Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. (TSXV: NCX) has announced assay results from its 2022 spring drill programme at its Hushamu project, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The company says the new results continue to affirm that higher grade mineralization exists in under-drilled areas of the modelled pit at Hushamu.
Robin Tolbert, vice president exploration at Northisle, said, “Drilling at Hushamu during early 2022 continues to demonstrate the potential for improved grade and tonnage at Hushamu.”
The company has now received assay results from six drill holes from the drill programme, where the objective was to convert in-pit Inferred Mineral Resources to Indicated Mineral Resources ahead of the company’s planned pre-feasibility study.
The mineralization reportedly remains open to the northwest and southeast of the deposit and based on results released today is interpreted to be open at depth significantly past previous modelling.
Furthermore, holes HU22-01, HU22-02, and HU22-05 also each extended higher-grade mineralization into areas which are currently modelled by the company to contain waste or lower-grade mineralized material. In addition, HU22-06 indicates mineralization continues into alteration previously interpreted as unmineralized, more than 200m beyond the existing modelled pit shell boundary.
“We have demonstrated that historical visual interpretations of the alteration profile at Hushamu may have underestimated the overall size of the mineralized portion of the system,” Mr Tolbert added.
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