Drills 380.97 meters of 0.365% Cu and 264.86 meters of 0.421% Cu at Poplar Copper Project
Plans to continue to expand the size of the deposit
Tasca Resources Ltd. (TAC.V) reported the results of the winter 2018 diamond drilling program at its Poplar copper property, southwest of Houston, British Columbia, Canada.
Drill Assay Highlights:
18-PC-126 was mineralized from top of bedrock to full depth, averaging 0.365% Cu, 0.015% Mo, 0.145g/t Au and 2.31 g/t Ag over 380.97 metres. The last 30.17 metres contained the strongest mineralization: 0.554% Cu, 0.027% Mo, 0.104g/t Au and 4.44 g/t Ag; indicating the historic IP conclusion of mineralization continuing to depth appears valid.
18-PC-127 was mineralized from top of bedrock to full depth, averaging 0.421% Cu, 0.013% Mo, 0.105g/t Au and 2.63 g/t Ag over 264.86 metres, including a 27 metre interval averaging 0.643% Cu, 0.030% Mo, 0.146g/t Au and 2.62 g/t Ag.
18-PC-127 intersected 0.330% Cu, 0.002 % Mo, 0.118 g/t Au and 3.46 g/t Ag over 151.10 metres between 122.8 metres and 273.9 metres
Mineralization consists of both dissemination pyrite and chalcopyrite and stockwork vein to veinlet pyrite, chalcopyrite and molybdenite.
The purpose of the 2018 program was to extend to depth and expand the known mineralization: 18-PC-126 extended PC-22 from 184.1 metres to 404.47 metres ending in mineralization; 18-PC-127 extended PC-24 from 214.6 metres to 270.36 metres ending in mineralization; 18-PC-127 extended PC-19 from 188.1 metres to 273.9 metres. These three widely spaced holes also provided material for future metallurgical sampling.
These results further indicate the potential to significantly expand the area of known mineralization at Poplar Property. Based on the assays above an aggressive and extensive drill programme will be designed to continue to expand the size of the known deposit. Tasca plans to both continue to drill laterally and to depth to increase the main deposit and to systematically test the satellite zones. A permit for further drilling is in place.
About the Poplar
The Poplar copper deposit hosts an historical indicated mineral resource of 131 million tonnes grading 0.31 per cent copper, 0.009 per cent molybdenum, 0.09 gram per tonne gold and 2.39 grams per tonne silver, and a historical inferred mineral resource of 132 million tonnes grading 0.27 per cent Cu, 0.005 per cent Mo, 0.07 g/t Au and 3.75 g/t Ag has been identified through the drilling of 147 historical holes.