Kutcho Copper Expands Drill Targets at Copper-Dominant Project

Kutcho Copper (TSX-V: KC)(OTC: KCCFF) — currently trading around C$0.73 per share — has outlined a number of potential open pit and underground resource expansion targets at its 100%-owned, flagship Kutcho Copper-Zinc Project located in British Columbia, Canada.

The newly identified targets are allocated around the Main, Sumac, and Esso deposits and have the potential to expand resources beyond those being considered for inclusion in the company’s upcoming Feasibility Study slated for release later this month.

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Already, the company is envisioning an open pit mining scenario for the majority of the Main deposit with a focus on high-grade, near-surface mineralized zones that will be included in the FS.

Kutcho CEO, Vince Sorace, commented via     

“We are finalizing a detailed exploration plan for the Project that provides numerous opportunities to increase the open pit and underground mineral resources available for inclusion in future mine plans at the existing Main, Sumac and Esso deposits. In addition, we plan to advance a number of green fields targets that show potential for discovery of completely new deposits and which have not seen any exploration conducted since 1990. The prospective mineralized horizons that host the three existing deposits repeat three times across our land position and VMS deposits typically occur in clusters along favourable horizons. With three deposits already identified along the Main-Sumac-Esso horizon and multiple underexplored targets, the Project has the making of a classic VMS district with significant upside potential.”

In other words, there’s plenty of potential for resource expansion by way of the drill-bit above and beyond what the company will be including in its upcoming FS. As always, the drills are the ultimate truth-machine so the next few batches of assays could have quite a lot to say about the eventual combined tonnage of the primary deposit areas.

Additionally, last month, Kutcho released a re-estimation of the mineral resource at the Main deposit, resulting in a 21% increase in Measured & Indicated (M&I) tonnes compared to the previous estimate.

That estimate now stands at 22.8 million tonnes M&I averaging 2.26% copper equivalent [1.1 billion pounds CuEq], comprising 765 million pounds of contained copper, 1.1 billion pounds of contained zinc, 288,000 oz of contained gold, and 20.6 million oz of contained silver.

Thus, as this already large resource continues to reveal its broader potential for becoming an even larger VMS-style deposit cluster, the Kutcho team has concurrently announced positive results from recent bulk sample test-work aimed at determining the effectiveness of utilizing ore sorting technology to improve the processed grade and reducing the mill feed tonnage of mineral resources.

Results include a 13% overall reduction of run-of-mine material reporting to the milling and flotation circuit and metal recovery [copper, zinc, silver, and gold] from the material reporting to the ore sorter in the order of 99 percent.

And on the all-important ESG front, the sample test-work showed a reduction in carbon footprint by the requirement for a smaller tailings management facility along with lower power and water demand.

Keep in mind also that there are a lot of important “green energy” metals that make up the bulk of the Kutcho deposit. And that’s important as the US, Canada, and other established economies continue to make gains in fostering a cleaner and greener energy future for our planet.

For speculators, the benefits of developing an asset of this type, and of this size, within the friendly confines of North America and with ESG initiatives at the forefront are obvious.

My colleague Gerardo Del Real of Junior Resource Monthly has been delivering all the key insights on Kutcho’s accelerated progress at the Kutcho Copper-Zinc project including multiple exclusive interviews with CEO, Vince Sorace.  

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And click here for our feature report on Kutcho Copper.

Yours in profits,

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Mike Fagan
Editor, Resource Stock Digest

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