Eagle Plains/Olympic Announce Drill Results from Dragon Lake Gold Project, Yukon
Cranbrook, BC, November 22, 2011: Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:EPL) and Olympic Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:OLA) announce that drill results have been compiled and interpreted from a drill program conducted during the summer on the 2,300 acre Dragon Lake project (the “Property”) located 85km northeast of Ross River, Yukon. A total of 660m was completed in 6 holes which tested three separate zones of mineralization on the property. Total cost of the program was $450,000.
2011 Program Highlights
- Precious metal mineralization was reported in all 6 drill holes of the program.
- Results of up to 5.70 g/t gold over .25m (DR11001) and 1.57 g/t gold over 3.0m (DR11004) were reported in drill holes.
- Numerous exploration targets remain untested on the property, with additional work planned for next year.
Property Geology and Mineralization
Mineralization on the property is associated with an elongate Tombstone Suite intrusive which has intruded sedimentary rocks of the Hyland Group. Contact metamorphism related to intrusion of the pluton has resulted in a distinct alteration halo which hosts known mineralization. Work carried out by Eagle Plains in 2010 on the Main Zone included continuous chip trench sampling which returned 4.9 g/t gold over 6.0m, including 6.7 g/t over 4.0m (T-11) and 6.0m grading 2.8 g/t (T-02). A grab sample of material from a 1.2m wide quartz vein returned 19.8 g/t gold. Exploration pits dug in 2010 by Eagle Plains in areas of anomalous soil samples from past programs returned 2.85 g/t gold and 2.25 g/t gold, respectively.
2011 Program Results
Significant results from the program are summarized in the table below:
|Hole Number||From(m)||To(m)||Interval Length (m)||Au g/t||Ag ppm|
Diamond Drilling was performed by Apex Drilling of Smithers, BC.. Geological services were provided by TerraLogic Exploration of Cranbrook, British Columbia, an independently operated, wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. Overall project supervision was provided by C.C. Downie, P.Geo., hereby identified as a “Qualified Person” under N.I. 43-101.
The property was first staked in 1966 by Kennco Exploration, which completed geological and geophysical survey work. Canamax and Welcome North carried out additional surface work in 1983 and 1988, respectively. Eagle Plains staked the property in 1996 and have completed 7 separate exploration programs in the ensuing years. In 2010, Eagle Plains completed rock and soil geochemical sampling and an airborne geophysical survey.
Olympic has the exclusive right to earn a 60% interest in the Property by completing $3,000,000 in exploration expenditures, issuing 1,000,000 common shares and making cash payments of $500,000 to Eagle Plains over 4 years.
About Eagle Plains Resources
Eagle Plains continues to conduct research, acquire and explore mineral projects throughout western Canada. Since 1992, EPL has been acquiring and developing early stage projects utilizing an in-house team of geologists, technicians and specialists. Considered a prolific project generator with over 35 properties, EPL invites joint venture participation to expedite development, reduce risk and enhance exposure to discovery.
Current third party agreements if maintained to completion, expose EPL to over $50M in exploration expenditures, $5.7M cash and 13M shares in partner companies. Completed agreements have yielded over $17M in exploration spending, $1M cash to EPL and a total of 16M shares of partner companies including Alexco Resource Corp., NovaGold Resources Inc., Giyani Gold Corp., Aben Resources Ltd. and others.
Expenditures during 2011 on Eagle Plains-related projects are expected to be approximately $8,000,000, to be funded by Eagle Plains and third party partners. This exploration work is expected to result in approximately 9400m diamond drilling and extensive ground-based exploration work facilitating the advancement of more than 15 projects at various stages of development.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
“Tim J. Termuende”
President and CEO
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