Trading Symbol: FTR-TSX: V
VANCOUVER, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Firesteel Resources Inc. (TSXV:FTR) ("Firesteel" or the "Company") today announced results from the 2011 summer exploration programs on its Poker Property ("Poker", or "the Property").
In late September 2011, nine (9) days were spent on the Poker Property mapping and prospecting. Sixty-three (63) rock samples were collected along existing drainages in the north and northwest of the property, areas that have seen very little sampling during historical exploration programs. Weather and the existing glacier coverage hampered suitable property coverage; however, the 1988 interpretation that the origin of the of the higher grade boulder samples lies beneath the glacier and/or the rocky ridges on the western flank of the property remains consistent with the 2011 mapping and boulder distribution.
The following table illustrates the significant assay results of the 2011 Poker Property Program.
Table 2: Poker Property - Significant Results
|Sample #||Sample Type||Au ppb||Au g/t||Cu ppm||Cu%||Pb ppm||Pb%||Zn ppm||Zn%|
"We are extremely encouraged by these results as they confirm gold and polymetallics in the area we are exploring. Unfortunately the weather prevented further exploration at the time. During the summer we plan to continue our sampling and mapping program on the Poker property." said Michael Hepworth, Interim President and CEO of Firesteel.
Follow-up work has been recommended, including detailed mapping, soil sampling and a property-wide geophysical airborne survey to be conducted between the months of June 2012 to September 2012, when access to the areas of greater interest is practical.
Anastasia Ledwon, P. Geo with UTM Exploration Services Ltd. and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, supervised the Projects and has reviewed and approved the technical content described in this news release, except for historical information on the Poker. Ms Ledwon is a consulting geologist for and is independent of Firesteel.
About Firesteel Resources
Firesteel is a junior minerals exploration company focused on the exploration and development of quality precious and base metal prospects in the resource rich Stikine Arch area of British Columbia, and in the NWT and Mexico.
The Company has been exploring its Copper Creek and ROK -- Coyote discovery properties in northern British Columbia with strong showings of copper and gold mineralization.
Firesteel maintains its interests in the oil and gas business through its 14 percent shareholding in Blacksteel Energy Inc.
Copper Creek Property
The Copper Creek is located approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Telegraph Creek, B.C. and consists of 19 claims in a block covering approximately 6,800 contiguous hectares and containing five alkalic, porphyry copper-gold targets in the resource-rich Stikine Arch area of northwestern BC.
The Poker Property
The Poker is located approximately 50 kilometers west of Telegraph Creek in northwestern B.C. and consists of 3 claims covering approximately 2,300 hectares in the resource-rich Stikine Arch area of northwestern BC. Cominco discovered thirty-six gold-bearing quartz-sulphide boulders in this area in 1988. The average gold value of these boulders is 24.3 g/t. The highest gold value was 252.16 g/t, while ten high-grade boulders averaged 76.37 g/t gold. These boulders are up to 2 meters in diameter. The mineralized boulder train was traced one kilometer up-slope from the boulder field. The target at Poker is a high-grade shear-vein gold deposit of the Snip Mine type. (Excerpt from Geological Report on the Poker Property written for Firesteel by David G. DuPre, P. Geo, who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, dated May 25, 2003).
Firesteel Resources Inc.'s ("Firesteel" or the "Company") ROK - Coyote discovery property (the "Property") is situated in the Stikine Arch region of northwestern B.C. about 8 km. southeast of the Iskut Village on Highway 37 and 12 km west of the BC Rail extension road bed. It is adjacent to and immediately north of the Imperial Metals' Red Chris copper-gold deposit - Proven and Possible reserves 300 million tonnes at 0.359% Cu and 0.274 g.t Au, plus Measured and Indicated resources of 619.4 million tonnes at 0.38% Cu and 0.36 g/t Au, plus inferred resources of 619.1 million tonnes at 0.30% Cu and 0.32 g/t Au. The Property covers a copper-gold porphyry target located within a large hydrothermal sulphide system measuring at least 9 sq. km. atop the Tanzilla Plateau. The project is currently under option to Lions Gate Metals Inc. which has the right to earn a 75 % interest in return for total cash payments of $496,000, 650,000 Lions Gate shares and expenditures of $2,500,000 on the property over four years.
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FIRESTEEL RESOURCES INC.
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The Company's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and are made as of the date of this new release. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements for the Significant Matters to reflect subsequent information, events, results or circumstances or otherwise.
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