Imperial did not conduct exploration in 2011 and does not have plans to conduct field work in 2012.
Catface was acquired by Imperial through the November 2009 merger with Selkirk Metals Corp. Prior to Selkirk's exploration of the Catface deposit, Falconbridge Limited worked on the property from discovery in 1960 through 1989 and included extensive surface exploration and several phases of surface and underground diamond drilling from an 825 metre adit through the centre of the deposit. This exploration resulted in the discovery of three zones of mineralization (Cliff, Irishman Creek and Hecate Bay zones) that are thought to reflect a larger porphyry system.
Catface Open Pit Mineral Resource Estimate* [43-101 compliant]
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Technical information: 43-101 Technical Report - Catface Copper Project; Mineral Resources Estimate - August 2009