- Target: Gold/Copper Porphyry and structurally controlled (veins and breccias) styles of mineralization
- Located in southwestern Ecuador
- Exceptionally high gold content in stream sediment and free gold panned samples over the entire property
- Soil geochemistry surveys have outlined a large (3 km x 2 km) coincident gold -- copper +/- molybdenum in-soil anomaly associated to porphyry-style mineralization in the central portion of property
- Hosts seven mineralized prospects that never have been drill-tested
- Two significant zones of Gold mineralization
- 100% Cornerstone owned, drill ready, and available for joint venture
The 10.4 km2 (1,040 hectares) property is located approximately 50 km southeast of the city of Machala in El Oro Province, southwestern Ecuador.
Bella Maria is underlain by a series of granodiorites and quartz porphyries that intrude metamorphic rocks. Previous workers identified two zones of significant gold mineralization, approximately 2 km apart. One zone, in the south-central portion of the property, consists of a silica-sulphide breccia that has returned assays averaging 4.5 g/t Au over 40 m from continuous rock chip sampling, including 10.8 g/t Au over 16 m. The second zone occurs 2 km to the northwest and consists of stockwork veins from which grab samples assayed up to 10.8 g/t Au and chip samples returned assays up to 0.54 g/t Au over 6 m. The two zones are separated by an area of thick vegetation and poor exposure with many unexplained geochemical anomalies. Data on the property are being compiled in preparation for initiating further exploration.