Vior Obtains Up to 1,032 Individual Gold Grains From Till Samples on the Beauchastel Property, Rouyn-Noranda Area, Quebec
Posted on December 09, 2010 at 08:00 AM EST
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 12/09/10 -- SOCIETE D'EXPLORATION MINIERE VIOR INC. (TSX VENTURE: VIO)(FRANKFURT: VL5) - is pleased to report on results of a till sampling program completed this fall on its 100%-owned, 800-hectare Beauchastel property (the "Property"), located 20 kilometres northwest of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.
A 24-till sampling program was completed this fall on the Property on three SW-NE transects targeting historical gold mineralization of the "D" Zone. Visual counts of gold grains in 15-kg till samples returned highly anomalous values of up to 1,032 individual grains (sample BC10-015). Three other samples (BC10-001, BC10-002 and BC10-011) each returned over 100 visible gold grains. Three of the highest counts are lined up along a SSE direction while the fourth count appears to be SSW from the maximum of 1,032 gold grains. Almost 80% of the gold grains of the maximum count (BC10-015 sample) exhibit pristine shapes while this proportion decreases to 30% to 50% in the three other samples with higher 100 gold grain counts. The highly gold-bearing till samples define a narrow dispersal train associated with the recent S-SE ice flow, which suggests an anomalous train towards the "D" Zone or a distinct gold source further to the north. Additional till sampling will be necessary to better delineate the potential sources of the gold rich till.
The Company is currently conducting a 1,200 to 1,500-metre diamond drilling program on the Property to follow up on gold intercepts encountered in 1998 on the "D" Zone during a 3-short-hole program. At that time, the Company cut in hole BC 98-02 an intercept of 1.08 g/T gold over 19.5 metres, including 4.38 g/T gold over 3 metres, and another intercept of 6.72 g/T gold over 3 metres. Hole BC 98-03, located 75 metres to the west, has cut an intercept of 0.91 g/T gold over 19.5 metres, including 1.44 g/T gold over 9 metres. These cuts are found less than 50 metres below surface.
Till samples were collected by and under the supervision of glacial till specialist Remi Charbonneau, PhD. P.Geo., with the assistance of employees of Services Techniques Geonordic. Samples were shipped to Ottawa for processing at Overburden Drilling Management Ltd. (ODM).
This press release was prepared by Mr. Marc L'Heureux who is the Company's Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.
Vior is a growing mining company focused on developing its properties. The company owns a 75% participating interest in the Douay Ouest gold project and other mineral properties.
The TSX Venture Exchange (TSX Venture) does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this Press Release.
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