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Canyon Copper completes drilling at Bootleg Lake
Canyon Copper Corp. announces that the Company has completed the planned diamond drilling program on Canyon’s Bootleg Lake project. The Bootleg Lake project is located near Creighton, Saskatchewan, Canada, five kilometres southwest of the city of Flin Flon, Manitoba.
During early February 2018, Canyon was granted a Surface Exploration Permit by the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Environment, and in the second half of February began drilling at the Rio and Newcor target areas. This drill program was completed in March 2018 with 4 NQ diamond drill holes completed, totaling 1,446 metres. Three drill holes were completed at the Rio (Bootleg) target and one at the Newcor target.
The exploration plan was to drill target two high priority targets on the Bootleg Lake project, the past producing Newcor and Rio gold mines. The exploration strategy is to test historical data, expand the zones of known mineralization and obtain precise geological and structural information. At both targets the plan was to test potential at depth extension of the known working which had reached a maximum depth of 120 to 130 metres during mining in the 1940’s and 1980’s.
At the past producing Rio mine site, three diamond drill holes totaling 993 metres were completed from two drill sites. The drill holes were planned to intersect the Rio fault and zone of mineralization at a depth of between 175 and 250 metres below surface. At Newcor a single drill hole of 453 metres was completed as the program was modified due to ice conditions. The change in program resulted in a single longer drill hole.
Drill logging and sampling is underway, supervised by Anthony Spooner P.Geo. of Flin Flon, Manitoba. It is anticipated that initial results will be available within four weeks. Below is an outline of the sampling, QA/QC and analytical procedures.