The Akasaba Mine reportedly produced some 282,000 tonnes grading 5.14 g/t Au from 1961-1963 (approximately 40,000 ounces of gold, and 10,000 ounces of silver). The deposit occurs within sheared mafic- intermediate volcaniclastic rocks stratigraphically below a massive dacite (the "Mine Horizon"), about 600 m north of the Cadillac Break shear zone, and 2 km east of the Callahan diorite intrusive stock. Sulfide content in the host volcanic rocks, principally pyrrhotite, with widespread chalcopyrite (0.5-1%), pyrite, and local high grade sphalerite, ranges from 5-30% over several tens of meters across stratigraphy. Other targets with similar characteristics occur elsewhere on the property and on adjacent properties.
Currently, the Company has three drill rigs turning on its properties: two at Akasaba and one on its Sleepy project, located 13 km east of Akasaba. The drilling program on both projects is aimed at step-out drilling designed to enlarge existing resources, especially focused on desirable targets that require winter ice conditions to complete. To-date assays are pending for 11 completed drill holes at Akasaba, and 1 at Sleepy.
The geostatistical evaluation of the diamond drill hole results were performed by independent Qualified Person Christian D'Amours, P.Geo., of Geopointcom in Val d'Or, QC, on data verified by Independent Qualified Persons Alain-Jean Beauregard, P. Geo., OGQ, FGAC and Daniel Gaudreault, P. Eng., OIQ, both of Geologica Groupe Conseil, of Val d'Or, QC. Geological interpretation and geological database compilation of Akasaba was performed under the supervision of Peter Legein, Qualified Person, of Alexandria Minerals Corporation. This Press Release has been reviewed by all parties, and the technical report for this resource estimate will be filed on SEDAR within 45 days. Please note that Mineral Resources which are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
Program design, management, and Quality Control/Quality Assurance is governed by Alexandria's exploration group, of which Peter Legein, P.Geo, and Eric Owens, P.Geo, are the Company's Qualified Persons. Peter Legein supervises the technical activities of the Company. The QA/QC program is consistent with NI 43-101 and industry best practices; this will be summarized in the technical report, but has previously been addressed in the NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Cadillac Break properties (February 2008).
About Alexandria Minerals Corporation
Alexandria Minerals Corporation is a Toronto-based junior gold exploration and development company with one of the largest portfolio of properties along the prolific, gold-producing Cadillac Break in Val d'Or, Quebec. The Company is currently focused on advancing its Akasaba and Sleepy projects. Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., with two producing gold mines in the region, owns roughly 10% of the Company.
WARNING: This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of up- coming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Alexandria Minerals Corporation relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.
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Alexandria Minerals Corporation
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