-- True width varies depending on vein intersected-- (i)Partial results have previously been reported for holes 12-CT-173-- Maps and diagrams associated with this release may also be viewed at www.dalradian.com
C-Veins, Historical Core Sampling and Resource Update
The Curraghinalt gold deposit consists of a series of parallel quartz-carbonate veins (D-veins) and a cross-cutting array of thinner quartz-carbonate veins (C-veins), both of which carry high-grade gold mineralization associated with pyrite. Only a portion of the D-veins were considered in the last resource estimate. Taken together, the D and C veins form broad vein zones, the nature of which the Company is currently working to more fully understand through a re-logging and sampling program on historical core. To date the vein systems at Curraghinalt have been traced for approximately 2.7 km along strike, although the current resource only considers 1.8 km of this strike length, and the deposit remains open along strike and at depth. A summary of the current mineral resource estimate for Curraghinalt is given in the "About Dalradian" section of this press release.
Data collection on both the historical core and recent drilling program is expected to be completed by the end of August. After receipt of assays, interpretation and modeling the two datasets as one, a new resource estimate will be released.
Michele L. Cote, MSc., P. Geo., VP Exploration, Dalradian Resources, is the Qualified Person who supervised the preparation of the technical data in this news release.
Drill core was halved with samples averaging between 0.10 m and 0.30 m in mineralized material and up to 1 m in wall rock were submitted to ALS Laboratories in the Republic of Ireland. Rigorous quality assurance and quality control procedures have been implemented including the use of blanks, standards and duplicates. Core samples were analyzed by a 50 gram gold fire assay with an atomic absorption finish.
ALS Laboratories is accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to undertake testing, including for Ores and Minerals (INAB P9 703), as detailed in the Schedule bearing the Registration Number 173T, in compliance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 2nd Edition "General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories".
About Dalradian Resources Inc.:
Dalradian Resources Inc. is a TSX-listed, Canadian based exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious and base metals projects. With a European focus, our most advanced property is in Northern Ireland and around the high-grade lode gold deposit, Curraghinalt.
The Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Dalradian Gold Limited, holds a 100% interest, subject to certain royalties, in mineral prospecting licences and mining lease option agreements in counties Tyrone and Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment ("DETI") and the Crown Estate Commissioners ("CEC") have together granted to Dalradian base and precious metal mineral exploration rights to four contiguous areas collectively known as the Northern Ireland Properties.
Dalradian's flagship deposit, Curraghinalt hosts an NI 43-101 compliant measured mineral resource of 0.02 MT grading 21.51 g/t gold for 10,000 contained ounces, indicated mineral resource of 1.11 MT grading