The Brewer project is located on the 397-hectare producing property in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
The company thus confirmed the downward and westward extension of the target breccia structure beneath the former mine.
Carolina Rush announced that the first two drill holes of its current 2,000-meter drill program at the Brewer copper-gold project in South Carolina intersected extensive zones of mineralized breccia.
The company noted that this confirms the downward and westward extension of the target breccia structure beneath the former mine.
- B23C-018 intersected a 55-meter zone of heavily altered breccia of variable mineralization that includes a 10-meter interval of massive sulfide mineralization with notable chalcocite, a copper-bearing sulfide mineral.
- B23C-019 intersected a 40 meter interval of strongly altered and variably mineralized breccia, plus discrete mineralized zones with notable chalcocite and visible gold observed in the hanging wall of the Brewer breccia structure.
- The third well (B23C-020), which also targets the gap beneath the old mine, is underway.
- Pending trials. Samples were sent to the ALS sample preparation laboratory in Twin Falls, ID, and results from gold and multi-element analyzes are expected in mid-December.
Patrick Quigley, senior geologist and exploration manager at Carolina Rush, said the company is very encouraged by the visual results from the first two wells of the 2023 program.
“Not only are we defining the mineralized breccia structure beneath the old pit, but we are also intercepting unrecognized mineralization within and outside the Brewer breccia,” Quigley said.
He indicated that they were looking forward to receiving analytical results from these first two wells and applying those results to our working exploration model of the Brewer system.
Carolina Rush added that the primary objectives of the ongoing core drilling program are to define and extend mineralization beneath the former Brewer gold mine, where previous drilling by Rush has shown significant widths and grades of gold and copper mineralization remaining. .
The first three holes of the program are inclined holes drilled from west to east beneath the former mine, and aim to define the geometry of the mineralized breccia and test the western extent of this zone.
The company has drilled 682 meters to date in the first two wells: B23C-018 was drilled to 270 meters deep and B23C-019 was drilled to 412 meters deep.
Following the first three holes, the Company will test the newly discovered zone of gold-copper mineralization identified in hole 15 of the 2021 program which intercepted previously unrecognized gold-copper mineralization 150 meters south of the former mine.