Assay results from Intrepid Mining’s Tumpangpitu copper-gold zone in the Tujuh Bukit project area have reiterated encouraging information on the prospect’s mineralized system. Four drill holes in an ongoing program at the south-central area of the interpreted diatreme breccia appear to define an eastern boundary to the zone. Best results from these holes include 30 metres @ 0.45% copper, 22 metres @ 0.21% copper and 54 metres @ 0.25% copper.

On the northwest side of the main Tumpangpitu porphyry zone, best results include 450.6 metres @ 0.21 grams/tonne gold and 0.33% copper. The hole finished in mineralization which allows for an extension of the resource domain at depth.

A drill hole in the central part of the zone returned 682.25 metres @ 0.47 grams/tonne gold and 0.39% copper, including an interval of 20 metres @ 0.1% molybdenum.

“These four drill holes continue to deliver results that enhance our geological understanding and extend the mineralized areas adjacent to the current resource domains,” says Intrepid’s chief executive officer Brad Gordon.

Meanwhile, the program to increase the porphyry resource at Tumpangpitu continues apace with a total of 10 drill rigs active at the 11,621 hectare Tujuh Bukit project area.

“We plan to upgrade the porphyry resource at year-end with double the 26 holes that comprise the current porphyry resource. Planning is also in the final stages for the drilling program at the pre-feasibility stage of the oxide heap leach project,” says Brad Gordon.

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