Doré Copper Mining Corp. reports that it has been given the permit for drilling in the Joe Mann property located in Québec, Canada.
The Joe Mann property is part of the option agreement declared by Doré Copper Mining on January 2nd, 2020. In addition, Doré Copper Mining has advised local stakeholders about its drilling plans to be conducted at the Joe Mann property.
Once the present drilling program at the Cedar Bay property of Doré Copper Mining is completed, drilling operations will be initiated in about two weeks.
We are excited to focus on our high priority exploration targets at this high-grade gold underground asset that remains open at depth and along strike, given market fundamentals that have strengthened gold prices to record-setting highs.
Ernest Mast, President and CEO, Doré Copper Mining Corp.
Both drill rigs will follow up on EE-188 and EE-189B holes that were drilled earlier in 2008 after operations were stopped in the mine. While the EE-188 Hole intersected 3.02 m grading 1.30% copper (Cu) and 30.3 g per ton (g/t) gold (Au), the EE-189B hole intersected 1.88 m grading 0.40% Cu and 26.66 g/t Au.
The intersections are 150 m apart and about 170 m underneath the lowest mining level in the mine. No previous drilling was performed to follow up on the high-grade extensions. The above image shows a long section view of the region to be drilled.
As one of the highest-grade gold mines in Canada, the Joe Mann Gold Mine yielded 1.17 million oz of Au grading 8.26 g/t from 1956 to 2007. The mine is situated about 60 km from Doré Copper Mining’s Copper Rand mill, in which ore from the Joe Mann property was processed from 2004 until it was closed in 2007. The mine can be accessed by all-season roads.
Highlights of the Joe Mann Gold Mine
- The Joe Mann Gold Mine produced 1.173 million oz of Au grading 8.26 g/t Au, 28.7 million lb of Cu at 0.25% Cu, and 607,000 oz of silver at 5 g/t Ag.
- Mineralization continues to remain persistent and strong at depth with the EE-189B hole intersecting 26.66 g/t Au across 1.8 m and the EE-188 hole intersecting 1.3% Cu and 30.3 g/t Au across 3.02 m, extending the Main Zone 170 m down dip.
- The West Zone, which was discovered more recently, is a prospective structural off-set that remains exposed. It is a high-priority upcoming exploration target with historical intercepts that include 3.93 m at 31.54 g/t Au, 2.44 m at 24.62 g/t Au, 3.2 m at 16.1 g/t Au, and 2.62 m at 24.28 g/t Au
- Exploration potential continues to be excellent, such as the latest parallel zones discovered by new surface prospecting work that lie just a few hundred meters to the south of the main mine.
- Infrastructure is well developed and includes the administration office, power, year-round road access, and a shaft down to the 1,145-m level.
Doré Copper Mining has planned to drill a pair of holes quite close to the historical holes, with at least a single wedge for each hole. Furthermore, the drill collars will be situated on the contiguous property, also called Joe Mann—a joint venture between SOQUEM (35%) and Jessie Resources (65%) (optioned by Doré Copper Mining).
The two holes will cross an untested region of the Rohault Zone, which is a portion of the 65/35 joint venture. The nearest intersection to those planned on the Rohault Zone comes from the H-156 hole, which intersected 0.67 m at 11.0 g/t Au. In addition, 35% of the field expenses of the joint venture will be contributed by SOQUEM.