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Kerr Mines initiates first phase of surface drilling at Copperstone Mine

Published 15 August 2017

Kerr Mines announced that it has initiated the first phase of the surface exploration drilling campaign for the 2017 Copperstone Mine exploration program and pre-feasibility study.

Approximately 15,000 feet of drilling is allocated to the first phase with the goals of further defining the parallel Footwall Zone and increasing the existing resource in the Copperstone Zone. 

The parallel Footwall Zone is located approximately 500 feet to the Southwest on the footwall side of the Copperstone Zone which was previously mined by open pit and underground methods.  Previous successful drilling has indicated that further drilling is warranted to advance the definition the Footwall Zone.

The objective is to continue to build from prior successful drilling results in the Footwall Zone which has indicated similar inclination attitude, rock type, alteration, width and grade as is seen the Copperstone Zone. It is also designed to strengthen the Copperstone Zone along strike and increase its down dip extension. 

"We are very pleased to have completed the planning of the program and are excited to begin executing it. The 2017 Copperstone exploration program is the cornerstone for the forthcoming pre-feasibility study and is a key component to the strategy of advancing the Copperstone Mine project towards a production decision, " said Martin Kostuik, President Kerr Mines.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and reviewed and approved by Michael R. Smith, Registered Geologist., a "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101 for this project.

Source: Company Press Release