Aztec Minerals Corp. significantly expanded its holdings at the Cervantes gold project in Sonora, Mexico, after it was awarded two concessions covering about 3,149 hectares adjacent to the property.
As a result, the company's land position at Cervantes, which is currently under option from Kootenay Silver Inc., now totals 3,649 hectares.
The new concessions cover six historical prospects and/or gossan zones that represent high-priority porphyry-type targets, the company said in a March 26 release.
Aztec plans to map and sample these areas this year after completing a phase-one drilling program at Cervantes.
In addition, the company noted that is developing exploration plans for the Tombstone property in Arizona. Aztec in December 2017 agreed to acquire a 75% interest in the project from Baroyeca Gold & Silver Inc.