BRITISH COLUMBIA – IMPERIAL METALS of Vancouver says it has discovered a new zone of copper mineralization at its Mount Polley mine near Williams Lake. The 92 zone is located 200 m beyond the northernmost mineralized intercept of the Northeast zone. The discovery intercept was 42.2 metres grading 0.55% Cu and 0.05 g/t Au. The 92 zone has now been intersected in five of six holes, drilled over a distance of 200 m, along an east-west section line.
Drilling in other zones continues to return good results. A 110-m intersection at depth in the Northeast zone graded 0.95% Cu and 0.24 g/t Au. Recent results from the Green zone were 2.71% Cu and 0.19 g/t Au over 21.1 m. One of the best cores from the Southeast zone assayed 1.77% Cu and 2.91 g/t Au, and molybdenum mineralization has also been encountered in this zone.
Imperial restarted production at the mine in March 2005. Maps of the various zones are available the company’s website at www.ImperialMetals.com.