Canadian Mining Journal


COPPER: Amarc mounts successful drill program at Duke porphyry

Depth potential with mineralization open in all directs at the Duke property. (Image: Amarc Resources)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Amarc Resources has completed a six-hole, 3,060-metres drill program at its Duke copper-molybdenum discovery 80 km northeast of Smithers. The drill program was designed to test the geometry and grade distribution of porphyry copper mineralization discovered late last year.

The company says the mineralization lies below 4 to 18 metres of glacial till. Results from the latest holes outline a zone that is 400 metres north-south by 600 metres east-west, and more than 360 metres deep. The zone is open in all directions. Holes drilled this year had copper equivalent values from 0.3 to 0.6%, and the intervals are relatively long.

Amarc is also drilling the Ike copper-moly property near Gold Bridge and the Joy copper-gold property 310 km north of Mackenzie.

Details of the recent drilling at Duke are available at