SUDBURY, ON, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - Canadian Arrow Mines Limited (CRO: TSX-V) (the "Company") having recently completed a $1.83M financing is pleased to provide an update on the exploration programs planned on its nickel-copper properties located in northwestern Ontario.
"Over $1.5M is to be expended on resumption of our exploration activities," comments Company President Kim Tyler. "First pass drilling programs are prepared to evaluate the six highest priority targets on our regional projects in addition to drilling proposed on the open extensions of our flag-ship Kenbridge nickel/copper deposit."
The initial focus will be on the Turtlepond Lake group of projects located about 40 km south of Dryden, Ontario and 70 km east of Kenbridge. The Turtlepond Lake Group consists of three previously under-explored historic nickel-copper occurrences, (Glatz, Emmons and Prigg), coincident with recently surveyed electromagnetic conductor/magnetic anomalies, and three other newly discovered geophysical targets, North Glatz, Night Danger, and Double E. All targets are clustered within 1.5 km of each other. A map detailing the Turtlepond projects can be viewed on the Company's website at:
Glatz Prospect - Mechanical trenching and ground geophysical surveys on the Glatz showing have delineated two parallel zones of mineralization which extend for 900 m and 700 m in length respectively. Widespread disseminated and blebby nickel-copper-iron sulphide mineralization has been exposed and channel sampled along both trends. Both anomalies are coincident with airborne geophysical anomalies and have not yet been drill tested. An 800m long VTEM anomaly is associated with the Glatz showing and eleven conductive targets have been identified. In 2007 Arrow investigated a series of historical trenches along this geophysical trend with grab sample assay results ranging between trace to 1.28% Ni, and trace to 4.56% Cu.
Emmons Lake Occurrence - The Emmons Lake showing consists of grab samples from a surface showing and 10 historic packsack drill holes which intersected 0.73% Ni, 0.58% Cu over an 11.6 metre intersection defining an area of nickel/copper mineralization 60 metres in length on surface. Surface grab sample assays ranged between trace to 1.6% Ni, and trace to 0.43% Cu. Three conductive anomalies and one prominent magnetic feature coincident with the Emmons lake showing were identified in 2008. The geology and geophysical surveys completed indicate a well defined northern plunge to the surface mineralization, which is expressed along a 250m trend.
Prigg Prospect - The Prigg showing has returned between trace to 1.0% Ni from grab samples, and is coincident with an 800m long VTEM anomaly. Five conductive targets with associated magnetic responses were identified by the survey completed in 2008.
Turtlepond Lake Region - Elsewhere within the immediate vicinity approximately 20 conductive targets have been identified. Five strong anomalies with short strike extent and associated magnetic responses represent priority exploration targets as well as a strong magnetic trend 2 km in length with multiple associated conductive targets has been identified. There is no record of past exploration on this trend as it is overburden covered and may represent an intrusion in its entirety. Three newly discovered targets; North Glatz, Night Danger, and Double E, have coincident ground and airborne geophysical anomalies situated within favorable host rock assemblages.
The exploration program is being carried out under the direction of The Company's Vice President of Exploration, Todd Keast P. Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The information in this release was prepared under the direction of Kim Tyler, P. Geo., President of the Company, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
About Canadian Arrow Mines:
Canadian Arrow Mines Limited is an experienced exploration and mine operating team that is focused on acquiring and developing economically viable nickel sulphide deposits near existing infrastructure. Arrow operates in north-western Ontario, Canada, near the towns of Kenora and Dryden. The Company's main priority is the Kenbridge Nickel Project, a nickel-copper sulphide deposit containing over 44,000 tonnes of nickel in the measured & indicated classes, (Sedar, Aug. 19, 2008), as follows:
- Measured Resource: 3,546,000 tonnes grading 0.45% nickel, 0.24%
copper, 0.015% cobalt.
- Indicated Resource: 3,593,000 tonnes grading 0.79% nickel, 0.42%
copper, 0.018% cobalt.
The deposit remains open in three directions, is equipped with a 620 m shaft and has never been mined.
*National Instrument 43-101: Mr. E. Puritch, P. Eng., Ms. Tracy Armstrong, P.Geo., and Antoine Yassa, P.Geo. of P&E Mining Consultants Inc. are the independent qualified persons for the Kenbridge resource estimates.
Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, socio-political, marketing, or other relevant issues.
Additional information relating to Canadian Arrow is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company does not intend, and does not assume, any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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SOURCE Canadian Arrow Mines Limited
For further information: For further information: visit the website at www.canadianarrowmines.ca, or contact Kim Tyler, President and Director, toll free, 1-877-262-6354