Rambler Metals & Mining has announced the start of a surface diamond drilling programme at the Ming Copper-Gold Mine targeting the depth extension of both the Lower Footwall Zone (LFZ) and high grade Ming Massive Sulphides (MMS).
In addition, the company is providing an update on its in-mine exploration activities since August 2016.
- A directional surface drilling program has been initiated on the Company's Lower Footwall Zone ('LFZ'). This program will test up to one kilometer beyond the current known mineralized trend. The new drill program will test the down plunge trend of the LFZ between depths of 1,200 meters and 1,800 meters below sea level.
- Drilling contractors have been mobilized onsite with the program expected to continue over the next six to eight months.
- Since August 2016 the Company has completed 5,680 meters of new drilling in the Ming Massive Sulphide ('MMS').
- New drilling into the Ming North Zone ('MNZ') has shown continued mineralization at depth. This zone was the primary mining horizon for the historic operation; however, it remains largely unexplored at depth. This zone, while part of the MMS package, is not included in any of the Company's mineral resource or reserve estimates and with more drilling could potentially be a new source of high grade massive sulphides for the operation. Ming North Zone drilling highlights include (See Table 1 and Note 1 below for further details): R17-675-04: 4.00 m of 3.17% Cu with 6.56 g/t Au; R17-675-05: 21.00 m of 3.10% Cu with 1.13 g/t Au; R17-675-07: 17.97 m of 2.79% Cu with 1.73 g/t Au.