VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- Superior Mining International Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SUI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from the December 2012 soil geochemistry program at the Redcastle Project, in West Australia.
A total of 319 soil samples were collected on a 200m by 200m grid pattern over most of the project area (24km2). The last 2km2 to the northern boundary were not sampled due to a layer of transported overburden masking the area. This area will be tested later with shallow drilling.
A total of 35 duplicates and standards were inserted for quality control (QAQC procedure). The duplicates and standards were inserted every 20th sample interval. Samples were transported to Genalysis Laboratories in Kalgoorlie for preparation and then transported to the Perth laboratory for analysis of gold with a 1ppb detection limit.
As an integral part of the Intertek Minerals Group, Genalysis Laboratory Services has been servicing the mining and exploration industries. Genalysis has provided quality analytical services to the mining and exploration industries for over 30 years worldwide.
Results (Appendix 1) indicate the background threshold is 2ppb. There are several anomalous results above this threshold:
-- The most significant result received is 102ppb gold supported by 11ppb some 280m to southeast. These two values straddle a NW-trending porphyry dyke up to 100m wide and 500m long (Appendix 2). Porphyries are well known in the area to contain gold mineralization.-- There are two lower order gold anomalies. The first is a 11ppb gold anomaly located in the southeastern corner of the tenement (claim) block. This is supported by a 5ppb gold anomaly 200m to the east. The second is a 13ppb gold anomaly that lies near a SSW-trending quartz vein that maybe trend towards an abandoned shaft some 600m to the SSW.-- Other weak anomalies, ranging from 5 to 8ppb, are scattered through the southern half of the tenement block. Many are associated with metal detector scrapings for alluvial gold.
A follow-up soil geochemistry sampling is planned on a 25m by 25m grid pattern over the 110ppb gold anomaly. Additional soil geochemistry will be completed on a 50m by 50m grid pattern over the lower order anomalies.
Brent Butler, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented: "The Company has begun to advance the Redcastle project. The gold anomalies returned over the Porphyry presents a significant target for drilling. We now have two projects Mangalisa and Redcastle ready for drill testing this year, a positive step forward for the Company."
This news release has been reviewed by Brent Butler, a Qualified Person as that term is defined in NI 43-101.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Superior Mining International Corporation
Brent Butler, President & Chief Executive Officer
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