- The first phase of a soil sampling programme at La India project has been completed, Condor Gold says.

Sampling has been completed over an area of 55 sq km identified as prospective for hidden deep-seated gold mineralisation.

5,767 B-horizon soil samples have been collected on 200m by 50m grid spacing, closed up to 100m by 50m in areas of interest, and analysed for 53 elements to ultra-trace detection limits using a standard ICP-MS package offered by Acme Labs in Vancouver.

The results have enhanced the district-scale geological and epithermal gold mineralisation model and have identified several target zones within linear features for further exploration for hidden deep-seated gold deposits.

Chief executive Mark Child said: "Condor has completed soil sampling programmes on 6 areas covering 55sq km of the 313sq km La India project. The areas were chosen as they potentially contain underground gold deposits. Of particular interest is a clear linear anomaly, which has been defined and appears to be a south-east strike continuation of the Andrea Vein, extending the Andrea hydrothermal conduit from a 2km long vein to a 4 to 7km long corridor.

"The soil sampling programme is part of Condor's strategy of demonstrating the significant exploration upside of 2.4M oz gold at 4.0g/t reserve and resource at La India Project. Condor has commissioned an expert structural geologist to compile a detailed structural model aimed at producing additional exploration targets, a summary of the report will be released in the near future."

At 8:25am: [LON:CNR] Condor Gold PLC share price was 0p at 54p

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