Symbol: SAO TSX-V
VANCOUVER, June 6 /CNW/ - Samba Gold Inc, (TSXV:SAO) (The Company) is
pleased to provide an update on the acquisition of the Huber Hills uranium
exploration project within the historic Mountain City Mining District in
northern Elko County, Nevada. The project is comprised of approximately 98
existing lode mining claims (1960 acres) and has been expanded by the Company
to include an additional 85 lode mining claims (1700 acres) for which filing
is pending. The project area is located just east of the town of Mountain
City, Nevada. A Phase One Exploration Program will start shortly.
The Huber Hills Project has had historic small scale uranium production.
There are a total of four uranium occurrences within the Huber Hills claim
block noted in the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report 06-19.
In three of these occurrences, the radioactivity/uranium is related to the
contact between the Tertiary Volcanics and the underlying Cretaceous quartz
monzonite. In the fourth occurrence, the radioactivity/uranium is related to
an altered - silicified fracture/shear zone in the Cretaceous quartz
The Race Track Mine, the Tag, Pam, Pat Group prospect and the Granite
Group are all spatially related to the contact between the Cretaceous quartz
monzonite and over lying Tertiary volcanic - sedimentary sequence. This
relationship has also been reported for other prospects within the Mountain
City District 3 to 5 miles further to the east. This suggests that these
uranium occurrences may reflect a regional control on the mineralization. The
other type of uranium occurrence occurs on the Autunite - October Prospects
where the mineralization occurs along vertical fractures and/or shear zones in
the quartz monzonite.
Past production from the Race Track Mine within the claim group is noted
in the NBMG Open File Report 06-19. A trial shipment of 100 tons of an
unreported grade in 1958 was noted. Then Proffitt and others (1982) noted
production of 9866 lbs of U(3)O(8) from an ore shipment grading 0.24%. The
date of this shipment is unknown. The Company is treating this information as
historical in nature.
Recent sampling within the historic Race Track Mine open pit yielded
results which tends to confirm this historic data. Samba Gold took two
adjacent 4.5 meter channel samples (total length 9.0 meters) from an exposed
bentonitic tuff found in the best developed part of the historic pit gave
results of 0.149% and 0.1020% U(3)O(8). Two other channel - grab samples taken
from another part of the pit gave lesser U(3)O(8) values of 220 and 280 ppm.
All sample assays were completed at ACME Laboratories, a certified laboratory
located in Reno, Nevada.
The objective of locating this large group of lode claims, is to secure
the possible extensions of the known mineralized zones related to the contact
between the underlying Cretaceous quartz monzonite and the overlying Tertiary
volcanic - sedimentary sequence. In order to achieve this, a multiphase
program will be undertaken. The first phase will consist of detailed
geological mapping and scintillometer and magnetometer surveys. This will be
followed by shallow drilling of all anomalous zones located.
Mr. Paul Pelke of Reno, Nevada has been appointed Project Manager for the
Huber Hills Uranium Project. He has had extensive experience working on
uranium projects in Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and California.
The contents of this Press Release were reviewed by Allen V. Ambrose,
(Registered Geologist, Washington State) a director of the Company and a
Qualified Person as per NI 43-101. Completion of the acquisition of the Huber
Hills Project is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Samba Gold Inc.
Adrian F.C. Hobkirk
President and C.E.O.
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meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities and Exchange Act of
1934, as amended. Except for statements of historical fact relating to the
Company, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking
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variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual
results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking
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