Caza is hunting two types of elephants in Nicaragua:
What is a “Big Footprint”?
Yanacocha, Peru is one of the largest gold mines in the world, and has an alteration footprint which covers about 35 square kilometers.
Caza’s Los Andes Project has an alteration footprint which covers at least 100 square kilometers!
What is the right “scent” for this type of elephant?
These High-sulfidation style of gold system elephants have very specific alteration patterns which show zoning, from higher temperature minerals in the “core” known as Advanced Argillic Alteration, to a surrounding halo of Argillic Alteration, and an outermost Propyllitic Alteration zone. Silica is an important part of the alteration zoning and is often associated with gold deposition.
High Sulfidation gold systems have specific metals associated with them. Typically along with gold are elevated levels of Tellurium, Bismuth, Mercury, Arsenic, Selenium, Antimony, Molybdenum, and Copper.
Los Andes has an extensive advanced argillic core zone, surrounded by argillic alteration and our geologists have only found small areas of the distal propyllitic alteration. The metal signature is strongly anomalous in all the metals associated with High-sulfidation gold systems.
Caza controls a 100% interest in 9 possible high sulfidation gold system elephants, and all have the same characteristics as Los Andes. Caza is also exploring several porphyry style copper-gold systems in Northern Nicaragua.