Vancouver, British Columbia – Luminex Resources Corp. (TSXV: LR) (US OTC: LUMIF) (the "Company" or "Luminex") is pleased to announce that it has finalized the layout of an exploratory 4,500 metre diamond drilling program at its Orquideas earn-in project with First Quantum Minerals, located in the province of Zamora-Chinchipe in southeast Ecuador. The Company has applied for drilling and water permits and drilling operations should commence following approvals, currently anticipated for the first half of 2019.
First Quantum Minerals and Luminex geologists compiled and analyzed data generated from over 2,500 surface geochemical samples, mapping of lithology, structure and alteration, as well as interpretation of legacy aeromagnetic data and an Induced Polarization (IP) survey over 42.6 line kilometres. This work resulted in the definition of the eight planned drill holes.
The Orquideas porphyry copper project comprises a coincident copper-molybdenum geochemical anomaly extending 5.5 x 2 km trending northwest to southeast. Mineralized outcrops assaying up to 0.9% copper and 0.66% molybdenum are hosted in variably altered intrusive rocks of the Zamora Batholith, a known host of major porphyry copper/gold deposits such as Mirador, located 67 km to the northeast. This large geochemical anomaly contains four distinctive target areas, each with its own defining attributes; namely, the northern, central, south central and southern areas. The 4,500 metre drill program will test each target area, starting from the most prospective southern target and progressing northwards.
Map of Orquideas with Geochemical Anomaly Summary and 2019 Drill Plan
About Luminex Resources
Luminex Resources Corp. is a Vancouver, Canada based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on gold and copper projects in Ecuador. Luminex's Condor Gold-Copper project is located in Zamora-Chinchipe Province, southeast Ecuador. Luminex also holds a large and highly prospective land package in Ecuador consisting of approximately 100 thousand hectares, including the Orquideas and Pegasus projects being co-developed with First Quantum Minerals and Anglo American Plc respectively.
Further details are available on the Company's website at https://luminexresources.com/.
LUMINEX RESOURCES CORP.
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Marshall Koval, CEO and Director
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