Canadian Mining Journal


COPPER: Copper Mountain reports on Copper Mountain program

The ‘Superpit’ at the Copper Mountain mine in British Columbia. (Credit: Copper Mountain Mining)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Copper Mountain Mining of Vancouver has completed its summer drilling program at the Copper Mountain mine and moved its rig to the new Ingerbelle target, both near Princeton.

The successful program at the mine was done to expand resources on the western side of the Pit 2 area and to infill the Saddle area to upgrade resources there. A deep drilling program was also completed at the eastern end of Pit 2 to test continuity of the high grade material at depth.

The Ingerbelle target includes a potential new pit of that name about 1 km west of the current pit. The Ingerbelle deposit was mined by Newmont Mines from 1966 to 1981. The existing resource is thought to include 125 million inferred tonnes grading 0.31% copper (0.2% cut-off) containing an additional 1.0 billion lb. of copper equivalent. Mining this deposit could add 10 more years to the life of the Copper Mountain project.

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