Guerrero Exploration Inc. ("Guerrero" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:GEX) is pleased to announce that the permitting application is underway with drilling scheduled to commence in early 2013 at its high-grade copper project at Cerro Azul in Guerrero State, Mexico, subject to permit approval and rig availability.
The 260 km2 copper-gold Cerro Azul Project is located in the Guerrero state in the highly productive Southern Mexican Gold Belt.
As described in the Press Release dated May 26, 2011, a 5.3 km by 0.8 km zone of rock chip and soil copper anomalism was delineated and priority drill target areas have since been confirmed by an Induced Polarization (IP) geophysical survey. Copper values as high as 10% Cu from rock chips and 1.8% Cu in soil samples are present.
The high-grade copper results have been found primarily within the southern portion of the Cerro Azul Project, include the Loma Coyote, La Minillas and Las Trojas target areas. A peripheral and parallel trending coincident lead - zinc anomalous zone was observed in the Las Trojas - La Minillas area.
Geological mapping of the southern portion of Cerro Azul has confirmed the presence of extensive argillic alteration of andesitic tuffs and subvolcanic intrusive and into sedimentary country rocks along epithermal vein and breccias networks following local faults. Rock units previously interpreted as granodiorite intrusive have been identified as areas of argillic alteration and silicification. The extent of the alteration and coincidence of geochemical anomalism observed in the soil sampling supports the concept of Cerro Azul property representing a large zonated volcanic epithermal system.
David Stadnyk, President & CEO of Guerrero Exploration Inc., stated, "We are excited that we are near commencement of the drill program of our flagship property. With all the preliminary work completed, we look forward to exploring the possible porphyry system which is exciting and encouraging for Guerrero."
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Samples were taken to Hermosillo, Mexico where ALS Laboratory Group's mineral division ALS Chemex crushed and pulverized each sample. The rejects remained with ALS Chemex while the pulps were transported to ALS Chemex's ISO 9001-2008 certified laboratory in North Vancouver, BC, Canada for analysis. A QA/QC program was implemented as part of the sampling procedures for the exploration program. Duplicate, standard and blank samples were randomly inserted into the sample stream prior to being sent to the laboratory.
The scientific and technical data contained in this press release was prepared under the supervision of Troy Gill, BSc (Geol.)., a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, who acts as a "qualified person" under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Guerrero Exploration Inc.
Guerrero Exploration Inc. is committed to a long term business strategy designed to achieve optimal levels of profitability and shareholder value. Guerrero Exploration Inc. is a Canadian based exploration mining company with a focus on the high yielding Mexican copper, gold and silver mining area known as the Southern Mexico Gold Belt. The Corporation's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "GEX".
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