Tertiary Minerals rises on positive drill results at Zambian project

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Tertiary Minerals PLC on Wednesday reported positive new drilling results from its first drill programme at its Jacks copper project in Zambia.

The Macclesfield, England-based mineral exploration and development company intersected ‘significant’ copper mineralisation in all four diamond drill holes at the project.

Results from each drill hole included: 13.5 metres grading 0.9% copper from 77.5 metres downhole, 7.0 metres grading 0.6% copper from 54.0 metres, 6.0 metres grading 1.8% copper from 105.0 metres, and 14.0 metres grading 0.8% copper from 27.0 metres.

Planning is now underway for further evaluation of the historical copper anomaly that extends over a strike length of 16 kilometres within the licence area.

Tertiary Minerals added it is in the process of earning a 90% joint venture interest in the project. It currently holds a 51% interest but has exercised its option to earn more.

Jacks is one of five licences in Zambia in which Tertiary has the right to earn a 90% interest from joint venture partner Mwashia Resources Ltd.

‘Given that the Jacks prospect lies within a 16km long soil geochemical anomaly, it is clear we are dealing with an exciting target with considerable potential,’ commented Chair Patrick Cheetham.

Shares in Tertiary Minerals were up 4.7% at 0.16 pence on Wednesday mid-morning in London.

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