The Garin Project consists of 9 exploitation licences and is located approximately 7kms to the north of the historical Garin Viejo silver mining district, where small-scale mining activities for copper, gold and silver occurred in the mid- to late 1990s. Several small-scale old workings were also found in the project area. Based on the previous surface sampling and geological mapping results, five prospects have been defined, namely Copiapina, Zulama Extension, Distal Vein, Garin Viejo and Epithermal Veins (see the map below). All these prospects are prospective for epithermal Ag-Pb-Au mineralisation and porphyry copper mineralisation.
Exploration work at Garin has been limited to basic rock-chip sampling and geological mapping. Bastion’s exploration plan is to bring modern exploration techniques, including advanced geophysical and geochemical techniques to unlock the economic potential of the project. At Garin an airborne magnetic and radiometric survey will be conducted to identify the key mineralised structures and characterise the subsurface potential of these deep-seated structures. This work will be followed by systematic channel sampling of key veins to identify those with the potential to hold economic mineralisation. Electrical geophysical surveys (Induced Polarization) will be conducted to map the sub-surface extensions of these veins. Drilling of these is planned to test numerous targets so that ranking of these targets can be conducted and funds focused on the most likely areas for economic mineralisation. These more prospective targets will be drilled to resource definition and studies conducted to characterise potential extraction. The initial target at Garin is a highgrade, low tonnage gold and silver deposit. The secondary target at Garin is a larger-scale coppergold porphyry deposit.