October 28th, 2011: Community outreach at Ixtaca
Duane and Morgan Poliquin visited the Ixtaca in mid October to overview the drill program and to participate in several community events. Above: Morgan Poliquin attends a staff meeting to discuss our new benefit program for employees.
October 27th, 2011: Ongoing work at the Ixtaca Zone
Above: Cutting core at Ixtaca.
Above: Jorge Luis Garcia Herrera and Belsabeth Mejia Ramirez are a married team of core technicians who are working at Ixtaca. They met at agricultural college. Currently, they are keeping track of the core data and taking precise measurements prior to sampling.
Above: Morgan Poliquin (left) discussing the core with the Ixtaca team.
Above: Almaden's CFO Korm Trieu (with a working drill in the background) on his first visit to Ixtaca.
Above: A drill platform had to be built in order to drill in a particularly difficult section at Ixtaca.
September 10th, 2011 : Research at the Ixtaca
Natalie Staffurth and her thesis advisor, Dr. Richard Harrington, are currently on the Ixtaca project.
Natalie is a fourth year master of science student from the Royal School of Mines in London and will be studying the ixtaca project for the next few weeks.