Provides Update on Resource Re-Modelling
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VANCOUVER, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Helio Resource Corp (TSX-V: HRC),
("Helio" or the "Company") is pleased to report results from its
recently completed diamond drill programme on the Kenge Resource Area
at the Company's 100%-owned SMP Gold Project in Tanzania.
The four hole drill programme was designed to test the down-plunge
extensions of three high-grade zones identified in previous drilling
within the Kenge Resource Area. The Kenge Resource Area is located 6 km
east of Shanta Gold's high-grade, producing New Luika gold mine with a
recently announced JORC-compliant probable reserve of 2.46Mt grading
6.1g/t Au for 479,000 ounces (Shanta news release dated Oct 31, 2013).
Shanta has indicated that it is on target to produce 63,000 ounces of
gold this year. A map showing the location of the Kenge Resource Area
and its proximity to Shanta Gold's Bauhinia Creek Pit, New Luika gold
mine is provided here http://www.helioresource.com.map.
A total of four holes (782m) were drilled, testing the extensions of
high-grade shoots identified at Mbenge (one hole), Kenge SE (two
holes), and Kenge Main (one hole). Results are summarized in Table 1.
Richard Williams, CEO of Helio, commented, "The goal of the drill
program was to test a new interpretation of the orientation of
higher-grade mineralised shoots intersected in previous drilling
campaigns. That interpretation was successfully confirmed for Kenge SE
zone by the intercept in SZD201 (7m at 4.9g/t Au). We also intersected
a strong zone of quartz veining, shearing, and sulphide mineralisation
down-plunge at Kenge Main (SZD202), with assays returning 5m at 1.5 g/t
Au, warranting further testing. The hole testing the down-plunge
projection at Mbenge (SZD199) intercepted a new style of mineralisation
which has been previously unknown on the property and which we will
continue to investigate going forward. The new geological
interpretation and drill results will be compiled into a revised
resource estimate which we intend to complete by the end of 2013."
The best result came from hole SZD201, intersecting 7m grading 4.9g/t Au from a down-hole depth of 149m. This intercept included 1m grading
15.1g/t Au from 149m. SZD201 was drilled 65m down-plunge of SZD9 (which
intersected 7.5m grading 4.0g/t Au), which was previously considered
the limit to high-grade mineralisation in the area. The high-grade
shoot identified at Kenge SE is now at least 200m long and is still
open at depth, warranting further testing. See http://www.helioresource.com.longsection for a long section of the Kenge SE Zone Resource Area showing the
high-grade shoot open to depth below the recent drilling (SZD201).
A second hole, SZD200, was drilled 40m up-plunge of hole SZD56
(intercept of 21.5m grading 3.6g/t Au); within a discontinuous wide
zone of low grade mineralisation it intersected 2m grading 1.1g/t Au.
The results confirm that the high-grade shoot at Kenge SE Zone is open
at depth and that it terminates before outcropping at surface. This
suggests that there could be additional blind high-grade targets along
the favourable structures within the SMP project area, and that
mineralisation extends deeper than originally understood.
Kenge Main Zone
One hole was drilled on Kenge Main Zone (SZD202), and was planned to
intercept the down-plunge extension of another high-grade shoot. The
hole intersected the mineralised shear zone, returning 5m grading 1.5g/t Au from 230m down-hole depth. It is suspected that the high-grade core of
the shear zone lies beneath this intercept, and further drilling is
required to confirm this.
One drill hole (SZD199) was completed on the Mbenge Zone and intercepted
a new style of mineralisation for the SMP project area;
intrusion-hosted iron oxide veins and stockworks associated with low
levels of copper (chalcopyrite) mineralisation. The hole was only
selectively sampled due to the paucity of pyrite mineralisation and the
highest gold grade recorded was 0.4g/t Au. The hole will be more
completely sampled and assayed for copper and other elements in the
A table of the significant results is shown below.
Table 1 - Drill Results from Mbenge, Kenge SE, and Kenge Main Zones
Resource Re-modelling Update
The Company has retained the services of CCIC MinRes (Pty) Ltd. of
Johannesburg, South Africa to compile a revised NI 43-101 compliant
resource statement for the SMP Gold Project. In light of the current
decline in the gold price, the Company has undertaken a detailed study
of the existing resource and re-logged numerous drill holes, which led
to the identification of numerous relatively high-grade shoots at both
the Kenge and Porcupine resource areas. This new shoot orientation and
the new drill results will form the basis for the updated resource
calculation. The Company anticipates releasing the revised resource
statement before year-end.
About Helio Resource Corp.
Helio Resource Corp. is an exploration company focused on increasing the
size of the NI 43-101 compliant resource at its 100% owned SMP Gold
Project in Tanzania and outlining the resource potential at the DGP
Gold Project in Namibia.
In February 2012, SRK Consulting (Australia) Pty. Ltd. provided an
updated NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate for the SMP. The
estimate at a 0.5g/t Au cut-off reports 1,020,000 ounces (24.1MT
grading 1.32g/t Au) in the Measured and Indicated category, plus
240,000 ounces (7.3MT grading 1.05g/t Au) in the Inferred category.
Chris MacKenzie, M.Sc., C.Geol., Helio's COO and a Qualified Person as
designated by NI 43-101, is based in Africa and supervises the
exploration at Helio's projects, including the sampling and quality
assurance / quality control (QA-QC) programmes, and has reviewed and
approved the contents of this news release.
QA / QC
285 samples comprising one metre of half-core plus internal QA / QC
samples were submitted to the SGS laboratory in Mwanza, Tanzania for
analysis by 50g Fire Assay. Selected samples were checked using 500g
Screen Fire Assay techniques. Helio QA / QC samples included duplicates
(at a rate of 1 in 25 samples) and blanks & standards (at a rate of 2
in 25 samples), SGS applied their own internal QA / QC checks as
industry standard. Intercepts are reported with a greater than 0.5g/t
Au cut-off grade and may contain some internal waste. Any samples
grading over 15g/t Au are reported individually. Lengths are reported
as drilled lengths, and are thought to correspond to greater than 85%
of true widths.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
"Richard D. Williams"
Richard D. Williams, P.Geo
Christopher J. MacKenzie, C.Geol.
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regarding mineral resources, projections regarding mineralization and
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results to differ materially include, among others, metal prices, risks
inherent in the mining industry, financing risks, labour risks,
uncertainty of mineral resource estimates, equipment and supply risks,
title disputes, regulatory risks and environmental concerns. Most of
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SOURCE: Helio Resource Corp.
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