Located near Princeton BC, the Castle Project is approximately 25 kilometers north of Copper Mountain Mining, a mid-tier copper producer that commenced production in June 2011.
The original Castle claims were acquired in 2008 and the Company has assembled a land package totalling 18,000 acres to date.
The Castle project is situated on the Nicola Fault, a regional fault that appears to control the copper mineralization in the Copper Mountain / Princeton area. The Nicola Fault trends in a northerly direction through Aspen Grove and is considered to be the southern extension of the Quesnel Trough, one of the most prolific copper belts in the world. The Nicola fault runs through the Castle Project for approximately 8 kilometers.
Exploration to date has focused on a 1 kilometer by 500 meter area. Drilling in 2011 encountered copper mineralization in 8 of 11 holes. The largest intersection was 600 feet grading 0.04 % Cu, approximately 90 feet from surface, indicating a significant porphyry system could exist on the property.
Future exploration will include diamond drilling and a ground IP survey of the balance of the 8 kilometers of the Nicola Fault located on the Castle property.