VANCOUVER, Jan. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Callinex Mines (TSX.V - CNX) is pleased to report that a drilling permit has been received for their Gossan Hill Property near Cranberry Portage, Manitoba. Two diamond drills rigs are currently being mobilized to the property in preparation for a winter drill program.
The 2012 winter program will consist of approximately 10,000 meters of diamond drilling in a planned 37 drill holes. The program will test known gold-bearing structures identified during Callinex's 2010/11 drilling program, as well as new targets defined by the Company's soil geochemical program conducted in the summer of 2011.
The 2010/11 winter drilling program at Gossan Hill consisted of 32 holes (one hole having been abandoned) for a total of 5,997 meters. All 31 completed holes returned gold and silver mineralization in encouraging widths and concentrations. Highlights include: GOS 11, grading 9.47 grams of gold per tonne, and 16.52 grams of silver per tonne over a core width of 4.70 meters, GOS 25, grading 9.73 grams of gold per tonne, and 6.91 grams of silver per tonne over a core width of 5.75 meters, GOS 28 with 4.60 grams of gold per tonne and 15.13 grams of silver per tonne over 23.81 meters of core length, GOS 30 grading 4.21 grams of gold per tonne and 12.69 grams of silver per tonne over 15.91 meters of core length. (please refer to Callinex.ca for a full list of results to date).
In the 2011 programthe Company had tested the Gossan Hill Zone along 300 metres of strike length, and to a vertical depth of 350 metres from surface before the program was suspended for spring break-up. The zone is considered to be open along strike and depth. One of the planned two drill rigs will be committed to testing the structure's extensions along strike and depth in 2012.
The summer 2011 surface Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) geochemical sampling program was designed to expand the Company's understanding of the gold-bearing structure, as well as to search for similar structures along the four kilometer intrusive-volcanic contact. Results clearly defined the known Gossan Hill Zone, as well as a second strong anomaly two kilometers southeast, along the previously unknown horizon. The second drill rig will begin drill testing of this anomaly as part of the current program.
The gold and silver mineralization at Gossan Hill is strongly associated with sulphide mineralization, (pyrite, chalcopyrite and galena), within quartz-carbonate veining adjacent to a sheared intrusive/volcanic contact zone. Interpretations of mapped geology indicate that the structure has a strike length of at least four kilometers.
Callinex has acquired a 100% interest in 7,191 hectares of the Gossan Hill Property by staking. The Company can earn 100% of an additional 3,679 hectares, subject to a 2% NSR, 50% of which is recoverable, under a three year option agreement.
About Callinex Mines Inc.:
Callinex Mines was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in July of 2011 pursuant to a spin-out transaction. The company consists of the former exploration division of what is now Callinan Royalties. The company is dedicated to the exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
All of Callinex'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.
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. Callinex does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.