Superior Copper Update for the Batchawana Copper Project

August 16, 2012

Superior Copper (SPC: TSXV) has completed its Spring-Summer 2012 Field Program at the Batchawana Copper Project; a 50 / 50 Joint Venture between Superior Copper and First Minerals Exploration Ltd.  The Batchawana Copper Project consists of over 80 square kilometres of Proterozoic age basalts and Archean metavolcanics on the northern flank of the Mid-Continental Rift and hosts the former producing Coppercorp mine.

The field program consisted of ground geophysics, soil geochemistry and geological mapping/sampling on the 40 line-kilometre grid that had been cut over a 6 square kilometre magnetic high that was identified by a 2003 airborne survey. In addition, further prospecting, reclamation of historic drill core, surveying, and ongoing data compilation and interpretation was carried out.  

The ground geophysical program included gravity, magnetic and IP surveys on the 40-line kilometre grid.  Although final results are pending; initial results indicate several coincident magnetic and gravity anomalies that the company will be analysing for future drill targets.  Detailed geological mapping, rock sampling, assaying, and MMI (Mobile Metal Ion) soil sampling was also completed over the 40-line kilometre grid.  The preliminary soil sampling results showed a highly anomalous linear trend for copper in the southern portion of the grid.  

Reconnaissance mapping and prospecting investigated historical copper showings as well as located a number of areas with newly identified copper mineralization. Areas with significant copper mineralization were subsequently stripped, washed and sampled. Assays are pending.

The diamond drill core from previous programs on the property was reclaimed, catalogued and reviewed to assist with the planning process for future diamond drill programs. A geodetic GPS survey has been completed for historical drill holes, recent drill collars and the Coppercorp Mine workings exposed at surface to aid in the 3D modeling of the Batchawana Copper Project data.

Superior Copper also has priority drill targets to expand the SB Zone where the company carried out a successful drill program in late 2011.

Technical information on the Batchawana Copper Project has been reviewed and approved by Delio Tortosa, P. Eng. who is a “Qualified Person” under National Instrument 43-101 and a consultant to Superior Copper.

Superior Copper Corporation

Superior Copper Corporation is a Canadian-based exploration company focused on base metal exploration. The Company’s primary objective is to explore highly prospective base metal projects, particularly copper, in order to meet the increasing global demand.  The Company has two key exploration projects; the Batchawana Copper Project and the Rivière Doré Project in Quebec.   

For further information please contact:

Judy Baker, President & CEO

Tel: 416.479.0893 Ext 401

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Morgan Quinn, IR/Geologist

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