Monster Copper Corporation

Monster Copper Corporation

September 19, 2005 11:02 ET

Monster Copper Corporation: Drilling to Commence on Sao Felix and Rio Vermelho Copper-Gold Properties in the Carajas Region of Brazil

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 19, 2005) - Monster Copper Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MNS) is pleased to report that a first phase 1000 metre diamond drill program is planned for the Sao Felix and Rio Vermelho properties in Brazil.

Ten properties, which include Sao Felix and Rio Vermelho, are under option from Noranda Exploracao Mineral Ltda. Inc. ("Noranda"), a subsidiary of Falconbridge Limited, and are situated in the Carajas Mineral Province of Northern Brazil, a region well known for its major reserves and production of copper-gold, iron, manganese, nickel and bauxite. Within the last ten years the region has seen the discovery and development of world-class copper-gold deposits belonging to the Iron Oxide Copper-Gold deposit type (IOCG). The primary focus of the Company's work in the Carajas is exploration for IOCG type Copper-Gold deposits.


Drilling planned on the 100-square-kilometre Sao Felix property, is aimed at testing a newly discovered 3.8-kilometre long alteration zone with coincident copper-in-soil anomalies on the SF-A target, which has not previously been drill tested.

An initial three holes are designed to test target SF-A, focussing on the best soil geochemical responses within the alteration zone.

Target SF-A is a 3.8-kilometre long zone of hydrothermal iron alteration spatially coincident with a magnetic high zone, which contains copper-in-soil anomalies above 200 ppm Cu (background 20 ppm Cu), with a peak value of 920 ppm Cu. Spatially associated with the anomalous copper-in soil values are elevated values of Au, Co, La and Ni, which in association with the hydrothermal iron is characteristic of an IOCG environment. The soil results and magnetic survey data were from work previously done by Noranda. A total of nine rock samples of ironrich alteration collected by Monster Copper returned values ranging from 38 to 1605 ppm Cu, nil to 110 ppb Au (highest values from different samples). These numbers are significant given the high degree of weathering which tends to remove Cu from the surficial environment. Boxwork textures, indicative of weathered-out sulphides, were noted in many of these samples.


Target RV-A is a two-kilometre long zone which lies within a four-kilometre zone of hydrothermally altered diorite, coincident with a strong magnetic anomaly. Two holes are planned to test beneath a laterite cover on strong magnetic signatures between two previous diamond drill intercepts. Those intercepts are: at the eastern end - 23 m of 0.79% Cu, including an interval of 8 m of 1.34% Cu in hole NRVM-03-04, and at the western end an intercept of 30 m of 0.52% copper in hole NRVM-03-08.

Target RV-C consists of an area of copper in-soil anomalies with copper values above 500 ppm, (background of 20 ppm Cu), coincident with untested IP anomalies (over 20 mV/V) and an apparently structurally controlled magnetic high over a two-kilometre strike length. The eastern part of the target is covered by laterite. One hole will test a 556 ppm Cu soil anomaly on the edge of the laterite, proximal to a uranium radiometric anomaly.

Additional field work aimed at defining drill targets

At Rio Vermelho, wide-spaced soil geochemistry has recently been completed on target RV-D over a 600 m long magnetic anomaly with scapolite alteration on its fringes and strong magnetite-potassium feldspar alteration in its interior. This zone was discovered by Monster Copper in April. A soil anomaly of 358 ppm Cu was identified adjacent to the magnetic alteration. Additional soil geochemistry is planned.

Historical analytical results in this news release are from data provided by Noranda. An independent technical (NI 43-101 compliant) report by C. Kilby, P.Geo., includes verification of key analytical results for Monster Copper. Recent analytical results were produced by ALS Chemex laboratory with sample preparation in Brazil and analysis in Canada. Dr. Tom Setterfield, P.Geo., is the qualified person according to NI 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information in this news release. Additional information on the Sao Felix and Rio Vermelho properties, including maps, are available on the Company's we site at

About Monster Copper Corporation

Monster Copper ( is dedicated to the discovery of world-class IOCG copper-gold-uranium deposits with an experienced IOCG exploration team. In addition to the Brazilian property portfolio, the Company has an agreement with Santoy Resources Ltd (TSX VENTURE:SAN) in which Santoy is actively exploring for uranium on the Company's 100% owned Bruce River and Mustang Lake properties located in the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador.

About Falconbridge Limited

Falconbridge Limited ( is a leading copper and nickel company with investments in fully-integrated, zinc and aluminum assets. Its primary focus is the identification and development of world-class copper and nickel mining deposits. It employs 14,500 people at its operations and offices in 18 countries. Falconbridge's common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (FAL) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (FAL.LV).


Michael J. Downes, President, C.E.O. and Director

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