Copper Mountain Mining has reported the assay results from eight diamond drill-holes completed in the Saddle zone and below Pit 2 of the Copper Mountain project in Canada.

The company said that the drilling is aimed at defining additional mineralization in areas outside of the mine plan, specifically, the upper part of the Saddle zone and below the Pits 1 and 2.

Drilling has defined some additional mineralization within the Saddle zone and, more importantly, demonstrated that mineralization in the Pit 2 area extends to significant depths below the currently planned Super Pit.

A total of fourteen holes were drilled from the Saddle Zone along six northwest-southeast oriented sections, which were spaced on approximate 60m centres.

Drill holes 10SD-63, 65, 67, 69and 70 are shorter holes within the Saddle zone, whereas 10SD-68, 71 and 75 are the deeper holes testing below Pit 2. Drill hole 10SD-75 is the lone hole that was drilled in a south-westerly direction from the north side of the Pit 2.

The current holes drilled in the Saddle zone only returned relatively narrow intersections, and drill holes 10SD-67 and 70 did not contain significant intersections.

Drill holes that were extended through the Saddle zone and below Pit 2 were consistent in yielding significant intersections.