Focus Ventures has received the remaining assay results from five diamond drill holes (1,780m) completed at the Chucara property in Peru.

The company said that three holes were drilled in the northern area, and two holes were drilled in the southern area.

The holes in the northern area cut the down dip extension of the Conzuso, Maria and Wenses veins where expected below the historic underground production stopes, demonstrating the continuity of the veins to depth.

Consuzo was cut 135m below the old workings, Maria was cut 225m below the workings and the Wences 320m below the old stopes.

Also, a series of previously unknown veins was cut between the principal veins demonstrating that the northern zone is in reality a swarm of mineralized veins.

In the southern part of the area, holes DDH-CHUC-004 & 5 were drilled on top of the ridge spaced 360m apart to test underneath the system of shallowly dipping, quartz-semi-massive sulphide veins exposed by informal miners.

The holes were drilled steeply to the south to intersect the low angle veins at the best core angle possible across the stratigraphy.

The drilling in the northern area confirmed that the past-producing veins continue deep underneath the old stopes with similar grades to those mined historically and also intersected new veins.