Beaufield Resources Inc (BFD: TSX-V) has completed 2529 metres drilling 4 holes on its 100% owned Tortigny Copper-Zinc-Silver Troilus property located on an all weather road 100 kilometres north of Chibougamau, Quebec.
A summary of drill core observations is given in the table below.
Hole From (m) To (m) Core length (m) Geologist observations To-10-16 155.15 162.9 7.75 Massive sulphides composed of 35% pyrrhotite, 30% chalcopyrite, 15-20% sphalerite in a silicified matrix. Drilled into the deposit To-10-17 281.0 299.0 18.0 Disseminated and stringered sphalerite and chalcopyrite mineralization. Drilled at edge of deposit. To-10-18 384.4 440.0 55.6 Disseminated and stringered sphalerite and chalcopyrite mineralization. Drilled 100 metres west of deposit. To-10-19 14.85 309.75 294.9 37% massive sulphide with semi-massive and stringered pyrrhotite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite mineralization. Drilled parallel to base of deposit.
Hole TO-10-16 was drilled into the central portion of the Tortigny deposit which was intersected at a depth of 155.15 metres. It was continued to a depth of 801 metres for down-hole geophysical surveying. The intent was to explore for offsetting deposits at depth. Hole TO-10-17 was drilled at the south western extremity of the deposit. It entered a major fault at 441 metres and was stopped. TO-10-18 was drilled 100 metres beyond the deposit and the fault to a depth of 801 metres, again to search for a continuation of the deposit at depth and beyond the fault. Stringer mineralization was intersected in both holes. Hole TO-10-19 was drilled parallel to the hinge of the folded deposit, following the mineralized zone downward, it intersected massive, semi-massive and significant copper-zinc stringers mineralization over 294.9 metres. Pyrrhotite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite massive sulphide layers were identified and sampled in 21 different metric intervals, totalling 37% (108.95m) of the mineralized intersection. The objective of drilling parallel to the hinge is to determine the variation of grade within a portion of the Tortigny deposit. Earlier drilling has suggested significant improvements of silver, gold and cobalt grades in the hinge portion of the deposit.
Down-hole pulse electromagnetics was surveyed on six holes, three of the current holes and three holes drilled previously. The survey represents part of the program to expand the deposit.
The deposit consists of a deformed massive sulphide layer hosted by meta-sedimentary rocks which are surrounded by mafic volcanic rocks. The deposit forms a “V” shape fold and reference to the hinge relates to the base portion of the V shape. 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 new revised resources calculation is presently being completed by SGS-Canada Inc. (Press release May 3rd 2010). Subsequent drilling at Tortigny by Beaufield has intersected the mineralized zone, increasing the grade and the tonnage of the deposit, including 2008 drilling of hole TO-08-05, 12.55 metres 6.02% Copper, 15% Zinc, 145 g/t Silver (Press release April 8th 2008) and 2010 drilling of hole TO-10-10, 33.1 metres of 2.32% Copper, 5.94% Zinc, 63.30 g/t Silver (Press release March 30th 2010).
Beaufield also owns 100% of the nearby Moleon base metal deposit which is geologically similar to Tortigny.
Beaufield will announce drill results when all assays are received and reviewed. The drill core was split in half, with one half delivered to ALS CHEMEX Laboratories in Val d’Or, Quebec for assaying and the other half retained for future reference. Down-hole geophysical data is currently being interpreted by Géophysique TMC of Val d’Or to identify deposit extensions and new drill targets. This geophysical and drilling information is to be added to the deposit model and resource calculations.
Beaufield has approximately $6 million in working capital, no debt and a promising portfolio of gold and base metal properties.
David Frappier-Rivard, P.Geo., Exploration Manager is the Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and supervised both the project field and the preparation of the technical information in this release.
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Jens E. Hansen, P. Eng., President
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