Balmoral intersects 7.94 g/t gold over 19.70 metres BL footwall zone, Martiniere Property, Quebec
Monday, Nov 12, 2012
Balmoral Resources Ltd. ("Balmoral" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BAR)(OTCQX:BALMF) reported today results from the first 3 of 20 holes drilled in the Bug Lake area of its Martiniere Property during the recently completed Fall 2012 drill program. Results include further confirmation of the very high grade nature of the Bug Lake Footwall Zone. Hole MDE-12-65 returned anomalous gold mineralization over an interval of 81.00 metres, including a high-grade Footwall intercept of 7.94 g/t gold over 19.70 metres. As with other previous intercepts from the Footwall Zone, this broader interval contains a sulphide-rich core which returned 21.18 g/t gold (0.62 oz/ton) over 6.45 metres (21.16 feet). The core of this intercept occurs at approximately 50 metres vertical depth.
"With a shallow, high value target like the Footwall Zone continuing to expand in proximity to several other high-grade zones of gold mineralization, today's results further demonstrate the potential of the Martiniere gold system," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of Balmoral. "While others are attempting to add, or access, high-grade ounces at considerable depth we are doing so in the near surface, on multiple fronts, in one of the best mining jurisdictions on the planet."
The Footwall Zone is one of three high-grade gold zones which occur within the 100+ metre wide Bug Lake Fault corridor on the Company's Martiniere Property in Quebec. The Martiniere Property forms part of Balmoral's 82 kilometre long Detour Gold Trend Project located along the Sunday Lake deformation zone in Central Quebec adjacent to the developing Detour Gold deposit in Ontario.
Holes MDE-12-64 to 66 were collared from the same location, in the footwall east of the Bug Lake Zone, and were drilled at down hole angles of -45, -56 and -67 degrees. The intersection point of the Footwall Zone in hole MDE-12-65 is at approximately 50 metres vertical depth below surface and approximately 25 metres above/12 metres north of previously released hole MDE-12-63 (22.89 g/t gold over 4.10 metres, see NR12-29, October 31, 2012). Drilling continues to indicate that the very high-grade core of the Footwall Zone forms a moderate to steeply plunging body consistent with the typical geometry of high-grade gold zones in the Abitibi.