Archive for October, 2010


Eastfield Resources Ltd. has commenced the fall exploration program at the Kilometre 26 gold-nickel project, located in central British Columbia, approximately 55 kilometres northwest of Fort St. James.

 The program, conducted by Oroandes Resource Corp., will attempt to define targets for a possible drill program in 2011. The current work includes a ground-based induced polarization (IP) and magnetometer survey, line cutting, soil sampling, prospecting, and rock sampling. Crews are on site and should complete the exploration over the next few weeks. The work program includes the completion of six line kilometres of new grid with soil sampling and geophysics to cover the full 30 kilometres of control grid.

Eastfield is also awaiting the results of microprobe work being undertaken to identify what sulphide minerals or alloys may be present in Kilometre 26 rocks where analytical results indicate that nickel contents vary between 0.15 per cent and 0.24 per cent (see Eastfield’s news release in Stockwatch of Oct. 14, 2010).

The current work will assist with examining the project ground for both the nickel target potential and epithermal hot springs gold potential along the regional Pinchi fault structure. First Point Minerals Corp. and Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. have made an important nickel discovery at the Decar property located approximately 30 kilometres to the west of the Kilometre 26 project. Both properties are located in similar geological settings of the Cache Creek terrane hosting serpentinized ultramafic rocks. The Kilometre 26 project is currently 5,645 hectares in size, has good access by a major industrial road, and recent logging has established a network of roads across the project.

Oroandes has the option to earn a 60-per-cent interest in Kilometre 26 from Eastfield by spending $1,575,000 on exploration, issuing 275,000 shares and making $107,500 in payments by Sept. 25, 2013.

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Lorraine Copper Corp. has commenced the 2010 exploration program at the Lorraine project, which is being managed by Teck Resources Ltd. under a participation agreement with Lorraine Copper. The Lorraine property is located in the Quesnel terrane approximately 250 kilometres northwest of Prince George, B.C.

Teck has informed the company that it will be conducting a target generation program entailing the establishment of new soil geochemical surveys that will employ new techniques for seeing through overburden cover similar to what has been used successfully at the Kwanika Creek deposit to the south. It will also conduct a re-examination of existing drill core to apply newly developed alteration study parameters that have proven successful in other similar deposits to assist vectoring towards undiscovered mineralization.

Mineralization on the Lorraine property is related to alkalic intrusions and belongs to a deposit style that includes the Galore Creek project owned by Teck and NovaGold Resources Inc., the Imperial Metals Corp.-owned Mount Polley mine and the New Gold Inc.-owned New Afton project.

The Lorraine property is well served by resource infrastructure, including all-season roads, the Kemess power corridor to the northeast and the Canadian National Railway line to the southwest. The Lorraine project is located approximately 100 kilometres northwest of Terrane Metals Corp.’s Mt. Milligan project. A highlight from Teck’s most recent drill program in 2008 at Lorraine is drill hole L08-120, which intersected 159.2 metres grading 0.64 per cent copper and 0.30 gram per tonne gold in the Lower Main zone. The property consists of 119 claims totalling 30,659 hectares (75,759 acres).

Teck may earn a 51-per-cent interest in the Lorraine project by spending a total of $9.0-million by Dec. 31, 2010, and may increase its interest to 60 per cent by completing a feasibility study and to 65 per cent by arranging production financing. It is anticipated that Teck will earn the initial 51-per-cent interest after the completion of this year’s program.

On Sept. 11 of this year, Lorraine Copper staked an additional seven mineral claims (3,029 hectares) contiguous to the western side of the property.

G.L. Garratt, PGeo, is the qualified person who has reviewed and takes responsibility for this news release.

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