Drilling at Gossan Hill Encounters 4.70 metres of 9.47 g/mT Gold, 16.53 g/mT Silver

VANCOUVER, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - Callinan Mines announces today that the balance of the diamond drill holes completed to date at their Gossan Hill property have been proven by assay to contain gold and silver. Highlights include a 4.70 metre section of diamond drill hole GOS-11 containing 9.47 g/mT of gold, and 16.52 g/mT of silver, as well as a second zone of 8.77 metres of 3.24 g/mT of gold and 2.48 g/mT silver. To date, fourteen diamond drill holes have been completed. DDHs GOS-11, GOS-12 and GOS-13 are the deepest holes drilled at Gossan Hill to date. The zone of mineralization is exhibiting increased grade with depth, and the zone remains open on strike and down dip. Please see the table below:

DDH       from (m)       to  (m)       width (m)       Au g/mT       Ag g/mT
GOS-08       103.66       109.90       6.24       2.03       39.83
incl       107.00       109.90       2.90       2.86       80.48
                                         
GOS-09       100.30       106.85       6.55       2.71       6.08
incl       102.30       105.68       3.38       3.61       8.46
                                         
GOS-10       137.64       144.50       6.86       1.54       7.77
incl       141.30       144.10       2.80       2.10       10.69
                                         
GOS-11       178.80       183.50       4.70       9.47       16.52
incl       179.75       182.46       2.71       13.64       22.73
GOS-11       190.45       199.22       8.77       3.24       2.48
incl       195.75       196.80       1.05       14.83       7.14
                                         
GOS-12       183.10       191.90       8.80       3.79       3.90
incl       184.54       187.55       3.01       7.22       4.60
                                         
GOS-13       200.25       200.77       0.52       14.53       513.35
GOS-13       211.95       215.00       3.05       7.22       12.87
                                         
GOS-14       148.25       162.00       13.75       3.36       15.45
incl       148.25       152.96       4.71       5.82       37.69

These assays represent the result of testing by Aqua Regia digestion ICP-ES analysis (24 elements) and assayed for gold and silver by fire assay method. Samples are currently being re-assayed by metallic method to better understand the nature of the gold-mineralization and determine if samples have been affected by the "nugget effect".

The gold mineralization occurs in a quartz vein adjacent to a sheared intrusive/volcanic contact zone. Interpretations of mapped geology indicate that the structure has a strike length of at least two kilometers. Diamond drill testing at Gossan Hill will resume immediately. The current ground conditions will allow for drilling to be conducted further along the mineralized shear zone and test the extent of mineralization along strike.

Callinan has acquired a 100% interest in 6,269 hectares of the Gossan Hill Property by staking. The company can earn 100% of an additional 4,345 hectares, subject to a 2% NSR, 50% of which is recoverable, under a three year option agreement.

Callinan Mines maintained a QA/QC program at all stages of exploration. Drill core recovery was calculated, measured and recorded at the Gossan Hill Property before being cut and sampled. Samples were split in half, one half of each sample being kept for storage and the other half placed in a pre-labeled plastic bag, tagged with the sample number and recorded in the log. Callinan QA/QC samples (blanks and standards) were inserted into the group of samples and shipped to Acme Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver, BC, where they were crushed, split, and pulverized to 250 g samples at 200 mesh. Pulp samples were then assayed by Aqua Regia digestion ICP-ES analysis (24 elements) and assayed for gold and silver by fire assay method. The lab employs internal quality control by assaying pulp duplicates and inserting quality control standards of predetermined values and a blank sample.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Mike Muzylowski

Mike Muzylowksi

All of Callinan's exploration programs are conducted under the direction of J.J. O'Donnell, P.Geo, a qualified person as defined by national instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the contents of this release. Neither the 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. Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future expenditures. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the ability to complete contemplated work programs and the timing and amount of expenditures. Callinan does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.


SOURCE Callinan Mines Ltd.

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