THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- SOURCE EXPLORATION CORP. (the "Company" or "Source") (TSX VENTURE: SOP) announces results of ground based magnetic and Induced Polarization ("IP") geophysical surveys undertaken by Geofisica TMC SA de CV at its Las Minas project located in Veracruz State, Mexico.
A high-resolution magnetic survey was carried out over an area covering 13.5 km2 that encompassed several historical mines as well as areas of recent diamond drilling. The survey delineated a large magnetic - high anomaly measuring approximately 1,000 metres by 750 metres located next to the underground workings of the historical San Jose de Oro gold mine.
High gold values at the Las Minas project are associated with skarn type alteration with high magnetite content. Diamond drill hole LM-11-LM-24, which was drilled in 2011 near the San Jose de Oro mine workings and located within the boundaries of the magnetic high anomaly, intersected 5.14 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au), 8.6 grams per tonne silver (g/t Ag) and 1.46 percent copper (% Cu) over 2.0 metres(i) - see press release August 8, 2011. Recent underground samples of historical mine workings graded up to 4.01 g/t Au, 22.67g/t Ag and 0.15% Cu over 6.0 metres(ii).
The survey also identified two significant anomalies proximal to high-grade mineralization intersected by recent diamond drilling. An anomaly located immediately to the east of diamond drill hole LM-11-SC-45 and the Santa Cruz mine workings covers an area measuring about 1,300 metres by 700 metres. The second anomaly, which is located a further 100 metres to the east, measures approximately 500 metres by 500 metres. Diamond drill hole LM-11-SC-45 graded 15.89 g/t Au, 12.98 g/t Ag and 2.25% Cu over 10.0 metres, including 37.26 g/t Au gold, 25.4 g/t Ag and 4.05% Cu over 4.0 metres(i) - see press release January 26, 2012. The high-grade gold values intersected in hole LM-11-SC-45 were associated with a magnetite content of approximately 80 percent.
Brian Robertson, President and CEO, said, "These impressive geophysical anomalies outlined by the magnetic and IP surveys clearly establish that the high-grade mineralization identified by earlier diamond drill programs and sampling of historical workings may be much more extensive. The results provide high priority targets for future drilling programs."
To view the "Image 1 Las Minas Magnetic Anomalies - Total Field Reduced to Pole" figure, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/853132.pdf
Induced Polarization Test Survey
An Induced Polarization ("IP") test survey consisting of three lines spaced at intervals of 200 metres and covering 7.50 line-kms was conducted over an area east of the village of Las Minas. The southern part of the area is the site of numerous historical mine workings and recent diamond drilling.
Strong chargeability and resistivity anomalies were defined by the survey, commencing near surface and extending to over 400 metres in depth. Two IP anomalies in the southern part of the surveyed area are associated with magnetic anomalies and located close to historical mine workings. Towards the north, the anomaly is indicative of a geological contact (granodiorite/pyroclastic) over a distance of 800 metres where sulphide mineralization may have been remobilized.
A complete file of the geophysical maps and cross sections may be viewed on the Company's website at www.sourceexploration.com - see Projects - Las Minas - Geophysical Survey.
(i) All intervals are reported as down-hole lengths and additional information is required to determine actual widths.
(ii) Sample cut as a continuous horizontal chip sample along the wall of the drift.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
The Source exploration program has been conducted under the supervision of Mr. Sonny Bernales, P. Geo. The Company has implemented and adheres to a strict Quality Assurance/Quality Control program, which includes inserting mineralized standards and blanks into the sample stream, 1 for about every 10 samples. The standards and blanks are obtained from CDN Resource Laboratories Ltd. of Langley, BC, Canada. Each sample bag is properly sealed and kept in a secured, restricted storage place prior to shipping to the lab. Samples are shipped directly by Source or picked-up by the lab vehicle with chain of custody/sample submittal signed and dated. The Company sends it samples to SGS Mineral Services (ISO/IEC 17025) at Durango, Mexico, an accredited laboratory. The technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Sonny Bernales, P. Geo., Source's, Exploration Director, a registered Professional Geoscientist in the Province of British Columbia and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Bernales is responsible for logistics and supervision of all exploration activity conducted by Source on the property.
About Source Exploration
Source Exploration is a Canadian based mineral exploration company committed to building long-term value through ongoing discoveries and strategic acquisitions of economic gold and silver deposits in Mexico. The Las Minas gold - silver and copper project is the Company's current focus, comprised of six mineral concessions covering approximately 1,617 hectares in the core of the Las Minas district in the State of Veracruz, Mexico. The district is host to one of the largest under explored gold - silver - copper skarn systems known in Mexico, and has a strong production history that dates back to the Aztec era.
Certain terms or statements made that are not historical facts, such as anticipated advancement of mineral properties or programs, productions, sales of assets, exploration plans or results, costs, prices, performance are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated, expected or implied. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to; metals price volatility, volatility of metals production, project development risks and ability to raise financing. Certain statements included in this news release constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. 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.
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