Fjordland Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FEX) and Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd., 60%-40% partners in the Woodjam Joint Venture, report that Gold Fields Limited's exploration company, Gold Fields Horsefly Exploration Corporation, has forwarded additional drilling results from the 2010 drilling program on the Woodjam North gold-copper property, located 45 km east of Williams Lake in south-central British Columbia.
The highest gold-copper grades were intersected in drill hole DH10-21 that graded 1.14g/t Au and 0.29% Cu (1.65g/t Au Equivalent) over 156.6 m (514 feet), including a higher-grade intercept of 64.0 m grading 1.92g/t Au and 0.39% Cu (2.62g/t Au Equivalent). In total, six drill holes comprising 1,455.4 m were completed in September and October, 2010 on the Deerhorn Zone, as part of a much larger Phase Two (5,127.3 m in 21 holes) drilling program at Woodjam North.
Hole DH10-21 was one of three step out holes designed to test a mineralized zone, previously encountered in hole DH09-03 (89.5 m grading 1.16g/t Au and 0.26% Cu, including 26 m grading 3.25g/t Au and 0.60% Cu, reported in a News Release dated January 12, 2010). Hole DH10-21 was collared approximately 90 m south of hole DH09-03. Gold Fields plans to resume drilling later in November to test this area. Drilling is expected to continue until the Christmas break in mid-December.
Holes DH10-20 and DH10-22, one on each side of hole DH10-21, were also collared to the south of hole DH09-03. Hole DH10-20 was lost in a fault zone prior to hitting its target; it returned an intersection of 10.4 m grading 0.17g/t Au and 0.15% Cu. Hole DH10-22 also failed to cross the fault zone and the target was not reached.
Elsewhere on the Deerhorn Zone, holes DH10-17 and DH10-18 were drilled to test the northeast and southwest strike extensions of a northern zone of gold-copper mineralization. Both holes, located approximately 625 m apart, encountered narrow intervals containing minor gold and copper. Hole DH10-19 was drilled approximately 275 m northwest of hole DH10-09, along the northern extension of the NW-SE trending induced polarization anomaly which measures approximately 1100 m by 850 m. No significant mineralization was encountered.
During the first phase of drilling at Deerhorn in 2010 (13 holes totaling 3,921 m) several significant assay intervals were reported in previous News Releases (dated May 18, 2010 and July 27, 2010). The highlight drill intersection (DH10-09) was a 90.8 m section grading 0.58g/t Au and 0.39% Cu, including a higher-grade intercept of 30.4 m grading 1.10g/t Au and 0.72% Cu. To date, gold-copper mineralization has been traced by drilling along this northern zone over a strike length of approximately 700 m.
To November 2010 on the Woodjam North property, Gold Fields has completed 13,560 m of drilling in 52 holes, testing the Deerhorn Zone (19 holes = 5,376.4 m), the Takom Zone (17 holes = 4,636.4 m), the Spellbound Area (11 holes = 2,181.7 m) and the Deerhorn-Corner Lake Area (5 holes = 1,365.5 m).
Gold Fields holds an option (dated July 29, 2009) to earn up to a 70% interest in the Woodjam North Property by spending $19 million in exploration over 7 years. The option to earn an initial 51% interest requires Gold Fields to spend $7 million in exploration by July 29, 2012.
Tom Schroeter, President of Fjordland commented: "The significant intervals of gold and copper mineralization encountered in drill hole DH10-21 are very encouraging. We look forward to further drilling results from Gold Fields at the Deerhorn Zone."
Core samples were analyzed by ALS Laboratory Group, a certified facility in North Vancouver, BC. Tom Schroeter, P.Eng./P.Geo., who is a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101, has read and takes responsibility for this news release.
Source: Fjordland Exploration Inc.