Copper copper gold Qld

Cooper Metals’ drilling program underway at Mt Isa East Cu-Au Project, Queensland

Cooper Metals (ASX:CPM) reports it has started reverse circulation (RC drilling) at the King Solomon prospect at the Mt Isa East Copper Gold Project in north-western Queensland.

The company reports that testing will be along strike and down dip of mineralisation that was intersected in the June maiden drilling program.

In June, down hole intersections included 17m @ 2.2% Cu from 84m including 8m @ 4.3% Cu from 84m (22MERC016), as well as 18m @ 1.8% Cu and 0.11g/t Au from 57m, including 5m @ 5.4% Cu and 0.31g/t Au (22MERC003).

Commenting on the current drilling, Cooper Metals Managing Director Ian Warland noted: “After a successful maiden drilling program at King Solomon in June and a highly encouraging IP survey in July, it’s time to get the truth detector out again to test the new Cu-Au targets.

“at the end of this drill program, we hope to have a much better understanding of the size and grade potential of the mineralisation”

At the end of this drill program, we hope to have a much better understanding of the size and grade potential of the mineralisation.

I look forward to updating the market on results later in the year.”

About 20 RC drillholes for 2,000m is planned, testing new IP targets at King Solomon. Drilling will focus on the first 150m from surface to determine the potential strike length and depth continuation at King Solomon.

Drilling is expected to take around two to three weeks with assays to be reported as soon as they are available.

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