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Rockcliff Resources Completes Preliminary Drilling at Tower Copper-Gold Property

Rockcliff Resources Inc. (RCR: TSXV) has announced that preliminary drilling has been completed on the Tower Copper-Gold Property located in central Manitoba. 

Drilling continues to hit the Tower Zone and has also discovered an additional narrow high grade gold-copper vein averaging 27.43g/t gold and 1.28% copper located proximal to the main Tower Copper-Gold Zone.

Highlights of hole 6:

  • 2.0% copper, 0.4g/t gold, 0.5% zinc and 18.9g/t silver across 2.60m including
    11.78% copper, 1.87g/t gold, 2.7% zinc and 46.5g/t silver across 0.20m (Tower Zone);
  • 27.43g/t gold, 1.28% copper, 0.9% zinc and 31.4g/t silver across 0.25m (Gold Vein)

Holes 1 and 2 were reported in a release November 10 and holes 3, 4 and 5 were reported in a release dated November 26. The lengths reported are drill intersected core lengths and do not represent true widths.

Ken Lapierre President and CEO commented, "Our first drill program at Tower has intersected consistent high grade copper-gold mineralization of the Tower Zone and has now discovered additional mineralization in the form of a high grade gold-copper vein. The discovery of additional metal-rich zones confirms our belief that the Tower Property has significant upside potential to host multiple extensive zones of sulphides containing significant grades in both copper and gold. We will continue our efforts in the New Year at Tower where a major drill program is planned."

The target is the Tower Copper-Gold Zone, a multi-zoned system rich in copper, gold, zinc and silver.  Historically, eight widely spaced (200m drill centers) drill holes and bore hole geophysics discovered the Tower Copper-Gold Zone. It is an extensive sheet of sulphides with a minimum strike length of 700m and a minimum vertical depth of 700m and remains open in all directions.

To earn a 70% interest in the property, Rockcliff must pay $150,000 in incremental payments to Pure Nickel Inc. (NIC: TSE) over four years and will be required to incur aggregate exploration expenditures totalling $4,000,000 over four years; $2,000,000 over two years to earn a 50% working interest and a further $2,000,000 to earn a further 20% working interest. For additional information please refer to the February 21, 2008 news release.

Ken Lapierre, P.Geo., President & CEO of Rockcliff Resources Inc., a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101, is responsible for the technical information in this press release and has reviewed all information in this news release. He is responsible for verification and quality assurance of Rockcliff's exploration data and analytical results. Samples of half core are packaged and shipped directly from Rockcliff's field office to TSL Laboratories (TSL), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. TSL is a Canadian assay laboratory and is accredited under ISO/IEC 17025. Each bagged core sample is dried, crushed to 70% passing 10 mesh and a 250g pulp is pulverized to 95% passing 150 mesh for assaying. A 0.5g cut is taken from each pulp for base metal analyses and leached in a multi acid (total) digestion and then analyzed for copper, lead, zinc and silver by atomic absorption. Gold concentrations are determined by fire assay using a 30g charge followed by an atomic absorption finish. Samples greater than upper detection limit (3000 ppb) are reanalyzed using fire assay gravimetric using a 1 AT charge. Rockcliff inserted certified blanks and standards in the sample stream to ensure lab integrity.


Rockcliff Resources Inc.

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