BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based EnGold Mines has drilled 39 and 37 metres of 1% copper at its La Hache copper project in the Cariboo region. The company says drilling has revealed the property has several significant mineral occurrences indicating the presence of a large, alkalic porphyry-copper system similar to several historic and modern mines in the region.
Drill core from the La Hache copper-gold property. (Image: EnGold Mines)
Hole G17-37 returned 39.25 metres grading 1.04% copper and 0.11 g/t gold from below 298 metres from surface. There were numerous other high grades from that intersection including 1.62%, 2.01%, 2.11% and 1.56% copper.
Hole G17-38 returned 37.13 metres grading 1.00% copper and 0.16 g/t gold from below 318 metres below surface. High grades within the intersection include 1.37% and 2.15% copper.
“The continuity of grade vertically and now, horizontally within G1 discovery is impressive,” said EnGold VP of exploration Rob Shives. “We have demonstrated the value of in-fill drilling between the existing 50-metre spaced drill pattern, effectively increasing tonnage by cutting thicker mineralized intersections. Additional in-fill and step-out drilling in 2018 will be completed here.”
Gravity and magnetic anomaly maps from La Hache are posted at www.EnGold.ca.