VANCOUVER and NEW DELHI, India, May 10 /CNW/ - Pebble Creek Mining Ltd. ("Pebble Creek" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has started on the Company's Askot project in India. The new campaign is anticipated to drill at least 12 step-out holes at Askot.
DDH 10AA018 was collared on May 8, 2010, inclined at minus 58 degrees and aimed at the centre of an EM (electromagnetic) anomaly that was confirmed by anomalous copper, zinc, lead and gold in soils. The anomaly is located in an untested area along the strike of the known Askot deposit. As of this morning the hole had reached 48 metres with non-coring tools and is being cemented for continuing with PQ (85mm or 3.4-inch diameter) core.
Pebble Creek previously drilled 17 holes that twinned and resampled some of the 57 holes drilled in the 1960s and 1980s by the United Nations Development Programme and two government agencies.
Andrew Nevin, P.Eng., President and CEO, says, "It has been clear for some time that several lines of geological evidence suggest a northwest extension of the Askot deposit that government geologists were unable to access because of steep topography and the depth limitations of their drilling equipment. At last we are able to test this potential addition to the known mineral resource."
Pebble Creek has 15 years experience in India and management believes the Askot project is the most advanced of the non-ferrous exploration and development projects in India operated by foreign junior exploration companies.
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SOURCE Pebble Creek Mining Ltd.
For further information: For further information: Gyan C. Singhai, P.Eng., Executive Chairman, Telephone: (604) 529-9076; Mike Romanik, Vice President, Telephone: (204) 724-0613