MIRAMICHI, NB, March 20 /CNW/ - SLAM Exploration Ltd. (TSX-V: SXL)
("SLAM") announces drilling is underway at its wholly owned Nepisiguit
property located 20 km west of the Brunswick No. 12 mine in the Bathurst
Mining Camp of New Brunswick.
The program will test Zone A with approximately eight holes in the
vicinity of three holes NP06-01 to NP06-03 reported 20 February 2007. The
initial two holes will test a section 50 metres west of hole NP06-03 which
returned 6.49% zinc, 2.04% lead, 0.16% copper and 48.43 g/tonne silver over
3.85 metres including a 0.45 metre interval at 22.40% zinc, 7.28% lead and
141.00 g/tonne silver. The program will also test the Nepisiguit B Zone
600 metres to the south.
The Nepisiguit property comprises 67 claims covering 1072 hectares of
favourable volcanic stratigraphy in the Bathurst Mining Camp in New Brunswick.
In addition to the Nepisiguit A and B massive sulphide zones, the property
also hosts the Swamp Lake copper stringer zone.
The Nepisiguit A massive sulphide deposit has a strike length of
550 metres and is open at depth and to the west. Zone B, with a 250 metre
strike length, is also open at depth and along strike. Further definition of
these massive sulphide deposits through a relatively modest drilling program
is likely to lead to additional tonnage of base metal resources.
The drilling program at Nepisiguit is consistent with SLAM's strategy to
quickly increase its base metal resource in New Brunswick by drill testing
additional deposits in its portfolio. The cornerstone of this strategy remains
the 3.4M tonne resource averaging 5.01% zinc, 0.89% lead and 30.95 g/tonne
silver (NI 43-101 report Sept. 05) at Nash Creek. SLAM plans to aggregate
sufficient critical tonnage to create a sustainable, mining operation in this
world-class base metal-producing area.
Derek F. Brown, P.Geo. exploration manager of SLAM is the Qualified
Person, as defined under National Instrument 43-101, responsible for
management of the Nepisiguit project and the drilling results reported in this
SLAM Exploration Ltd. is a mineral resource company based in Miramichi,
New Brunswick. The Company is 100% owner of the Nash Creek zinc-lead-silver
deposit. In addition, it wholly owns the Nepisiguit A, Nepisiguit B, Ahearn,
Strachens East and Strachens base metal deposits within the world class
Bathurst mining camp. SLAM also holds the right to earn 100% interest in 1935
claims centered in the Bathurst Mining camp. The Company holds varying
interests in four gold properties in the gold producing Uchi sub-province of
Additional information about SLAM and its projects is available at
www.slamexploration.com or from SEDAR filings at www.sedar.com. The TSX
Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
adequacy or accuracy of this release.
On behalf of the Board
Mike Taylor, P. Geo.
President & CEO
SLAM Exploration Ltd.
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve
potential, exploration and development activities and events or developments
that the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management
believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are
based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance, and actual results or developments may differ materially from
those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include
market prices, exploration and development successes, continued availability
of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions.
Please see our public filings at www.sedar.com for further information.
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