On Feb. 16 Yellowhead Mining Inc. reported that it had increased the estimated size of its proposed Harper Creek copper-gold-silver mine near Vavenby by more than 50 per cent.
Last week the company reported results for certain drill holes that supported the increase in the estimated size of the ore body.
On Monday, Yellowhead reported results for drill holes from HC11-120 through HC11-130, which represent a series of “step out” holes drilled following the completion of resource drilling referred to in its news release of Feb. 16. The most recent drill holes were meant to further investigate mineralization along strike, down dip and at depth. The holes were positioned to the east and west of the proposed pit limit. In addition two in-fill holes were drilled near the centre of the deposit, to support the block model estimates and provide increased confidence in the resource estimate in that area.
“These results confirm our previous hypothesis that the ore body is open along strike, down dip to the north and at depth. Also, the in-fill drilling shows the high degree of continuity of the deposit and confirms the projection of resources in the PEA in areas previously sparsely drilled,” said Ian Smith, Yellowhead president and CEO.
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