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COPPER-ZINC: Kutcho drills 42.2 metres of 3.3% CuEq at project of same name



The existing field camp near the Kutcho copper-zinc deposit. Jade mining occurs nearby. (Image: Kutcho Copper)

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Kutcho Copper Corp. of Vancouver has additional drill results from the Main deposit at the Kutcho high grade copper-zinc project. The project, located 100 km east of Dease Lake, was purchased from Capstone Mining in December 2017 for $28.8 million and 4.65 million shares.

Recent drilling was primarily designed to collect metallurgical samples. The holes intersected exhalative, semi-massive and massive sulphide mineralization.  Here are the highlights:

  • Hole KC18-235 returned 15.6 metres that graded 2 .58% copper, 3.7% zinc, 56.7g/t silver and 0.65g/t gold;
  • Hole KC18-243 with 12.6 metres of 2.17% copper, 2.1% zinc, 38.9g/t silver and 0.29g/t gold;
  • Hole KC18-245 with 34.2 metres of 2.17% copper, 1.4% zinc, 35.7g/t silver and 0.38g/t gold; and
  • Hole KC18-247 with 10.4 metres of 3.44% copper, 3.3% zinc, 48.1g/t silver and 0.52g/t gold.

These results boosted Kutcho Copper’s confidence in the deposit model, but the core was ultimately used for metallurgical testing. A bench scale program is underway at the Bureau Veritas Lab in Richmond, B.C.

A preliminary feasibility study was completed by Capstone in 2017. Kutcho intends to see the project through to bankable feasibility, permitting and perhaps a positive construction decision.

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