Belararox has appointed veteran exploration geologist Jason Ward as a non-executive director ahead of upcoming exploration at its newly acquired TMT project in Argentina’s San Juan Province.

Ward has over 25 years’ experience working around the world, most recently in Ecuador where he was instrumental in the discovery of several copper gold deposits, including the Tier -1 Cascabel copper gold porphyry deposit for Solgold.

He was also involved in several other discoveries in Oman, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Ecuador.

Ward is also a director and shareholder in Condor Prospecting, the company that will be responsible for the management and execution of Belararox’s (ASX:BRX) exploration activities at the Toro-Malambo-Tambo (TMT) project.

Meanwhile, non-executive director Michelle Stokes will retire from the company’s board on 1 July 2023.

“We would like to thank Michelle for her significant contribution to the company since listing both as a non-executive director and as a geologist providing advice and guidance to the company and its management team,” non-executive chairman Neil Warburton said.

“We are delighted to welcome Jason to the board of Belararox as the company expands its interests into Argentina and look forward to working with him as the company seeks to pursue exploration activities with highly experienced team.”

Argentinian exploration

The TMT project is located in an area where exploration activities have been closing the underexplored gap between the El Indo Metallogenic Belt, which contains the Veladero and Pascua Lima deposits, and the Maricunga Metallogenic Belt, home to the Filo del Sol and Josemaria deposits.

Hydrothermal alteration has been used as a vector for deposits in the region, and these newly identified targets are likely to represent surface expressions of high-sulphidation epithermal and/or porphyry-style mineral systems.

They also show similar spectral characteristics to observed hydrothermal alteration and silicification at Filo del Sol, the company says.

Belararox recently identified 11 prospective copper-gold porphyry targets at the TMT base metals project from satellite spectral imagery processed by Fathom Geophysics and interpreted by independent hydrothermal systems specialist, Dr Steve Garwin.

These targets have been ranked for prospectivity, with Tambo South and Malambo the priority, followed by Tambo V.




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