Granite Creek Copper Ltd takes pleasure in offering an update on the advancement of its 2019 data compilation work at the Stu Copper-Gold Project in the Minto Copper District of Canada’s Yukon Territory.
Both compilation work and initial primary fieldwork have led to the discovery of four multi-kilometer target areas, which include the newly found “East Target” as delineated by soil geochemistry.
The data compilation work was started by Granite Creek in May, after the analysis of the wide, privately-held exploration database collected in February and a full review of public archives. Findings from this compilation work have pointed toward various high-priority targets, such as a newly found 2 km × 4 km copper-in-soil anomaly along the northeast side of the project (East Target).
Fieldwork started at the site in June, including the collection of surface samples, ground-truthing of the discovered targets, and staking claims. Primary rock and soil samples have been sent for test, and it is anticipated that findings will be obtained by mid-summer 2019. Up until 2019, Granite Creek has staked a further 21 claims extending the land package to 115 km2.
We are very encouraged with the results from our first pass compilation and initial field work that has identified four multi-kilometer-scale exploration targets that show the potential for rapid advancement to drill testing. These results are a testament to the under-explored potential of this part of the high-grade Minto Copper District.
Tim Johnson, President and CEO, Granite Creek Copper Ltd.
Johnson added, “Our experienced exploration team will continue to employ a systematic approach to exploration as we move into the second phase of the 2019 field season, which will include geological mapping, multi-element soil and rock sampling and possible additional geophysical surveys.”