Sunset Cove Explores with a
Focus on Silver in Peru
By Allen Alper Jr. on 10/18/2012
Lorne Woods, President and CEO of Sunset Cove Mining, a junior mineral exploration and development company, and Marc Blais, the COO, have their sights set on Peru for precious metals mineral exploration. “Sunset Cove was set up just over three years ago by myself and Marc Blais to find and develop precious metal properties in Peru.”
Azulcunca Site Visit 2
Recently your management and technical team from Sunset Cove traveled to the Azulcunca Copper property in Puno for a site visit and a discussion on how to proceed with the exploration program for 2011. The visit comprised a trip from Lima to Cusco, as a first step, to start the altitude acclimatization. Azulcunca is located at 4,600 meters above sea level (MASL).
Cusco is located at 3,200 masl and provides the perfect starting point. A city with tremendous history attached to it through its Inca heritage and as the kick off point for tourists on route to Macchu Picchu.
After spending the night in Cusco we prepared for the trip by shopping for sundries for the road; i.e. food and water. The plan was to drive 5 hours to a small town called Ayaviri and spend the night there. This town is located approximately 3,900 masl. We awoke at 4:30AM to pack up for the ninety-minute ride to Ocuviri where we would pick up our horses and guides for the final steps of the journey to the property.
On the ride in we rode through the largest quinoa-farming district in Peru. Where they do not know of colored quinoa, only white. As you can see from the photos on the website we had good weather for the beginning of the ride. The horses were easy to ride and the views were quite majestic. However after some forty-five minutes it started to rain, reducing the need for the 100SPF sunscreen. Some thirty minutes later the rain turned to a light snow. An homage I guess to the two Canadians in the group. The ride lasted close to three hours before reaching the heart of the 800-hectare property and the full 4,600 masl.
Our technical team walked us, Marc Blais and myself, around some of the property so that we would have an understanding of what they would be doing in the next few months on the exploration campaign. Which is scheduled to begin in June with surface sampling and some I.P. work.
After spending about one hour on the property some us remounted our horses for the ride back. However, Marc Blais and Steve Park, our Qualified Person, undertook to walk most of the way back. Bratzon Salvador our Operations Manager decided to walk the whole three hours.
We spent another thirty to forty minutes talking with one of the family of the local community who we would be working with during the exploration campaign. They would provide us again with horses and some additional labor for the length of the work.