CALGARY, June 4 /CNW/ -
- Pipestone Drilling Update
Western Warrior wishes to announce that it has completed Phase One of its
Spring 2007 drilling program in the Kenora/Rainy River area of Northwestern
Ontario. This phase of the drilling was concentrated on the Bluffpoint area of
the Pipestone Project. Previous operators encountered strong gold values from
extensive trenching and sampling programs. Western Warrior completed 2,005
metres of diamond drilling in 10 holes. The samples have been sent to the SGS
Laboratory in Red Lake for assay and the company will release the results as
soon as they are available.
- Personnel Additions
Two experienced geologists have recently joined the team in Kenora.
Dr. Adrienne Ross returns to Canada from Australia where she worked for
several years with Tanami Gold NL. She received her BSc in Geology from the
University of Alberta in 1991 and while in Australia earned her PhD in geology
from the University of Western Australia in 2002. Adrienne has extensive field
experience exploring for gold.
Mr. Allen Raoul was formerly employed by the Ontario Geologic Survey in
Kenora for the past 7 years as District Support Geologist. Allen received a
Diploma in Engineering Technology from the University College of Cape Breton
in 1987 and a BSc in Geology from Mount Allison University in 1990. Allen is
very familiar with the geology and mineral deposits of the Kenora/Rainy River
region having done considerable field work during his tenure with the
Adrienne and Allen are welcome additions to our company and will together
provide valuable assistance to our Exploration Manager, Michael Chute. Western
Warrior's land holding in the Kenora/Rainy River area totals over 100,000
hectares. The larger experienced team will enable Western Warrior to more
effectively assess the mineral potential of its claim groups.
- Current Exploration
While awaiting drill results from the Bluffpoint area, our team of six
geologists and prospectors have been exploring and sampling a very promising
mineralized area of the Pipestone Project at Wampum Lake. This area saw
extensive exploration in the early 1940's when eighteen trenches were blasted
in five zones, 35 holes were drilled and a shaft was sunk to a depth of 200
feet with drifts and crosscuts at the 100- and 200-foot levels. Western
Warrior was unable to secure any assays or other relevant information about
these underground mining activities on the Wampum property but surface
sampling records are available.
Five westerly trending shear zones occur over a width of 300 metres and
host a minimum of nine gold bearing quartz veins in two distinct zones.
According to work filed for assessment purposes at the Ministry of Northern
Development and Mines, the North Zone returned values including: 0.30 oz Au/t
over 10 feet, 0.32 oz Au/t over 5.5 feet, 0.74 oz Au/t over 3 feet and 0.70 oz
Au/t over 3 feet. Selected grab samples ranged between 1 and 10 oz Au/t.
The South Zone adjacent to the shaft returned values including: 0.72 oz
Au/t over 9.9 feet, 1.36 oz Au/t over 0.75 feet, 5.31 oz Au/t over 1.16 feet,
and 0.77 oz Au/t over 6 feet. A 25-pound bulk sample assayed 10.12 oz Au/t.
The veins typically occur in sheared zones accompanied by intense iron
carbonate alteration, silicification, pyritization and visible gold. The
geology of this area is believed to be very favorable for additional high
grade shear zone hosted gold mineralization.
Western Warrior's acreage in this area represents a very large claim
package for this part of Ontario. It extends NE and NW of Rainy Rivers'
burgeoning gold resource and is the site of several other felsic volcanic
centres. The Pipestone Project is host to numerous significant gold showings
which need to be explored using modern techniques.
Western Warrior also announced that it has granted share options to Grant
Hall, the President of Western Warrior, to acquire 250,000 common shares of
Western Warrior at an exercise price of $0.23 per share and vesting as to
one-third on each of the dates six, 12 and 18 months after the date of grant,
exercisable for a period of five years.
About Western Warrior: Western Warrior is a Calgary-based,
multi-commodity, mineral exploration company with 100% ownership of properties
in Northern Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Valdez Alaska, encompassing a
total area of more than 384,000 hectares (3,840 km(2)). Western Warrior's
website address is www.westernwarrior.ca
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