Copper One Inc. ("Copper One" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CUO) is pleased to announced the details of its first drilling program to be conducted on its 100%-owned copper-rich Rivière Doré property, located 150 kilometres southeast of the prolific mining district of Val d'Or, Quebec. The Company has designed an initial 2,000 metre drilling program, which it expects to commence in the coming weeks. The Company submitted its applications for the requisite permits to the appropriate Government of Quebec ministries on October 10th, 2016. A contract has been awarded to Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. ("Orbit Garant"), based in Val d'Or, who will mobilize its equipment and team as soon as the permits have been granted to the Company. The Company expects to receive the requisite permits shortly.
The initial 2,000 metre drill program will utilize two diamond drill rigs to target two primary areas, the Hopkins and Bruges showing areas which include nine high priority targets (see Figure 1). Forty-two priority targets have been identified via geophysical anomalies in combination with known mineralization at surface. The Company intends to design a follow up exploration program for 2017 to pursue all the identified targets as well as step out drilling on the initial drilling should results dictate.
Scott Moore, Chairman, President and CEO of Copper One, commented, "We are very excited to begin exploration drilling on our Rivière Doré property. We have been working extensively on preparation for initial drilling since our claim suspension was lifted in July of this year. Previous surface exploration in combination with geophysics over our 600km2 claim package demonstrate the prospectivity of the area and we are pleased to begin drilling to unlock the potential of this property."
To view Figure 1 - Drilling Program Targets, Hopkins and Bruges Lake, please visit: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1076289f1.JPG
Mr. Kevin Wells, B.Sc., P. Geo., is Manager of Exploration for Copper One, and a "qualified person" as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Wells has reviewed the technical information and data included in this press release and approved of its contents.