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Big Red Mining Corp. announces start of drilling on Dobie Lake near SSM

Nov 16, 2021

Big Red Mining Corp. reports that the diamond drilling program on the Dobie Lake Copper Property in Ontario has commenced.

Big Red's drilling will be initially focused on three copper mineralized zones (Figure 1) - Canamiska Zone, the Number 2 Zone and the Number 1 Zone.

The Canamiska Zone is a 3400 metre long EM and copper soil anomaly which was discovered and drilled in the mid-1960's. The zone trends northeasterly. Nine drill holes, historically drilled, in a restricted section of the EM anomaly in the northeasterly part of the anomaly averaged 0.42% Copper over 5.22 meters(m), including 1.82% Copper ("Cu") over 2.3 m, 0.532% Copper over 7.62 m, and 1.44% Copper over 6.0 m. There were also wide sections of lower-grade copper mineralization such as 25m of 0.11% Copper. Soil sampling along the Canamiska EM Zone returned results averaging more than 1,500 ppm Cu and ranging up to 6000 ppm Cu. No drilling was carried out in the area of soil values in excess of 6,000 ppm and the zone has not been fully explored. Big Red considers this a prime exploration target.

The Number 2 Zone has been recently explored and a new series of veins (The Alpha Veins) have been uncovered. This system appears to be at least 1200 m long and trends east-west in contrast to the direction of the Canamiska Zone. The zone was well exposed by the prospectors and allowed the collection of 10 rock samples over approximately 200 metres. The samples from the zone average 0.4% Cu with a high of 1.03% Cu.

The Number 1 Zone occurs in the northern part of the property and comprises an east west trending zone with exposures of very high-grade copper and values over 9% Cu have been reported in past work and recent sampling by Big Red crews has returned 6.6% Copper.

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Figure 1

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"I am excited by the potential of the Dobie Lake Copper property. We are anxious to see the results of our drilling program," Big Red CEO Jag Sandhu states. "Our field crews have been very successful with the drill target identification program at Dobie Lake. They were able to observe the chalcopyrite mineralization in several places and collect samples that returned exciting copper values. The program consisted of reconnaissance VLF-EM, followed by directed prospecting and sampling. I believe this will be very useful and effective in exploring the remainder of the property."

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