The group said the highlight was hole OPM-19-18 which intersected 2.54% copper equivalent over 74 metres beginning at 28 metres downhole. Included in that intersection was 4.15% copper equivalent (CuEq) over 25 metres and 5.4% CuEq over 14.5 metres.
Hole 18 was drilled to 104 metres, and while intersecting Vein #20 towards the end of the hole was mineralized almost throughout, starting from 28 metres. and was drilled towards Vein #20 located north of Vein #3 and the Glory Hole.
Hole 16 was drilled to 152 metres in between Vein #3 and the Glory Hole and Vein #2. The hole was drilled towards the hinge of the anticline of the rhyolite-pyroxenite/gabbro contact and yielded 0.56% CuEq over 97 metres, including 0.72% CuEq over 50 metres, and 1.39% CuEq over 10 metres.
Hole 15 is a 38 metre hole which was drilled towards Vein #1 and ended in a stope. Drilling intersected 0.39% CuEq over 16 metres.
Hole 17 was drilled 80 metres west of Hole 18 towards the Rhyolite-Pyroxenite/Gabbro contact to a depth of 95.3 metres. A single sample composite yielded 1.13% CuEq over 2 metres starting at 18 metres.
The holes are the fifth batch of results encompassing drill holes 15 to 18 of a 23 drill hole, 3,364 metre drill campaign. Power Ore said it will report subsequent results as it receives them.
The company pointed out that field based and drill hole evidence clearly indicate that several orientations of veins are present on the Opemiska Property but that around the Springer Mine the veins are predominantly East West with a steep dip to the north. South directed drill holes are intersecting those veins near perpendicular.
However in the disseminated mineralization, there are veins with various core angles suggesting that other directions may be important, it added.
The Opemiska Copper Complex is located adjacent to the town of Chapais, Quebec within the Chibougamau region.
Opemiska is also within the Abitibi Greenstone belt and within the boundaries of the Province of Quebec’s Plan Nord which promotes and funds infrastructure and development of natural resource projects. The project consists of 11 mining claims and covers the past producing Springer & Perry mines which were owned and operated by Falconbridge.
The project has excellent in place infrastructure including a powerstation and direct access to Highway 113 and the Canadian National Railway.
Opemiska was mined by Falconbridge as a high-grade underground mining operation and was in production for over 35 years prior to Ex-In acquiring the property in 1993.
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