Newmac Resources Inc. (TSX-V: NER) is pleased to announce that it has commenced a 6 hole diamond drill program on its 100% owned Chilanko Copper project located 170 kilometers west of Williams Lake, BC.
These diamond drill holes have been designed to test the large and very strong induced polarization response targets that are untested. These targets were found by the completion of 37 line kilometres of “IP” survey in January and February of this year. The survey resulted in the discovery of a very strong induced polarization response over an area varying from 500 metres to 1,000 metres in width and extending for 3,500 metres along the long axis. Known mineralization at Chilanko Copper consists of several exposures of copper stained diorite rocks that have been exposed in a window occurring in the Miocene age basalts, which cover most of this area of the Chilcotin plateau. The induced polarization response includes chargeability values often exceeding 30 millivolt per volt associated with a strong magnetic anomaly (approximately 10,000 gammas of magnetic relief). The response is interpreted to most likely be caused by a sulphide system associated with a buried intrusive, probably of Triassic or Jurassic age. Available records indicate that copper mineralization was first recognized here in 1973 by Pickands Mather and Company who completed some surface work but did not complete induced polarization and percussion drilled some mercury targets to the south before dropping the claims in 1974. The project area was again staked in the late 1980’s and again by the Kennecott Corporation in the late 1980’s but neither of these groups followed through with significant exploration programs and no induced polarization surveying or drilling was completed.
A series of trenches were completed on the Chilanko property following the geophysical survey. These trenches encountered deeper overburden than expected and were unable to reach bedrock over several of the geophysical anomalies that will be targeted with this drill program. Bedrock was encountered by other trenches in areas peripheral to the anomalies, and exhibited hydrothermal alteration and effects consistent with the outer zones of porphyry copper systems.
The Newmac claim group consists of eleven mineral claims covering 5,048 hectares (12, 450 acres). The physiography of this area of BC is that of a semiarid flat plateau covered by lodgepole pine and lesser open grassland used predominantly for “open range” cattle grazing.
Management of Newmac Resources Inc. believes that unexplored copper targets such as Chilanko Copper represent a tremendous opportunity in light of the current price for this commodity and the renewed interest in British Columbia by global mining corporations.
J.W. (Bill) Morton P.Geo is the qualified person as defined by National Policy 43-101 who has reviewed the contents of this news release.
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