Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. (TSX: ME / OTC: MPUCF / XETRA: MOP) announces results from the ongoing 2010 drill program on the Southwest Zone, within the 100% owned Golden Highway Project, located along the prolific Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone, approximately 100km east of Timmins, Ontario.
Drill hole MSW-10-273 successfully intersected 3 new gold zones with substantial widths ranging from 38m to 45m, all hosted within variably intense ankerite alteration over 215 metres. MSW-10-273 was drilled to test the up-dip potential for significant mineralization intersected in the hanging wall (south) side of the Central Block iron formation in MSW-10-162A, 162B and 162D.
Ian C. Peres, President & CEO of Moneta, commented, "These three new gold zones are further examples of broad mineralization envelopes with excellent gold continuity which exist in the Southwest Zone. We are particularly encouraged with the robust gram / metre intervals reported from this one drill hole given that these new broad mineralization envelopes continue to expand potential gold resource tonnage and have demonstrated the ability to generate significantly higher grade over substantial width, as seen in the drill wedging into the 267 Zone in 2010."
MSW-10-273 intersected a gold zone in the area previously interpreted to contain the Central Block iron formation. This first gold zone returned 3.82 g/t Au over 3.87m and 3.67 g/t Au over 4.20m within a substantial larger zone of 1.97 g/t Au over 45.07m.
MSW-10-273 intersected a second gold zone in the hanging wall (south) side of the Eastern Block iron formation similar to the mineralization intersected in MSW-10-162D (4.80g/t over 8.61m). This second gold zone returned 2.33 g/t Au over 41.65m including 4.07 g/t Au over 15.5m and 4.96 g/t Au over 8.45m.
MSW-10-273 discovered a large third gold zone, similar in grade and width to the 267 Zone discovery, and established a previously unknown 130 metre westerly strike and 100 metre up-dip extension along the hanging wall (south) side of the Eastern Block iron formation. This third zone returned 3.51 g/t Au over 38.00 metres, including 5.66 g/t Au over 6.25m and 4.78 g/t Au over 7.7m. The style of the gold mineralization, including reported grade and width, is similar to the Central Block which contains the bulk of the historical resource of 625,000oz Au at 5.98 g/t. The Eastern Block remains open in all directions and has become a priority exploration target to be tested up-dip.
R. Skeries, P.Geo. is the Qualified Person for the purposes of NI 43-101 and has approved the technical content of this release.
Diamond drill core logging and sampling follows general industry practices whereby logged and sample marked core is sawn in half with one half bagged and tagged for shipment to the assay laboratory and the remaining half of the sawn core returned to the core box for storage and future reference. Pulps and rejects are also stored. Blanks and a range of standards are inserted into the sample steam at regular intervals. Initial assays, metallics, and routine duplicates are completed by Expert Laboratories. Up to 15% of the pulps are submitted to a second laboratory as duplicates and checks. All laboratories used standard 30g fire assay techniques. Additional core sampling and assaying, including second cuts and metallics, may be completed at later dates. Intersections are reported using drilled widths unless specified otherwise with assay values as simple averages of duplicates and gravimetric results.
Source: Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc.