BRITISH COLUMBIA — Imperial Metals of Vancouver has drilled significant intervals of high-grade copper-gold mineralization in several zones at the Mount Polley mine. Significant assays came from hole No.09-66 (2.25% Cu and 1.36 g/t Au over 35.1 metres, including 3.72% Cu and 2.02 g/t Au over 12.5 metres) and hole No.08-64 (3.29% Cu and 1.25 g/t Au over 57.3 metres, including 3.29% Cu and 1.88 g/t Au over 27.0 metres). Both the holes were drilled in the Boundary zone.
Imperial says on-going exploration will focus on locating high-grade ore to replace the Wight pit that has been mined for the past three years. The Pond zone is one of the high-grade discoveries expected to be in production by year end. Recent exploration at the Boundary zone proved significant potential at depth. Drilling at the Boundary zone, including the new Zuke zone, will be a high priority during the upcoming phase of exploration.
Imperial owns 100% of the Mount Polley mine, located 56 km northeast of Williams Lake. Drill plans, section maps and an updated drill assay table are available on the company’s website, www.ImperialMetals.com.