VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 19 /CNW/ - Entourage Mining
Ltd.(OTCBB:ETGMF) ("Entourage" or the "Company"), in conjunction with United
Carina Resources Corp. ("United Carina") as operator, has commenced an 8-hole
drill program on the companies' 50 % joint venture Hatchet Lake uranium
prospect situated on the eastern edge of the Athabasca Basin in north-central
Saskatchewan. The Company anticipates that the holes will be drilled to a
minimum depth of 125 meters using NQ-size core.
The Hatchet Lake property is situated in the eastern Athabasca Basin,
Saskatchewan, 30 kilometers north of major uranium production centers near the
Rabbit Lake and McClean Lake mines and their associated high-grade
unconformity uranium deposits. The claims also lie on a Northeast-Southwest
geological trend that hosts major uranium deposits and mines, namely Cigar
Lake, McArthur River, Midwest, Millenium and the JEB. Purepoint Uranium Group
Inc.'s Red Willow project is contiguous to the Hatchet Lake property's
southern boundary. The property is located near the edge of the basin and
therefore the targets are located at very shallow depths. The prospect
consists of 16,990 hectares (41,864 acres) of contiguous claims that have been
subject to previous exploration for uranium. Previous work on the claims have
yielded surface showings of 0.3% to 1.4% U3O8.
In the summer of 2005, encouraging results were obtained south of Hatchet
Lake in an area west of Turkey Lake. Sandstone boulders were found exhibiting
alteration features and geochemistry common to all the unconformity-related
deposits in the eastern Athabasca Basin. Line cutting and ground geophysics
were completed on the claim block in January 2006 followed by a
weather-shortened 5-hole drill program. The drill holes, totaling 376.7 meters
intersected Athabasca sandstone underlain by faulted basement rocks. Secondary
hematite alteration accompanies the faulting and fracturing in all the holes
and in hole C-04 there was radioactivity associated with the secondary
Slightly elevated values obtained for uranium, lead and yttrium are
considered to be favorable indicators of a mineralizing system similar to that
at the major deposits in the region. In addition, 17 drill core chips were
analyzed by short-wave infrared reflectance spectroscopy to determine the
dominant clay mineralogy. The clay alteration assemblages in the basement
rocks were found to be consistent with alteration phases recognized at uranium
deposits/mines in the area.
The Qualified Person on the project, as that term is defined in National
Instrument 43-101, is Daniel Studer, PGeo, of Saskatoon, Sask.
Entourage has the right to earn 50% of the Hatchet Lake claims from
Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in
this Press Release may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause
Entourage Mining Ltd.'s actual results in future periods to differ materially
from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other
things, volatility of commodity prices, product demand, market competition,
and risks inherent in Entourage Mining Ltd.'s operations. These and other
risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F and other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For more information contact Craig Doctor at 604-278-4656 or visit the
Company website at www.entouragemining.com.
On behalf of the Board,
Entourage Mining Ltd.
Gregory F Kennedy
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