Canadian miner secures positive results for Chilean copper mine

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Vancouver-based Battery Mineral Resources Corp. has unveiled positive initial drill core assay results from this year’s exploration and in-fill drill program at the Punitaqui copper mine in Chile. The company said in a statement the mine is sated for resumption of production in mid-2022.


Martin Kostuik, the chief executive of Battery Mineral Resources Corp., said that the firm was “pleased to announce these initial very encouraging copper intercepts from our Punitaqui drilling program.”


“The SAS-21-05 intercept grading 2.06% Copper over a 9-meter down-hole interval complements historical drill results and confirms the high-grade nature of the San Andres disseminated sulphide mineralization,” he said. “We believe these results demonstrate that this drilling program has the potential to provide the Company with an additional source of copper and gold ore along with existing ore at the adjacent Cinabrio mine.”