Rey Salomon Gold Mine
The Rey Salomon Project has extensive historic underground exploration/development and displays styles of mineralization characteristic of orogenic or intrusive related gold (±Ag, Cu, Zn) "mesothermal" veins. Mineralization is associated with intrusive rocks of the Cretaceous Coast Batholith Complex and in this case, the granodiorite phase of the Linga Superunit. Historic exploration/development on the property has, to date, identified 58 veins on the property with four principle veins having extensive underground workings. The developed veins remain open at depth and along strike.
Google Earth image of the Rey Salomon workings looking toward the NNW: the Cerro Dorado plant is visible along the lower right quartile of the image.
Exploration on the property to date has mainly been for veins in the granodiorites. The subvolcanic andesites in the northwest area of the property have seen little work. Extensive local occurrences of intrusive related gold veins in the subvolcanic andesites have been documented (Galazra, 1967) at the Mina Calpa eight km to the northeast of the property.
The Rey Salomon mine is fully permitted and produced mineral as recently as May 2016. The Rey Salomon mine and adjoining 1,172 hectares of claims could provide base feedstock for the plant, though at this stage Montan intends only to review its potential for contract mining in the near term.