|Mon Jun 11, 2001|
Research Indicates Eight Tungsten Targets - Emerald Tungsten Mine, BC
|Sultan Minerals Inc. (SUL-cdnx) is pleased to announce that it has received a report from its consultant Ed Lawrence, P. Geo. outlining eight tungsten target areas on its Emerald Tungsten Property located near Salmo, in southeastern British Columbia. Mr. Lawrence was mine geologist and mine manager at the Emerald Tungsten Mine for 12 years prior to its closure by Placer Dome Inc. in 1973.|
Mr. Lawrence states: "Tungsten occurs in two distinct types of deposits on this property, referred to as the "Emerald-type" and the "Dodger-type". Emerald-type occurs at the contact of the Reeves Limestone with granitic intrusives. Dodger-type occurs as disseminations within metamorphosed limey shales. A direct granite contact is not a prerequisite for mineralization to occur and ore zones tend to be banded parallel to the sedimentary beds. Emerald-type tungsten is generally higher grade than Dodger-type."
The attached map outlines six tungsten target areas A to E, located in the vicinity of the historic mine workings. These targets occur as broad linear bands trending north and south from the mine workings. Some portions of these tungsten targets would be amenable to surface mining methods. Emerald-type exploration targets, A, B and E exist along the favourable limestone-granite contact both to the north and to the south of the former Emerald Mine workings and north of the Dodger workings. Dodger type targets, A, C and D, occur both north and south of the former Dodger workings situated along the east side of the previously mined areas.
Mr. Lawrence concludes that diamond drilling is needed to properly evaluate these areas. Drilling will be preceded by a review and evaluation of the historic mine data which is stored at the Company's office in Salmo. Field work involving geological mapping to fill in gaps in geological coverage, combined with geophysics and data modeling is necessary to generate specific drill targets within the broad targets noted above.
A.G. Troup, P.Eng.
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