Getty Copper is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company committed to increasing shareholder value.
We achieve this by:
- Continued exploration of the many extensive Induced Polarization (I.P.) anomalies on its Highland Valley property,
- Continual growth through exploration, discovery and development of new base metal or gold deposits,
- Acquisition of producing or advanced exploration stage mineral properties.
Getty Copper plans to continue implementing a growth strategy. Getty Copper’s main objective is to place in production its Highland Valley open-pittable porphyry copper deposits. In addition to advancing the Highland Valley Project, Getty Copper is also continually evaluating other mineral exploration and development projects in Canada and worldwide. We are confident that in the years ahead Getty Copper will reach its objective of enhancing shareholder value.
The history of the Highland Valley properties including those now owned by Getty Copper dates back to approximately 1898 when it was explored by surface prospecting and underground work near high grade copper showings.
1915: A shaft was sunk on the Glossie Zone from which 21.8 tons of handpicked ore were shipped to the Tacoma smelter and was assayed at 0.03 ounces of gold per ton, 2.96 ounces of silver per ton, and 12.62% Cu.
Mid-1950’s: Large tonnage disseminated mineralization became the new exploration target.
1962: Bethlehem Copper was brought into production. The same year the Lornex and Highmont orebodies were discovered and where subsequently brought into production 10 and 18 years later, respectively.
1967: A drill hole returning a grade of 0.28% copper over 58 m (190 ft) was considered the discovery hole of the 860 million tonne which began production in 1983.
1983: The Valley Copper deposit (Casselman, et al 1995) goes into production. At the same time the ground now held by Getty Copper also underwent considerable exploration, much of which was directed at the previously known Getty North (Krain) and Getty South (Trojan – South Seas) Deposits.
Present: Getty Copper’s property covers approximately 269 sq. km (104 sq. miles) of contiguous claims in the Highland Valley adjacent to the Highland Valley Copper Mine, which is an amalgamation of the Lornex, Valley Copper, Highmont and Bethlehem Copper Mines.
Our Location & Infrastructure
The Highland Valley is located approximately 330 km (205 miles) northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, near the communities of Logan Lake, Ashcroft, Merritt and the city of Kamloops. The area has an extensive support infrastructure including highway and railhead access, power, water, a stable skilled labour force and a climate which permits year-round mining.
This region has already produced over 9 billion pounds of copper from approximately 1 billion tonnes of copper – molybdenum ore (0.22-0.60% Cu) mined from 9 major deposits. Getty Copper’s property is adjacent to the giant Highland Valley Copper Mine, owned and operated by Teck.
*This information is provided for location background only and there is no assurance that the company’s mineral property will have the same mineralization and grade as the Highland Valley Copper Mine.
Our Management & Offices
Directors & Officers
Thomas Hamaoka, President, Director
John Lepinski, Director
Larry Reaugh, Director
Earl Hope, Director
Phillip A. Potter, CEO, Director
Meryl Tellis, CPA, CFO
Our Corporate Offices
1000 Austin Avenue
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Canada V3K 3P1
Tel: (604) 931-3231
Logan Lake Exploration Office
145 Apex Drive
Logan Lake, British Columbia, Canada
John J. Casey, Consulting Counsel
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Mr. Todd Fayram QP Metallurgical Engineer
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