Drill hole KC18-225-W1 is the final hole drilled at Esso and returned 11.5m of 1.9 percent copper equivalent including a 1.5m high grade intersection of 6.6 percent copper equivalent.
Kutcho Copper (TSXV:KC) has announced final drill results from the Esso deposit and initial results from the Main deposit at its Kutcho high grade copper-zinc project in British Columbia.
According to the release, drill hole KC18-225-W1 is the final hole drilled at Esso and returned 11.5m of 1.9 percent copper equivalent including a 1.5m high grade intersection of 6.6 percent copper equivalent. This hole intersected a copper mineralized carbonate-silica exhalite, followed by 38m of lapilli tuff, containing 20-25 percent pyrite and 3 percent chalcopyrite. Within this tuff, several intervals of high grade chalcopyrite stringers occur that extends mineralization below the resource block model.
President and CEO of Kutcho, Vince Sorace said:
“We have now completed all the field work required on the Esso deposit for the feasibility study. We will now embark on generating a new mineral resource estimate for Esso while completing resource expansion drilling on the Main deposit. The results from hole KC18-225-W1 are particularly exciting as it consists of a previously unrecognized stringer zone to the Esso lens that lies outside of the current mineral resource block model and may be discordant to the main trend of mineralization. As a result, the intersection remains open down dip and along strike.”