait for the OK from
the big northern neighbor that affects our vital interests. The whole of society
could see well realize how big northern neighbor has treated us and treat
us in the future. Haiti will be saved only by Haitians, and Haitians alone
is the main lesson of the embargo.
If our oil was available, we would not have been shamefully forced to capitulate
after the oil embargo decided in defiance of international law with their
infamous Resolution 841, by the great powers now bearing the name pompous
and ridiculous "international community".
Our leaders, our great tycoons, our ultra-liberal economists, our big smugglers
Our Chicagos-Boys anti-national and other ruffians, would have preferred imported
from the air, rather than to use the resources of Haiti . With a zeal that
is hard to understand, they obey the finger and look at the orders of the
IMF and World Bank, and begin with these two organizations to destroy the
Haitian economy, and especially our valuable agriculture .
Nevertheless, they find themselves caught out with us and when to imperialism,
to meet his gruesome intentions, decides to impose an embargo, the embargo
last (there will be perhaps more in the future, which knows?) has proven to
be accelerated economic integration with the Dominican Republic.
Both Republics should undertake in the Treaty to provide each other with
some oil may be the decisions of a third party. The pipeline transinsulaire,
Barahona Port-au-Prince, could be part of this integration oil between the
two countries which share the island.
While waiting to eat our oil surpluses which also provided valuable currency
we need, increase the storage capacity of petroleum products on the territory
of the Republic, and constitute important strategic reserves. The oil embargo
of 1991 is also a strong argument for rebuilding our railways.