Kaminak Finds New Gold Soil Anomalies


Kaminak Gold Corp. is providing geochemical results from over 1,700 soil samples taken from the company’s 100-per-cent-owned Coffee property, located in the White district, Yukon. These samples were taken over previously unexplored portions of the property in order to generate additional trenching targets for the continuing 2009 exploration program.

Key point summary:

  • Gold-in-soil results up to 3.16 grams per tonne (g/t) gold were recovered from a new 450-metre-long geochemical anomaly located over one kilometre from current trenching areas;
  • Main Coffee gold-in-soil anomaly was extended to the north by at least 500 metres, and now measures 3.2 kilometres long by 1.2 kilometres wide;
  • Gold geochemical anomalies are associated with a distinctive pathfinder signature of arsenic and antimony.
  • “Soil sampling remains the most effective exploration tool in the non-glaciated White district,” stated Rob Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of Kaminak. “Our soil sampling has uncovered several new priority trenching targets, and we are still awaiting results for an additional 1,300 soil samples.”

    Soil sample results

    Highlights include the delineation of a new gold-in-soil anomaly located over one kilometre from current trenching work. This new linear trend can be traced over at least 450 metres in length and is defined by six consecutive samples with assay values ranging from 131 parts per billion gold to a high of 3,156 parts per billion gold, or 3.156 g/t gold. The trend remains open in both directions and appears to be less than 100 metres wide. Subsequent prospecting and grab sampling along this trend resulted in the collection of approximately 10 rock samples, which have been submitted for geochemical analysis. Follow-up trenching is scheduled to be completed this field season.

    Additional soil sampling was completed along the margins of the previously known main anomaly area, where trenching is continuing. Of note, a cluster of eight soil samples yielded values greater than 75 parts per billion gold. These results extend the limits of the core soil anomaly by at least 500 metres to the north, with the core centre anomaly now measuring 3.2 kilometres by 1.2 kilometres. Trench lines are to be extended over this new area as well this field season.

    A total of 1,787 soil samples were analyzed; 51 of these samples yielded results greater than 75 parts per billion gold (highest threshold). Over all, results ranged from background (less than 15 parts per billion gold) to a high of 3,156 parts per billion gold, or 3.156 g/t gold. Gold-in-soil anomalies are also associated with high arsenic and antimony. Ninety-three samples yielded arsenic values greater than 100 parts per million arsenic (range one to 967 parts per million), and 22 samples assayed greater than eight parts per million antimony (range zero to 17 parts per million).

    Quality assurance/quality control

    Kaminak’s disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Carpenter, PhD, PGeo, Kaminak’s president and chief executive officer, who serves as a qualified person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Samples were shipped to Acme Laboratories, of Vancouver, B.C., for analyses. Samples are crushed and pulverized using a mild steel ring and puck mill. Thirty-gram aliquots are then weighed into fire assay crucibles, and the samples are placed in a cupel and fired at 950 degrees Celsius. After cooling, 10 millilitres of hydrochloric acid is added in order to dissolve gold particles. Solutions are analyzed for gold on a Varian 735 ICP-ES. Certified reference materials are inserted into the batch and results are verified by a B.C.-certified assayer.

    The Coffee property represents an early stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resources as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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