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Blackheath Reports 11.4 metres of 1.56% WO3 at Covas Tungsten Project

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/13 -- Blackheath Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: BHR)(FRANKFURT: 04B) is pleased to report further drilling results from the Covas Tungsten Project in northern Portugal. The Phase 1 drilling program is designed to confirm and test known skarn-related mineral zones and extensions as well as new targets at Covas. Initial results are available from drilling at the Lapa Grande and Castelo zones as well as additional holes at Telheira. (See plan of project area:

Results from drilling to date include:

-- 1.56% WO3 over 11.40 metres at Lapa Grande including-- 2.89% WO3 over 5.10 metres in Hole CO 13-12-- 0.79% WO3 over 1.55 metres at Telheira in Hole CO 10-12-- 2.11% WO3 over 7.98 metres at Telheira including-- 4.24% WO3 over 2.55 metres in previously reported Hole CO 7-12-- Expanded mineralization at Castelo target

The initial diamond drilling program has been completed. Fifteen holes were drilled in five target areas around the Skarn Ring and within the central Covas Dome area for a total of 1,606 metres. Results from thirteen of the holes are available and best results came from the Telheira and Lapa Grande target areas, where historic drilling had previously demonstrated the potential for high grade tungsten mineralization. In addition, step-out drilling at the Castelo target area showed potential for tungsten mineralization southeast of previously documented mineralized areas. Results of the remaining two holes drilled at Lapa Grande will be released when available. All holes are vertical drill holes and intercepts are considered to represent the true thickness or close to the true thickness of the mostly flat-lying mineralized zones.

"We are very pleased with these results from our first drilling programme at the Covas Tungsten Project," said James Robertson, President & CEO of Blackheath Resources. "We have confirmed that there are zones of high grade tungsten mineralization as well as strong potential for expansion and we look forward to planning our next campaign at Covas."

Lapa Grande

Five holes were drilled at the Lapa Grande target area. Hole CO 13-12 intercepted 11.40 metres of 1.56% WO3, including 5.10 metres of 2.89% WO3. Hole CO 14-12 intercepted 2.80 metres of 0.77% WO3. Results for the first three holes are summarized below, while results for the final two holes are still in process. Drilling at Lapa Grande validated the historic work, with high grade results, and demonstrated the potential for expansion of the size of the mineralized zone. The Lapa Grande target area is larger than the Telheira zone, as presently known, and historically has not been well-explored. The potential for further mineralization lies to the northwest, southwest, and south. (See drill hole location map for Lapa Grande)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------Target area Hole ID Intercept--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Top thickness (m) (m) % WO3---------------------------------------------------------------------------Lapa Grande CO 12-12 30.25 3.00 0.24--------------------------------------------------------------------------- including 30.25 2.00 0.32---------------------------------------------------------------------------Lapa Grande CO 13-12 52.70 11.40 1.56--------------------------------------------------------------------------- including 52.70 5.10 2.89---------------------------------------------------------------------------Lapa Grande CO 14-12 16.00 2.80 0.77---------------------------------------------------------------------------Lapa Grande CO 20-13 analyses in progress---------------------------------------------------------------------------Lapa Grande CO 21-13 analyses in progress---------------------------------------------------------------------------

To view the Lapa Grande Area, click on the following link:


Five drill holes were completed at Telheira. The first two holes, CO 7-12 and CO 8-12A, were reported previously and validated previous drilling with high grade results. The next three holes, CO 9-12, CO 10-12, and CO 11-12, expanded the zone of known tungsten mineralization in the target area. There is further mineralization potential on the north, west, and south sides of the Telheira zone, as well as in the nearby Telheira north and southeast target areas. (See drill hole location map for Telheira.)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------Target area Hole ID Intercept--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Top thickness (m) (m) % WO3---------------------------------------------------------------------------Telheira CO 7-12 44.57 7.98 2.11--------------------------------------------------------------------------- including 50.00 2.55 4.24---------------------------------------------------------------------------Telheira CO 8-12A 81.40 4.15 0.71--------------------------------------------------------------------------- including 81.40 2.42 1.15---------------------------------------------------------------------------Telheira CO 9-12 55.25 2.05 0.33---------------------------------------------------------------------------Telheira CO 10-12 112.25 1.55 0.79---------------------------------------------------------------------------Telheira CO 11-12 51.77 1.21 0.22---------------------------------------------------------------------------

To view the Telheira Area, click on the following link:


Re-interpretation of the historic data indicated the potential for expanding the zone of known mineralization at Castelo, as well as the potential for adding new lenses of mineralization to the southeast of the original zone. Three holes were drilled in the Castelo target area. The third hole, CO 19-13, was drilled about 250 metres southeast of the main Castelo mineralization, and intercepted 4.0 metres of 0.26% WO3, confirming the start of a new zone of tungsten mineralization. In addition, CO 18-12, drilled at the northwest extremity of known Castelo mineralization, cut mineralized skarn at surface, indicating potential for further expansion to the northwest and west in this area. (See drill hole location map for Castelo.)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------Target area Hole ID Intercept--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Top intercept (m) (m) % WO3---------------------------------------------------------------------------Castelo CO 17-12A no significant intercepts---------------------------------------------------------------------------Castelo CO 18-12 0.00 3.10 0.19---------------------------------------------------------------------------Castelo CO 19-13 85.10 4.00 0.26--------------------------------------------------------------------------- including 85.10 1.00 0.62---------------------------------------------------------------------------

To view the Castelo Area, click on the following link:

Positive results from the drilling program completed at Telheira, Lapa Grande, and Castelo suggest that there is room for further expansion of the known, close-to-surface tungsten mineralization in these zones, as well as for discovery of new mineralization. Further work, including re-logging and sampling of historic core, more detailed mapping and targeting, and continued review and re-interpretation of the historic data will assist in planning of further drill exploration and delineation of these mineral bodies in the next phase of drilling. In addition, while results from drilling the intrusion target in the central Covas Dome did not include anomalous values of tungsten or gold, preliminary geological mapping, rock-chip sampling and interpretation of geophysical data all indicate the possibility for the presence of mineralization along a pronounced east-west lineament, cutting the Covas target area. Further surface work will be undertaken in the coming field season, prior to follow-up drilling in the Dome area.

Covas is a past producing tungsten mine and remaining historic resources (indicated and inferred) on the property have been estimated at 922,900 tonnes of 0.78% WO3 by Union Carbide in 1980, based on work including 327 drill holes on the property. Mineralization is open to expansion. The price of tungsten has increased significantly in recent years and is currently approximately $33 per kilogram of contained tungsten trioxide. (These resources are historic in nature, prepared by Union Carbide Corp. in 1980 and are considered relevant. However, a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates as current mineral resources and the Company is not considering the historical estimates as current mineral resources.)

The Covas property is located about 100 kilometres north of Porto, Portugal's second largest city. Blackheath holds the property under an option from Avrupa Minerals Ltd. to earn up to an 85% interest in a joint venture in the project, after incurring minimum exploration expenditures of EUR1 million in two stages to earn a 70% interest followed by completion of a prefeasibility study to earn the additional 15% interest.

Further information about the Covas Tungsten Project and the company's activities may be found at and under the company's profile at

About Blackheath:

Blackheath Resources Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and is focused on tungsten exploration and development in Portugal. Management of Blackheath has previous experience in tungsten mining operations in Portugal through Primary Metals Inc., the operator of the Panasqueira Tungsten Mine from 2003 to 2007.

About Avrupa:

Avrupa Minerals Ltd. is a growth-oriented junior exploration and development company focused on aggressive exploration, using a prospect generator model, for valuable mineral deposits in politically stable and prospective regions of Europe, including Portugal, Kosovo, and Germany.

On behalf of the Board,

James Robertson, P. Eng., CEO, President & Director

This news release was prepared by Company management, who take full responsibility for its content. Barry J. Price, M.Sc., P.Geo. is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators. He has reviewed the technical disclosure in this release. Tungsten analyses were performed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, Canada using standard assay techniques.

Certain statements made and information contained in this news release and elsewhere constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that future exploration or development results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, accidents, equipment breakdowns, risk of undiscovered title defects and surface access, labour disputes, the potential for delays in exploration activities, the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, and other risks and uncertainties, including those described under Risk Factors in each management discussion and analysis available under the Company's profile at In addition, forward-looking information is based on various assumptions including, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of management, the assumed long term price of tungsten, that the Company will receive required permits and access to surface rights, that the Company can access financing, appropriate equipment and sufficient labour and that the political environment within Portugal will continue to support the development of environmentally safe mining projects. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not update forward-looking information, except as required by applicable laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Blackheath Resources Inc.
James Robertson
604 669 8988
604 669 2744 (FAX)

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