VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/13 -- Alphamin Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE: AFM) ("Alphamin" or the "Company") has received all results for its Stage 1 drilling programme on its wholly owned Bisie Tin Project (Bisie Project) in east central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A total of 19 holes, including 1 re-drill, were completed for 2,406m. Drilling has confirmed significant tin mineralisation over a minimum of 250m at Gecomines and 500m at Golgotha target areas.
Drill hole BGC007 drilled between BGC001 (12m @ 3.15% Sn from 53m and 3m @ 6.14% Sn from 80m) and BGC002 (25.85m @ 2.26% Sn from 47.7m) reported 18.5m @ 2.21% Sn from 53m including 2.9m @ 6.27% Sn and 1.1m @ 6.23% Sn from 80m. Drill hole BGC006 drilled 50m south of BGC001 reported 10.3m @ 0.98% Sn from 65.7m including 1.8m @ 3.12% Sn from 65.7m and 6.7m @ 1.11% Sn from 82.3m.
Recent results are shown in Table 1 and all significant intersections are highlighted in Figures 1 and 2 and can be found on the website.
Consistent high grade tin mineralisation has been reported from 5 holes covering a minimum of 250m of strike along the structure. Drilling further confirmed mineralised widths of 15-25m as opposed to the narrow high grade chute (20m x 6m) mined historically by artisanal miners. Mineralisation is exposed at surface along a ridge elevated roughly 200m above the surrounding countryside and highly conducive to open cut mining.
In addition tin mineralisation is often associated with copper mineralisation with a best intercept of 9.4m @ 1.01% copper from 67m from BGC002.
The Company has now planned a 4,000m infill drilling programme over this high grade priority zone. Tin mineralisation will be tested down to a vertical depth of 200m below surface with holes drilled on a 50m x 50m grid pattern. The Company expects to complete the drilling programme with an early indication of the resource potential during the third quarter of 2013.
Results were received from 2 additional holes drilled at Golgotha. The southernmost drill hole, BGH009, reported 14.5m @ 0.64% Sn from 79.5m including 1.5m @ 3.22% Sn from 92.5m confirming mineralisation is open to the south. Drill hole BGH005 (reported previously) was drilled to the north in the Golgotha target area and reported 13m @ 0.7% Sn from 58m including 3m @ 2.06% Sn from 58m. Drilling has confirmed mineralisation is open to the north, south and at depth at Golgotha and continues over a strike length of more than 500m. Grades at Golgotha are generally lower than those reported at Gecomines to the north although a high grade zone of 1.5m-5m has been reported from most drill holes where grades vary from 1.2% - 5.8% Sn.
Significant copper was also intersected at Golgotha with a best intercept of 35m @ 0.77% Cu from 53m including 10m @ 1.67% Cu from 58m in BGH005.
A second zone rich in silver, zinc and lead was intercepted above the tin zone. Reportable grades are shown in Figure 2 and varied between 1.5m @ 57.4 g/t Ag from 144.5m to 19m @ 197ppm Ag from 61m; 12.5m @ 3.14% Zn from 71m to 17.8m @ 14.11% Zn from 61m and 0.5m @ 6.23% Pb from 144.5m to 14.75m @ 10.82% Pb from 61m.
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