Miner launches drilling programme at Brazilian copper project

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Vancouver-based Giga Metals has announced the launch of a first phase reconnaissance drilling programme at the company’s Sedimentary-hosted copper exploration project in Piaui, Brazil.


The program’s objective is to test the potential of a series of priority targets generated in the course of this year, the company said in a statement.


"Our initial program will be 10 holes with a roto-percussive drill at an average planned hole depth of 150 meters at an approximate spacing of 500m to 1000m," said Mark Jarvis, the chief executive of the Canadian business.


"These boreholes aim to demonstrate the presence of copper mineralization associated with the targeted prospective stratigraphy at relatively shallow depth and interpreted 'feeder structures' believed to be associated or coincident with larger regional faults," according to the CEO.