Eagle Plains/Rosedale Commence Airborne Geophysical Survey on Rohan Copper-Gold Project, NW British Columbia
Cranbrook, B.C., July 19th, 2011: Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. (EPL:TSX-V) and Rosedale Resources Ltd. (a private B.C. company) have commenced a 200 line-km airborne geophysical (magnetometer and electromagnetic) survey on the Rohan copper-gold property, located in northwestern British Columbia. Following the survey, the partners intend to complete follow-up reconnaissance geological work including silt-sampling and prospecting to define specific target areas for future work.
The Rohan property is located immediately south of the Yukon border, 80 kilometres south of White Horse, YK, and 80 kilometres northwest of Atlin BC. Logistically, the property is well situated along the White Pass rail line, 60 kilometres north of the port of Skagway, Alaska, with barge access to the property from Carcross, Yukon.
The project area covers a 6 kilometre span of the prospective Llewellyn/Tally-Ho shear zone, part of a larger (>150 kilometre long) crustal-scale fault system, host to numerous gold, silver and base metal properties. The land package covers several regional stream-silt (RGS) anomalies that includes better than 95th percentile values for gold, copper, antimony, arsenic and lead. The presence of on-strike, gold-bearing showings to the north and south gives the underexplored property good potential for precious metal discoveries.
Under terms of an option agreement announced February 23, 2011, Rosedale holds the exclusive right to earn a 60% interest in the 3,000 ha property by completing $5M in exploration expenditures, making $500,000 in cash payments and issuing 1.0M common shares to Eagle Plains over 5 years. Eagle Plains will maintain a 4% Gross Metal Royalty on the claims, which may be reduced to 2% upon payment of $2M.
About Eagle Plains Resources
Eagle Plains continues to conduct research, acquire and explore metal projects throughout western Canada. In addition to holding mining royalties on various projects, Eagle Plains controls over 35 gold, base-metal and uranium projects several with third parties including Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:ABN), Providence Capital Corp. (TSX-V:PV), Waterloo Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:WAT.P), Blackrock Resources Ltd. (a private B.C. company); Heemskirk Canada Ltd., Drexel Resources Ltd. (TSX-V), Rosedale Resources Ltd (a private B.C. company), Slater Mining Corp (TSX-V:SLM), Olympic Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: OLA.P), Touchdown Capital Inc. (TSX-V: TDW), Bluefire Mining Corp. (a private BC company), Active Growth Capital (TSX-V:ACK) and Giyani Gold Corp. (TSX-V:WDG). In recent years, Eagle Plains has completed option agreements with Teck Limited (TSX:TCK.B), Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX-V:AXR), Billiton Metals, Rio Algom Exploration, NovaGold Resources, Kennecott Exploration and numerous other junior exploration companies, resulting in over 53,600m (163,370’) of drilling and over $28.3 million in exploration spending on its projects since 1998.
Expenditures during 2011 are expected to be approximately $8,000,000 to be funded by Eagle Plains and third party partners. This exploration work will 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.
“Tim J. Termuende”
President and CEO
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