Eastmain Mines Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER), announces assay results for the 2010 drill program completed on its Eastmain Mine property, located in James Bay, Quebec.
Significant multi-gram gold-silver-copper mineralization was intersected in each of the A, B and C Zones within the Eastmain Mine deposit.
Highlights from the B Zone include: 12.16 grams gold per tonne over 9.5 metres in hole EM10-28; 18.75 grams gold per tonne over 2.0 metres in hole EM10-29; 16.27 grams gold per tonne over 1.5 metres in hole EM10-36 and 16.32 grams gold per tonne over 5.5 metres in hole EM10-38, which includes a 3.5-metre interval of 25.16 grams gold per tonne plus 0.58% copper and 101 grams gold over a half metre.
Significant intersections within the A Zone include: 7.51 grams gold per tonne over 7.83 metres (hole EM10-04); 3.33 grams gold per tonne over 7.6 metres in hole EM10-19 and a 3.5-metre interval in hole EM10-22 containing 1.2 grams gold per tonne plus 1.54% copper. Drill hole EM10-46 intersected 16.8 grams gold over 0.5 metres within the C Zone, while wide zones of anomalous gold were discovered on the property five kilometers northwest of the deposit area, in drill holes EM10-12 and 13.
Forty-six drill holes totaling 14,584 metres were completed during the 2010 program to expand the known limits of the A, B and C Zones laterally and vertically within the Eastmain deposit, to define controls on gold mineralization, and to test the "mine horizon" regionally on the property. The three designated zones of the Eastmain Mine deposit (A, B and C) have a known mineralized footprint extending for a length of 1.8 kilometres, to a vertical depth of 300 metres. However, the favourable mine trend has been delineated for more than 10 kilometres across the property.
A minimum $3-million exploration program has been allocated to the project for 2011, commencing with a 6,750-metre winter diamond drill program targeting the extension of known deposit mineralization.
Dr. Donald J. Robinson, President and CEO of Eastmain stated, "The Corporation owns two high-grade gold deposits within the James Bay district of Quebec, one of the most favourable mining districts in the world. The Eastmain Mine project is an excellent high-grade, polymetallic gold deposit with multi-million ounce gold potential. Our strategy is to expand the known gold resources through drilling and continue searching for another discovery along the mine trend."
Dr. Donald J. Robinson P.Geo, is the Qualified Person for the information contained in this press release and is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Chemical analysis for the drilling was completed by ALS CHEMEX Laboratories using a 50-gram split for multi-element and gold ICP analysis. Samples grading over 500 ppb are analyzed by fire assay techniques with and atomic absorption finish. Samples greater than 10 grams are then fire-assayed with a gravimetric finish. Internal standards provided by an independent company and blank samples were inserted for quality control purposes. Assay samples are taken from NQ core, sawed in half along the core axis; one half is sent to ALS Laboratories and the other half retained for future reference.
Source: Eastmain Mines Inc.