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Idaho Copper receives results from Veracio scanning work

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Global Mining Review,

Idaho Copper Corp. has announced that it has received results from scanning work performed by Veracio’s TruScan XRF (X-ray fluorescence) technology on the first six drillholes from the Company’s CuMo deposit in Idaho.

Idaho Copper receives results from Veracio scanning work

The work involved the detailed scanning of cores at 1.5 cm intervals, allowing the Company to examine the grades, composition, and distribution of copper and molybdenum contained in the deposit. The work is a follow up to the visual sorting analysis announced in June 2022.

The TruScan mobile scanning unit, which is about the size of a cargo van, contains sophisticated software and XRF scanning equipment that analyses drill core to detect and measure copper and molybdenum grades. Each element present in a sample produces a set of characteristic fluorescent X-rays (a fingerprint) that is unique to that specific element. Currently, six holes have been scanned, namely holes C09-39, C09-47, C11-49, C11-52, C11-64, and C12-67. A total of 37 holes are available for scanning.

The CuMo deposit is a vein stockwork system in which the vast majority of the metals (Mo, Cu, Ag, Re, and W) are contained in very thin veins and veinlets, irregularly spread throughout the deposit. The Company intends to utilise and optimise industry-proven ore-sorting technology, which is designed to separate waste and lower grade material from smaller volume, higher grade ore that will enter a mill for further processing. Since a large part of the waste will be rejected, and lower grade ore will be sent to a stockpile, ore sorting substantially improves the grade of material being fed to a mill. Importantly, the elimination, removal and separation of a significant percentage of waste material prior to processing will allow a smaller mill or concentrator than would be needed without ore sorting. This is expected to translate into material savings in capital and operating expenditures.

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