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Idaho Copper Corp uses the Veracio TruScan core scanning tool

Posted by Daniel Gleeson on May 3, 2024

This week, Idaho Copper Corporation in Boise, Idaho, took a critical next step in its business plan, deploying Veracio's TruScan mobile scanning unit to begin analyzing over 60,000 feet (18,288 m) of drill core.

In a warehouse where this core is located, Veracio will begin digitally scanning and measuring the metal contents associated with this core, which has been extracted from the CuMo project over the past 20 years.

The TruScan mobile scanning unit contains sophisticated software and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) scanning equipment that analyzes drill core at close intervals of just 15 mm to detect and measure copper and molybdenum content. XRF technology is non-destructive and measures the fluorescent (or secondary) X-rays emitted by a solid sample of material when exposed to a primary X-ray source. Each element present in a sample produces a series of characteristic fluorescent X-rays that are unique to that element.

The Company will use this data to confirm previous laboratory analyzes of metal distribution in the core and compare the detailed scan results with previous studies. The results are then used to determine potential ore sorting parameters in an updated Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) and to select various bulk core samples for detailed metallurgical and ore sorting studies.

The ultimate goal of this move is to reduce the overall size of the mill and significantly increase the quality of mill feed, which the Company believes will translate into lower capital costs and increased profitability of the project.

Idaho Copper Corporation is a mineral exploration and development company focused on the exploration and development of a copper-molybdenum-silver deposit in Idaho. The CuMo Project currently consists of 126 federal unpatented vein claims and six patented mining claims. In total, the project covers approximately 2,640 acres (1,068 ha).

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