VANCOUVER, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Stikine Energy Corp. (TSX.V: SKY) (the "Company" or "Stikine") announces that it is in receipt of an
exploration permit from the British Columbia Ministry of Natural
Resource Operations to conduct a planned exploration program at its
100% owned Angus Project. The Project is located approximately 200km
south of the Montney shale-gas Basin and roughly 60km north of Prince
Similar to an exploration program already completed at the Company's
Nonda Frac Sand Project, Stikine will commence a sampling program to
obtain approximately 500 tonnes of quartz-pure arenite (sandstone) from
the Angus property and transport it to the Company's pilot plant in
Abbotsford, BC. The pilot plant will complete process testing of the
Company's Nonda rocks prior to processing the new Angus sample.
Winter conditions are favourable for developing temporary access to
specific sampling sites at Angus and this initial phase of the
exploration work will all be coordinated from existing logging roads
that connect the site to Highway 97, less than 20km away. Crews will
prepare and blast the sample and it will then be loaded into highway
trucks for transport to Abbotsford. This work will commence in early
February, 2011 and will be completed before spring break-up. A diamond
drilling program will be conducted at site after break-up, with details
of that program to be provided prior to crews commencing the work.
The Angus Project was discovered by the Company's exploration team in
2009. The area was targeted because of its proximity to the Montney
basin, its quartz-pure nature and grain-size range, and its large
outcrop size. Bench scale process trials to date indicate that the
sand grains can be readily liberated and sorted to make various sized
sand products. Montney basin gas producers generally use coarser frac
sands in their well completions than is typical of Horn River basin
STIKINE ENERGY CORP.
Scott Broughton, P.Eng. - President and CEO
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SOURCE Stikine Energy Corp.
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