Nevada Copper has reported further encouraging step-out drilling results from the Pumpkin Hollow property in Nevada.
The company drilled the holes NC11-07, NC11-12, and NC11-15 in the North deposit. There was a successful mineralization extension through the holes NC11-12 and NC11-15. Additionally the expansion of the mineralized zones NC11-15 has substantiated the continuity of the near surface high-grade mineralization, which returned 1.32% copper in an average over 109.1 m. The company drilled the hole NC11-12 along the deposit’s northeast boundary. The hole cut two huge intervals that encountered an average of 0.41% copper over true widths of 45.5 m and 59.4 m and 0.51% copper over 44.4 m and 57.9 m.
The Vice President of the company has stated that the drill program at the North deposit continues to extend the mineralization along the mineralized zones that are stacked deeply and to the northeast. It is anticipated that these encouraging results may effect positively on the designs of the upcoming open pit mines, through material conversions and potential extension of the final pit shell. The focus of the 2011 drill program is continuing on the expansion and step-out drilling and to conduct follow-up drilling program in both the regions.
The company has drilled numerous holes along the borders of the additional deposits. The drill hole NC11-08 at East deposit’s northwest border has cut thin mineralization. The company encountered low-grade shallow mineralization at the drill hole NC11-06, along the northeast border of the South deposit. This near surface mineralization stays open and Nevada Copper has planned for a follow up drill program. The location of the drill hole NC11-10 is in the Southern deposit and NC11-11 is in the Eastern deposit.