Stepping West From High Grade Gold Intercepts Ranging Up To 27.43 g/t Gold
MIRAMICHI, NB, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - SLAM Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V:SXL) ("SLAM")
announces completion of 9 diamond drill holes since it resumed activity
at its wholly owned Reserve Creek gold project in the Fort Hope gold
area of Ontario. Assays are pending on 355 samples shipped to the lab
from the first 5 holes. The Company drilled 6 holes in the vicinity of
hole RS10-25 and 3 holes to test the strike extent of the mineralized
zone up to 90m east of hole RS10-16. This hole intersected bonanza
grade gold mineralization up to 274 g/t gold over 0.5m within a 16.85 m
interval grading 16.45 g/t gold (news release 17 August 2010).
The Company is now drilling hole RS11-35 on a section 15 m west of hole
RS10-25 which cut a 10.4 m core interval of grading 7.68 g/t gold (0.22
oz/t) with individual samples ranging up to 27.43 g/t gold over 1.0 m
(news release 21 January 2011). Hole RS11-35 is the westernmost hole
drilled to date and is designed to extend the zone along strike.
Based upon drilling results in December, the Company staked an
additional 157 claim units in 12 claims covering 2512 hectares of
property mainly on Eabamet Lake. Airborne geophysical surveys indicate
that Reserve Creek geology and structures extend over these claims.
The Company has extended the initial 2,000m drilling contract begun in
December to a total of 5,000m. With approximately $5M cash in the
treasury the Company expects to expand the drilling program beyond the
5,000 m contract.
The core intervals described are drilled intervals. True thicknesses are
unknown. All drill cores were delivered from the drill sites to a
facility in Fort Hope for logging and sampling. Selected cores were
split or sawn with half retained for reference. Sampled halves were
shipped to Accurassay in Thunder Bay for gold assay. Standards and
blanks were inserted in the sample batches to augment the Quality
Assurance and Quality Control program utilized by the laboratory.
Michael R. Taylor, P.Geo. President and CEO of SLAM is the Qualified
Person responsible for the technical information contained herein.
About Reserve Creek Gold Project:
SLAM's wholly owned Reserve Creek gold project now encompasses 7120
hectares in 34 mineral claims located near Fort Hope, Ontario. Reserve
Creek is part of a large and valuable land package with an expanding
inventory of gold deposits centered around Fort Hope approximately 150
km east of the former gold mining town of Pickle Lake. The large
greenstone belt surrounding Fort Hope has many similarities to the
prolific Red Lake gold mining camp and has potential to be a major gold
producing area. The Red Lake, Pickle Lake and Fort Hope gold areas are
part of the Uchi subprovince, a major system of greenstone belts
extending from Lake Winnipeg to the Hudson Bay lowlands.
The Reserve Creek staking and drilling activities have been accomplished
in consultation with Eabametoong First Nation ("EFN") in accordance
with a mutual Exploration Agreement. This Agreement calls for EFN and
SLAM to work cooperatively to advance the gold potential of Reserve
Creek and other SLAM projects in the Fort Hope area of Ontario.
About SLAM Exploration Ltd:
SLAM is a mineral resource company based in Miramichi, New Brunswick and
is currently drilling for gold in Ontario and for
silver-copper-lead-zinc in New Brunswick. Additional information about
SLAM and its projects is available at www.slamexploration.com or from SEDAR filings at www.sedar.com.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
On behalf of the Board
Mike Taylor, P. Geo.
President & CEO
SLAM Exploration Ltd.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation
of an offer to sell any of securities in the United States. The
securities have not been and will not be registered under the United
States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act")
or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the
United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S.
Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption
from such registration is available.
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this
release, other than statements of historical fact, that address future
production, reserve potential, exploration and development activities
and events or developments that SLAM expects, are forward-looking
statements. Although management believes the expectations expressed in
such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions,
such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual
results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward
looking statements. Please see our public filings at www.sedar.com for
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