MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK -- (Marketwire) -- 12/28/12 -- SLAM Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: SXL)(OTCBB: SLMF) ("SLAM") is pleased to report preliminary results for 9 additional diamond drill holes completed at its wholly owned Menneval gold project in New Brunswick. Holes MG1215 to MG1223 all intersected a mineralized quartz vein at hole depths ranging from 6 m to 29 m. The drilled thickness of the vein intercepts range from 0.1 m to 0.5 m.
Assays are pending on holes MG1201 to MG1223. A small fleck of visible gold occurs in a 0.2 m core interval of quartz vein intersected at a depth of 15.9 m in hole MG1221. This gold-bearing hole is located 250 m west of hole MG1201 which also contains visible gold close to the original discovery site of the Maisie zone. The collar data is summarized in the following table:
Hole_ID Grid m E Grid m N Dip Azimuth Depth mMG1215 4280 5090 45 150 24.0MG1216 4280 5095 45 150 24.0MG1217 4280 5095 60 150 54.0MG1218 4280 5095 75 150 24.0MG1219 4240 5105 45 150 33.0MG1220 4240 5105 60 150 45.0MG1221 4240 5105 75 150 30.0MG1222 4160 5130 45 150 39.0MG1223 4160 5130 60 150 39.0
After MG1223, the drilled moved 200 m east to line 4360E for hole MG1224, a 20 m step-out designed to test the zone between MG1206 and MG1201. The 50 hole drilling program continues to trace the Maisie Zone on a pattern designed to delineate a potential near surface resource that would be amenable to open pit mining methods. A 40 x 20 m grid has been established to provide spatial control for the drilling sites. The target vein and control grid are shown on a map at http://www.slamresources.com/projects/new-brunswick/menneval. The Company reported numerous sites of visible gold and bonanza grade assays uncovered as it traced the vein system over a 700 m strike length.
Qualifying Statements: SLAM Project Manager Sara Lloyd, P.Geo. is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical information contained herein. Samples were sent to Actlabs in Ancaster, Ontario to analyze by fire assay with AA finish followed by fire assay with gravimetric finish for gold values above 3.0 g/t.
About The Menneval Project: SLAM holds 100% interest in 18 contiguous claims covering 30,820 hectares all acquired by map-staking near Menneval in northwest New Brunswick. Four (4) of the claims covering 692 hectares are subject to a 1.5% NSR. SLAM can buy down 0.5% NSR for C$0.5M and has right of first refusal on remaining 1%. The extensive property hosts a number of new gold discoveries including the Maisie zone. It also covers 3 previously discovered silver-base metal skarn deposits where exploration programs date back to 1965.
About SLAM Exploration Ltd.:
SLAM is a mineral resource company based in Miramichi, New Brunswick and is actively exploring new gold discoveries on its Menneval project in northwestern New Brunswick. In addition, the Company owns the Nepisiguit and Nash Creek silver-base metal deposits, both NI 43-101 compliant and located in New Brunswick. The Company also owns a significant gold portfolio in Ontario including the Reserve Creek gold deposit. Additional information about SLAM and its projects is available at www.slamexploration.com or from SEDAR filings at www.sedar.com. Follow us on twitter @SLAMGold.
On behalf of the Board
Mike Taylor, P. Geo., President & CEO
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Mike Taylor, P. Geo.
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