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VANCOUVER, April 19 /CNW/ - Canadian Mining's qualified person Dr. Pat O'Hara reports "as of 4/16/10 drill hole BP10-7 (refers to Bullard Pass, hole 7) has been drilled to 200 feet as part of Phase 1 drilling at the Bullard Pass Property. Holes BP10-1 through BP10-5 have been geologically logged and BP10-6 has been logged to 310 feet. Holes BP10-1 through BP10-5 have been photographed. Split drill samples from BP10-4 (300 feet to 501 feet td) through BP10-6 at 410 feet have been submitted to the laboratory for analysis. Preliminary analytical results for BP10-1 through BP10-3 and the first 300 feet of BP10-4 have been received from the laboratory, and Quality Control protocols are currently being conducted on these results.
A very preliminary scan of the laboratory results indicates that a number of anomalous intercepts of pathfinder elements are present in all four holes. These results are supporting evidence to the observed hydrothermal alteration assemblages and veining in core from these drill holes that was previously reported.
The objectives for drill holes BP10-1 and BP10-2 included testing the mineral favorability of the upper plate Tertiary conglomerate that was previously untested by drilling and to attempt to drill through the upper plate and the Bullard Detachment Fault into the lower plate. Holes BP10-1 and BP10-2 are located within the center of a large annular gold anomaly associated with anomalous silver, arsenic, barium, copper, lead, antimony, and zinc annular anomalies. All these anomalies are based on interpreting contoured soil data generated by using the Enzyme Leach technique. Hole BP10-2 is also sited over an apical anomaly for gold. Detectable gold is associated locally within the pathfinder element intercepts in BP10-1. In the upper 300 feet of BP10-2, 62% of the samples have detectable gold. The detachment fault was not reached in either hole indicating that its dip is greater than 15 degrees.
Hole BP10-3 is located at the Unity Mine site to potentially intercept the Bullard Detachment Fault at depth, a low angle fault above the detachment fault identified previously as the Unity Fault, the Unity gold-copper vein, and a high angle structure. All of these structures are considered to be positive pathways for hydrothermal fluid flow and potential sites for deposition of mineralization. Also, BP10-3 was sited away from the old workings to avoid drilling open underground workings. Hole BP10-3 contained three five foot intercepts of greater than 100 ppb gold the highest of which is 785 ppb. 57% of the samples throughout the entire hole have detectable gold. Copper as copper oxides average 128 ppm throughout the hole with the top 100 feet averaging 454 ppm copper.
BP10-4 was the first hole drilled through a thick sequence of Quaternary gravels. The primary objective for this hole was to drill through the gravels at a site with anomalous soil Enzyme Leach anomalies. Anomalous gold, silver, arsenic, barium, and molybdenum are present with nearby lead, zinc, and antimony anomalies. The secondary objective was to drill through the Bullard Detachment Fault, if possible with a five-hundred foot vertical hole. The top 300 feet of BP10-4 was analyzed by the laboratory with the top 100 feet comprised of Quaternary gravels. Below 100 feet the hole intercepted a Tertiary upper plate conglomerate-redbed unit younger than the conglomerate drilled in holes BP10-1 through BP10-3. Between 100 feet and 300 feet this hole contains anomalous arsenic, barium, manganese, lead and zinc. A 15 foot intercept of detectable gold and four 5 foot intercepts of detectable gold are present in the Tertiary rock unit.
Potential mineralization may be present at greater depth, laterally or along the trend of the soil geochemical anomalies. Once the drill program is completed, the previous soil anomalies will be compared with the geologic evidence contained in the logs, and the litho geochemical results from the core to determine potential vectors to mineralization in each of the areas drilled during this Phase 1 program. After the targets are determined, specific drill sites will be determined for the Phase 2 drill program."
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SOURCE Canadian Mining Company Inc.
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