Beaufield Resources Inc. has resumed fieldwork at its Urban property following recent positive exploration results on the Macho block, including 20 grams per tonne gold and 2.43 per cent copper in a grab sample (refer to Beaufield’s Aug. 1, 2014, news release).
Beaufield staff is on site conducting exploration, consisting of beep mat-assisted prospecting for massive sulphide mineralization, sampling, surveying, and ground proofing of geophysical anomalies and known occurrences. Several important conductors have recently been identified on the property and these will be followed up in detail on the ground. Gold mineralization in the area is often associated with sulphides which can be located by geophysical surveying. Numerous high-grade gold showings exist in the Macho River area and historical drill cores are on site, and will be re-examined and possibly reassayed. The terrain has limited rock exposure, but previous work suggests that overburden is relatively thin and that bedrock could be reached by trenching work.
Compilation of existing data indicates that the type of mineralization encountered correlates with porphyry style mineralization and may become thicker along strike in an area that has never been drill tested. Additional geological mapping combined with ground geophysics will aid in determining future drill and exploration targets. Beaufield’s Macho portion of the Urban property has received little exploration attention for over 15 years compared with its neighbours.
Beaufield’s Urban township blocks cover 8,160 hectares (81.6 square kilometres), and are located 120 kilometres northeast of Val d’Or, Que. They consist of three blocks: Macho, Rouleau and Lac Kent. More details and an area map are available on Beaufield’s website.
The corporation’s properties adjoin Eagle Hill Exploration Corp.’s property and Metanor Resources Inc.’s Barry mine properties. Both companies are very active in Urban.
Beaufield considers these initial results highly encouraging because they demonstrate the potential for locating gold/copper deposits on the Macho block. The property is located seven kilometres west of the Eagle Hill Exploration’s developing Windfall gold deposit, in an area with excellent access and growing infrastructure.
This news release has been prepared by Jens E. Hansen, Eng, chief executive officer, president and a director, and Mathieu Stephens, PGeo, chief geologist, the qualified persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101.