Blind Creek Resources Ltd. Stakes Additional 16,657 Hectares in the Yukon
New claim highlights include:
- 296 claims spanning the area between and contiguous with the Company's Blende Project and ATAC Resources' recent Ocelot discovery claims.
- 153 gold prospect claims adjacent to the west end of ATACs Carlin Trend.
- 200 silver prospect claims have been staked east of Keno near the Bellekino high-grade silver mine.
The Company completed geochemistry soil surveys and geological prospecting in June 2011, with results pending. Once all data has been received and interpreted, additional work is planned for these claim groups in order to seek drilling targets. The Company will announce plans for this season once finalized.
The Blende Deposit
The Blende Property, which was the largest lead-zinc-silver deposit at the time of the detailed geological paper by Robinson and Godwin in 1995, is a large moderate grade deposit optioned by the Company in 2005 and is now owned by the Company who purchased a 100% interest on November 30, 2008. In total, from 2006 to 2008, the Company has expended approximately $3.6 million, not including property payments. Based on 1991 and previous drilling programs, published historical tonnages and grades of the "reserve" were estimated by Billiton for the whole property as:
1991 HISTORICAL RESOURCE ESTIMATE BY BILLITON PLC (NOW BHP Billiton)
Originally termed "Reserve"
ZONE RESOURCE tones ZINC % LEAD % SILVER grams/tonne
West Zone 15,300,000 3.04 3.23 67.5
East Zone 4,300,000 3.05 1.31 15.1
TOTALS 19,600,000 3.04 2.80 56.0
as compiled by Barry Price, from 2004 report
Total drilling done on the Blende Property from 1988 to the end of 2008 is 132 holes totaling 25,195.32 m. In 2006 a total of 4,235.8 m of drilling was completed in 23 holes drillholes and in 2007 an additional 15 drill holes totaling 3411 meters were completed on the property by the Company in the Far West, Far East and Central zones under the supervision of Chris Gallagher, M.Sc. In 2008 the Company completed 7 holes in the West and Far west zones, totaling 1,047 meters under the supervision of Joanne Van Randen B.Sc.
The Company now has an updated website with information and technical reports at www.blindcreekresources.com.
The technical information in this News Release has been reviewed by Nicholas Clive Aspinall, P.Eng., a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
J. Frank Callaghan
President and CEO
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Blind Creek Resources Ltd.
J. Frank Callaghan
President and CEO
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