Beaufield Resources Inc

Canadian Resource Exploration Company

Beaufield Drills 6.15% Copper, 9.98% Zinc, 157.96 g/t Silver and 1.72 g/t Gold Over 8 Metres at Tortigny

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Beaufield Resources Inc.  is pleased to report results from the recently completed drilling program on the 100% owned Troilus-Tortigny property. Seven diamond drill holes, totaling 2,472 metres, were completed in the vicinity of the Tortigny base metal deposit.

The Tortigny polymetallic deposit is located in the Troilus area 100 kilometres north of the town of Chibougamau, Quebec. It consists of a deformed massive sulfide deposit hosted in meta-sedimentary rocks which are surrounded by mafic volcanic rocks. The deposit forms a “V” shape fold where in 1997 the previous operator, Mines et Exploration Noranda Inc., calculated a resource of 489,900 tonnes 2.21% copper, 6.15% zinc, 0.24% lead, 0.31 g/t gold and 60.08 g/t silver. The Tortigny resource calculation is not compliant as per NI 43-101/4.2(2b). A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as a current mineral resource and the historical estimate should not be relied upon.

In February 2008 Beaufield intersected massive sulfides in hole TO-08-05 for which assays included 12.55m 6.02% copper, 15.00% zinc, 145 g/t silver and 0.95 g/t gold. (Press release April 8th 2008). This hole and the new 2010 holes were not included in the prior resource calculation. In the opinion of Beaufield management, the new results could increase the average grade and tonnage of the deposit.

The 2010 program consisted of two aspects. The first aspect was to drill four infill holes (TO-10-10; TO-10-11; TO-10-12 and TO-10-15) for a total of 879 metres between previously drilled, widely spaced holes to better define the deposit. The second aspect was verifying three electromagnetic conductors, with three holes (TO-10-09; TO-10-13 and TO-10-14), totaling 1,593 metres located in the vicinity of the deposit.

Hole TO-10-10 intersected a total of 33.1 metres of massive sulfide mineralization grading 2.32% copper, 5.94% zinc, 0.16% lead, 0.25 g/t gold and 63.30 g/t silver, which is the longest mineralized intersection yet drilled at Tortigny. Hole TO-10-12 assayed the best gold intersection to date with 2.20 g/t gold over 11.90 metres and TO-10-15 obtained the best assays of the drill program: 8 metres of 6.15% copper, 9.98% zinc, 0.31% lead, 1.72 g/t gold and 157.96 g/t silver. The best intersections are summarized in the table below.


              From       To   Length    Zinc   Copper       Silver      Gold
               (m)      (m)      (m)       %        %          g/t       g/t
TO-10-10    100.90   134.00    33.90    5.94%    2.32%   61.30 g/t  0.25 g/t
Including   103.40   112.00     8.60    7.83%    3.50%   89.80 g/t  0.42 g/t
Including   123.65   131.00     7.35   10.42%    4.48%  109.40 g/t  0.39 g/t
TO-10-11    175.00   179.00     4.00   10.78%    0.46%   44.50 g/t  0.09 g/t
Including   175.50   178.30     2.80   15.23%    0.60%   48.80 g/t  0.10 g/t
TO-10-11    199.00   203.60     4.60    1.72%    2.49%   52.30 g/t  0.28 g/t
Including   201.35   202.60     1.25    5.65%    7.02%  138.50 g/t  0.29 g/t
TO-10-12    236.60   240.50     3.90    5.34%    2.00%   67.60 g/t  1.40 g/t
TO-10-12    254.70   266.60    11.90    6.22%    5.19%  113.89 g/t  2.20 g/t
Including   254.70   256.35     1.65    6.17%    3.86%  106.97 g/t 12.27 g/t
Including   257.00   266.60     9.60    6.64%    5.77%  122.70 g/t  0.62 g/t
TO-10-15    150.00   161.00    11.00    7.57%    4.54%  116.68 g/t  1.25 g/t
Including   150.00   158.00     8.00    9.98%    6.15%  157.96 g/t  1.72 g/t

Holes TO-10-09; TO-10-13 and TO-10-14 were drilled on the periphery of the known extent of the deposit in order to verify three off-hole electromagnetic conductors. Pyrrhotite stringers hosted in graphite rich sediments were intersected in holes TO-10-13 and TO-10-14 explaining the conductors. The conductor targeted by hole TO-10-09 was not explained. Minor mineralization was encountered in hole TO-10-14, which could represent a halo from deeper mineralization.

Going Forward

The four new 2010 drill intersections and hole TO-08-05 from 2008 will be added to the previous database prepared by the operator in 1997 Mines et Exploration Noranda Inc.

The geological sections and the structural model will be updated. Based on the new model additional drilling could be required to produce an updated resources calculation. The new calculation will enable Beaufield to assess the effect of the new holes and current metal prices on the economics of the deposit.

Surface exploration in the vicinity of the Tortigny deposit has identified other targets. Beaufield also owns 100% of the nearby Moleon base metal deposit which is geologically similar to Tortigny.

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Core processing included descriptive logging and systematic sampling for analysis. The drill core was completely split in half, with one half delivered to a commercial laboratory and the other half retained for future reference, gold assays were 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.

An estimate from the core angles suggest true width could be up to 25% less than the core length (ie 10 metres could become 7.5 metres).

Future exploration


During summer 2010 Beaufield Resources will explore the Opinaca gold property, adjoining the Eleonore project. Goldcorp’s Eleonore, high-grade underground project contains Measured and Indicated resources of 3.2Moz at 11.9g/t plus inferred resources of 6.3Moz at 12.9g/t (BMO capital Markets, March 15th, 2010).

Schefferville Area Projects

The newly acquired Schefferville gold and zinc properties are scheduled for summer 2010 exploration.


The Hemlo and Urban gold projects are being explored by others who have the right to earn 50% by spending a total of approximately $3,000,000.

Beaufield has approximately $7 million in working capital, no debt and a promising portfolio of gold and base metal properties.

This press release was prepared by David Frappier-Rivard P. Geol., Exploration Manager for Beaufield Resources Inc. and by Jens E. Hansen P. Eng, President of Beaufield Resources Inc., the Qualified Persons under section 43-101.

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