Beaufield Resources Inc. ("Beaufield" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of its drill program of 10 holes totaling 2,203 metres on its 100% owned Troilus-Tortigny property in northern Quebec. The property is located approximately 100 km north of the town of Chibougamau, in the Frotet-Evans greenstone belt, which hosts numerous gold and base metals showings and deposits.
The majority of the drill holes where concentrated in the vicinity of the high-grade Zn-Cu-Ag-Au volcanic massive sulfides Tortigny deposit that is 100% owned by Beaufield. Three drill holes targeted the deeper western end of the deposit where previous drilling is lacking and where more geological information is required to understand the morphology of deposit and to determine potential extensions of the mineralization.
Four more holes targeted strong geophysical electromagnetic anomalies located within a radius of 3 kilometres of the Tortingy deposit, an area deemed favorable to hosts additional volcanic massive sulfides mineralisation. All of these anomalies have a geophysical signature similar to the anomaly caused by the mineralization at Tortigny.
Three additional holes targeted electromagnetic anomalies located in the northern portion of the property near the old gold/copper Troilus mine. This area has had little exploration activity in the past due to its remoteness at the time. According to historical information available, this is the first time drilling has occurred in this area.
Core processing included descriptive logging and systematic sampling for analysis. A total 193 samples were taken from the drill core. Every sampled interval was split in half with a core splitter or cut with a diamond blade saw. Half of any sampled core was left in the core box for future reference and the remaining half was bagged and sealed and sent to a commercial laboratory. Quality control samples (duplicate, blanks and standards) were systematically inserted in the sequence. Assays are performed at ALS CHEMEX Laboratories in Val d'Or, Quebec. The processed samples were submitted to a standard Fire Assay with AA technique (Au-AA-23) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy (ME-ICP-41) on a 30 gram sub-sample.
This news release has been prepared by Jens E. Hansen, P.Eng, CEO, President and director of Beaufield and Mathieu Stephens, P.Geo., Senior Geologist of Beaufield, the Qualified Persons, as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
Beaufield is a mineral exploration company with its exploration activity focused in Quebec. Beaufield is well positioned to advance its portfolio of exploration properties and to identify other potential opportunities in the mineral exploration or development stage. Beaufield is well financed to undertake all its exploration programs.