CN Coal Project Due Diligence Step-Out Drilling Intersects Coal in 7 out of 8 Drillholes

TSX-V SYMBOL: LKY 
www.luckystrikeresources.com 

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - Lucky Strike Resources Ltd. ("Lucky Strike" or the "Company") (TSXV: LKY), is pleased to announce seven out of eight drill holes encountered significant coal mineralization in its due diligence drilling program on the CN Coal Project. The coal properties covers a contiguous area of 13,096 hectares (131 sq.km) located approximately 175 km SW of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and 45 km SE of the Buren Soum village center in the Tuv Aimag province in Mongolia.

The seven drillholes intersecting coal mineralization were step-out holes beyond the previously drilled area, expanding the area containing coal mineralization intercepts from 8 square km (a 4 km by 2 km area) to 24 square km (a 6 km by 4 km area).  A total of 1,517 meters in eight drill holes were completed using primarily a poly-crystalline diamond (PCD) rotary drill bit. Six drill holes intersecting coal mineralization were spaced along an approximately 6 km strike within the license areas under option by Lucky Strike, and the coal intercepts are open at both ends of the 6 km strike length ascertained by the latest drilling effort.  Also, coal was intercepted in holes spaced approximately two kilometers apart from one another outside the previously drilled area in a down-dip direction. See Table for a brief summary of drill hole parameters and results.

Two drill holes (33R and 38R), spaced approximately 900 meters apart on strike, each intercepted approximately 39 metres of coal mineralization in individual seams.  It is reasonable to interpret these intercepts as possibly being correlative coal seams based on their similar thickness, overall stratigraphy, geomorphic interpretation of possible surface expressions of fault structures, and their relative proximity to one another.

Results of the 2011 exploration program are as follows:

Table 1 - Drilling Results

Drill Hole Northing Easting Drill Depth
(Meters)
Total Coal
(Meters)
Thickest
Seam
(Meters)
Thickest Seam
Interval (Meters)
CN-11-33R 5168648 538517 256 52.70 39.2 143.8-183.0
CN-11-34C 5166594 539927 181 24.49 7.75 76.7 - 84.6
CN-11-35R 5165663 541896 175 11.0 11.0 88.0-97.0
CN-11-36R 5164850 542440 100 15.0 12.0 76.0-88.0
CN-11-37R 5169036 538167 148 12.0 12.0 19.0-31.0
CN-11-38R 5169555 538480 145 39.0 39.0 70.0-109.0
CN-11-39R 5171753 544306 256 No coal    
CN-11-40R 5168601 540965 256 17.0 5.0 249.0-254.0

Lucky Strike's principal focus was to understand the potential to increase the known mineralized area by means of step-out drilling. Beyond this, the Company completed proximate analysis, ash fusion, wash sink and float testing for the CN-11-34C core hole samples to understand the commercial potential of the CN Coal deposit in terms of the coal quality. The results in the following summary tables 2 to 6 showed thermal coal quality values, a high degree of washability and other coal characteristics that are suitable for coal-fired boiler systems. The potential for a sizable deposit and commercial use of the CN Coal deposit are important factors for Lucky Strike to consider in its decision whether to advance the project.

Table 2 - Washability Characteristics of Composites 1 & 2

Sample ID Inherent
Moisture
Gross
Calorific
Value
Wt Ash S Gross
Calorific
Value
Wt Ash S Gross
Calorific
Value
Basis
Analysis
ADB ADB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB
Units ----> % kcal/kg % % % kcal/kg % % % %
Test fluid
specific gravity 
    Fractional Analysis Dry Basis Cumulative Recovery of Products
(Floats)
Composite 1 14.73 4046 100 27.69 7.13 4745        
1 F1.30 8.15 5952 8.71 5.47 0.69 6480 8.71 5.47 0.69 6480
1 F1.35 9.88 5616 22.59 6.24 0.80 6231 31.30 6.03 0.77 6301
1 F1.40 9.35 5371 19.82 9.71 0.69 5924 51.12 7.46 0.74 6155
1 F1.45 8.61 4916 3.62 19.15 0.51 5379 54.73 8.23 0.72 6103
1 F1.50 7.73 4595 2.08 22.05 0.46 4980 56.81 8.73 0.71 6062
1 F1.60 8.04 3530 5.10 38.01 0.17 3838 61.91 11.15 0.67 5879
1 F1.65 7.72 3104 5.02 42.70 0.16 3364 66.94 13.51 0.63 5690
1 F1.70 8.65 2855 4.35 42.98 0.32 3125 71.29 15.31 0.61 5534
1 S1.70 3.54 2596 28.71 54.47 21.52 2691        
1 -0.5mm 8.53 4113   30.70 5.52 4497        
Composite 2 23.50 4584 100 11.02 0.86 5992        
2 F1.30 20.94 5296 47.36 5.97 0.40 6699 47.36 5.97 0.40 6699
2 F1.35 17.31 5265 23.18 6.85 0.19 6367 70.54 6.26 0.34 6590
2 F1.40 13.39 5124 14.38 8.98 0.22 5917 84.93 6.72 0.32 6476
2 F1.45 13.55 5072 6.25 13.39 0.17 5868 91.17 7.18 0.31 6434
2 F1.50 10.28 4639 2.60 21.07 0.17 5171 93.78 7.56 0.30 6399
2 F1.60 7.79 4089 1.36 30.89 0.18 4434 95.13 7.89 0.30 6371
2 F1.65 6.54 3315 0.31 39.84 0.16 3546 95.45 8.00 0.30 6362
2 F1.70 5.82 2778 0.25 46.74 0.14 2950 95.70 8.10 0.30 6353
2 S1.70 3.49 2400 4.30 58.04 16.19 2487        
2 -0.5mm 13.45 4804   13.99 0.92 5551        

Table 3 - Washability Characteristics of Composites 3 & 4

Sample ID Inherent
Moisture
Gross
Calorific
Value
Wt Ash S Gross
Calorific
Value
Wt Ash S Gross
Calorific
Value
Basis
Analysis
ADB ADB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB
Units ----> % kcal/kg % % % kcal/kg % % % %
Test fluid
specific gravity 
    Fractional Analysis Dry Basis Cumulative Recovery of Products
(Floats)
Composite 3 19.33 4484 100 17.30 0.55 5558        
3 F1.30 10.03 5752 13.34 6.57 0.36 6393 13.34 6.57 0.36 6393
3 F1.35 11.53 5446 26.00 8.07 0.17 6156 39.35 7.56 0.23 6236
3 F1.40 10.64 5329 22.57 10.76 0.15 5964 61.91 8.73 0.20 6137
3 F1.45 10.62 5186 10.73 13.56 0.35 5802 72.64 9.44 0.22 6088
3 F1.50 9.14 4833 5.31 18.59 0.34 5319 77.96 10.06 0.23 6035
3 F1.60 7.93 3975 5.26 33.11 0.31 4318 83.21 11.52 0.24 5927
3 F1.65 7.72 3447 1.17 40.83 0.43 3735 84.39 11.93 0.24 5896
3 F1.70 6.96 3158 1.25 44.71 0.53 3394 85.64 12.41 0.24 5860
3 S1.70 6.71 2423 14.36 62.02 1.24 2597        
3 -0.5mm 10.84 4570   22.27 0.47 5126        
Composite 4 17.93 3956 100 35.01 10.89 4820        
4 F1.30 10.59 5612 22.46 6.77 0.51 6277 22.46 6.77 0.51 6277
4 F1.35 10.39 5506 14.65 8.02 0.56 6145 37.11 7.26 0.53 6225
4 F1.40 10.24 5439 16.79 10.07 0.50 6059 53.90 8.14 0.52 6173
4 F1.45 9.00 5388 8.54 10.84 0.44 5921 62.44 8.51 0.51 6139
4 F1.50 8.43 5128 5.82 13.80 0.43 5601 68.26 8.96 0.50 6093
4 F1.60 7.87 4447 2.76 25.66 0.42 4827 71.02 9.61 0.50 6043
4 F1.65     0.63 36.70 0.00 0 71.66 9.85 0.50 5990
4 F1.70     0.67 42.02 0.00 0 72.33 10.15 0.49 5935
4 S1.70 3.80 2202 27.67 63.25 17.39 2289        
4 -0.5mm 11.11 4412   23.97 3.77 4963        

Table 4 - Washability Characteristics of Composites 5 & 6

Sample ID Inherent
Moisture
Gross
Calorific
Value
Wt Ash S Gross
Calorific
Value
Wt Ash S Gross
Calorific
Value
Basis
Analysis
ADB ADB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB
Units ----> % kcal/kg % % % kcal/kg % % % %
Test fluid
specific gravity 
    Fractional Analysis Dry Basis Cumulative Recovery of Products
(Floats)
Composite 5 28.29 4517 100 16.32 0.91 6299        
5 F1.30 23.89 5782 58.82 7.70 0.14 7598 58.82 7.70 0.14 7598
5 F1.35 17.89 5403 11.00 11.00 0.12 6580 69.82 8.22 0.14 7437
5 F1.40 17.75 5190 10.23 14.71 0.11 6310 80.05 9.05 0.14 7293
5 F1.45 17.43 4453 6.53 22.91 0.45 5393 86.58 10.10 0.16 7150
5 F1.50 13.47 3916 3.49 32.92 0.37 4525 90.07 10.98 0.17 7048
5 F1.60 12.53 3080 4.19 42.43 0.39 3520 94.26 12.38 0.18 6891
5 F1.65 7.05 2147 0.77 52.57 0.29 2310 95.03 12.70 0.18 6854
5 F1.70 5.50 1970 0.44 57.24 0.22 2085 95.48 12.91 0.18 6832
5 S1.70 2.80 1743 4.52 62.61 17.92 1793        
5 -0.5mm 17.44 4329   19.26 0.48 5243        
Composite 6 19.86 4382 100 20.92 0.84 5468        
6 F1.30 11.98 5777 10.27 6.70 0.39 6564 10.27 6.70 0.39 6564
6 F1.35 11.62 5480 16.33 9.34 0.62 6201 26.60 8.32 0.53 6341
6 F1.40 11.01 5206 19.28 13.73 0.53 5850 45.88 10.59 0.53 6135
6 F1.45 7.24 4989 16.39 16.26 0.43 5378 62.27 12.08 0.50 5935
6 F1.50 6.93 4741 13.96 20.57 0.50 5094 76.23 13.64 0.50 5781
6 F1.60 5.44 3964 7.00 32.24 0.39 4192 83.23 15.20 0.49 5648
6 F1.65 5.74 2990 2.51 42.05 0.72 3172 85.73 15.99 0.50 5575
6 F1.70 4.02 2624 1.79 46.19 0.26 2734 87.52 16.61 0.50 5517
6 S1.70 2.79 2413 12.48 54.81 6.05 2482        
6 -0.5mm 11.41 4158   23.31 0.45 4694        

Table 5 - Washability Characteristics of Composite 7

Sample ID Inherent
Moisture
Gross
Calorific
Value
Wt Ash S Gross
Calorific
Value
Wt Ash S Gross
Calorific
Value
Basis
Analysis
ADB ADB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB
Units ----> % kcal/kg % % % kcal/kg % % % %
Test fluid
specific gravity 
    Fractional Analysis Dry Basis Cumulative Recovery of Products
(Floats)
Composite 7 22.70 4052 100 20.66 0.26 5242        
7 F1.30 12.26 5732 40.05 5.55 0.21 6533 40.05 5.55 0.21 6533
7 F1.35 5.50 5295 13.61 6.18 0.19 5603 53.66 5.71 0.20 6297
7 F1.40 10.42 5216 15.18 7.72 0.11 5822 68.84 6.15 0.18 6192
7 F1.45 8.42 5134 5.77 10.31 0.08 5606 74.61 6.47 0.17 6147
7 F1.50 5.24 4891 1.93 19.06 0.09 5162 76.54 6.79 0.17 6122
7 F1.60 4.71 3918 3.49 31.86 0.09 4111 80.03 7.88 0.17 6034
7 F1.65 4.72 3212 0.75 41.12 0.10 3372 80.78 8.19 0.17 6010
7 F1.70 4.62 2699 1.13 48.32 0.07 2830 81.92 8.75 0.17 5966
7 S1.70 6.01 2152 18.08 67.57 0.27 2290        
7 -0.5mm 14.80 4152   24.94 0.21 4873        

Table 6

  Ash Fusion Characteristics
Sl.
No.
Sample ID Reducing Environment Oxidising Environment
  IDT ST HT FT IDT ST HT FT
Units ---> Deg C Deg C Deg C Deg C Deg C Deg C Deg C Deg C
1 Composite 1 1081 1117 1143 1204 1214 1302 1374 1391
2 Composite 2 1129 1140 1142 1148 1205 1209 1218 1229
3 Composite 3 1157 1209 1215 1229 1185 1225 1245 1267
4 Composite 4 1095 1169 1232 1295 1311 1412 1445 1499
5 Composite 5 1142 1205 1216 1220 1203 1249 1259 1285
6 Composite 6 1175 1227 1236 1248 1187 1247 1267 1283
7 Composite 7 1172 1198 1209 1239 1175 1215 1243 1267

Coal samples from the core hole were sent to SGS Laboratory, in Ulaanbaatar for coal quality testing. Norwest Corporation guided the general layout of the due diligence drilling program, supervised and verified the core sampling procedure for all coal quality samples.

Considering the positive confirmation of the coal deposit and significant extension of the known mineralized area by the step-out drilling program results, Lucky Strike will aim to further explore the CN Project to test the potential to further increase the size of the coal deposit. The coal beds are part of the lower Cretaceous Dzuunbayan suite of terrigenous sediments that were deposited in Cretaceous rift valleys during a period of basin and range-style structural extension in central Mongolia. The Dzuunbayan suite is part of a sediment series carrying significant coal resources in the Choir-Nyalga Coal Basin.

In accordance to the NI 43-101, five coal seams of economic interest have, thus far, been intersected by drilling on the CN coal property.  The coal beds, which dip gently 7o to 10o north-eastward into the property block from the nearby western block boundary, provide supporting evidence that the interior of the license block has additional coal resource potential.  Additionally, from historic and published mapping and initial Lucky Strike field studies, the dipping strata may form the west flank of a gentle synclinal fold. It implies a possible return to shallower depths of the coal beds to the northeast. This will need to be confirmed by future drilling, geophysical surveys, and additional geologic mapping. The coal seams intersected in the 2009 and 2011 drilling were less than 280 metres in depth; however, the dip of the seams suggests that the lower seams extend below a depth of 280 metres to the northeast.

Edwin Ullmer, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and an independent consultant of the Company, has read and approved the technical and scientific information contained in this news release.

About Lucky Strike Resources Ltd

Lucky Strike Resources is a growth-focused exploration company creating value through the exploration and development of coal, minerals and energy in Mongolia. Mongolia, centered between the growing consumption markets of China and Russia, holds vast, untapped and rich coal resources. Lucky Strike plans to first explore and develop the CN Project in Central Mongolia and the NKAK Coal Properties in South-western Mongolia.  The Management team has extensive experience in the global exploration and mining industry as well as in Asia.

ON BEHALF OF LUCKY STRIKE RESOURCES LTD.

"Cathy Fong"

Cathy Fong, P.Eng,
Chairman & CEO

The Company's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "LKY" and on the US OTC market as "LKYSF."

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Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including the results of the Company's due diligence investigations in respect of the transaction, that the Sellers perform their obligations under the Definitive Agreements, receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including that of the TSX Venture Exchange, the result of drilling and exploration activities, that contracted parties provide goods and/or services on the agreed timeframes, that equipment necessary for exploration is available as scheduled and does not incur unforeseen break downs, that no labour shortages or delays are incurred, that plant and equipment function as specified, that no unusual geological or technical problems occur, and that laboratory and other related services are available and perform as contracted.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, future events, conditions, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, prediction, projection, forecast, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the interpretation and actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of minerals; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of exploration, as well as those factors disclosed in the company's publicly filed documents. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

 

 

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