Globex Mining Enterprises Inc (TSE:GMX) (OTCMKTS:GLBXF) partner Chibougamau Independent Mines Inc (CVE:CBG) said Tuesday that it had ended the current drill program at its C-3 copper/gold discovery on the Bateman Bay property in Quebec but will resume again in the winter.
Core from the last holes will soon be moved to the coreshack where final logging and core splitting will take place and samples sent for analysis.
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The drill has now been moved to the Copper Cliff property to test a perceived plunge direction of historical gold mineralization.
The C-3 copper and gold property is part of Chibougamau's wholly owned Bateman Bay property, and results along with drilling to date show the zone is open in various directions.
Globex, an exploration, royalty and property bank, holds a 3% gross metal royalty (GMR) on the Bateman Bay and Grandroy Mine properties.
"It is our intention to return to the C-3 zone this winter in order to test the southeastern strike of the zone from the ice as drilling from a barge would be very costly," said Chibougamau in the statement.
"In addition, several other target areas have been outlined where shallow historical drilling in numerous holes has indicated one or more copper/gold zones that are open to depth on strike of the C-3 zone. Similarly, if the Copper Cliff drill hole returns good assays, additional drilling will be planned."
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