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GOLD-COPPER: AuRico discovers new porphyry at Kemess East

BRITISH COLUMBIA – AuRico Gold of Toronto say its 2014 exploration drilling program delineated a new porphyry mineralized system at Kemess East, located 1.0 km east of the company's Kemess underground project 430 km northwest of Prince...



BRITISH COLUMBIA – AuRico Gold of Toronto say its 2014 exploration drilling program delineated a new porphyry mineralized system at Kemess East, located 1.0 km east of the company’s Kemess underground project 430 km northwest of Prince George.

AuRico said that 16 of the 19 drill holes at Kemess East encountered mineralization. Hole KH-14-04 intersected 768 metres of 0.442 g/t Au and 0.392% Cu, including 132 metres of 0.755 g/t Au and 0.500% Cu. Hole KH-14-09 intersected 304 metres of 0.557 g/t Au and 0.421% Cu, including 76 metres of 1.202 g/t Au and 0.658% Cu. Hole KH-13-08 intersected 601 metres of 0.500 g/t Au and 0.391% Cu, including 278 metres of 0.712 g/t Au and 0.477% Cu. (The estimated true thickness of the mineralized intervals is 70% of the reported length.)

The company is preparing an initial resource estimate for Kemess East, and it is to be ready early in 2015. AuRico believes the mineralization at Kemess East is similar to the underground deoisut, and metallurgical testing is underway.

The environmental review of the Kemess underground project is in the pre-application stage. AuRico expects to receive the application information requirements in January 2015, and the application is being prepared for submission in the first half of next year. (KemessUnderground.com)

An overview of the entire Kemess project as well as detailed drilling results are available at AuRicoGold.com