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Thor Mining commences drilling at Alford East

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The directors of Thor Mining Plc have announced the commencement of drilling at Alford East Copper-Gold Project, South Australia.

Project highlights

  • 2000 m diamond drilling programme has commenced.
  • This drilling programme focuses on depth extension and structural delineation of the northern mineralised domains of the Alford East copper-gold deposit.
  • Thor Mining awarded AUS$300 000 from the South Australia government under the Accelerated Discovery Initiative (ADI) which will be partially used for resource drilling.
  • Core and water samples will be collected for hydrometallurgical test work as part of the In Situ Recovery (ISR) assessment process.

Nicole Galloway Warland, Managing Director of Thor Mining, commented: "Thor is excited about commencing its maiden drilling programme at Alford East, where our geology teams' new geological model strongly indicates new weathering boundaries opening up copper oxide mineralisation potential at depth and along strike.

“At a time when the copper price is at decade highs, Thor is fast tracking the exploration and development of the Alford East copper project. We look forward to updating the marketing with drilling results in the coming weeks.

“Thor have developed an educational, explanatory video on In Situ Recovery and how it will be utilised at our Alford East Copper Gold Project. ISR is an environmentally sustainable technique which reduces the impact of mining activities on the land, as well as mining costs associated with the extraction of ore. Thor is delighted to be at the forefront of the industry with regards to the implementation of this technology."

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