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The Alotta focus will be on the high-grade copper-palladium-platinum mineralisation intersected during drilling in October 2019.

Chase Mining Corporation Ltd - Chase Mining Corporation begins Alotta Copper-Platinum Group Elements (PGE)-Nickel Project drilling

Drilling at Alotta is expected to be completed within 10 days

Chase Mining Corporation Ltd will begin a diamond drilling program today at the Alotta Copper-Platinum Group Elements (PGE)-Nickel Project in Quebec, Canada.

The focus will be on high-grade copper-palladium-platinum mineralisation intersected during the October 2019 drilling, which returned a 4.1-metre zone of mineralisation hosted in feldspar porphyry from 55.3 metres downhole.

The company originally proposed to begin drilling first at the nearby Lorraine Gold Project but there has been a COVID-19 related delay in receipt of the approvals.

‘Spectacular’ grades

The Alotta program will consist of up to seven holes pending visual results during core logging and it is anticipated to be completed within 10 days.

Assays from the 2019 drilling returned up to 5.3% copper, 4.9 g/t palladium, 0.9 g/t platinum, 0.26% nickel and 12 g/t silver.

This included a ‘spectacular’ porphyry-hosted ‘bonanza grade’ 0.5-metre zone of chalcopyrite-pyrrhotite massive sulphide from 55.3 metres assaying 22% copper, 34 g/t palladium, 3.5 g/t platinum, 0.78% nickel, 1.4% zinc and 65 g/t silver.

The Lorraine drilling program is expected to begin immediately after the Alotta program is completed.