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Balmoral Intersects Semi-MASSIVE “Net-Textured” Sulphides Over 41 Metres – Grasset Ni-Cu-PGE Discovery, Detour Gold Trend, Quebec

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Balmoral Intersects Semi-MASSIVE “Net-Textured” Sulphides Over 41 Metres – Grasset Ni-Cu-PGE Discovery, Detour Gold Trend, Quebec

 

 

 

 

 

Balmoral Resources Ltd. (TSX: BAR) (OTCQX: BALMF) reported that the latest hole to test the Company’s Grasset Ni-Cu-PGE discovery, hole GR-14-25, has intersected 41.00 metres of heavily disseminated to semi-massive “net-textured” sulphide mineralization, including a 1.09 metre massive sulphide interval, at shallow depths (97.9 – 138.9 metres downhole). The net-textured sulphide zone is comprised primarily of pyrrhotite, with lesser pentlandite (nickel sulphide), chalcopyrite (copper sulphide) and minor pyrite, surrounding host silicate minerals, consistent with previously reported Ni-Cu-PGE mineralized intervals from the property. Hole GR-14-25 tested down-dip and along strike of an extensive Ni-Cu-PGE mineralized zone in hole GR-14-16 (see below). Photographs of selected sections from the net textured sulphide zone in hole GR-14-25 are now available on the Company’s website at www.balmoralresources.com. Assay results from GR-14-25, and recently completed holes GR-14-22, 23 and 24, are anticipated within the next 2-4 weeks.

 

 

The net-textured sulphide zone in hole GR-14-25 is the shallowest of three sulphide mineralized intercepts observed in this hole. Holes GR-14-22 and GR-14-23, collared 260 metres northwest of GR-14- 25, each cut two intervals of disseminated to “blebby” pyrrhotite-pentlandite-chalcopyrite mineralization. The Company currently interprets these observations to indicate the presence of multiple, “stacked,” sulphide mineralized horizons within the host Grasset ultramafic complex. The upper sulphide zone in hole GR-14-25 hosts the most intense sulphide mineralization observed to date. Holes GR-14-22 and GR-14-23 extend the strike extent of the mineralized system to 840 metres. It remains open along strike to the northwest, to depth in all directions and potentially to the southwest (see Figure 1 and Figure 2 ).

 

 

Holes GR-14-16, 22, 23 and 25 exhibit relatively undeformed, primary magmatic sulphide textures typical of Ni-Cu-PGE mineralized systems (see “Nickel Deposits” on the Grasset page of the Company’s website).

 

 

Results Holes GR-14-16 to 21

 

 

The Company has received final assay results from holes GR-14-16 to GR-14-21, completed during the first phase of 2014 winter drilling program at Grasset. Hole GR-14-16 intersected a very broad Ni-Cu-PGE mineralized zone, returning 0.38% nickel, 0.03% copper, 0.06 g/t platinum and 0.13 g/t palladium over 65.15 metres. This includes a previously reported, higher grade basal intercept of 16.27 metres grading 0.55% nickel, 0.06% copper, 0.10 g/t platinum and 0.23 g/t palladium (see NR14-07; March 5, 2014). This intercept is related to 1 to 5% fine-grained, disseminated pyrrhotite-pentlandite-chalcopyrite mineralization. By comparison the net textured sulphide interval in hole GR-14-25 ranges from 3% to 100% sulphide. Readers are cautioned that it remains too early to draw correlations between the percentage of sulphide in the Grasset system, the percentage of sulphide minerals in previously completed holes and the grades of nickel, copper, platinum and palladium reported to date. Multiple factors, aside from sulphide percentages, can have a significant impact on final assay grades. The receipt of final assays also extends the mineralized halo around the high-grade massive sulphide intercept in hole GR-14-17 to 15.17 metres from 11.47 metres as previously reported (see Table 1, below).

 

 

Table 1: Ni-Cu-PGE Intercepts

 

Hole

North

 

West

 

Dip

 

From

 

To

Interval*

Nickel

 

Copper

Platinum

Palladium

Number

 

 

 

(m)

 

(m)

(m)

(%)

 

(%)

g/t

g/t

GR-14-16

025S

 

400 E

 

-55

 

130.80

 

195.92

65.12

0.38

 

0.03

0.06

0.13

including**

 

 

 

170.17

 

186.44

16.27

0.55

 

0.06

0.10

0.23

GR-14-17

085 S

 

700 E

 

-55

 

126.00

 

134.30

8.30

0.30

 

0.03

0.05

0.12

 

 

 

 

154.20

 

157.61

3.41

0.29

 

0.08

0.10

0.15

 

 

 

 

161.06

 

176.23

15.17

0.82

 

0.09

0.15

0.34

including**

 

 

 

169.26

 

170.72

1.46

3.69

 

0.23

0.53

1.23

GR-14-18

085 S

 

700 E

 

-59

 

213.23

 

213.87

0.64

0.85

 

0.23

0.24

0.51

GR-14-19

085 S

 

700 E

 

-71

 

102.25

 

112.00

9.75

0.33

 

0.03

Pending

GR-14-20

080 S

 

630 E

 

-54

 

223.58

 

234.98

11.40

0.31

 

0.04

0.07

0.17

including

 

 

 

234.60

 

234.98

0.38

1.27

 

0.08

0.51

1.17?

All intercepts reported are down hole lengths, not true thicknesses. Insufficient drilling has been completed to date to define the orientation of the mineralized zone in space
** previously released – see NR14-07, March 5, 2014

 

 

Holes GR-14-17, 18, 19 and 24 are drilled on section, in and around the previously reported massive sulphide intercept in GR-14-17. All four holes intersected anomalous Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization and show evidence of local faulting/deformation and some evidence of local sulphide remobilization not seen in the intercepts to the northwest (holes GR-14-16, 22, 23 and 25).

 

 

Gold Discovery

 

 

Drill hole GR-14-18 discovered a new zone of anomalous gold mineralization, returning 0.64 g/t gold over 21.09 metres. This broad new gold zone is hosted by an extensive network of quartz-pyrite veining, within sedimentary lithologies, located stratigraphically beneath the Grasset ultramafic complex. Anomalous zones of gold mineralization were also intersected in hole GR-14-21 which tested the Sunday Lake deformation zone proximal to the Grasset gold discovery southwest of the Grasset Ni-Cu-PGE discovery (see Figure 1 and Table 2 below).

 

Table 2: Gold Intercepts

 

Hole

North

West

Dip

From

 

To

 

Interval*

 

Gold

Number

(Metres)

 

(Metres)

 

(Metres)

 

g/t

GR-14-18

085 S

500 E

-59

344.69

 

365.78

 

21.09

 

0.64

including

353.14

 

360.60

 

7.46

 

1.03

GR-14-21

NA**

NA**

-55

254.52

 

257.71

 

3.19

 

0.71

317.69

 

328.70

 

11.01

 

0.79

including

317.69

 

318.50

 

0.81

 

5.47

358.55

 

360.69

 

2.14

 

4.38

including

359.80

 

360.69

 

0.89

 

9.47

* All intercepts reported are down hole lengths, not true thicknesses. Insufficient drilling has been completed to date to define the orientation of the mineralized zone in space
** Collared outside Grasset grid to test Grasset Gold Zone

 

 

Drilling at Grasset has been suspended for break-up and is due to re-commence, as ground conditions permit, once assay and follow-up geophysical results have been received. Balmoral is also in the process of finalizing plans to complete detailed airborne geophysical testing of the entire 16 kilometre length of the Grasset ultramafic complex controlled by the Company. This will include surveying an area of known nickel-copper-PGE occurrences located within the complex 8 kilometres northwest of the Grasset discovery.

About Balmoral Resources Ltd

 

Balmoral is a Canadian-based precious metal exploration and development company focused on high- grade gold discoveries along the Detour Gold Trend in Quebec, Canada. With a philosophy of creating value through the drill bit and with a focus on proven productive precious metal belts, Balmoral is following an established formula with a goal of maximizing shareholder value through discovery and definition of high-grade, Canadian gold assets.

 

Posted April 30, 2014

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