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VANCOUVER, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") President James Walchuck is pleased to announce that the grades and thicknesses of the potash beds in historical oil wells surrounding the Company's Muskowekwan property have been estimated in an engineering report prepared by Chapman Petroleum Engineering of Calgary ("the Report"). They were determined through a mathematical process commonly used in the potash industry to estimate in-situ potash grades and thicknesses from wire line gamma ray logs. Two of the historical wells used in this evaluation were cored and assayed over the potash bearing intervals. Standard wireline logs were also run over the cored intervals. Equivalent logs were run over the non-cored potash bearing intervals in the other wells used in this evaluation. The cored and analysed intervals were thus calibrated to the wireline measurements, and this calibration was then used to estimate the grade and thickness for the non-cored holes. The historical oil wells range from as far as 15.6 km away to as close as 11.4 km away from the Muskowekwan property boundary.
Based on the Report, estimates of the Patience Lake Member has average thickness and potash grade in the four drill holes of 13.7 feet of 32% KCl*(20% K(2)OS); 11.9 feet of 30% KCl (19% K(2)OS) in the Belle Plaine Member; and 8 feet of 29% KCl (18% K(2)OS) in the Esterhazy Member. Assays are based on a 23.7% KCl (15% K(2)OS) cut off.
* The conversion factor of .6317 taken from SME Industrial Minerals and
Rocks 7th edition.
This Report has been placed on Encanto's Website, www.encantopotash.com. This report does not qualify as a NI 43-101 report. The potential thickness and grade of potash indicated in the Report that may underlie the Encanto holdings as suggested by the historic drill holes is conceptual. There has been insufficient exploration to define a "mineral resource" as it is defined in the Canadian Institute of Mining Definition Standards. Further, it is uncertain if more exploration will result in the target being delineated as a Mineral Resource.
Encanto Potash has recently completed the phase 1 drilling program on both the Ochapawace and the Muskowekwan properties with potash horizons intersected and forwarded for analysis. Assays will be released as soon as they are available.
Ross Moulton, VP of Exploration for Encanto, a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, has approved the technical content of this news release.
Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange-listed Canadian resource company engaged in the exploration and development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada - the largest producing region for potash in the world.
To find out more about Encanto Potash Corp., please visit the company website at www.encantopotash.com or review the documents filed on www.sedar.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and CEO
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
The foregoing information may contain forward-looking information relating to the future performance of the Company. Forward-looking information is subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, changes in world commodity markets or equity markets, the risks of the mining industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes, change in government and changes to regulations affecting the mining industry, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Canadian securities administrators (available at www.SEDAR.com). Forward-looking statements are made based on various assumptions and on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking information contained herein. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these assumptions, beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law.
SOURCE Encanto Potash Corp.
For further information: For further information: James Walchuck, President and CEO, Tel: (604) 683-2402; Keith Schaefer, Vanguard Shareholder Solutions, Tel: (604) 608-0824, Toll Free: 1-866-918-0824