VANCOUVER, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Western Pacific Resources Corp. (WRP - TSXV) is pleased to report the results of surface mapping, rock chip sampling
and geophysics in the Tallman pit area at its Mineral Gulch project in
southern Idaho. The Tallman pit is the easternmost pit located in the
center of Western's claim block and is one of several major drill
targets Western plans to drill upon approval of our drilling permit by
the Idaho Forest Service. Highlights of the recent work include:
Geophysics defines potential intrusives, possible sources for
Pit mapping suggests down-dropping of host rocks and potential
Historic drill results show continuation of mineralization outside of
A ground magnetics survey was completed over most of the Company's claim
block. The results show that the eastern half of the claim block is
underlain by a significant amount of magnetic rock which may indicate
the presence of the heat source (intrusive rocks) for local
mineralization. To date only a minor number of igneous dikes have been
mapped in the project area, yet the magnetics show potential intrusive
bodies at depth in the eastern half of the claim block and extending
northward into the Mineral Gulch area. This suggests that
mineralization may have come from a source to the east and additional
targets lie at depth along the range front east of the Tallman, C/D and
Geologic mapping in the Tallman pit shows the presence of deformed and
altered sediments with gold concentrated within the folded rocks and
along a dense network of north and northeast-striking faults. Post
mineral faulting observed in the pit has appeared to down-drop altered
and potentially mineralized rock to the east. An example of this
down-dropped mineralization can be found in the historic drill hole
BP-86-12 (34 meters NE of the Tallman pit) which bottomed in 18.3
meters of 3.15 g/t gold (103.6 m to 121.9 m). Drill hole BP-88-392,
located 213 meters NE of pit A, also intersected 18.3 meters of 4.79
g/t gold from 18.3 m - 36.6 m. (These drill results are derived from
Noranda's Year End Project Reports dated January 1987 and
January1989). Both areas will have follow-up drilling this coming
Pit sampling in the Tallman pit was reported in our press release dated
July, 26, 2010. The highest gold values were associated with the
carbon-rich rocks collected in the northwest end of the pit. Drill
cuttings found east of the Tallman pit (along the range front) show
that carbon-rich rock was encountered during historic drilling;
unfortunately, the location of this drill data is unknown at this time.
The geophysics, pit mapping and pit sampling at the Tallman indicate
that significant untested, drill targets still remain to be drilled on
the property. Mapping and sampling for the C/D Pit is presently being
compiled and also appears to show the same geologic relationships seen
in the Tallman Pit. This data will be reported once the compilation of
the data is completed.
Western's 2011 Exploration Plans
Drill the eight target areas (33 drill holes) presently planned for the
up-coming field season.
Continue surface sampling and mapping to follow up on the drown-dropped
mineralization potential east of the known pits.
Expand (and in-fill) the original Noranda soil grid to aid in locating
potential buried targets.
Continue exploration throughout Nevada in search of high quality
Explore new strategic alliance and joint venture opportunities.
Curt Everson, MSc, PGeo, is Western Pacific's Qualified Person for the
purposes of National Instrument 43-101, and has prepared or supervised
the preparation of the disclosure of any scientific and technical
information contained in this news release.
About Western Pacific
Western Pacific is a gold explorer focused on acquiring advanced-stage
projects in the Western United States, and has the right combination of
exploration and financial professionals to succeed in making a world
class gold discovery. For more information, please visit our website
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Warwick Smith, Chief Executive Officer
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