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ST. JOHN'S, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian Imperial Venture Corp. (TSXV:
CQV) ("CIVC" / the "Company") is pleased to announce the commencement
of a 1500 m drill program on the Little Bear Lake Gold property ("LBL")
in the Maskwa pluton located in southeastern Manitoba. The drill
program is being carried out pursuant to a farm-in agreement (see
September 26, 2012 news release), under which the Company is earning a
55% working interest in the Little Bear Lake property from Carina
Energy, a private mining exploration company based in Toronto, Ontario.
The current program will test the Silver Fox and contiguous Rush Veins.
Historical trenching results for the Silver Fox vein yielded channel
sample results of up to 0.90 oz/t (30.9 g/T) gold over 4 ft (1.2 m)
with similar results obtained from other trenches over a strike length
of 255 ft (77.7 m). The wallrock contained up to 0.2 oz/ton (6.9 g/T).
The Silver Fox vein is up to 7 ft wide (2.1 m) at the south end. The
narrower parts of the vein yielded grab samples of 7 oz to 10 oz Au/ton
(10.5 to 348.5 g Au/T). During 2011 prospecting and sampling, 12 grab
samples from the Rush Vein averaged 6.2 g Au/T with a range from 0.05
to 41.68 g Au/T.
In addition, the Company wishes to report that assaying of previously
unsampled core from the 2010-11 Carina drill program on the Treasure
Vein continues and results are expected to be released in early 2013.
Little Bear Lake
The Little Bear Lake claim block in eastern Manitoba, consist of 17
claims, or 2149 hectares. On the Property, numerous gold-silver bearing
veins occur in a parallel linear array trending NW-SE. The veins
themselves are generally narrow and sometimes high grade. They are
comprised of quartz and chlorite, and shearing is commonly evident in
the walls. Width of the shear structures ranges from less than 1 metre
to about 18 m. Within these "shear zones", white to sugary to glassy
quartz veins are commonly thin, but widths to 3 m are reported. Dips of
the "shear zones" are mostly vertical to steep north or south. Gold
grades appear to be directly correlated with percentage of pyrite,
galena, sphalerite or chalcopyrite within the host quartz.
Many high grade gold and silver assays have been reported from the
property since 1928 when the veins were discovered. Historic grab
sample assays range up to 17 oz Au/ton (530 g Au/T); 0.5 to 1 oz Au/ton
(15-30 gAu/T) values have often been reported. Historically, there are
reported to be an estimated historic resource of 10,000 tons of
hand-cobbed "high grade" quartz vein material on the property adjacent
to historic exploration pits on the veins.
The major veins explored since 1928 have been named Silver Fox, Latwis,
Gold Plate, Molson, Treasure, Black Beaver and Fisher. The Treasure
vein appears to be the longest, being continuous over a strike length
of greater than 2,000m where it has been sampled in 90 small blast pits
along its length. The majority of veins have been similarly sampled.
Historical records of sampling of pits and shafts by three separate
parties for the Silver Fox vein are considered typical for veins on the
property, e.g. 1) Birse, (1928): 12 samples over 188 ft length of the
vein averaged 0.60 oz gold per ton over 19 inches. 2) Bull, (1928): six
samples which averaged 0.46 oz/ton over 31 inch width. 3) C.S. Lord,
(1934): assays averaged 0.98 oz/t over 21 inch width, for a length of
215 ft. Subsequent sampling and limited drilling in 1946 confirmed that
high grade gold values can be obtained discontinuously over narrow
widths along most veins. Past work on the ground was carried out by
Norway Lake Iron Mines Ltd., Eco Exploration Company, Bear Lake Gold
Mines Ltd., International Obaska Mines, Abermin, Theriault and Carina.
Carina has completed reconnaissance, geological mapping, prospecting and
a 2010 drill program totaling 1,679 m on the Treasure Vein. Highlights
of 2011 prospecting and sampling, and the 2010 drill program are
Location and Vein Name
Grab Sample Grades (g Au/T)
Jet Vein Ore Dump
183, 62.2, 33.3
Silver Fox Vein
Treasure Vein East
Gold Pan Vein
The reader should refer to the NI 43-101 Technical report pertaining to
Little Bear Lake as filed on SEDAR on September 26, 2012
Drilling of the Treasure Vein has shown existence of gold in wall-rock
to high-grade veins and intersections with grades and widths, which in
analogous geological environments (Goldex "GZ" deposit, Val d'Or;
Hammond Reef in the Marmion batholith, and mines in the Bourlamaque
batholith, Val d'Or) are amenable to open pit mining.
CANADIAN IMPERIAL VENTURE CORP.
Gerard Edwards, President and CEO
THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OF THIS PRESS RELEASE.
This release includes certain forward looking statements which reflect
beliefs, expectations, objectives and goals which are believed to be
reasonable at the time such statements are made. Actual results could
differ materially from anticipated results and may be impacted upon
such factors as commodity prices, political developments, legal
decisions, market and economic conditions, industry competition, the
weather, changes in financial markets and changing legislation.
Qualified Person, Verification, Quality Control and Assurance:
Samples of drill core were saw cut, with half the cut core placed in
individual sealed bags and half placed back in the original core box
for permanent storage. Drill core and grab samples were delivered
directly by Carina Energy personnel to the Cattarello Assay lab in
Timmins where gold was determined by fire assay fusion with Atomic
Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) finish.
Dr. Ulrich Kretschmar, PhD, PGeo, President of Golden Scarab Corporation
and a Qualified Person as defined by Canadian National Instrument
43-101, has reviewed the information contained in this news release and
has verified the analytical data for samples disclosed in this release
by reviewing the blanks, duplicates and certified reference material
that the Company inserted into the sample stream and confirming that
they fall within limits determined as acceptable by industry practice.
SOURCE: CANADIAN IMPERIAL VENTURE CORP.
For further information:
Canadian Imperial Venture Corp.
P.O. Box 6232, Stn. "C"
St. John's, NL A1C 6J9
Tel.: (709) 739-6700 / Fax: (709) 739-6605
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