WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia Drilling by IMPERIAL METALS at its Mount Polley mine has confirmed a significant body of copper-gold mineralization. The area of interest lies below the unmined Springer pit.<br>
Assays from three of the four holes revealed 466.3 metres at 0.49% Cu and 0.36 g/t Au; 487.5 metres at 0.31% Cu and 0.25 g/t Au; and 514.8 metres at 0.25% Cu and 0.36 g/t Au. Results from the fourth hole are expected soon, says Imperial. Mineralization in the Springer zone consists mostly of copper oxides, making it a less attractive target due to low recovery of this type of mineralization in the Mount Polley mill. Drill sections are available at the company's website, www.imperialmetals.com.<br>
Meanwhile, drilling and trenching in the Northeast zone resumed earlier this month. The drill program calls for at least 60 holes to expand and define this high-grade copper-gold-silver zone.