Canadian Mining Journal


COPPER: Explor intersects multiple high grade copper zones on Chester property

NEW BRUNSWICK – Explor Resources of Rouyn-Noranda, Que., has intersected multiple copper zones on the Chester property 70 km southwest of Bathurst. Initially explored 60 years ago and after decades of base metal production, the Bathurst Camp currently suffers from under-exploration, said the company.

Recent drill results have allowed Explor to increase the Chester strike length to 750 metres from 500 metres. The best assay was 2.36% copper over 11.5 metres. Two other holes also cut promising values, some long (13.9 metres at 0.028%) and some higher (3.38% over 0.43 metre). More details are available in the March 16, 2017, news release at

The Chester property contains both a copper and a volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit. The copper deposit has an open pit resource with measured and indicated resource of 1.4 million tonnes grading 1.38% copper, 0.06% zinc and 3.5 g/t silver. The inferred resource of 2.1 million tonnes grading 1.26% copper was assayed for copper only.