QC Copper has additionally recognized a high-grade potential starter pit of 10.6 million tonnes grading 1.26% copper-equivalent.
The Opemiska undertaking, positioned in Chapais, contains the previous Springer, Perry, Robitaille and Cooke copper-gold mines. The primary two had been acquired by QC Copper in 2019, and the final two in 2020. Once they had been operated by Falconbridge from 1953 to 1991, they produced over 1.1 billion lb. of copper and 750,000 oz. of gold.
“Given our geologic mannequin and data of current mineralization, we see ample room to develop this mineral useful resource with additional exploration and definition drilling,” stated QC Copper chairman and CEO Stephen Stewart. We see few comparable copper-gold deposits that provide this mixture of considerable measurement, sturdy grades, and wonderful on-site infrastructure all positioned within the province of Quebec.”
There are a number of targets QC Copper may check with a winter drilling program. East of the Perry pit each veins and disseminated mineralization is understood, and with extra drilling, it might turn out to be a satellite tv for pc pit. Additional east close to the Cooke and Robitaille mines, the previous proprietor examined it for top grade veins with underground mining potential. QC Copper want to goal an space 500 metres vast and three.5 km lengthy. A research completed in 2014 recognized a goal at depth which will include 3 million to 22 million tonnes with a mean grade of 1.5% to 2.5% copper. It, too, could also be examined.
(This text first appeared in The Northern Miner)