Fort a la Corne joint venture Orion South large diameter drilling program complete



    Stock Symbol: SGF: TSX

    CALGARY, April 26 /CNW/ - George H. Read, P. Geo., Senior Vice President
Exploration and Development, is pleased to announce that the drilling of the
four large diameter drill (LDD) holes, targeting Pense Kimberlite in Orion
South, has been completed. A total of 1,017.20 metres of drilling was
completed in the four holes and kimberlite intersections totaling
594.71 metres were sampled for mini-bulk sample processing. These mini-bulk
samples are currently being processed through the on-site dense media
separator (DMS) plant and the concentrates from the first hole of this program
have recently been dispatched to SGS Lakefield in Ontario for final diamond
recovery. The two large diameter drill rigs have returned to the Star Diamond
Project to complete the remaining LDD holes that will be required for resource
definition on Star.
    Senior Vice President Exploration and Development, George Read, states:
"This four hole LDD program on Orion South has been successfully completed
within the one month time budget. The aim of this LDD program was to target
significant (plus 100 metre) intersections of the Pense Kimberlite that
accounts for a substantial proportion (112 - 124 million tonnes) of Orion
South in the estimates of the latest geological model. Previous LDD programs
on Orion South had predominantly sampled the EJF1 and EJF2 Kimberlites and
only one hole had sampled a significant amount of Pense Kimberlite. The
diamond data from these holes will be integrated with existing macrodiamond
data on Orion South to guide decision making with respect to future
exploration for the Orion Kimberlite cluster."
    The FALC-JV is currently operated by Shore Gold Inc. (Shore) with a
60 percent interest and Newmont Mining Corporation of Canada Limited (Newmont)
with a 40 percent interest. The evaluation of the Orion Kimberlite Cluster
within the FALC-JV, with a budget of approximately $66.5 million, is now the
largest work program outlined for any of the Fort a la Corne kimberlites.
Senior Vice President Exploration and Development, George Read, Professional
Geoscientist in the Provinces of Saskatchewan and British Columbia, is the
Qualified Person responsible for the verification and quality assurance of
analytical results. Shore is a Canadian based corporation engaged in the
acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Shares of the
Company trade on the TSX Exchange under the trading symbol "SGF".

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