Archive for October, 2011


Kaminak Gold Corp. has provided soil results from grid sampling of the Sugar area located approximately 20 kilometres southeast of the Supremo-Latte drill discoveries. The soil results from Sugar further reinforce the company’s belief that a district-scale gold system is present at Coffee. No previous drilling has been completed on the Sugar prospects. Additional widely spaced reconnaissance soil sampling has also been completed on previously unexplored portions of the 150,000-acre Coffee property. Basic soil sampling is a reliable exploration tool at Coffee due to the lack of glacial influence and near-surface nature of gold mineralization.

“These results continue to illustrate the excellent early stage exploration potential of the Coffee property. The scale and intensity of the new Sugar soil results are strikingly similar to the original soil results that led to Kaminak’s drill discoveries in 2010,” stated Dr. Rob Carpenter, Kaminak’s president and chief executive officer. “The Sugar anomalies represent the most significant untested gold-in-soil trends in the Yukon and an extensive drill program is currently planned for early 2012.”

Key point summary

 Several kilometre-scale-long gold-in-soil trends identified in the Sugar area, including Sugar North (minimum one km long) and Sugar South (minimum two km long);

  • Geological setting and geochemical pathfinders suggest mineralized trends at Sugar are typical Coffee-style structurally controlled occurrences;
  • Widely spaced ridge line samples within previously unsampled portions of the Coffee property yield results as high as 3,086 parts per billion Au;
  • Continuing drill program now exceeds 46,000 m completed since April. Current focus is on the Supremo and Latte gold zones.

 Sugar soil results

The Sugar trend was identified by a first-pass ridge and spur sampling in 2010 comprising a broad consistent zone of gold-in-soil located 20 km from the Supremo-Latte zones at Coffee. A follow-up 100 m by 50 m grid soil sampling program was completed in July, 2011. Soil assay results delineate a broad new gold-in-soil footprint measuring four km by 1.8 km. The Sugar zone is now directly comparable in scale and tenor to the original gold-in-soil anomaly over the Supremo-Latte-Double Double areas at Coffee that led to Kaminak’s drill discoveries in 2010.

A total of 2,916 soil samples from Sugar were analyzed and 92 of these samples yielded results greater than 100 ppb Au. Over all, results ranged from background (less than 10 ppb Au) to a high of 2,135 ppb Au (2.135 grams per tonne (g/t) Au). Gold-in-soil anomalies are also associated with high arsenic (As) and antimony (Sb), which is also identical to the Coffee geochemical suite. Two broadly east-west-trending zones are identified as Sugar North and Sugar South.

The core zone of Sugar North (consistent more than 50 ppb Au gold-in-soil) measures one km east-west by 500 m north-south, with 27 more than 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 522 ppb Au. The Sugar North trend can be traced 900 m farther to the west, across a section of north-facing slope where soil sampling is subdued by permafrost, to a zone measuring 600 m by 300 m containing an additional four plus 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 255 ppb Au.

Sugar South comprises an eastern and western zone, separated by a section of north-facing slope where soil sampling is subdued by permafrost. The eastern zone measures 900 m east-west, by 350 m north-south, with 23 more than 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 1,142 ppb Au (1.142 g/t Au). The western zone measures 1,200 m east-west, by 600 m north-south, with 19 more than 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 1,450 ppb Au (1.450 g/t Au). The total combined strike length, if proven by future sampling to be a continuous alteration system, could be in excess of 2.3 km east-west.

Preliminary interpretation of geophysical data suggests east-west-trending structural zones marked by magnetite destruction at both Sugar North and Sugar South, plus additional possible structural trends in other orientations akin to those observed at Coffee. An initial trenching program was completed over the Sugar North and South zones in September, 2011, with assay results currently pending. A follow-up drilling program is planned for 2012.

Several smaller plus 100 ppb Au zones are located throughout the Sugar grid survey, and ridge and spur sampling returned an additional six plus 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 3,086 ppb Au located within an area measuring seven km by five km to the east of the current Sugar grid. This zone will be targeted for follow-up grid soil sampling in 2012.

Maps are currently available on the Kaminak website.

Subject to regulatory approval, the board of directors has granted an aggregate of 150,000 stock options under the company’s stock option plan to newly appointed chief financial officer, Jonathan Singh. The stock options have an exercise price of $2.82 per share, will vest according to schedules set by the board of directors and are exercisable for a period of five years.

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Stina Resources announces that it has completed a 14-hole 2,574 meters drill program on its 100% owned Dime property located 67 km southwest of Dawson City in the South Klondike/White Gold district. Drilling commenced on August 10 and was completed on September 18. All core has been logged and sampled, and results are pending for 1,750 core samples as well as 220 QA/QC samples including standards, blanks and duplicates.

Other work completed during the 2011 season included an airborne magnetometer and Radiometric survey over the entire Dime and the Kodiak Property claim blocks. 854 additional Auger soil samples were collected, mostly over the Western Anomaly as infill sampling. A 1500 meter trenching program was also completed on the Western Anomaly.

Trench samples consist of a representative 5-meter continuous chip sample of bedrock and colluviums, weighing on average 6 lb per sample. This method has proven to be very effective in identifying areas for additional surface work or drilling in the South Klondike/White Gold District. Prior to receipt of the 5-meter trench sample results collected by Stina, independent Qualified Person Jean Pautler, P.Geo conducted independent grab samples from the same trenches and reproduced anomalous gold values within anomalies identified from the 5 meter continuous bulk chip samples collected by Stina crews earlier in the season.

The 2011 drill program was designed to test anomalous areas identified by soil and trench sampling on the Western Anomaly, and to follow up on successful drill results from 2010 on both the Eastern and Western anomalies (See News Release Aug 23, 2011).

Western Anomaly

Holes DDH-11-6 to 8 were collared to follow up on drill results from 2010. DDH-10-03 in 2010 returned 4.15 gm/t Au over 1.5 m from 58.5 m and DDH-10-04 in returned 0.71 gm/t Au over 32 m from 50.9 m including 1.1 gm/t Au over 9.6 m from 59.90 m. Holes DDH-11-6 to 8 intersected the same lithologic units as holes DDH-10-03 & 10-04, including silicified and pyritized vein breccias and strongly silicified and pyrite and arsenopyrite bearing silicified zones and granitic dykes and confirmed a steep south dipping east-west structure on the Western Anomaly.

Eastern Anomaly

Drilling on the Eastern anomaly consisted of 2,014 meters in 11 core holes drilled primarily based on trench anomalies. A complex cupola zone of granite intruding and brecciating metasedimentary rocks underlies the Eastern Anomaly. Core was strongly silicified, brecciated and hosted disseminated pyrite and arsenopyrite over significant widths. All core has been processed and results are pending.

A rigorous QA/QC protocol has been followed in 2011. Samples are shipped from the property to Acme Analytical Laboratories prep lab in Dawson City, Yukon. A 1 kg split is crushed to 80% passing 10 mesh. A second 250 g split is pulverized to 85% passing 200 mesh. A 30 gm /Ag inquart fire assay fusion by ICP-ES methods and a 31 element ICP analyses are completed in Vancouver. Sample batches include Certified Standards, blanks, and duplicates in each sample batch.

The Company is very pleased with the progress made during the 2011 exploration season. Despite weather and logistical challenges encumbering the entire Yukon in 2011, the Stina field staff conducted a very diligent, and successful work program. The Company drilled within its target range over both established 2010 targets and newly established 2011 targets on the Dime property in addition to soil sampling, trenching and air magnetic surveying, while maintaining its exploration budget.

The Board of Directors extends a sincere thank you to VP of Exploration, Mr. Al Doherty for his high level of standards, work ethic and professionalism over the 2011 work season, in addition to the entire field staff and consulting geologists Jean Pautler and Jo van Randen.

The Company expects to receive drilling assays over the next several weeks and will release results as they become available and have been evaluated.

I personally wish to thank shareholders for their continued support through a challenging financial period, and wish to reiterate the Company’s commitment to continued development of its assets, and future exploration. I expect 2012 to be an even bigger year for Stina.

R. Allan Doherty, P.Geo is a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved this news release. Mr. Doherty also managed the 2011 Dime exploration program onsite.

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Arcus Makes New VMS Discovery in Yukon White Gold District Drills 14.15 Metres of 1.44% Cu, 16.5 G/T Ag and 0.77 G/T Au

Arcus Development Group Inc. (“Arcus”) is pleased to announce the discovery of the first significant volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) system in the White Gold District of north central Yukon at its Touleary property. 2011 diamond drilling targeted a 300 by 100 m area within a 1,200 m long zone of coincident geophysical and intermittent gold-in-soil geochemical anomalies. Highlights from the five hole (935 m) drill program include:

  • High-grade copper-silver-gold-zinc mineralization grading up to 7.18% Cu, 116 g/t Ag, 3.55 g/t Au and 4.30% Zn across 2.25 m;
  • Near surface intersections starting at 64.21 m;
  • Excellent lateral continuity within the initial 300 m area drill tested; and
  • Onsite road access.

Results for the five Touleary drill holes are shown below:

Hole # From
TL-11-01 85.61 91.70 6.09 1.37 14.5 0.80 0.41
TL-11-02 124.00 127.17 3.17 2.38 32.9 2.01 1.38
TL-11-03 64.21 64.80 0.59 1.42 36.4 1.15 2.81
  90.36 90.97 0.61 4.01 73.9 2.18 0.93
TL-11-04 93.88 106.75 12.87 0.21 7.69 0.55
TL-11-05 115.62 117.87 2.25 7.18 116 3.55 4.30
  124.50 138.65 14.15 1.44 16.5 0.77 0.29
including 128.25 134.92 6.67 1.99 27.3 1.22 0.58

*Intervals reported are drilled thicknesses believed to represent approximately 70 to 90% of the true thickness.

The Dawson area, including the White Gold District is underlain by rocks of the Yukon Tanana Terrane and is considered highly favorable for VMS style mineralization. A cluster of VMS deposits in the Finlayson District, 450 km to the southeast are hosted in the same Yukon Tanana Terrane stratigraphy. Certain parts of the Dawson area and the Finlayson District are believed to have been linked as part of a concurrent back-arc/basinal environment prior to displacement along the Tintina Fault.

The most notable deposit in the Finlayson District is Yukon Zinc Corporation’s Wolverine Deposit where a NI 43-101 measured and indicated mineral resource is reported at 4.46 Mt grading 12.14% zinc, 354.8 g/t silver, 1.16% copper, 1.70 g/t gold and 1.58% lead (Yukon Zinc Corporation Technical Report, 2007).

“Exploration activity in the Dawson area, including the White Gold District in the early 1990’s was largely directed toward VMS potential in response to the discovery of various VMS deposits in age equivalent rocks in the Finlayson District”, stated Ian Talbot, the Arcus President. “The Touleary discovery represents the first significant VMS mineralization reported in the White Gold District. Having only drilled 25% of the 1,200 m trend of coincident geophysical and geochemical anomalies, the exploration potential at the Touleary property remains largely untested”.

Arcus is currently completing a 740 line km close spaced airborne Vertical Time Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM) survey at the Touleary property to identify areas of high chargeability that may represent thicker accumulations of massive sulphide along the current mineralized trend.

Host rocks at Touleary are pervasively sericitized fine tuffaceous felsic-to-intermediate volcaniclastic units with narrow intervals of weakly preserved fragmental textures. These rocks coincide with a laterally continuous linear magnetic low feature identified by a detail airborne magnetic survey completed by Arcus in the spring of 2011. This feature, although structurally offset at a number of locations, can be traced along strike from the discovery for a distance in excess of 5 km.

Sulphide mineralization within the volcaniclastic horizon(s) is dominantly pyrite and occurs as moderate to heavily disseminated concentrations and rarer semi-massive to massive bands. Much of the mineralization is coarsely recrystallized and remains roughly parallel to foliation but evidence of primary finely laminated textures has largely been destroyed. Copper mineralization is present as chalcopyrite and rarer covellite. These sulphides preferentially occur in the middle to lower portion of the felsic volcaniclaistic intervals as fine foliaform wisps, clots and aggregates plus coarsely recrystallized masses believed to be strain induced near the apex of folds.

Updated maps, sections and photos of the Touleary project can be viewed on the Arcus website (

Dan Man Update

The 2011 diamond drilling and auger soil sampling programs on the Dan Man property were completed in late August. The Dan Man property is located immediately north of Kaminak Gold Corporation’s Coffee property. The 10 hole (1,500 m) drill program was designed to test four separate structural zones along a 2.5 km portion of the property. Results will be reported once all assays have been received and interpreted.

Samples were forwarded to ALS Minerals in Whitehorse, Y.T. where they were fine crushed before a 250 gram split was pulverized to better than 85% passing 75 microns. Pulps were then analyzed at ALS Minerals in North Vancouver, B.C. where splits of the pulverized fraction were dissolved in aqua regia and analyzed for 35 elements using inductively coupled plasma (ICP) together with atomic emission spectroscopy (AES). Over limit analyses for specific elements were further analysed to completion using the OG 46 method. Gold analyses were by the Au-AA24 procedure that involves fire assay preparation using a 50 gram charge with an atomic absorption spectroscopy finish.

Rigorous procedures are in place regarding sample collection, chain of custody and data entry. Certified assay standards, duplicate samples and blanks are routinely inserted into the sample stream to ensure integrity of the assay process.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared and approved by William A. Wengzynowski, P. Eng., a director of Arcus and a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101.

On behalf of Arcus Development Group Inc.

“Ian J. Talbot”

Ian J. Talbot, President and CEO

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