VANCOUVER, May 3 /CNW/ - Westminster Resources Ltd. ("Westminster" or
"the Company") is pleased to announce the discovery of a significant
new silver prospect now known as "San Bartolo" at the El Cobre property in Sonora, Mexico. The new discovery, made
during the continuing prospecting program underway at the 17,000
hectare property, is located approximately 13 kilometers south east of the Company's Anita
Copper Mine project. Initial rock sample results obtained by Westminster staff from samples
collected at historic workings and prospecting over a strike length of
one kilometer at San Bartolo returned numerous assays exceeding 100
grams/tonne silver (the upper limit for detection by the assay
During the period November to March the Company established a follow-up
survey grid centered over the old artisanal pits and two shafts, for
which no historical records exist. The San Bartolo survey grid consists
of 1.5 kilometer long east-west cross lines turned off at 100 to 250
meter intervals from a 2.0 kilometer long north-south base line. At a sample spacing of 25 meters, a total of 801 soil samples were
collected, and geochemical analysis has outlined a series of 5
sub-parallel anomalous zones extending the length of the grid, and
beyond. Silver content in the soil anomalies for 64 samples ranges from
1000 ppb (1 g/t) to 5200 ppb (5.2 g/t), for 144 samples ranges from 500
ppb (0.5 g/t) to 1000 ppb (1 g/t) and for 191 samples ranges from 300
ppb to 500 ppb. Significant silver content in the anomalous soil zones
occurs over widths that "pinch and swell" from 100 to 500 meters along
the strike of the 5 trends. San Bartolo soil grid map can be found at http://westminsterres.com/investor/files/San_Bartolo_Map.pdf
Geological mapping of the San Bartolo target suggests the area is
underlain by structurally-controlled quartz carbonate vein systems that
are related to granitic dykes intruding an older altered diorite host
unit. Ground geophysical surveys will commence immediately over the
grid to assist the Company in prioritizing drill targets to test the
silver anomalies in the next exploration phase planned.
In addition regional prospecting, several kilometers north of San
Bartolo by the Company has discovered an extensive north striking trend
of magnetite-sericite altered granite with associated oxide copper
mineralization on fractures in subcrop. This discovery, named Cumbral,
has a strike length of 2 kilometers and has scattered copper and
magnetite float in strongly iron oxide coloured soils over widths up to
500 meters ending in a bleached quartz sericite altered zone with an
historic mining pit, presumed to be precious metal related. Results
from prospecting rock sampling are pending.
The Company has recently completed a regional stream sediment silt
sampling and regional prospecting and mapping program over the complete
El Cobre Property. Samples have been shipped for preparation and
"Preliminary interpretation of the Company's geological work at the
Anita Copper Mine, San Bartolo and the new Cumbral copper -sericite-
magnetite zone is continuing to reinforce our interpretation that the
El Cobre Property has potential to host precious metal-copper porphyry
systems," said Glen Indra , President of Westminster Resources Ltd.
All soil samples and rock samples were collected from the company secure
storage facility in Obregon by Sonora Sample Preparation (SSP)
Laboratory where they delivered them for sample preparation to their
facility in Hermosilo. Sample pulps were sent by SSP to ACME
Laboratories in Vancouver B.C.for geochemical analyses (method code
ICP-MS 1 F). A duplicate set of San Bartolo soil grid samples has been
sent to Activation Lab, Ancaster, ONT for Soil Gas Hydrocarbon (SGH)
determinations, results pending.
The foregoing disclosure has been reviewed and verified by director Glen
C. Macdonald, P.Geo., a qualified person for the purpose of National
Instrument 43-101, Standard of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WESTMINSTER RESOURCES LTD.
"Glen C. Macdonald"
Managed by an experienced exploration team the Company is focused on
exploring and developing several prime gold-silver-copper targets
located on its 17,000 hectare El Cobre and 18,000 hectare Navojoa
properties in Sonora, Mexico. These targets include the Company's most
advanced Anita Copper Mine, newly discovered San Bartolo-silver,
Cumbral, and the Guayacan-gold-copper prospects on the El Cobre
project; at the Navojoa project targets include three porphyry deposit
This news release may contain forward-looking information which is not
comprised of historical facts. Forward-looking information involves
risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events,
results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially
from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information.
Forward looking information in this news release may include, but is
not limited to, the Company's objectives, goals or future plans.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such
forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, those
risks set out in the Company's public documents filed on SEDAR.
Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in
preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are
reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information,
which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no
assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed
time frames or at all. The Company disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether
as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than
as required by law.
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regarding Westminster Resources Ltd., please contact Leif Smither or Fulvio Scrigner at 604-608-0400, Toll Free: 1-877-608-0007 or visit our website at www.westminsterres.com
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