Canadian Copper Reports Near-Surface Intercept of 6.16% Cu over 2 meters within 0.39% over 111 meters at the Chester Copper Project

Toronto, October 4th, 2022 – Canadian Copper Inc. (“Canadian Copper” or the “Company”) (CSE:CCI) is pleased to announce positive drilling results from its next thirteen drill holes at the Chester Copper Project (“Chester”) located in the Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick, Canada.

Our drilling results continue to deliver as our geologic model predicted. These recent thirteen holes confirm long intervals of continuous, near surface copper mineralization with grades exceeding 6% copper and 9% zinc in some areas. This new drilling data supports the open pit potential at Chester and is integral in supporting the upcoming the Chester Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) as well as planning for our next phase of drilling on the property.” Simon Quick, CEO of Canadian Copper. 

Drilling program highlights:

  • Hole C21-23: 6.16 % Cu over 2 meters in a continuous mineralized envelope grading 0.39% Cu over 111 meter starting 10 meters below surface.
  • Hole C21-26: 0.73% Cu, 4% Zn, 0.11 gpt Au, 18.84 gpt Ag over 13 meters in a continuous mineralized envelope grading 0.41% Cu over 25.25 meters starting 10 meters from surface.
  • Hole C21-28: 1.16% Cu over 9.85 meters including 3.82% Cu over 2 meters.

Similar to the previous drilling results at Chester, the program successfully met the designed objectives of:

  1. Validate historical resource and geologic model for the three primary zones, Central, East, and West Zone (Copper Stringer), which are all located near surface (see Figure 3).
  2. Outline additional resources in existing gaps between the Central and East Zone.
  3. Further explore for the presence of gold and silver mineralization near surface within the gossanous Central and East zones.

The Company remains on track to publish the new Mineral Resource Estimate (“MRE”) for the Chester Project in October of this year.

About the Chester Copper Project

Canadian Copper is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with a copper and base metals portfolio of historical resources and grassroots projects. The Company is focused on the prolific Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) of New Brunswick, Canada.

Figure 3: Chester Deposit Longitudinal Cross Section (Full image click here)
Table A: Chester Historical Mineral Estimate (Sim, 2014)*

*NI 43-101 Technical Report entitled “Technical Report – Chester Copper Property New Brunswick Canada” (effective March 07, 2014) prepared by Robert C. Sim, P. Geo., for Explor Resources and filed on (Sim, 2014).

Canadian Copper is not treating the “historical resources estimate” as a “current resources estimate” or “mineral reserves”, as it has not taken steps to identify what work needs to be done to verify, upgrade or re-classify the “historical resources estimate” using a qualified person from Puma or independent third party.

About the Bathurst Mining Camp

The Company is focused on the prolific Bathurst Mining Camp of New Brunswick, Canada. This region is a world class mining district with thirteen former mining operations and hosts more than forty-five known volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) deposits. Our flagship Chester Project is 75 km south of the renowned Brunswick #12 mine that operated for 5 decades. New Brunswick has the modern infrastructure needed for mineral exploration and mine development coupled with a clear and well-established regulatory environment.

Qualified Persons

Dominique Gagné, PGeo, is a qualified person as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 standards who is working for Geominex Inc., an independent contractor of the Company. Mr. Gagne has reviewed and approved the geological information reported in this news release.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)

Drill core is cut in half, one half of the core is taken as sample. Samples are bagged and sealed by Geominex, and sent to the facility of ALS CHEMEX in Moncton, New Brunswick where each sample is dried, crushed, and pulped. The samples were crushed to 70% less than 2mm, riffle split off 1kg, pulverise split to better than 85% passing 75 microns (Prep-31B). A 30-gram subsplit from the resulting pulp was then subjected to a fire assay (Au-ICP21). Rock sample ICP results with gold >1g/t were subjected to a metallic screening (Au-SCR24) 1kg pulp screened to 100 microns.

About Canadian Copper Inc.

Canadian Copper is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with a copper and base metals portfolio of historical resources and grassroots projects. The Company is focused on the prolific Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) of New Brunswick, Canada.

Table 1: Chester Project Drilling Results
Table 2. Chester Project Drill Locations
For more information, please contact:

Simon Quick, Director and CEO   |   (905) 220-6661   |   |

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Cautionary and Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements regarding the sale of the Chester and Turgeon Projects and the anticipated business plans and timing of future activities of the Company, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Often, but not always, forward looking information can be identified by words such as “pro forma”, “plans”, “expects”, “will”, “may”, “should”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “potential” or variations of such words including negative variations thereof, and phrases that refer to certain actions, events or results that may, could, would, might or will occur or be taken or achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, statements as to the anticipated business plans and timing of future activities of the Company, including the Company’s option to acquire properties under the Puma Option Agreement, the proposed expenditures for exploration work thereon, the ability of the Company to obtain sufficient financing to fund its business activities and plans, delays in obtaining governmental and regulatory approvals (including of the CSE), permits or financing, changes in laws, regulations and policies affecting mining operations, the Company’s limited operating history, currency fluctuations, title disputes or claims, environmental issues and liabilities, as well as those factors discussed under the heading “Risk and Uncertainties” in the Company’s annual management discussion and analysis for the year ended October 31, 2023 and other filings of the Company with the Canadian Securities Authorities, copies of which can be found under the Company’s profile on the SEDAR+ website at Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements in this presentation or incorporated by reference herein, except as otherwise required by law.

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Simon Quick

Simon's experience includes early stage permitting, project development through to design engineering, construction, and final turnover. He joins Canadian Copper from McEwen Mining Inc. where he was Vice President of Projects. He has an honours degree in Economics from Bishop’s University and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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