Additional Drill Targets Identified at Keezhik Lake
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HALIFAX, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Zephyr Minerals Ltd. ("Zephyr" or the
"Company") (TSXV: ZFR) is pleased to announce an operational update for
its Keezhik Lake and Dawson Gold properties.
Keezhik Lake, Ontario
Zephyr had a geological exploration crew active on the Keezhik Lake
property in October. The main objectives of the field program were to
further outline step-out potential drill targets from historic drill
holes KL08-18 (22.0 g/t over 1.5m) and KL10-19 (6.04 grams per tonne
(g/t) over 1.5m, 1.32 g/t over 1.0m, 3.10 g/t over 0.5m and 4.69g/t
over 1.0m), to verify historic anomalous humus survey gold values, and
to compare gold results obtained from humus with those from b-horizon
soil samples. The geochemical survey was unsuccessful in comparing
results obtained from humus sampling versus b-horizon sampling due to
the thick sphagnum mosses and boggy ground which extensively mask
b-horizon soils. Where soil samples were successfully collected, they
were highly leached and sandy. Nonetheless the geochemical survey was
successful in outlining potential step-out drill targets to the south
and southwest KL10-19.
Despite poor outcrop exposure in the surveyed area, 2 of 7 rock samples
collected assayed 148 g/t and 5.7 g/t gold. The 148 g/t gold value was
from a 3 cm wide quartz vein with no visible gold mineralization hosted
in medium grained quartz-feldspar porphyry, near the north shore of the
Keezhik peninsula, approximately 1,000 metres north of hole KL10-19.
The 5.7 g/t gold value was a grab sample obtained from a fine grained
quartz feldspar porphyry that contained irregular stockwork (less than
1 cm wide quartz veins), with no visible gold mineralization, located
280 metres southeast of DDH KL10-19.
The rock samples were crushed and pulverized to 95% passing 105 micron
mesh. Samples were split to 50 g and analyzed by Fire Assay-AA finish.
The two samples that exceeded the upper limit of 3,000 ppb were
subsequently reanalyzed by Fire Assay-Gravimetric finish.
Dawson Project, Colorado
Zephyr continues to work on data review and compilation since purchasing
the Dawson Gold property on October 31. The next step will be to
complete 3-D geological models of the previously outlined resources at
the Dawson Main Zone, Windy Gulch, and Windy Point. These 3-D models
are expected to be complete early in the new year. When the models are
completed we will have better understanding of the geology and
structure and from this, formulate a go forward exploration and
development plan. It is anticipated this will include a diamond drill
program in early spring 2013.
This press release was prepared under the supervision of Mr. Peter
Webster, P.Geo., President of Mercator Geological Services who is a
Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101. Mr.
Webster has reviewed the scientific and technical information in this
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Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements
other than statements of historical fact included in this release,
including, without limitation, statements regarding potential
mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and future plans and
objectives of Zephyr, are forward-looking statements that involve
various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such
statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future
events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from Zephyr's expectations are exploration risks detailed
herein and from time to time in the filings made by Zephyr with
SOURCE: ZEPHYR MINERALS LTD.
For further information:
David H. Felderhof
Director and Executive Vice President, Zephyr Minerals Ltd.
T: 902 446-4189
F: 866 941-4715
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