Midnight Sun Mining Corp. (TSX-V: MMA) has announced the results of their recently completed core drilling program of the Zambia copper mine on the Solwezi copper property in northwest Zambia.
The drill program, which took place from April to May 2014 and consisted of 739 meters HQ core drilled in 12 holes, was designed to both locate primary copper mineralization and to expand the area of high grade copper mineralization.
“[The] results continue to confirm the presence of high grade, near surface, oxide copper mineralization in this location,” said Robert Sibthorpe, President and CEO of Midnight Sun in a recent press release.
“The Company is actively reviewing the information provided by these latest results to further delineate the geological model and design a follow up exploration program to expand the known mineralized areas and identify the source of this high grade copper,” Mr.Sibthorpe continued.
According to the company’s released findings, highlights of significant, near surface copper mineralization include the following:
• 5.71% copper over 14.2 metres, including 9.58% copper over 7.2 metres in drill hole SLZ-DD-14-010;
• 5.08% copper over 8.0 metres in drill hole SLZ-DD-14-005; and
• 6.27% copper over 4.5 metres in drill hole SLZ-DD-14-001.
Note: The above reported lengths are intercept lengths and not estimated true widths.
Drilling for the program was completed by Layne Drilling Zambia and assaying was performed by an accredited Australian-based lab, Genalysis Laboratory Services.