The Aurea Norte Project (highlighted below in blue) consists of nine contiguous and 100% owned claims totaling 59,637.17 hectares. The project covers the northwest extension of the Guerrero Gold Belt and is contiguous with the Aurea Sur Project to the south. The project lies on the previously untested northwest extension along a trend of gold deposits discovered within the GGB.
The Aurea Norte project surrounds Newstrike’s flagship Ana Paula project. In October of 2013, Fifteen high priority targets were identified in a ZTEM airborne geophysical survey. Seven targets coincide with anomalous surface gold geochemistry, ranging from weakly anomalous to a best sample of 16.7 grams per tonne gold from outcrop chip samples. A 5,000 metre early stage drill program that will test a selection of these anomalies is now underway. Drilling is expected to take three months to complete and results will be used for planning purposes. Eight of the high priority targets identified in the report represent new exploration targets, a selection of these will be brought to the drill ready phase.