VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 9, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Imperial Metals Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX: III) reports high grade expanded mineralization in the recently discovered East Ridge zone.
Results from the East Ridge RC688 drill hole, located 100 meters east of the RC684 well, returned 344 meters of 0.70 g / t gold and 0.75% copper from a depth of 776 meters, including 170 meters of 1 , 1 g / t of gold and 1.1% of copper.
Brian Kynoch, President of Imperial Metals, said: “This exciting new discovery at East Ridge lies outside the current mineral resource envelope and has the potential to augment the already large mineral resource at Red Chris.. “
In the Main Zone, well RC683 returned 300 meters grading 0.41g / t gold and 0.51% copper from a depth of 260 meters, including 114 meters of 0.67g / t gold and 0.85% copper from a depth 390 meters and 22 meters. of 1.1 g / t gold and 1.4% copper from a depth of 464 meters. Drilling in the Main Zone continues to confirm the potential to define more zones of higher grade mineralization.
Red Chris – Significant results:
|Get ID||Religious)||Thomas)||Width (m)||Gold (g / t)||Copper (%)|
|RC684||814 ^||1066 ^||252 ^||0.46||0.53|
|even||962 ^||1060 ^||98 ^||0.85||0.86|
|even||970 ^^||986 ^^||16 ^^||1.2||1.2|
^ Updated interception or ^^ previously reported.
During the second quarter, there were up to eight diamond drill rigs in operation and an additional 15,342 meters of drilling was completed in 11 drill holes, with all drill holes crossing mineralization (except for two dedicated geotechnical wells). Since Newcrest acquired its stake in the joint venture, 111 holes have been completed, for a total of 136,631 meters of drilling. The planned exploration program includes approximately 50,000 meters of drilling this year.
Jim Miller-Tait, P. Geo., Vice President of Exploration for Imperial Metals, is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for the Red Chris exploration program and has reviewed this press release. The Red Chris samples for the reported 2020 drilling were analyzed at Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratories in Vancouver. A full QA / QC program was completed using blanks, standards, and duplicates for all diamond drill samples sent to the labs. Reported significant test intervals represent apparent widths. Not enough geological information is available to confirm the geological model and the true width of the significant test intervals.
Cross section and plan view maps are available at imperialmetals.com.
Imperial is a Vancouver-based exploration, exploitation and mining company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns a 30% interest in the Red Chris mine and a 100% interest in the Mount Polley and Huckleberry copper mines in British Columbia.
Brian Kynoch | President | 604.669.8959
Darb dhillon | CFO | 604.488.2658
Jim Miller-Tait | Exploration Vice President | 604.488.2676
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