- Culpeo Minerals (CPO) begins a phase two drilling program at its Lana Corina project in Chile
- The program will include nine to 10 holes to extend mineralisation discovered in phase one drilling, which returned 257 metres at 0.95 per cent copper and 81 ppm molybdenum
- This drilling also aims to test high-priority targets generated from mapping and geophysical work
- Managing Director Max Tuesley says this program has the potential to “materially increase the size of the Lana Corina copper mineralised system”
- Company shares are up 4.17 per cent to 12.5 cents at 3:19 pm AEDT
Culpeo Minerals (CPO) has begun a phase two drilling program at its Lana Corina project in Chile.
This second program is expected to include nine to 10 holes for 5000 metres. It aims to extend mineralisation discovered in a phase one drilling program at the project as well as drill test new, high-priority district targets.
Previous drilling at Lana Corina uncovered “significant” copper mineralisation, including the presence of outcropping breccia pipes and a deeper porphyry-related mineral system.
Highlighted phase one results include 257 metres at 0.95 per cent copper and 81 parts per million (ppm) molybdenum from 170 metres and 89 metres at 1.06 per cent copper and 145 ppm molybdenum from 302.1 metres.
Managing Director Max Tuesley said the phase two drilling aimed to double the size of the mineralised footprint defined in phase one.
“This program has the potential to materially increase the size of the Lana Corina copper mineralised system and demonstrate the exciting potential for Culpeo to continue to grow the project given the highly successful phase one results and the exciting targets we have delineated throughout the district,” Mr Tuesley said.
The footprint of the Lana Corina system is 500 metres by 400 metres and remains open at depth.
Culpeo shares were up 4.17 per cent to 12.5 cents at 3:19 pm AEDT.