Minfocus Exploration Corp. ("Minfocus" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the successful completion of its first drilling program on its CORAL zinc project in British Columbia. Samples from eight of the nine drill holes and a new outcrop showing have been submitted for assay. Drill hole C16-9 intersected two encouraging zones of visible zinc mineralization. Hole C16-9 is located southwest of the trench area and about 300 metres beyond any other drilling.
A new zinc mineralized outcrop showing was found about 100 metres northeast of the trench area with horizontal extent of 7 metres and a vertical interval of 1.3 metres.
Coral Zinc Project Initial Drilling Program
Nine diamond drill holes have been completed from four set-up sites. Hole C16-9 was drilled from the last site which was a substantial step out south from the Hound Dog Creek trench and intersected an upper interval displaying massive blebs of sphalerite (zinc sulphide) and pyrite (iron sulphide). Lower down in the hole more sphalerite occurs disseminated through the dolostone host. (See core photos on website.) The first three sites tested the area uphill from the Hound Dog Creek trench across the large zinc geochemical anomaly. These holes intersected stratabound shines, shows and sub-vertical veinlets of sphalerite. The newly excavated outcrop showing, the 1988 and current drill intersections are all at the same stratigraphic position which demonstrate mineralization over more than 300 metres and open ended.
Dr. Gerald Harper, President of the Company commented that "he is looking forward to getting the assay results to guide the Company in planning the next exploration program".
All samples have been submitted to ActLabs, Kamloops. ActLabs laboratory is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for International Standards Organization (ISO) 17025.
The property has historic core drilling and trenching, intersecting mineralized dolostone containing zinc and lead values of up to 7.8% zinc, analogous to Pine Point, a major low-iron, Mississippi-Valley-Type deposit. Minfocus has a two-year Mines Act drilling permit. Drill results along with photographs will be posted on the Minfocus website.