Joe Hebert: A Prospect Generator Exploring for a World Class Discovery
Joe discusses Outcrop Golds financial position and their exploration projects in Colombia. They recently changed their name from Miranda Gold as a result of a change in management. They are putting together a portfolio of potential prospects in Colombia. They have acquired several properties that are parts of large epithermal and porphyry geologic systems.
Cauca is their flagship project with significant epithermal gold-silver veining with porphyry hosting. They have a resource of 700k ounces and are working to improve the resource by correcting, drilling, delineating, and grade modeling the vein structures. He discusses the geology of the region in detail and explains how this project differs from other exploration projects.
Another project they have is Santa Ana is another high-grade silver area with historic records going back to the late 1500s. It has good infrastructure and potential. It’s located in a Colonial District with high-grade silver-gold. The Spanish records from 1585 indicate the mining of kilograms of silver per tonne. The area has infrastructure including a highway, grid power, and water. Their drilling has revealed excellent results.
Mallama is another project with additional epithermal vein systems, and it’s possible to put together a near term production scenario for this property. The footprint of the veining is over 100 square kilometers. The area has consistent high-grade veins through the whole district.
1:00 – Outcrop Gold has renamed from Miranda Gold.
2:00 – Colombia property overview.
4:00 – Flagship Cauca property.
13:30 – Santa Ana high-grade silver project.
17:00 – Mallama epithermal vein system.
Talking Points From This Week’s Episode
• Putting together a portfolio in Colombia.
• Several projects with significant veining.
• Veining often outcrops to surface.
Joe Hebert (B.S. Geo.) is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Outcrop Gold Corporation. Mr. Hebert brings 30 years of experience in the mining sector, ranging from diversified mineral exploration, mining geology, exploration management. Most of his career he was focused on Nevada, but also consulting in several countries including Colombia in the late 1990s. Mr. Hebert was senior exploration geologist for the Cortez Joint Venture located on the Battle Mountain Trend in North Central Nevada. He was a member of the exploration team who discovered the Cortez Hills deposit and ET Blue, subsequently a part of the Goldrush discovery. During his tenure at Cortez, he directed all generative and acquisition efforts within the joint venture area of interest. Throughout his career, Mr. Hebert participated in multiple gold discoveries in Nevada and Utah. He was instrumental in assembling the Company’s exploration staff and portfolio in Medellin, Colombia, and attracting joint venture partners. Previously Miranda, now Outcrop Gold, he progressed from Vice President of Exploration in 2005 to President and CEO in 2016.