Total contained copper increased by 43% to 887mln pounds, or 402,000 tonnes.
The resource confidence has also been significantly upgraded with 26% now in indicated category. There were indicated resources in the maiden statement.
Results from the twelfth hole at the Alpala target showed copper grades of 0.67% over more than 1.3 km, with the best results in a half a kilometre stretch at 1.03%.
Including a gold credit the copper grades were the equivalent of 1.75% over 576m, 1.22% over 1,002m and 1.05% over 1.31m.
Output Totalled 25,550 ounces in the three months to September, up two-thirds on a year ago, with sales of 26,250 ounces at a price of US$1,175.
Cash costs were US$453 per ounce (US$834 three months previously) with all-in-sustaining costs (AISC) of US$609.
The firm owns 45% of the project and it will be a defining moment for Stratex in its journey from explorer and project generator to producer.
Meanwhile, Alexander Nubia (CVE:AAN) says it has backed up its theory that the 3,000 metre known mineralised strike length at the Hamama project, in eastern Egypt, is part of a much wider and higher grade feature.
The Toronto listed explorer today revealed drill results from a previously untested area, Hamana East, where all six holes had hit zinc-copper mineralization, and five of them found gold and silver.
Best grades included 1,460 grams per tonne (g/t) silver (42.6 oz/ton), 566 g/t and 503 g/t over narrow widths at depths below 70 metres.
Away from the precious metals, Sirius Minerals (LON:SXX) says it's looking forward to beginning building its huge UK potash mine next year after it received a key decision notice from the North York Moors national park authority.
The granting of the mine and mineral transport system formalises a major milestone and brings to an end a four year planning process, it said.
The miner produced 156,000 carats above the current cut-off of 4mm from the operation in Queensland in the three months to September, with the current quarter forecast to see this rise to 250,000cts.
With Firestone pushing ahead with construction at its US$185mln Liqhobong diamond project in Lesotho, BK11 has become less of a priority.