Latin American Minerals Inc. (TSXV:LAT,OTCQX:LATNF) announced that it has begun CSAMT geophysical surveys at its Paraguay-based Paso Yobai gold project, commenting that the surveys will begin at the X-Mile trend before moving on to the Discovery trend.

As quoted in the press release:

The intensive geophysics program is expected to require 2 to 3 months. To follow up the initial deep reconnaissance survey results, the Company will implement the second phase of the program with targeted diamond drilling, expected to start by mid-February 2013.

Miles Rideout, president and CEO of Latin American Minerals, commented:

We have seen CSAMT surveys employed with excellent results on many gold systems over more than two decades. Applying this imaging technology at Paso Yobai, prior to drill testing many of our surface gold targets, will allow us to employ better structural information in the initial drill targeting, and will extend our targeting ability to more than 300 metres depth. The high resolution of CSAMT will allow us to better understand the nature, depth and orientation of major mineral targets. The potential benefits to the Paso Yobai gold project include: increased exploration depth, improved drill target identification, reduced reconnaissance drilling cost and improved target prioritization.

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