Historically the production came from mines located on the existing patented mining claims These patents are not part of the land package of the Company. The Company believes that the vein system (which consists of three sub-parallel veins and possibly other veins) extends off the patented claims to the northeast and other parallel veins are possible to the southeast and northwest. There is also evidence of a deeper copper porphyry system at depth which the Company intends to investigate with sampling, geophysics and ultimately drilling.
The Pinal Mountains are essentially a highly metamorphosed sedimentary unit called the Pinal Salient, consisting in this area mainly of quartzite and quartz pebble conglomerate of the Dripping Springs formation.
The sediments have been altered by the intrusion of granite, diorite (or monzonite) and diabase. The main intrusive mass is the coarse diorite or granite porphyry covering most of the area to the north. At the mine and closely as-sociated with the mineralized veins is an underlying monzonite stock. At the south end of the property a large mass of diabase intrudes along the east side of the hydrothermal alteration zone of the East Pioneer vein.
The Company intends to further investigate with sampling and mapping programs and a geophysics program in early 2022.