Rambler extends depth of Ming ore zones with first surface hole
Rambler Metals and Mining has completed the first hole of its surface exploration program on the Ming Copper-Gold mine property in Newfoundland and Labrador. The hole, drilled to a depth of 1771 metres, confirmed the depth extension of the two ores zones being mined on the property, the Ming Massive Sulphide and the Lower Footwall Zone.
Mineralized intersections include 6.3 metres of 2.85% copper and 2.99 gpt gold in the massive sulphides and 40 metres of 1.42 % copper in the footwall zone, including 7.6 metres of 2.27% copper. The intersections lie approximately 300 metres from known reserves and confirm improved grades and thicknesses at depth.
Rambler maintains an ongoing quality assurance and quality control program (‘QA/QC’) to ensure that exploration data collected adheres to all compliance regulations and CIM best practices. Rambler maintains written field procedures and has had independent audit and verification geological database and all data related to drilling, surveying, sampling and assaying.
Rambler’s QA/QC program includes insertion of blanks, duplicates and standard samples in regular intervals. Analytical control measures for the drilling program involve both internal and external laboratory check samples to ensure that data received and used are accurate and reliable. Rambler has integrated the database management program MX Deposit as an effective and efficient way to manage assay data as well as QA/QC tracking and reporting.
Rambler plans to drill an additional five holes to explore for new mineralization in the Lower Footwall Zone up to one kilometre below the known reserves. Concurrently, the company will continue advancing Phase III engineering studies with a view to increasing production to 2,000 mtpd at the mine.
Read the full news release on the company’s website.