|December 06, 2016|
Blackheath Reports Exploration Results for Test Pits at Bejanca
|Blackheath Resources Inc. (TSXV: BHR Frankfurt: 04B) ("Blackheath" or "the Company") is pleased to report the results from the Phase 2 test pit sampling program of eluvial surface gravels at the Bejanca tin/tungsten project in Northern Portugal. A further 22 new test pits were excavated in two areas of the Bejanca Eluvium that appear to contain higher concentrations of tin and tungsten values (see news release February 16, 2016). |
Blackheath is considering excavation of this material and treatment to extract the tin and tungsten in a simple, low-cost gravity operation similar to placer gold mining. This eluvium deposit covers an extensive area of approximately 330ha (the "Bejanca Eluvium"). Following completion of the Phase 2 program, a total of 72 test pits have been excavated over the Bejanca Eluvium and 127 gravel samples were taken in successive one metre intervals below the soil and humus layer. The mineralized gravel deposits lie near surface, immediately below the soil layer. Generally, the soil layer was between 0.2 m and 1 m in depth followed by the mineralised gravel layer between 1 m and 5.5 m in thickness and immediately above bedrock.
Highlights of results are:
Further work is planned for Bejanca including 3D modeling of the deposit, metallurgical testwork, and detailed processing and production methods for the eluvial material.
Bejanca is a large permit area containing historic hard rock tin and tungsten mines and also alluvial and eluvial gravel deposits that are known to contain tin and tungsten mineralisation. Extensive historic resources at Bejanca were reported by Edward D. Lynton, Consulting Mining Engineer in July 1953 (see news release November 20, 2013).
A full table of results of the sampling programme and a detailed map of the test-mining pits can be found on the Blackheath website:
Pit samples were taken immediately below the soil horizon at 1.0 metre intervals until reaching bedrock. Samples were screened and assayed by ALS Minerals, an accredited laboratory using standard procedures.
Blackheath Resources Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and is focused on tungsten exploration and development in Portugal. The Company holds the past-producing Covas tungsten property (where a recent NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate has been completed - see News Release March 31, 2015), and the Borralha tungsten project (a large, mineralized, bulk tonnage target with encouraging drill results to date - see News Release April 21, 2015).
Management of Blackheath has previous experience in tungsten exploration and mining operations in Portugal through Primary Metals Inc., the operator of the Panasqueira Tungsten Mine from 2003 to 2007.
Further information about the company's activities may be found at www.blackheathresources.com and under the company's profile at www.sedar.com
On behalf of the Board,
Alexander Langer, CEO & President
For further information contact Investor Relations at 604 684-3800 or email@example.com
This news release was prepared by Company management, who take full responsibility for its content. Barry J. Price, M.Sc., P.Geo. is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators. He has prepared, supervised the preparation, or approved the scientific and technical disclosure in the news release.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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