Superior Copper Corp. is undertaking a 25,000-metre drill program at its property near Sault Ste. Marie. The drilling will start on June 15.
The company, which owns 100 per cent of the project, located 85 kilometres north of the Sault, will test for iron oxide copper gold deposits as a follow-up to airborne ZTEM surveying done over the entire project area in April. The Superior property, which covers 15,789 hectares (158 sq km), has had no historic drilling deeper than 225 vertical metres.
Superior Copper’s project is focused primarily on the site of the past-producing Coppercorp Mine, which operated as an underground copper mine from 1965 to 1972, milling 1,021,358 tons of ore and producing 24 million pounds of copper, 2,000 ounces of gold and 228,000 ounces of silver.