Libero Copper & Gold has announced plans for its 2020 drill program on its Big Red property in the Golden Triangle of northwest British Columbia. The surface program was underway in mid-June, and drill camp construction began in early July. Drilling was scheduled to begin in July and continue through August.
The drill camp has excellent infrastructure with a neighboring placer mine and both road access and a dedicated airstrip.
The surface program, which consists of additional geochemical sampling and mapping, will be used to guide a 3,000-m, 16-hole drill program. The surface program will advance the 19 multi-element geochemical anomalies identified in the company’s 2019 field program and high-conductivity targets identified by a recent ZTEM geophysical survey in order to identify additional high-probability drill targets for the 2020 field season.
Initial planning calls for 1,000 m of track-mounted reverse circulation reconnaissance (RC) drilling in 10 shallow holes at the best targets. The RC work is intended to rapidly provide subsurface confirmation of the high soil and rock values.
Results will be used to better target an initial round of 2,000 m of core drilling in six holes. On-site XRF analysis will be utilized to analyze rock chip samples and drill core for pathfinder elements to focus exploration in real-time.
Core drilling is planned for August, leaving time for compilation and interpretation of results and implementation of a follow-up program in the early fall, should results warrant.