- Limited exploration in known near-surface porphyry, and breccia mineralization associated with larger resistivity lows and chargeability highs.
- Mineralized bodies are open for expansion both laterally and at depth.
- Historical exploration at the JR Zone by Jogran Mines (1964), Phelps Dodge (1966), Duration Mines (1988), Noranda (1992) and Aurogin Resources (1997) encountered relatively broad near-surface intersections of copper mineralization that are untested below 200 m.
Richards Breccia Target: Near-surface high-grade copper
AR98-07: (from 36-63 m) 27 m @ 1.46% Cu, 0.17 g/t Au, 3.8 g/t Ag
AR97-25: (from 42.5-83 m) 40 m @ 0.86 % Cu, 0.06 g/t Au, 3.5 g/t Ag
Jogran Porphyry Target: Surface porphyry drilled to a depth of 200 m
JDH-13: (from 5 to 152m) 147m @ 0.27%Cu, 0.07%MoS2
JDH-16 (from 5 to 170m) 165m @ 0.23%Cu, 0.05%MoS2
Significant copper and molybdenum values in the soil samples demonstrate possible porphyry and/or breccia-style mineralization along strike between the Richards and Jogran targets (located 900 m apart on a NE-SW trend) and to the southeast of Richards, expanding the JR target zone to 1.5 km by 850 m.