Canadian Mining Journal


COPPER: Altiplano cuts 10%+ Cu at Farellon

CHILE – If there is such a thing as bonanza copper grades, Altiplano Minerals of Edmonton has hit it at the Farellon project near La Serena. Here are some highlights:

  • Hole 20: 10.29% copper over 0.76 metres and 9.45% over 1.14 metres within a total intersection of 1.75 metres averaging 6.40% copper;
  • Hole 18: 1.5 metres grading 2.02% copper; and
  • Hole 25: 2.02 metres averaging 1.75% copper, including 1.0 metre of 3.17%.

A three dimensional oblique view of the Farellon and other veins looking north. (Credit: Altiplano Minerals)

The Farellon project is under development by the Comet joint venture – 50% Comet Exploration of Australia and 50% Altiplano. Three separate iron-copper-gold veins have been traced in outcrops and underground workings for more than 1.2 km.

Once the Farellon project is underway, Altiplano says the partnership will begin exploration at the Maria Luisa project, a separate part of the joint venture.

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