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EASTFIELD ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF EXPLORATION PROGRAM AT KILOMETRE 26 PROPERTY

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 ANNOUNCES CREW MOBILIZED TO THE LORRAINE COPPER GOLD PROJECT

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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Tad samples up to 0.14 m of 52.48 g/t Au at Hazelton

TAD Capital Corp. has completed the 2009 program on the north zone of the Hazelton prospect. Work consisting of geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys has resulted in several new high-grade gold discoveries and increased the area of known gold mineralization on the property to 1,400 metres by 800 metres.

The program focused on evaluating the extent of mineralization near the margins of a granitic stock. Numerous gold-bearing veins are present in three areas situated along the perimeter of a Cretaceous stock, which measures 600 metres in diameter. Indications are that the stock is part of a larger intrusive body mapped digitally by the Geological Survey of Canada in 2008. The composition of the concealed intrusion is unknown but judging from surface exposures it ranges from granite to granodiorite and includes monzonite phases and rhyolite dikes.

Gold mineralization on the property conforms to a broadly defined intrusion-related class of deposits with gold mineralization hosted within a thermal aureole. The distinctive features of this class of gold deposits are sheeted arrays of parallel, single-stage quartz veins which are found over tens to hundreds of metres and preferentially located in the pluton’s cupola. These types of veins are also described as reduced intrusion-related gold systems represented by the Fort Knox, Pogo, Donlin Creek and Dublin Gulch deposits in Alaska and the Yukon.

Past work had recognized that the sulphide mineralogy of individual veins varies along strike and possibly along the dip direction. Sulphide content ranges from 2 to 45 per cent, and consists mainly of arsenopyrite (up to 30 per cent) and pyrite (up to 30 per cent).

The mineralization observed to date has two mineralogical characteristics that impact the precious-metal grades: mineralization dominated by arsenopyrite-pyrite-banded intergrowths; and mineralization dominated by banded arsenopyrite with minor pyrite-galena-sphalerite-tetrahedrite at the vein margins.

Locally, the veins carry small amounts of copper sulphides that include tetrahedrite. This mineral association is of particular significance and has returned a high-grade gold of up to 52.48 grams per tonne gold in one sample.

Camp area

In the Camp area, there are a minimum of 13 quartz-sulphide veins present over an area measuring 150 by 200 metres. The area is situated between two deeply incised creeks named West Creek and East Creek. Work completed in 2009 resulted in the exposure of six new veins.

The majority of the veins strike northwesterly and have gentle dips to the northeast with true widths ranging from six to 47 centimetres. One of the newly found mineralized zones consists of two 25-centimetre-thick veins separated by a 30-centimetre zone of altered monzonite host rock. The veins were exposed in a 0.8-metre-by-one-metre trench and sampled across a 0.8-metre width. This site returned 1.91 grams per tonne gold and 8.0 grams per tonne silver (sample 723372).

Two veins in close proximity to each other have been exposed by shallow trenches (samples 723351 and 723352). The vein dipping gently to the north (723351) contained 20 per cent sulphides with arsenopyrite being the dominant sulphide. The vein dipping gently to the northeast contained relatively high pyrite and lesser arsenopyrite (723352). The latter vein returned 52.48 grams per tonne gold and greater than 100 grams per tonne silver.

Re-exposure of a 1988 trench has resulted in the documentation of a 127-metre-long quartz-sulphide vein striking 346 degrees. Several locations along this trench were re-excavated using hand tools and then sampled. The vein is dipping to the east-northeast at a 44-degree angle and ranges in width from 15 to 35 centimetres. Four channel samples returned an average weighted content of 3.74 grams per tonne gold and 9.13 grams per tonne silver. One sample from a silica-sulphide cemented fault fracture returned 3.62 grams per tonne gold and 6.4 grams per tonne silver across six centimetres.

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Bard Ventures Ltd.: Exploration Program Update; Evaluation of New Target Areas, Lone Pine Property, British Columbia

Bard Ventures Ltd. has mobilized field crews to commence its exploration program on the Lone Pine molybdenum property. The property is located in the Omineca mining division approximately 15 kilometres north-northwest of Houston, B.C.

The 2009 exploration program will initially focus on geological mapping, soil geochemical survey, prospecting and additional detailed geophysical surveys that will evaluate the new target areas to define specific targets for diamond drilling. An initial orientation soil sampling survey has been completed over the known molybdenum mineralization to identify the geochemical signature of the Alaskite zone. There were two soil samples collected at each site, one conventional and one mobile metal ion (MMI), to test which sampling and analytical method is optimum. The main focus will be in the area proximal to the delineated resource which is located on the west side of a non-mineralized Quartz Feldspar porphyry. The initial program will focus on the south, east and north sides of this porphyry where the geological environment is favourable for additional molybdenum mineralization at or near surface. If successful, this will result in an expansion of the current resource and the delineation of near-surface mineralization that could serve as the source of initial development within the Lone Pine property.

The Lone Pine property has a calculated measured and indicated resource at a 0.04 per cent Mo cut-off of 110.34 million tonnes grading 0.083 per cent Mo containing 201,733,000 in situ pounds of molybdenum.

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 substation;
Is located only 15 kilometres from the CN rail line in Houston, B.C.

A plan of the drill holes in the Alaskite zone may be viewed on the company’s website.

Bard is earning a 100-per-cent interest in the property under the terms of an option agreement. The Lone Pine exploration work is being conducted under the supervision of qualified person Jim Miller-Tait, PGeo, a director of Bard.

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Eastfield Resources Announces Crew Mobilized to Zymo Gold Copper Project, BC

Eastfield Resources and Canadian Gold Hunter are pleased to announce that a drill has been mobilized to the Zymo copper-gold property 45 kilometres west of Smithers, BC.

The Zymo property is underlain by an alteration/sulphide system of over 15 square kilometres and hosts several mineralized targets. A drilling program of four to six holes is planned and will further test the Hobbes Zone at depth and along strike as well as targets in the FM Zone.

This year’s drill program will follow up on a successful 1,554 metre Drill program in 2008 which intersected significant new intervals of copper/gold mineralization in the Hobbes Zone. Intersections from the 2008 program included 72.0 metres of 0.72% copper and 0.54 g/t gold in hole ZY08-09 and 158.9 metres of 0.31% copper and 0.21g/t gold in hole ZY08-10. Other work in 2008 included an IP/mag geophysical survey and geochemical sampling. An open-ended IP chargeability anomaly measuring six kilometres long by two-three kilometres wide was outlined in 2008 within which both the Hobbes and FM mineralized zones occur. Geochemical sampling and prospecting have outlined at least two new copper-gold target areas.

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.

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High Grade Copper-Zinc Showing Discovered by Cariboo Rose at Carruthers Pass

Cariboo Rose Resources has been informed that Hawthorne Gold Corp. has terminated its option of the Carruthers Pass property in north-central BC. Hawthorne has forwarded a report outlining the results of their 2008 exploration program. The report details sampling carried out on cliffs above a high-grade boulder protruding from a talus apron. Two significant new bedrock massive sulphide occurrences were located and sampled. Other mineralized zones were also located but massive sulphides were not observed. Previous sampling of the large massive sulphide boulder returned significant values in copper, zinc, silver and gold. Grab samples by Phelps Dodge in 2001 from this exposure returned the following:

Sample #

Copper (%)

Zinc (%)

Silver (grams/t)

Gold (ppb)

62692

1.12

7.05

56

2,100

72638

2.62

2.99

>99

169

63454

3.13

4.50

>99

458

Govt-A

4.44

4.48

250

3,170

 Sampling undertaken during the 2008 program (104 samples in total) returned several anomalous results with the following table representing selective grab samples from the more significant copper rich showings. 

Sample #

Copper (%)

Zinc (%)

Silver (grams/t)

Gold (ppb)

39710

6.78

4.81

171.0

1.47

39707

5.15

0.12

28.3

0.15

39750

4.16

0.06

66.9

0.04

39729

2.50

0.04

23.6

0.04

39737

2.28

3.76

96.3

1.21

39720

1.61

0.07

19.5

0.07

 The prospecting/sampling program identified at least two mineralized or sulphide-bearing altered horizons which vary between two to four metres thick and can be traced across the outcrop exposures for at least 100 metres. Within these horizons, pods of massive sulphides occur and which are represented by the samples above. It is strongly suspected that these are the source of the boulder occurrence.

An airborne geophysical survey over the property was completed in 2004. A total of 295 line kilometres were flown utilizing a DIGHEM multi-coil, multi-frequency electromagnetic system supplemented with a high sensitivity magnetometer. The geophysical contractor, Fugro Airborne Surveys of Toronto, reports that “the surveyed property contains several anomalous features, many of which are considered to be of moderate to high priority as exploration targets”. The Fugro report itemizes fourteen target areas that contain discrete electromagnetic anomalies attributable to bedrock sources. These targets have had little follow-up exploration.

The Carruthers Pass property consists of 130 mineral claim units covering 3,250 hectares located approximately 70 kilometres south of the Kemess gold-copper mine and 200 kilometres north of Smithers. Under the terms of a 2003 agreement with Phelps Dodge, Cariboo Rose may earn a 100% interest in the Carruthers Pass Property by completing $750,000 ($187,000 remaining) in exploration and issuing shares valued at $120,000 (cash or shares, $40,000 remaining) before the sixth anniversary of the agreement (May 31, 2012). Phelps Dodge retains a back-in privilege to earn a 60% interest by incurring exploration expenditures that are the greater of 200% of prior expenditures or $1,500,000 (with the back-in election to be made before the expiry of the 90 day period following the earlier of May 31, 2011 or the completion of 2,500 metres of drilling [1,100 remaining]). Phelps Dodge may earn an additional 10% interest by completing a feasibility study within three years of earning its back-in interest. Should Phelps Dodge elect not to exercise its back-in privilege it will be entitled to a 2 1/2% net smelter return royalty that may be reduced to 1% by payment of $1,500,000.

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.

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Exploration Program to Focus on Resource Expansion and Evaluation of New Target Areas, Lone Pine Property, British Columbia

Bard Ventures Ltd. (“Bard” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that field crews have been mobilized to the field to commence its exploration program on the Lone Pine Property, British Columbia. In 2008, an extensive diamond drilling program consisting of 41 holes for a total of 21,557 meters resulted in delineation of a 43-101 compliant resource within the Alaskite Zone (tabulated below). At a 0.04% Mo cut-off there is a measured and indicated resource of 110,340,000 tonnes grading 0.083% Mo containing approximately 200 million pounds of molybdenum.

The 2009 exploration program will initially focus on geological mapping, soil geochemical survey, prospecting and additional detailed geophysical surveys that will evaluate the new target areas to define specific targets for diamond drilling. The main focus will be in the area proximal to the delineated resource which is located on the west side of a non-mineralized Quartz Feldspar Porphyry. The initial program will focus on the south, east, and north sides of this porphyry where the geological environment is favorable for additional molybdenum mineralization at or near surface. If successful, this will result in an expansion of the current resource and the delineation of near surface mineralization that could serve as the source of initial development within the Lone Pine Property.

Lone Pine measured, indicated and inferred mineral resource summary:

  MEASURED
Cut-off % Mo Tonnes ? Cutoff (000’s) Mo% in-situ lbs Mo (000’s)
0.02 43,767 0.078 75,262
0.03 40,450 0.082 73,125
0.04 33,356 0.092 67,654
0.05 26,676 0.104 61,163
0.06 22,486 0.113 56,018
0.07 19,625 0.12 51,919
0.08 17,699 0.125 48,775
0.09 15,853 0.13 45,435
0.1 13,922 0.135 41,435

 

  MEASURED+INDICATED
Cut-off % Mo Tonnes ? Cutoff (000’s) Mo% in-situ lbs Mo (000’s)
0.02 151,536 0.069 232,071
0.03 140,417 0.073 225,193
0.04 110,340 0.083 201,733
0.05 84,869 0.094 176,628
0.06 66,454 0.106 154,890
0.07 54,702 0.114 137,758
0.08 47,583 0.12 125,858
0.09 41,556 0.126 115,132
0.1 34,975 0.131 101,310

 

INDICATED
>Tonnes ≥ Cutoff (000’s) Mo% in-situ lbs Mo (000’s)
107,769 0.066 156,809
99,967 0.069 152,069
76,984 0.079 134,079
58,193 0.09 115,464
43,968 0.102 98,871
35,077 0.111 85,839
29,884 0.117 77,084
25,703 0.123 69,698
21,053 0.129 59,875

 

INFERRED
Tonnes ? Cutoff (000’s) Mo% in-situ lbs Mo (000’s)
27,827 0.084 51,532
27,555 0.085 51,636
25,840 0.088 50,131
22,839 0.094 47,331
18,295 0.104 41,947
15,238 0.111 37,290
13,092 0.117 33,769
11,800 0.121 31,477
10,186 0.125 28,070

A full text version of the Lone Pine Property resource estimate was filed on SEDAR and is available at www.sedar.com under the Company’s profile and can also be found by visiting the Company’s website at www.bardventures.com. The report, dated January 12, 2009, entitled “Resource Estimate Lone Pine Molybdenum Project — Omineca Mining Division, British Columbia”, was prepared by Ronald G. Simpson, P.Geo. of GeoSim Services Inc., a “qualified person” for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 — Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

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Gold Fields Plans a $3.9 Million Toodoggone Exploration Program

Gold Fields has tabled an exploration program for Cascadero’s Toodoggone Project that is budgeted for up to C$3.9 million in 2009.

Cascadero holds a 100% interest in 75 mineral tenures aggregating 30,409 hectares in the Toodoggone region of north central British Columbia. The property is located about 20 km north of Northgate Minerals’ Kemess South Au-Cu mine. As of November 30th 2008, Cascadero Copper and previously Stealth Minerals, spent $9.5 million on exploration consisting of mapping, geochemistry, ground and airborne geophysics and drilling. This work identified a broad corridor of geology prospective for bulk mineable copper-gold porphyry deposits, including the PINE copper-gold deposit.

On March 4th 2009, Cascadero Copper Corporation signed an Option and Joint Venture Exploration Agreement with Gold Fields Toodoggone Exploration Corporation (“Gold Fields”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Fields Netherlands Services BV and a member of the Gold Fields Limited group of companies.

The Agreement grants Gold Fields an option to acquire a 51% interest in Cascadero’s Toodoggone property to be satisfied by incurring expenditures of at least C$5 million over a three year period. If Gold Fields acquires the 51% interest, it has the option to acquire an additional 24% interest in the property which is to be satisfied by spending an additional $15 million or funding the completion of a feasibility study. When Gold Fields provides notice to acquire a 75% interest, Cascadero and Gold Fields will form a 25/75 joint venture for the continued exploration and possible development of the property.

In late March 2009, the Toodoggone Project Management committee met in Vancouver. The work program and budget were presented and reviewed. The first year program consists of airborne geophysics, line cutting, ground geophysics, soil and stream sediment geochemistry and core drilling.

The airborne magnetic survey will be flown at 100 to 50 metre spacing and will cover the southern and eastern 2/3rds (~20,000 hectares) of the claim block.

Grid-based line cutting and Induced Polarization geophysics are focused on a north east trending 3,000 metre wide by 16,000 metre long corridor on the southern flank of the Finlay River valley.

A program of soil and rock geochemistry is also planned in the area of line cutting.

Subsequent to data compilation and interpretation, a core drilling program of up to 3,750 metres is planned that is initially focused within the area of the ground based geophysical program.

The airborne magnetic survey is underway.

Gold Fields expects to mobilize to Cascadero’s Finlay Camp in mid-May.

Cascadero Copper has closed its private placement with Gold Fields Toodoggone Exploration Corporation for 500,000 units at C$0.10 per unit. A unit consists of one common share and one warrant each of which plus C$0.12 can purchase one more common share for a period of one year. Gold Fields Toodoggone Exploration Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gold Fields Netherlands Services BV and a member of the Gold Fields Limited group of companies.

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