VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- Balmoral Resources Ltd. ("Balmoral" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: BAR)(OTCQX: BALMF) announced today that the 2013 drill program has commenced on the Company's wholly owned Detour Gold Trend Project in Central Quebec. The principal focus of the 2013 winter drill program will be the further delineation and expansion of the known zones on the Martiniere Property.
During 2012 the Company successfully continued the expansion of the high grade Martiniere West Zone on the Martiniere Property. In addition, exploration drilling led to the discovery of several new high-grade gold zones along and proximal to the Bug Lake fault, approximately 600 metres to the northeast of the West Zone. The Bug Lake discoveries are associated with a second major gold bearing structure on the Property - significantly enhancing the overall potential of the gold system in the Martiniere area. All known zones remain open for expansion at shallow depths.
Initial drilling will target a number of high-priority exploration targets outside the known gold zones within the broader Martiniere Property, prior to commencement of expansion work on the known zones. This sequencing will allow for additional testing of any new discoveries, following receipt of assays, during the current winter program. Balmoral anticipates completing at least 14,000 metres of drilling during this phase of testing, with additional drilling already planned for the spring-summer season. The Company is fully-funded to complete its 2013 objectives.
"With the exceptional success of our summer/fall 2012 drill programs in expanding the known zones of mineralization and making new discoveries in the Martiniere area, we have high expectations for our work on the Detour Gold Trend Project in 2013," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of Balmoral Resources Ltd.
Balmoral has also commenced a ground geophysical program which will include the completion of at least 50 line kilometres of induced polarization surveying ("I.P.") on the Company's Doigt and Harri properties. The two properties are located northwest and due east of the Martiniere Property. Neither of these properties has been drill tested by the Company to date and both represent fertile ground for the discovery of new gold and/or base metal systems similar to those currently being delineated by the Company.
Quality Control and Assurance
Mr. Darin Wagner (P.Geo.), President and CEO of the Company, is the non-independent qualified person for the technical disclosure contained in this news release and has approved the disclosure herein. Mr. Wagner has supervised the initial work programs on the properties and visited the properties on multiple occasions.
About Balmoral Resources Ltd. - www.balmoralresources.com
Balmoral is a Vancouver-based precious metal exploration and development company focused on district scale gold opportunities in politically favourable jurisdictions in North America. 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 resource definition and discovery.
On behalf of the board of directors of BALMORAL RESOURCES LTD.
Darin Wagner, President and CEO
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including statements regarding the anticipated content, commencement, duration and cost of exploration programs, anticipated exploration program results, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, the timing of the receipt of assay results, and business and financing plans and trends, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions or are those which, by their nature, refer to future events. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include those related to weather, equipment and staff availability; performance of third parties; risks related to the exploration stage of the Company's projects; market fluctuations in prices for securities of exploration stage companies and in commodity prices; and uncertainties about the availability of additional financing; risks related to the Company's ability to identify one or more economic deposits on the properties, and variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located on the properties; risks related to the Company's ability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities on the properties; and risks related to the Company's ability to produce minerals from the properties successfully or profitably. Trading in the securities of the Company should be considered highly speculative. All of the Company's public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the latest technical reports filed with respect to the Company's mineral properties.
This press release is not, and is not to be construed in any way as, an offer to buy or sell securities in the United States.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.
Balmoral Resources Ltd.
Manager, Corporate Development
(604) 638-5815 or Toll Free: (877) 838-3664
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