VANCOUVER, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Gold Port Resources Ltd. (The
"Company")(TSX-V:GPO) is pleased to announce it has advised the Groete Creek
Gold Project property owner that it intends to complete the purchase of the
property by making the final payment of $ U.S. 250,000 due this month. Upon
completion of transfer of title, the Company will own the project 100%,
subject to a Net Smelter Royalty of 1.5% retained by the owner, which can be
purchased for U.S. $ 3 million.
The Groete Creek Gold Project is located 43 miles southwest of
Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. The project area is comprised of three
Mining Permits granted by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and total
approximately 3,800 acres. Access to the project is by boat from the city of
Parika via the Essiquibo River. From the river landing, a system of roads
provides access to all parts of the project area.
The Groete Creek Gold Project is an advanced stage exploration project.
It is the second largest gold zone known in Guyana. Gold has been associated
with this area since 1895, but no systematic exploration was undertaken until
1967. The area was identified to be underlain by an approximately 2 kilometer
wide eastwest striking belt of greenstone consisting of volcaniclastic and
sedimentary rocks pressed between two large granitic intrusions.
Mineralization was identified to be associated with a large shear zone.
At that time, the Geological Survey of Guyana and the United Nations
Mineral Survey conducted an extensive exploration program which included
mapping, sampling and 18,000 feet of drilling. This work confirmed the
location of a large gold-copper zone hosted in interbedded metasedimentary and
In 1995, Coeur d'Alene Mines began to explore and further identify the
zone of mineralization at the project. The program included a re-evaluation
and interpretation of all available data, mapping and sampling of the project
area, and drilling. Coeur d'Alene using a simple polygonal method in
cross-section, identified a gold-copper zone comprised of approximately 94
million tonnes grading 0.6 grams per tonne gold, for a conceptual quantity of
approximately 1.8 million ounces of gold. (Caution: The issuer has not done
the work necessary to verify the classification of the resource or reserve,
the issuer is not treating them as a NI43-101 defined resource or reserve
verified by a qualified person, and the historical estimate should not be
relied upon). The area remained open to the east and west and down dip.
The Company recently opened a base camp and completed a geological
reconnaissance of the project area. Several original drill collars were
located, and historical results were computer modeled. Recently, the Company
has required the removal of unauthorized mining operations which included
three excavators and a recovery plant producing gold.
Gold Port plans to construct a permanent base camp to establish a
security presence at the project site. It will then complete a sampling
program over areas of interest utilizing a Geoprobe system. Upon completion of
this, a deep drill program using the Company owned Acker core rig is planned.
The intent of the program is to re-establish the gold zone, and if possible,
enhance the gold zone to NI 43-101 standards.
The contents of this press release were reviewed by Allen V. Ambrose, a
Registered Geologist in the State of Washington, and a Qualified Person as
defined in National Policy 43-101.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Gold Port Resources Ltd.
Adrian F.C. Hobkirk
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Act of 1934, as amended. Except for statements of historical fact relating to
the Company, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking
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For further information: Adrian Hobkirk, President and C.E.O. at (604)