Beaufield Resources Inc

Canadian Resource Exploration Company

Beaufield Drills 12.55 Metres of 15.00% Zinc, 6.02% Copper And 145.50 g/t Silver at Tortigny

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(April 8, 2008) – Beaufield Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BFD) is pleased to report results from the recently completed drilling program on the 100% owned Troilus-Tortigny property. Eight diamond drill holes, totalling 3,411 metres, were completed in the vicinity of the 100% owned Tortigny base metal deposit.

The previous operator drilled the Tortigny deposit and 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 located within an epiclastic sedimentary horizon. (argilite and siltstone) intercalated between two distinct tholeiitic and transitional basal units. 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..

The current program consisted of two aspects. The first aspect was to drill an infill hole between three widely space holes to better define the deposit. The second aspect was to probe for a westward extension of the southern arm of the deposit and to verify for near surface mineralization.

The most promising infill hole delivered the following results:

From To Length
(m) (m) (m) Zinc Copper Silver Gold Cobalt
TO-08-05 230.65 259.00 28.35 6.81% 2.77% 71.36 g/t 0.51 g/t 0.06%
ding 232.50 245.05 12.55 15.00% 6.02% 145.50 g/t 0.95 g/t 0.13%
ding 234.90 239.40 4.50 16.52% 7.58% 178.87 g/t 0.48 g/t 0.13%


The 4.50 metre section was displayed by Beaufield at the recent PDAC.

Hole TO-08-05 was drilled to fill a gap of 75 metres between three holes drilled by Noranda in 1995-1996. The Noranda holes were TY-96-35 (11.75% Zn, 0.99%Cu, 48.89g/t Ag and 0.18g/t Au over 1.94m), TY-95-06 (5.30% Zn, 4.10%Cu, 94.81 g/t Ag and 0.48g/t Au over 5.30m) and TY-96-36 (9.00% Zn, 7.06% Cu, 147.63 g/t Ag and 0.81 g/t Au over 9.12m).

It is important to note the significant increase in grade and width from the earlier drilling which, in the opinion of Beaufield management, enhances the importance of the deposit.

Two holes T0-08-01 and TO-0803 were drilled to test the extension to surface of a previous hole.

From To Length Zinc Copper Silver
TO-08-01 150.60 169.55 18.95 0.83% 0.21% 14.37 g/t
Including 160.90 164.65 3.75 1.32% 0.67% 38.38 g/t
TO-08-03 72.00 107.60 35.60 0.41% 0.05% 5.61 g/t


Wide intersections of low grade mineralization were intersected approaching the deposit. The sulphides are composed mostly of disseminated to semi-massive pyrrhotite, injected by millimetric stringers of sphalerite with traces of chalcopyrite, associated with an intense aluminosilicates alteration. This alteration halo is spatially located less than 20m from the deposit and was intersected in every hole.

This suggests to management that a large, low grade halo potentially indicates a significantly higher grade base metal deposit.

The other five holes were drilled to search for a deeper extension of known mineralization. The holes encountered a halo of anomalous zinc, copper and silver. Management interprets this to be a strong indicator that the Tortigny zone could continue at a different level. A surface infiniTEM and a down hole electromagnetic survey will be undertaken to define a massive sulphide target in preparation for more drilling.

Hole T0-08-05 demonstrates that wider, higher grade portions exist within the undrilled portions of the Tortigny deposit, which can enhance the value of the deposit. Additional drilling will be undertaken to define and extend the high grade portions.

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 30% less than the core length (ie 10 metres become 7 metres)”.

Future exploration program

Continuing exploration during 2008 on the Troilus-Tortigny properties will focus as follows:

1. Continue drilling the new high grade portion of the Tortigny deposit to define its extent and add to the tonnage;

2. Drill the nearby Moleon base metal deposit;

3. Undertake a surface InfiniTEM and downhole electromagnetic surveys on the previous holes to define massive sulphide targets suggested by current drilling and then drill such targets;

4. Undertake regional exploration on the company’s land holdings in the Troilus mineral belt.

The estimated budget for this program during 2008 is approximately $800,000. Beaufield has approximately $8 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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