Explor to begin 10,000 meter diamond drill program on Timmins Porcupine West Property
Friday, Jan 11, 2013
Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQX:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H)(BERLIN:E1H) is pleased to announce the beginning of a 10,000 meter drilling program on the Timmins Porcupine West Property. The recently completed diamond drilling programs have successfully confirmed the model and the gold bearing mineralized structure for more than 2000 meters of strike length at a vertical depth from 600 to 900 meters. It is currently open on strike and at depth. The first five phases of drilling (106,000 meters) were concentrated on the "A" Zone gold mineralization located on the south limb of the geo-syncline. The "A" Zone mineralization is one of five (5) mineralized zones identified on the property.
This 6th phase of diamond drilling will be designed to test and to expand the known near surface gold mineralization in order to determine the open pit resource potential of the property. The results from this new phase of drilling will be integrated into the model and drill hole locations will be determined to maximize the geological information that will be imputed into the 3-D Gemcom model. The "A" Zone identified through modelling strikes east northeast and dips to the north at 70 to 80 degrees. The drilling has confirmed the association of gold mineralization with Quartz feldspar (QFP) and syenite porphyry, found at the Lakeshore West Timmins Properties. The 3-D geological model may be viewed on our website: www.explorresources.com.
Chris Dupont, President and Chief Executive Officer of Explor Resources Inc. commented: "With this 6th phase of diamond drilling, we expect to continue to report excellent drill results. We expect the continuity of the mineralization from hole to hole as well as the grade encountered to date to continue as we expand the known resource. We expect the near the surface mineralization encountered to be significant in terms of establishing a potentially large mineable gold resource. This will complement the existing resource."
Explor is focused on developing a mineable resource based on the drill results that have been obtained to date. An updated NI 43-101 technical report will be completed by MRB Associates of Val-d'Or, Quebec and P & E Mining Consultants of Brampton, Ontario in the coming weeks.
The Timmins Porcupine West Gold Property consists of 185 unpatented mining units and 3 patented claims located in the Bristol and Ogden Townships in the Timmins-Porcupine Mining Camp for a total 3,200 hectares. The property is contiguous with Lakeshore Gold West Timmins Mine. The highway 101 bisects the property and provides access from the city of Timmins located 13 km to the east.
The property has been explored since 1927 by numerous ground geophysical surveys and diamond drilling of up to 111 holes. In 1984, Dome Exploration discovered and delineated a gold mineralized zone that is approximately 350 meters long and 45 meters wide and is open below 350 meters of vertical depth.
The Timmins Porcupine West Project has as a Target Model "The Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum System." The Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum (HMC) System has produced a total of over 30 million oz of gold is spatially associated with the Pearl Lake Porphyry. The high-grade gold bearing quartz veins which hosted the bulk of the gold at the HMC occurred in the adjacent mafic volcanics, located outboard from the porphyry itself.