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Avrupa Minerals Steps Up Exploration Projects across Portugal, Germany and Kosovo

Canadian mineral explorer and developer Avrupa Minerals is bolstering its European operations having announced a number of progressions at its sites in ...

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|Jun 11|magazine5 min read

Canadian mineral explorer and developer Avrupa Minerals is bolstering its European operations having announced a number of progressions at its sites in Portugal, Germany and Kosovo.

It has confirmed that drilling is to take place at Pyrite Belt of southern Portugal where it actively operates a joint venture with Antofagasta Minerals. It is also planning to drill in the north of the country under its Covas joint venture project, which is targeting deposits of high grade tungsten.

Avrupa is also looking for a partner to maximise the potential of its Alvito project, covering 22 separate mineral targets from copper to gold, near the Pyrite Belt.

Also in Portugal, Avrupa has applied for a license in the Freixeda gold district in the northeast part of the country. Numerous quartz veins in the area were first mined during Roman times, and most recently in the mid 1950's by a local mining group.

In addition, the company has applied to the Portuguese Mining Bureau to drop three licenses in northern Portugal due to lack of results appropriate for joint venture possibilities.

In Kosovo, targeting work at Silvovo began in mid-April after it received crucial from Byrnecut International.

The Slivovo license covers a carbonate rock-hosted, polymetallic massive sulfide target around the site of the outcropping Pester gossan (roughly 170 by 70 meters in size) and a second, possible epithermal, target (open-ended strike length of 900 meters by at least 75 meters-wide zone of altered rocks), located approximately 1,000 meters away from the gossan. 

Geological and spatial relationships between the two outcropping sites of mineralization suggest the possibility of a larger mineralized system, but much more technical work is needed to prepare for drill targeting. Avrupa hopes to start a drill program at Slivovo later in the year.

In Germany, Avrupa and partner Beak Associates are working on the Oelsnitz project in the Erzgebirge mining district in the east of the country. It is currently carrying out follow geochemical sampling at several gold and tin anomalies and the results will determine the next course of action.

More information on all of these works can be found at: www.avrupaminerals.com