Ero Copper Intercepts 5.57 Percent Copper at Vermelhos Mine

- June 6th, 2018

The update includes results from the various exploration drill programs from February through to the end of April 2018.

Ero Copper (TSX: ERO) has released a quarterly update on the ongoing exploration and resource definition drilling programs at its Pilar, Vermelhos and Surubim mineral districts, all part of its Vale de Curaçá property located in Bahia state, Brazil.

The update includes results from the various exploration drill programs from February through to the end of April 2018.

As highlighted in the press release:

  • At the Vermelhos mine, hole FVS-212 intersected 39.8 meters grading 5.57 percent copper including 21.9 meters grading 9.43 percent copper.  This hole is the first to test the south extensions of the main Vermelhos deposit and was drilled approximately 25 meters south of the main Vermelhos ore bodies.  The newly identified extension remains open to the south.
  • At the Pilar mine, holes FC4884 intersected 18.0 meters grading 6.28 percent copper and FC4986 intersected 6.9 meters grading 5.82 percent copper and 15.4 meters grading 3.71 percent copper.  These two holes are the deepest intercepts yet of copper mineralization and were drilled approximately 235 meters below the extent of all previously known mineralization.  They represent down-dip extensions of copper mineralization on the east limb of the Pilar mine with the zone remaining open along strike and at depth.
  • Hole FC5331 that intersected 44.7 meters grading 1.56 percent copper including 19.4 meters grading 2.24 percent copper (part of the Pilar North Extension – R22 Underground program);
  • Hole CRN7-64 that intersected 11.0 meters grading 7.70 percent oxide copper (12.06 percent copper total) (part of the Vermelhos oxide program).

Click here to view the full Ero Copper (TSX:ERO) press release.

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