Vancouver, BC, September 1, 2011 - Copper One Inc. (TSX-V: CUO (the "Company" or "Copper One"), is pleased to announce the beginning of an initial 5,000 meter core angle diamond drilling program on its 100% owned Lone Mountain project located near Silver City in Grant County, New Mexico, USA. The Lone Mountain project lies halfway between Freeport- McMoRan's Tyrone and Chino operating copper mines.
This first phase of diamond drilling is designed to define the lateral extent of the near surface, copper oxide mineralization that was previously identified by historic drilling to over 300 meters depth. The current program is focused on understanding the array of oxidized and brecciated structures that had been previously explored almost exclusively by vertical drilling. Subsequent drill phases, subject to results, will consist of up to 70,000 meters of additional drilling in order to establish a 43-101 compliant resource estimate of the copper oxide zone and to test skarn copper targets below 300 meters.
Copper One has received the exploration drilling permit from the Mining and Minerals Division of New Mexico's Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. This permit establishes guidelines and procedures for Copper One to perform up to 528 holes from up to 176 drill sites. Copper One constructed the nature of the operations, with Golder & Associates' assistance, so the Company has considerable drilling location and directional flexibility to optimize drilling geometry for targeting copper mineralization as the program progresses.
Copper One has provided the state of New Mexico all necessary financial assurance money to cover operation and plugging of all drill holes, drill site and access earthwork recontouring and final total program reclamation including reseeding of the grassland ecosystem.
About Copper One Inc.
Copper One is focused on developing high-value copper deposits in leading mining jurisdictions. The Company is led by a diverse team of explorers, developers and operators with major company experience and a clear understanding of the business of mining. Copper One also holds a significant portfolio of copper properties in two stable, prolific world mining regions. The newest addition to the portfolio is the Riviere Dore Cu-Ni Project, Val d'Or District in Quebec. Copper One has six properties in the Arizona and New Mexico copper mining districts, including the Lone Mountain copper oxide project.
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