Don Indio

Red-bed sediment-hosted copper-silver mineralization analogous to the world-class Kupferschiefer deposits in Europe.  Two concessions (Don Indio and Apache) in four separate claim blocks with a long history of field and exploration work, including recent campaigns undertaken from 2011 onwards.  Significant exploration potential with results in 2019 indicating semi-continuous mineralization over a 20km+ strike length.

Project Highlights


Grades in drilling range from 0.51%–3.23% Cu and 20-143 g/t Ag


Property just under 18,000 hectares


45 km strike length


1.7 to 6.05 m in thickness


Analogous to Kupferschiefer deposits in Europe


Exploration Target Potential of 15,000,000 t at ~1.5 % Cu

About the Region

Cuatro Ciénegas Municipality, 38km from Cuatro Ciénegas town via the highway Monclova-San Pedro de las Colonias.


The Property comprises two concessions in four separate claim blocks, which together total an area of 17,659 ha. The concession blocks are named Don Indio and Apache and are located within a northwest trending area about 10 km NE-SW by 40 km NW-SE.


Sediment-hosted red-bed copper deposits. Analogous in style to the world-class Kupferschiefer deposits. Hosted by Cretaceous limestone, conglomerate and sandstone; mineralized horizons from 2m to over 10 m thick and averaging 0.51% to 3.23% Cu with silver credits. Significant strike length of semi-continuous mineralization on surface over 45 km. Veins of richer Cu-Ag sulphide mineralization outcropping at various locations.

Historic Fieldwork

There has been a long record of field and exploration work undertaken at the site by different companies, previous exploration partners and previous owners dating back to 1880. This has included extensive mapping and sampling of the property and historical mine workings. Various drilling and sampling campaigns were undertaken from 2011 onwards, with results in 2019 indicating continuous mineralization over a 20km+ strike length. In the northern part of the property, at El Rincon, 6 trenches over a 200 meter strike length indicated an average of 1.5% Cu and 42.3 g/t Ag with a width of 6.5 meters.

30Km of new access roads
7,000 Hectares of Geological Mapping
138 Systematically Sampled Trenches
165 Surface Samples
102 Underground Samples
The drilling at Pilar Grande tested the mineralized horizon
Strike length of 180 meters with 11 diamond drill holes, for a total of 1,273 meters.
Copper oxide and sulphide mineralization was intersected in almost all holes
The Cu-Ag mineralization transitions from the oxide zone into the predominantly sulphide rich zone dipping down to the northwest. The zone remains open down dip and along strike to the north and south. The access roads to the drill platforms were built onto the talus at the base of the mountain flank
2024 and Beyond
Significant exploration planned