Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU) (OTCQB: AUIAF) (Frankfurt: 20Q) (Aurania or the company) reports that LiDAR images in the central part of the Lost Cities – Cutucu (project) project in southeastern Ecuador identify a possible road under deep jungle cover has been. The structure, which is interpreted as a very old road, must be checked and evaluated on site by a qualified archaeologist registered in Ecuador as soon as the restrictions on COVID in the project area are lifted. Dr. Keith Barron, Chairman & CEO of Aurania, said: LiDAR has provided us with a powerful tool that we can use to expand our exploration toolkit.
Used in two main areas
We use LiDAR in two main areas: to clarify our geological targets for gold and copper exploration; and secondly, to identify possible remains of Spanish colonial infrastructure related to gold mining in the Lost Cities of Logroño and Seville. Together with the 2.5 km long road segment that was discovered by our field teams at the end of last year and is currently being evaluated by a registered archaeologist and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador, we believe that the structure identified in the LiDAR data represents the infrastructure associated with this mining activity. However, this LiDAR interpretation requires further on-site verification. We make good use of our time during the COVID-related job setting to take a close look at our LiDAR data and to integrate it into our large geophysics and geochemistry databases.