US Copper Corp. Commences Discussions with Strategic Partners for Its Moonlight-Superior Project, One of the Most Advanced and Largest Undeveloped Copper Projects in the USA

May 28, 2024 4:30 PM EDT | Source: US Copper Corp.

  • US Copper has Commenced Discussions with Potential Strategic Partners to Advance its 100% Owned Moonlight-Superior Copper Project.
  • US Copper's Moonlight – Superior Copper Project is a historically operating project with potential to restart and become a domestic supply of copper to the US market.
  • Copper Prices broke $10,000/t (i.e. US$4.53/lb) in recent weeks as Copper undergoes an unprecedented structural change driven by global energy transition.
  • The project's US location positions it as a preferred supplier to the US domestic industry and a candidate for possible US Government funding support.

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 28, 2024) - US Copper Corp., (TSXV: USCU) (OTCQB: USCUF) (FSE: C730) ("US Copper" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced discussions with strategic partners to facilitate the Company's ongoing efforts to advance its large, advanced Moonlight-Superior Project, a historically operated copper mine in California, back into production. Steve Dunn, CEO, noted:

"There is strong interest by strategic partners in Moonlight-Superior driven by the recent move of copper prices above US$10,000/t (US$4.53/lb) as well as the project's U.S. location which dovetails nicely with the push by the U.S. Government to stimulate new domestic sources of critical metals, including copper, via various incentive and financial support programs. With the recently announced drilling results, timing is ideal and we are excited to commence discussions with potential strategic partners to advance the project through Definitive Feasibility Study and development of the mine. We look forward to updating shareholders as discussions progress."

US Copper is developing the Moonlight-Superior Project, a historically operated copper mine in California, located approximately 125 miles from Tesla's Gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada. President Biden's Defense Act Order highlights the important role that the Company can play in ensuring the United States has a secure supply of one of the key metals to achieve its transition to a low carbon economy. Copper is a critical material for everything from renewable power generation to electric vehicles. As such, it will be vital that the U.S. has a strong and viable domestic source of copper supply.

US Copper is focused on advancing its Moonlight-Superior Project towards the production stage. The Company hopes to support the United States' shift to a green future by providing copper to the myriad of industries involved in the green energy transition.

CEO Steve Dunn further commented, "The Company is working hard to advance its project back into production and is excited about the opportunity to be an integral supplier of copper metal to the U.S. domestic market."

About US Copper Corp.

US Copper controls approximately 13 square miles of patented and unpatented federal mining claims in the Lights Creek Copper District in Plumas County, NE California; essentially, the entire District. The District contains substantial copper (silver) sulfide and copper oxide resources in three deposits – Moonlight, Superior and Engels, as well as several partially tested and untested exploration targets.

The Superior and Engels Mines operated from about 1915 to 1930 producing over 161 million pounds of copper from over 4 million tons of rock containing 2.2% copper with silver and gold credits.

The Moonlight Deposit was discovered and drilled by Placer-Amex during the 1960s. The Moonlight sulfide deposit hosts a current National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") indicated resource of approximately 252 million tons (154 million tonnes) averaging 0.25% copper and 0.07 oz/silver per ton, and an inferred resource of 109 million tons (62 million tonnes) averaging 0.24% copper and 0.08 oz/silver per ton, both above a US$6.25 net smelter return cut-off. Contained indicated resources are 1.272 billion pounds of copper and 18 million ounces of silver, and inferred resources of 534 million pounds of copper and 9 million ounces of silver. The Moonlight sulfide deposit remains open to the south and at depth. There are also current NI 43-101 resources at the Superior and Engels deposits. Details of the resources on US Copper's property and the parameters used to calculate them can be found in the "Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Moonlight Deposit, Moonlight-Superior Copper Project, California, USA" dated April 12, 2018 on both the company's website at or on under the US Copper Corp profile.

Mr. George Cole is the Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101 responsible for the technical information contained in this news release, and he has reviewed and approved this news release.

For Further Information Contact:
Mr. Stephen Dunn, President, CEO and Director, US Copper Corp. (416) 361-2827 or email

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws and regulations, including statements regarding the future activities of the Company. Forward-looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and are identified by the use of words including "will", "hopes", "anticipates", "expected to", "plans", "planned" and other similar words. Actual results may differ significantly. The achievement of the results expressed in forward-looking statements is subject to a number of risks, including those described in the Company's management discussion and analysis as filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities which are available at Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements.

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