Maiden, 11 Hole Campaign in BC
NorthWest Copper Corp. (TSXV: NWST) has kicked off the first drill programme at the company’s East Niv property in central British Columbia.
President and CEO, Peter Bell, said an initial programme of 11 holes for a total of 2,750m is planned. In addition to diamond drilling, we are continuing to explore the broader East Niv region and carrying out field work to identify additional new targets for follow-up.
“This drill programme marks the first real tests of the East Niv system,” Mr Bell said.
“East Niv represents a unique opportunity for the discovery of a brand-new copper-gold porphyry, in central British Columbia.
“We are extremely excited to initiate this drill program. Strongly mineralized showings and a big geophysical signature outline the potential scale and grade of this new prospect, which is perfectly situated in a region renowned for large copper-gold deposits and decades of production. We look forward to keeping the market updated as we test the property further with drilling.”
Located approximately 40 km south of the Kemess mine complex, the East Niv property was initially acquired by staking in 2018 following a regional database compilation and analysis of Geoscience BC’s Search III airborne geophysical dataset. East Niv now covers 43,297 Hectares of highly prospective ground. Outcropping copper-gold mineralisation and coincident induced polarisation, magnetic and soil geochemical anomalies outline a compelling 3.5 sq. km, multi-parameter porphyry copper-gold target.
Composite grab samples from outcrop and subcrop from Main West, Main East and KC include:
Main West: 19 samples averaged 0.35% Copper, and 0.30 g/t Gold
Main East: 10 samples averaged 0.30% Copper, and 0.14 g/t Gold
KC: 13 samples averaged 0.23% Copper, and 0.67 g/t Gold
South Nub: 5 samples averaged 1.01% Copper, and 9.38 g/t Gold
West Flank: 1 float sample yielded 1.8% Copper, 154.5 g/t Gold and 581 g/t Silver
East Niv lies within an underexplored limb of the eastern Stikine Terrane, a region famed for hosting numerous prolific porphyry deposits and complexes including Kemess (Centerra Gold), Red Chris (Newcrest Mining/Imperial Metals), Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (“KSM”; Seabridge Gold) and Galore Creek (Newmont/Teck Resources).
For further information please visit:www.northwestcopper.ca.