Superior Copper Begins Additional Drilling

- November 16th, 2015

Superior Copper (TSXV:SPC) reported the start of an exploration program at its Superior project in Ontario. The company is planning up to five diamond drill holes for a total of up to 3,500 meters.

Superior Copper (TSXV:SPC) reported the start of an exploration program at its Superior project in Ontario. The company is planning up to five diamond drill holes for a total of up to 3,500 meters.
As quoted in the press release:

The location and geometry of many mineralized zones are strongly controlled by structures that provide pathways for metal-rich fluids. The intensity of hydrothermal alteration related to these fluids will increase towards a host structure and thus can be used to infer a vein location. At the Superior Project, a pattern of silicification, epidote-specularite, and argillic (clay) alteration has been recognized in areas of known high-grade mineralization, such as the Coppercorp Mine and the 3M Zone, as well as in areas that have never been systematically explored. Silicification is an increase of silica content (i.e. quartz, opal, chalcedony) that can increase a rock’s resistance to erosion, often forming topographic highs as a result.
A distinct pattern of ridges has been identified on the property using a method developed as part of ongoing research by the Company. Reconnaissance mapping of these ridges supports the presence of silicification, accompanied or underlain by epidote-specularite alteration, which in turn is overprinted by increasing argillic alteration lower in the stratigraphy. If drilling confirms the presence of mineralized structures associated with this alteration pattern, the Company will be able to use these criteria as vectors to target additional structures on the property.

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