Gladiator Metals (TSXV:GLAD; OTC:GDTRF; FSE:ZX7) is retesting historic drill cores from the high-grade Cowley Park prospect in the Yukon’s Whitehorse copper belt. The best assay from the 2019 drill program was 32.9 metres grading 2.08% copper from 73.8 metres (including 8.1 metres at 5.35% copper from 80.2 metres) plus 34.75 metres at 0.94% copper from 117.7 metres in hole 19-CP-01.
Long and strong results were also obtained from hole 19-CP-10, which returned 19.1 metres grading 1.45% copper from 108.9 metres, within 81.3 metres at 0.55% copper from 108.9 metres. Hole 19-CP-05 returned 27 metres grading 0.58% copper and 0.23% molybdenum from 97 metres.
In March 2023, Gladiator reported historic Cowley Park grades of 8.02% copper and 13 g/t silver over 12.5 metres (18-CP-04) and 1.59% copper, 0.19% molybdenum, and 14 g/t silver over 8.8 metres (19-CP-03).
The Whitehorse copper belt saw mining from 1967 to 1982 by Hudbay Mining. More than 10 million tonnes grading 1.5% copper was mined using open pit and underground methods. No systematic exploration of the property has been done since the mine closed.
Gladiator has identified numerous brownfield targets in the area – Artic Chief trend, Cub trend, War Eagle trend, and Little Chief trend, all of which are open along strike and at depth. Other exploration targets include Grafter, North Star, Rabbits Foot, Veronica, Polar Lake, Copper Cliff, and Quinalta.
The company’s primary interest is the Cowley Park area. It could possibly be combined with the Cub trend into a single project. Meanwhile, Gladiator is drilling confirmatory holes with a target deadline for an initial inferred resource early in 2024.
More information is posted on www.GladiatorMetals.com.