Minto Metals reports 11.40% copper over 4.0 metres at mine in Yukon

Results are in for Minto Metal’s (CVE:MNTO) 2022 exploration drilling program at the Minto mine, within the Selkirk First Nation’s Territory in […]
Minto copper mine, Yukon. Minto Metals photo






Results are in for Minto Metal’s (CVE:MNTO) 2022 exploration drilling program at the Minto mine, within the Selkirk First Nation's Territory in central Yukon.

Drill hole 22EXP058 cut 11.40% copper, 0.51 g/t gold, 43.93 g/t silver over 4.0 metres at approximately 100 metres vertical depth in a newly discovered mineralized zone between the Minto North and Main open pits

Hole 22EXP053 yielded 2.19% copper, 0.24 g/t gold, 14.02 g/t silver over 7.31 metres at approximately 450 metres vertical depth and 150 metres north-west of the Minto Main pit. Hole 22EXP055 yielded 1.66% copper, 1.31 g/t gold, 12.1 g/t silver over 1.24 metres at approximately 250 metres vertical depth and immediately south of the Minto North II orebody. Hole 22EXP057 yielded 1.33% copper, 0.35 g/t gold, 19.22 g/t silver over 3.12 metres at approximately 300 metres vertical depth and 200 metres north of the Minto Main pit. 

Drill hole 22EXP058 was drilled tested a chargeability anomaly between 100 metres and 300 metres below surface. The hole intersected semi-massive bornite with stringer and blebby chalcopyrite over 4.0 metres. The core of the high-grade mineralization included continuous individual assays of 25.5% copper over 0.5 metre, 38.27% copper over 0.8 metre, and 4.37% copper over 0.8 metre.

"We are very pleased with the results from the last batch of drilling and assays returned. The high-grade mineralization reported for drill hole 22EXP053 are some of the highest-grade copper assays returned in the history of exploration at the Minto mine. Drill holes 22EXP053 and 22EXP058 were drilled in an area of complex geology between the Minto North and Minto Main pit testing geophysical anomalies at depth below the Inferno prospect, a near-surface, undefined prospect,” said David Benson, vice-president exploration.  

“The 2022 exploration drilling campaign is now complete and we consider it a great success with the discovery and confirmation of two new mineralized zones and numerous other very significant mineralized intersections, as reported in 2022-23. Future drill campaigns will be designed to follow up on Minto West and Minto East." 

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