Archive for September, 2009

Serengeti Expands Potential of South Zone at Kwanika

Serengeti Resources reports the additional results from this summer’s exploration program at the Company’s Kwanika property in British Columbia.

Two new mineralized intercepts from drilling on the South Zone indicate that the South Zone extends to considerably greater depth than has been previously noted. The drilling has also shown that the South Zone, which abuts against a fault on the west side, the “West Fault”, is open to the south and east as well as to depth. More drilling is underway to expand the South Zone.

The results include a deep intercept grading 0.43% copper, 0.02 g/t gold, 2.0 g/t silver and 0.049% molybdenum (0.80% copper equivalent) over 65.5 meters in hole K-136 and in hole K-124, 0.36% copper, 0.01 g/t gold, 1.4 g/t silver and 0.007% molybdenum (0.43% copper equivalent) over 58 meters. The intercept from hole K-124 is additional to the previously reported 242.5 metres of mineralization.

Drill Holes K-09-124, K-09-129 to K-09-137 Significant Analytical Results

Hole

From (m)

To (m)

Interval (m)

Copper %

Gold g/t

Silver g/t

Mo %

Copper Equiv. %*

Gold Equiv. g/t*

Zone

Orientation (dip/azimuth)

K-124

259.5

622.0

362.5

0.35

0.04

1.7

0.014

0.49

0.84

South

Vertical

Incl. 259.5**

502.0

242.5

0.41

0.05

2.1

0.018

0.58

1.00

And 564.0

622.0

58.0

0.36

0.01

1.4

0.007

0.43

0.73

K-136

412.0

440.0

28.0

0.09

0.00

0.6

0.008

0.15

0.26

South

-65º / 90º

502.0

677.5

175.5

0.26

0.01

1.1

0.024

0.44

0.76

Incl. 524.0

589.5

65.5

0.43

0.02

2.0

0.049

0.80

1.37

And Incl. 660.0

677.5

17.5

0.33

0.01

0.8

0.003

0.36

0.63

K-130

80.0

82.0

2.0

0.17

0.22

1.6

0.017

0.43

0.74

East

-60º / 270º

K-132

91.8

97.9

6.1

0.47

0.14

0.9

0.003

0.58

1.00

North

-65º / 90º

K-133

Incl. 140.3

249.1

108.8

0.04

0.01

0.1

0.000

0.05

0.08

North

Vertical

K-129, 131, 134, 135, 137 indicated NSV

*Copper and Gold Equivalent calculations use metal prices of US$1.75/lb for copper, US$12/lb for molybdenum, US$700/oz for gold and US$12.50/oz for silver and both assume metallurgical recoveries and net smelter returns of 100%. Copper (Cu) EQ = Cu% + (Mo% x 12/1.75) + (Au g/t x 12.86/22.06) + (Ag g/t x 0.23/22.06). Gold (Au) EQ = Au g/t + (Cu % x 38.60/22.5) + (Mo% x 264.72/22.5) + (Ag g/t x 12.50/700).
** Previously Reported.

“The drilling reported on here adds size and depth to the South Zone and clearly indicates major expansion potential to the south and east.” stated President and CEO David Moore. “Hole K-136 in particular has returned excellent grades adjacent to the West Fault on the South Zone. Recent geological and geophysical modeling has traced this newly identified fault six kilometers to the south, opening up a large area for future exploration. We are very encouraged by the newly demonstrated potential at depth in the South Zone as indicated by holes K-124 and K-136. We are currently drilling several additional holes testing this potential.” added Moore.

South Zone Drilling (K-124, and K-135 to 137): Shallow drilling prior to Serengeti’s exploration suggested a limited resource that required more testing. Serengeti’s recent work has indicated the potential for expansion is wide open. Vertical drill hole K-124, the upper portion of which was previously reported (see NR 2009-08 dated August 26, 2009) was deepened and as noted above an additional mineralized interval grading 0.36% copper, 0.01 g/t gold, 1.4 g/t silver, 0.007% molybdenum (0.43% copper equivalent) over 58.0 meters was intersected. The overall mineralized intercept in K-124 now grades 0.35% copper, 0.04 g/t gold, 1.7 g/t silver, 0.014% molybdenum (0.49% copper equivalent) over 362.5 meters. K-136, an angle hole drilled from the west, drilled though the West Fault and then encountered a 175.5 meter mineralized interval to the bottom of the hole at 677.5 meters, including an interval assaying 0.43% copper, 0.02 g/t gold, 2.0 g/t silver, 0.049% molybdenum (0.80% copper equivalent) over 65.5 meters. Due to orientation and deviation of the drill hole, the intercept in K-136 lies on the same section as K-124.

K-135 which was unmineralized was a west-directed angle hole drilled from the collar of K-124 and helped define the West Fault. K-137 was drilled off the north end of the South Zone and was not mineralized.

North Area Drilling (K-131 to 134): Hole K-131, 132, 133 were drilled in the vicinity of previously reported hole K-08-122 which intersected 0.42% copper, 0.06 g/t gold, over 76.2 meters, approximately one kilometer north of the Central Zone resource. These three recent holes demonstrate that the K-122 area is structurally complex, with the best interval, 0.47% copper, 0.14 g/t gold occurring over 6.1 meters in hole
K-132 and a broad zone of anomalous copper intersected in K-133. Hole K-134 which was drilled off the north east end of the Central Zone was unmineralized.

East Area Drilling (K-129 and K-130): Two holes were drilled in the north-east quadrant of the property, with K-130 encountering a narrow mineralized interval grading 0.17% copper, 0.22 g/t gold over 2 meters immediately below unexpectedly deep overburden. K-129, drilled 1.4 kilometers to the south did not intersect significant mineralization.

Drill Program Summary Drilling has now been completed on Serengeti’s Osilinka property and results will be released when available. Drilling has now resumed at the South Zone at Kwanika, after which the drill will be moved to test attractive targets on the Choo and Mil properties.

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Drilling at Zymo Copper-Gold Project Significantly Expands Mineralized Zone

Eastfield Resources and Canadian Gold Hunter are pleased to announce that results have been received from the recently completed drilling program on the Zymo copper-gold property 45 kilometres west of Smithers, BC. Four holes were drilled at the Hobbes Zone and one hole tested a showing in the FM Zone. All holes intersected mineralization.

Three holes (ZY-09-13, 15, 16) drilled at the Hobbes zone were each 100 m step-outs to the west and resulted in extending the zone which now measures over 600 m in an east-west direction and remains open-ended. The most westerly hole, ZY-09-16 intersected the longest interval of mineralization to date indicating potential for extension to the west and south. Hole ZY-09-14 was a vertical hole drilled at the site of previously released holes ZY-08-9 (72.0 m of 0.72% copper and 0.54 g/t gold) and ZY-08-10 (57.0 m of 0.43% copper and 0.32 g/t gold) and confirmed that mineralization continues to greater depths at this location where a mineralized interval of 273 m was intersected. A summary of significant results is as follows:

HOLE ID FROM (m) TO (m) INTERVAL (m)* Cu (%) Au (g/t)
ZY-09-13 3.0 428.0 425.0 0.15 0.09
including 255.0 381.0 126.0 0.20 0.15
ZY-09-14 3.0 276.0 273.0 0.23 0.15
including 9.0 108.0 99.0 0.36 0.25
including 33.0 93.0 60.0 0.44 0.30
ZY-09-15 33.0 441.0 408.0 0.21 0.11
including 87.0 153.0 66.0 0.33 0.20
including 297.0 318.0 21.0 0.31 0.18
ZY-09-16 30.0 369.0 339.0 0.23 0.13
including 139.0 330.0 171.0 0.31 0.18
including 201.0 279.0 78.0 0.41 0.26
ZY-09-17 9.0 42.0 33.0 0.13 0.11

(*Intervals are core lengths and true widths may be less than reported here.)

The Zymo property is underlain by an alteration/sulphide system of over 8.0 km long and 2.0 km wide which hosts several mineralized targets including the Hobbes and FM. Fill-in soil geochemical sampling was carried out on the URC target which lies 1.5 km west of the Hobbes Zone and confirmed a 1.5 km long coincident copper-gold anomaly. This target is beyond the end of the geophysical grid and prospecting found no outcrops however a sample of mineralized float returned 0.33% copper and 0.22 g/t gold. This target further expands the discovery potential for the property.

CGH has the option to earn a 60% interest in the property by completing exploration expenditures of $4 million over five years. CGH may earn an additional 10% interest by completing a feasibility study and an additional 5% by arranging mine financing for Eastfield.

G.L. Garratt, P.Geo., who is a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101, has read and takes responsibility for this news release. Bob Johnston, P. Geo., also a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101, supervised the project work in the field. Analysis was performed by Acme Analytical Laboratories, a certified facility in Vancouver, BC, using multi-element (ICP-MS) Aqua Regia Digestion (1D) procedures, with gold and silver values determined using fire assay procedures.

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Mt. Milligan Receives Mines Act Permit From British Columbia Government

Robert Pease, President and CEO of Terrane Metals is pleased to announce that the Company has received a Mines Act Permit (the “Permit”) from the Province of British Columbia for its Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Project (the “Project”). Receipt of the Permit followed a comprehensive and detailed review led by the Mining and Minerals Division of the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

Robert Pease, President and CEO of Terrane stated: “Receipt of the Permit is another key milestone for Mt. Milligan. This Permit, together with other approvals that are now under review, including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act approval anticipated in Q4 2009, will allow us to proceed with the Project and create sustainable value for the region.”

The Permit is the key approval for construction and operations activities on the mine site, and allows mine site construction activities to commence upon receipt of timber cutting and fisheries approvals.

About Terrane Metals Corp.

Terrane Metals Corp. is an exploration and mine development company focused on the development of the Mt. Milligan copper-gold and Berg copper-molybdenum-silver projects in British Columbia, Canada. Goldcorp Inc. (GG: NYSE; G: TSX) owns a 59% equity interest in Terrane on a fully diluted basis.

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Terrane Defines New Copper-Gold Porphyry Targets At Mt. Milligan

Robert Pease, President and CEO of Terrane Metals is pleased to report results for an Induced Polarity “IP” ground geophysical survey at its 100%-owned Mt. Milligan Copper-Gold Project, British Columbia, Canada.

The survey was designed to prioritize 12 airborne geophysical anomalies identified in a June 2008 1,452 line-km HeliGEOTEM magnetic-electromagnetic survey. The IP surveys were carried out on two large exploration grids peripheral to the main mineralized zones at Mt. Milligan. Reported IP survey results demonstrate that five of the HeliGEOTEM anomalies have coincident chargeability anomalies and display signatures similar to those found at the MBX and Southern Star Zones at Mt. Milligan.

Mt. Milligan exploration and associated sampling and quality control protocols are directed and supervised by Darren O’Brien, P.Geo., Vice President — Exploration, Terrane Metals Corp., who is a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.

SOUTH GRID

Three of the five targets were identified on the 33.6 line-km South Grid and are within 2 km of the Southern Star Zone. The priority “D3” chargeability anomaly is +200 metres wide and dips moderately to the southwest for +1,000 metres. It encircles a magnetic high and sits within a well-defined 2 km long by 1 km wide copper and gold-in-soils geochemical anomaly. In spite of historic drilling in the area and intersections of low grade porphyry-style copper-gold mineralization, the D3 anomaly remains untested as it sits some 150 metres below these holes. In addition, it is projected to subcrop in an area that was not drill tested.

NORTH GRID

The two remaining targets — Snell and Mitzi – were identified on the 20.0 line-km North Grid some 4 km northwest of the MBX Zone. The North Grid area has seen limited historic exploration with some prospecting in the 1930’s and a wide-spaced soil sampling grid in 1983.

The Snell chargeability anomaly sits along the western edge of the North Grid. It is 600 metres wide and 2,000 metres long and is coincident with a 500 metre wide and 1,000 metre long magnetic high. The chargeability anomaly is near surface and remains open to the south.

The Mitzi chargeability anomaly is located near the centre of the North Grid and displays a ring-shaped geophysical signature similar to the MBX Zone with a 300 metre wide chargeability halo flanking a +600 metre diameter magnetic high. The anomaly is some 150 to 300 metres below the surface.

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First Phase of 2009 Exploration completed on the Lone Pine Molybdenum Property

Bard Ventures is pleased to provide this update on the 2009 exploration on the Lone Pine Molybdenum Property. The Property is located approximately 15 kilometers northnorthwest of Houston, BC, and is situated in the Omineca Mining Division. The initial phase of compilation of all historic exploration work, geological mapping, soil and rock sampling has been completed.

A grid was established and cut over an area of 1.1 km x 1.0 km with lines at 100m spacing and sample sites every 25m. The location of the grid coverage is over the area to extend the known Alaskite Zone and also cover a favorable geological area for additional molybdenum mineralization identified by the compilation of historic work, geological mapping and the recently completed 3-Dimensional IP and magnetic surveys. The 2009 mapping identified the location of the favorable geological units including new areas of Alaskite and granites hosting molybdenum mineralization. The historic workings of interest, including trenches and drill holes, were all located in the field and surveyed. A total of 480 soil samples were collected at 25m intervals over the newly established grid.

This initial 2009 field program was very successful in locating historical mineralized showings and their location relative to the current grid, locating the margin of the coarse grained granite with the surrounding hornfelsed volcanics along the southern and eastern contacts, the location of mineralized float samples of medium grained granite to the east of the main granite body. Final assay results of the soil and rock samples and interpretation will determine potential drill target locations.

The Lone Pine Property has a calculated measured and indicated resource at a 0.04% Mo cutoff of 110,340,000 tonnes grading 0.083% Mo containing 201,733,000 in-situ pounds of molybdenum. (Please refer to News Release dated January 22, 2009 for full resource disclosure).

The Property has an ideal location for operations with established infrastructure including:

  • Highway 16;
  • a natural gas pipeline;
  • a major hydro power transmission line and transformer sub-station; and
  • is located only 15 kilometers from the CN rail line in Houston, BC.

Bard is earning a 100% interest in the Property under the terms of an option agreement (see News Release dated September 15, 2006). The Lone Pine exploration work is being conducted under the supervision of Qualified Person Jim Miller-Tait, P.Geo., a Director of Bard.

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