VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2012) - NGEx Resources Inc. (TSX:NGQ) ("NGEx" or the "Company") is pleased to announce final results from the 2012 exploration program at the Filo del Sol project located in San Juan province of Argentina. The 2012 drill program comprised 6 diamond drill holes totaling 2,048 metres. Assay results from the first 4 holes of the program were released on June 19, 2012 and results from the final 2 holes are included in this release. The Filo del Sol drill program finished for the season in the second quarter. Filo del Sol is one of 3 advanced exploration-stage copper-gold projects located on a contiguous land package that the Company holds in Chile's Region III and adjacent San Juan Province, Argentina. To see attached maps visit http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ngq87i.pdf.
Highlights from the results reported today include: FSDH06 with 384.9m of 0.68% CuEq (0.41% copper and 0.39 g/t gold), including 224 metres of 0.85% CuEq (0.50% copper and 0.52 g/t gold) and FSDH07 with 42.5 meters 1.03% CuEq (0.98% Cu and 0.19 g/t Au) including 18 meters of 1.94% CuEq (1.78% Cu and 0.23 g/t Au).
Results from the final two holes of the program are shown below:
|HOLE-ID||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||Cu %||Au g/t||Ag g/t||CuEq* %|
|Infill between RC holes from 2007 spaced 200 metres apart; confirms tenor and extent of mineralization.|
|Test high grade copper oxide zone drilled in 2007 RC hole VRC50.|
* CuEq - Copper Equivalent calculated using US$3.00/lb copper and US$ 1,400/oz gold, with no provision for metallurgical recoveries. Silver values are not included in the CuEq calculation. Drilled lengths are interpreted to be representative of the true width of the mineralized zone, based on geological interpretation using data from previous reverse circulation holes in addition to the new diamond drill holes.
Hole FSDH06 was drilled 290 metres to the northwest of FSDH05 and 290 metres to the southwest of FSDH07, between four previous RC holes which are located between 95 and 130 metres to the northwest, northeast, southwest and southeast of FSDH06. The new hole confirms the widths and tenor of mineralization encountered in the RC holes, and provides additional geological information which will aid in the interpretation of the zone. FSDH06 was lost in mineralization, and the last sample returned 0.45% Cu and 0.09 g/t Au.
Hole FSDH07 was drilled 25 metres to the north of previous RC hole VRC50 (350m long), however it was abandoned at a depth of only 47.5 metres due to rock conditions compounded by the beginning of winter weather. FSDH07 confirmed the presence of a shallow zone of high-grade copper mineralization with an 18 metre section from 6 to 24 metres which returned 1.78% copper and 0.24 g/t gold. Note that the composited intervals for FSDH07 include a 2 metre section of lost core which was arbitrarily assigned zero grade.
Commenting on today's results, Wojtek Wodzicki, President and CEO of the Company, stated: "This year's drilling at Filo del Sol provided the first diamond drill core from the project and has significantly improved our understanding of the geological controls on the near surface high grade mineralization and suggests that it represents a paleo-water table and/or boiling zone where metals were precipitated over a restricted vertical interval resulting in high grades. This process is believed to be a key factor in the formation of high grade zones in other high-sulfidation systems. Today's results are the final batch from this year's drilling on the Company's South American copper-gold projects and cap what has been a very successful exploration season with significant progress and highly encouraging drill results from all our key projects including the nearby Los Helados and Josemaria projects. Planning is underway for next season's exploration program and we believe that all three projects still have excellent exploration potential and look forward to continued success when drilling restarts in the fourth quarter."
Collar coordinates and drill hole orientations for the holes in this news release are shown below:
Filo del Sol is one of several large copper-gold systems including the Company's Los Helados and Josemaria projects, located on a contiguous land package that the Company holds in Chile's Region III and adjacent San Juan Province Argentina. Los Helados, Josemaria, and Filo del Sol are all part of a joint venture in which the Company holds 60% and JOGMEC (Japan, Oil, Gas, and Metals National Corporation) holds 40%. Each party funds its pro-rata share of expenditures.
On behalf of the board
Wojtek Wodzicki, President and CEO
Qualified Person and Assay Methods
The drill core was logged, sawed, and half cores were sampled in their entirety in two meter intervals at the Company's core processing facility located in San Juan, Argentina. Samples were shipped to Acme Labs in Mendoza, Argentina and pulps were forwarded to the ACME lab in Santiago, Chile. Samples were crushed, split and 500g was pulverized to 85% passing 200 mesh. Gold analyses were by fire assay fusion with AAS finish on a 30g sample. Copper was analyzed by digestion in three steps of a representative 1 gram from the sub-sample: 1) with a 10% sulphuric acid cold solution, 2) a 10% sodium cyanide digestion of the residue of step 1, and 3) a 3-acid digestion of the residue of step 2. Solutions from each step were analyzed by atomic absorption. Samples were also analyzed for a suite of 36 elements with ICP-ES. Copper and gold standards as well as blanks and duplicates (field, preparation and analysis) were randomly inserted into the sampling sequence for Quality Control. On average, 9% of the submitted samples correspond to Quality Control samples.
The Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC) program on the Filo del Sol Project is under the management of Diego Charchaflie MSc., P.Geo. (BC), a Qualified Person pursuant to NI 43-101. Mr. Bob Carmichael, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., Vice President, Exploration for the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
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