Doré Copper suspends current drilling program in Quebec
Toronto – Doré Copper Mining has suspended its current drilling program. The Quebec government announced the stoppage of all non-essential businesses effective March 24th at midnight until at least April 13th.
At the time of the suspension two drills were operating at the Cedar Bay property near Chibougamau, Qué. Doré Copper Mining anticipates that when non-essential businesses can resume operations, the two drill holes currently underway will be able to resume promptly.
The company will maintain security personnel at the Copper Rand site. Company personnel will follow protocols consistent with minimizing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The drilling at Cedar Bay was part of the drill program announced on January 6th, 2020 and will test the 10-20 zone at the shaft level. The 10-20 zone consists of three parallel veins where previous drilling returned numerous high-grade gold and copper intercepts including 2.4 m grading 19.5 g/t Au and 1.67 per cent Cu in hole CDR-18-02, and 2.4 grading 15.4 g/t Au and 4.54 per cent Cu in hole CDR-18-03. The drill program will also test the main Cedar Bay vein at depth.
The Corporation is using Miiken Drilling as the drilling contractor. Miiken is a joint venture between Chibougamau Diamond Drilling Ltd., the First Nations community of Ouje-Bougoumou and the First Nations community of Mistissini both located in the Eeyou Istchee territory.
The historical drilling results disclosed in this news release about Cedar Bay was taken from the technical report entitled “Technical Report on the Corner Bay and Cedar Bay Projects, Northwest Québec, Canada” dated June 15, 2019, prepared by Luke Evans, M.Sc., P.Eng., which is available under Doré Copper’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Andrey Rinta, P.Geo., the Exploration Manager of the Corporation and a “Qualified Person” within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.