Deposits in the area known as White Pine North seem to contain copper in similar amounts to that produced by the old White Pine Mine. During its four decades of operation, material removed from the former White Pine operation averaged 1.14 percent copper. Nine test holes drilled this spring by Highland Copper in the area north of the original mine showed similar results. The tests confirmed results reported from tests run by Copper Range Company decades ago. Highland plans to drill 10 more test holes this summer, with the goal of completing a National Instrument 43-101 compliant resource estimate by the end of the year. Highland recently completed the interim closing of its purchase of the White Pine Mine from Copper Range. For more details about their survey results, click here.