Samples were forwarded to ALS Minerals in Whitehorse, Y.T. or North Vancouver, B.C. where they were fine crushed before a 250 gram split was pulverized to better than 85% passing 75 microns. The pulverizing circuit was cleaned with quartz sand twice between samples. Pulps were then analyzed at ALS Minerals in North Vancouver where gold determinations were carried out. Rock sample gold analyses were by the Au-AA26 procedure that involves fire assay preparation using a 50 gram charge with an atomic absorption spectroscopy finish. Initial multi element data for 49 elements was determined by the ME-MS61 procedure that involves a four acid digestion followed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Over limit values for lead, silver and zinc are determined by the Ag/Pb/Zn-OG62 method that utilizes a four acid digestion followed by an atomic absorption spectroscopy finish. Over limit values for tin are reported using the Sn-XRF05 method which involves analysis of a pressed pellet by wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence. Over limit values for silver determined by the OG62 method are re-analyzed using the Ag-GRA 21 method which involves fire assay preparation using 30 gram charge and a gravimetric finish. Over limit values for lead and zinc determined by the OG-62 method are re-analyzed by dissolution of the metal followed by titration.
Samples containing visible gold and samples suspected of containing coarse gold from the Pharaoh area were analyzed using the Au-SCR21 method in which 1 kg of sample pulp is passed through a 100 micron screen and all of the coarse material on the screen is assayed by Au fire assay. Two samples of homogenized pulp that passed through the screen are assayed by Au-AA25 and Au-AA25D which is fire assay with AAS finish on a 30 gram sample charge. The weighted average of the coarse and fine fraction assays are calculated by the laboratory and reported as the total gold concentration of the rock sample. Rigorous procedures are in place regarding sample collection, chain of custody and data entry.
The technical information in this news release has been approved by Robert C. Carne, M.Sc., P.Geo., the President of ATAC Resources Ltd., and a qualified person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101.
ATAC is a well-funded, Yukon-based exploration company focused on developing Canada's only Carlin-type gold district at its 100% owned, Rackla Gold Project. For additional information concerning ATAC Resources Ltd., please visit our website at www.atacresources.com.
On behalf of Management and the Board of Directors of ATAC Resources Ltd.
Graham Downs, CEO
This news release may contain forward looking statements based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding future events or results that may prove to be inaccurate as a result of exploration and other risk factors.
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ATAC Resources Ltd.
Manager, Corporate Communications
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