American Copper Corporation
TSX VENTURE : AJ

American Copper Corporation

May 05, 2008 10:00 ET

American Copper Corporation: Drilling Begins at Copper Springs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - American Copper Corporation (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AJ) is pleased to announce that it has initiated drilling at its Copper Springs Project located 70 miles (113 km) east of Phoenix, Arizona within the prolific Miami-Globe mining camp. The project is about four miles southeast of Quadra Mining's Carlotta project, five miles southeast from BHP's Pinto Valley copper mine and approximately twelve miles northeast of Resolution Copper's deep copper deposit. The initial core drilling program is targeting near surface copper mineralization. The Company plans to drill approximately 4,200 feet (1,280 m) in 14 holes.

Historic drilling on the property by Exxon, Kerr-McGee and others (which are not NI 43-101 compliant and should not be relied upon) indicate two near surface target areas which contain chalcocite and copper oxides oriented in apparent open-pit configuration. Drilling has been prioritized from recent mapping and an IP geophysical survey completed by the Company over the western target. The previous drill programs on the property, the most recent being in 1973, were wide spaced and failed to test large areas of the project.

The current drilling program will test the grades and extent of known mineralization in the western target area. The program is designed to test both geologic and geophysical targets. The Company's ultimate goal is to define an open pit copper ore body amenable to low cost SXEW technology. The first drilling results are expected within six weeks.

Richard Kern (P.Geo), a director of American Copper, is the Company's qualified person on the project as required under NI 43-101 and has prepared or reviewed the technical information contained in this press release.

American Copper is dedicated to the principles of environmentally sound mining practices and believes that environmental stewardship and mining can co-exist. For details on the Company and its properties, visit the Company's website at www.americancoppercorp.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Robert Eadie, President & Chief Executive Officer

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed nor does it accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

Contact Information

  • American Copper Corporation
    Robert Eadie
    (604) 602-4935 or Toll Free: 1-866-602-4935
    (604) 602-4936 (FAX)
    Website: www.americancoppercorp.com