VANCOUVER, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Orefinders Resources Inc. (TSX.V: ORX) has commenced diamond drilling on the Mirado gold property located near
the prolific gold mining district of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The
Mirado property consists of 12 patented claims (432 acres) located 20
km southeast of the town of Kirkland Lake and is accessible by all
season roads with nearby power and rail. This initial 2,000 meter
Phase 1 drill program is designed to test the potential for near
surface, bulk tonnage gold mineralization on the property.
Gold was initially discovered on the Mirado property in 1930. During the
period from 1930 till 1987, the Mirado property has been subject to
several exploration programs, several diamond drilling campaigns, and
underground and open pit mining activity. Over 40,000 m of drilling was
completed by several companies including Mirado Nickel Mines, Broulan
Reef, Amax Minerals Exploration, and Golden Shield Resources Inc.
Additional work completed at Mirado included an environmental base line
study, bulk sampling, stockpiling of open pit and underground material
and metallurgical test-work programs, with Dynatec Mining Ltd. being
contracted by Golden Shield in 1986 for underground and open pit
operations. A summary of this work can be viewed on the government web
In total, approximately $10 million in exploration and underground
development work was completed at the Mirado property prior to 1987.
As a result of the extensive amount of historical work completed during
this period, the Mirado property is considered to be at the advanced
stage of exploration. All of the surface and underground diamond
drill-holes were previously surveyed by a professional land surveyor
and this allowed Orefinders to relocate all of the historical surface
and underground drill holes with the use of a differential GPS
Orefinders has taken the over 40,000 m of historical surface and
underground diamond drill hole data and detailed surface and
underground geological mapping and sampling data and built a 3D model
of the deposit utilizing GEMcom software (GEMS). The 3D model was then
integrated with a recent, deep penetrating IP survey that was conducted
over the deposit during the spring of 2012. The IP survey was conducted
over 14 line km and tested the Mirado deposit to a depth more than 300m
deeper than any of the previous drilling and underground workings;
several significant, "chargeability" anomalies associated with
tuffaceous and pyroclastic units were detected near the top of the
Skead volcanic assemblage. These geophysical targets will be
systematically drill tested during the upcoming program.
The Mirado property does not currently have any mineral resource or
reserve estimates. All historic reported drill intersections are
non-43-101 compliant, since all of the drill core is no longer
available for re-assaying for conducting industry standard QA\QC. The
drill logs and historical assays are only being used internally as a
guide to planning the 2013 diamond drill program, and results will be
reported as they become available. For more information on the Mirado
gold project, including properties maps and a Technical Report dated
July 16, 2012, please visit our web site at www.orefinders.ca
The technical information contained in this news release has been
approved by William Yeomans, the President of Orefinders, who is a
Qualified Person as defined in "National Instrument 43-101, Standards
of Disclosure for Mineral Projects."
On behalf of the Board of Directors
William Yeomans, P. Geo
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subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to
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actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking
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Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained
in filings by Orefinders with Canadian securities regulators, which
filings are available under Orefinders profile at www.sedar.com.
SOURCE: Orefinders Resources Inc.
For further information:
William Yeomans, P. Geo.
Orefinders Resources Inc.
VP Corporate Development
Orefinders Resources Inc.