Initial Field Work Completed on Highland's Rickaby Property
Vancouver, B.C. ... Further to its news release of June 9th, 2009, Highland Resources Inc. (the "Company") reports that the initial field work on the Rickaby Property (the "Property") has been completed by GeoVector Management Services Inc. ("GeoVector") of Ottawa, Ontario, who has been engaged by the Company to manage the exploration program on the Property. The Property, comprised of 88 mineral claims over approximately 18,624 acres in the Beardmore-Geraldton Belt of the Thunder Bay Mining District, Ontario, is situated adjacent to Kodiak Exploration's Hercules gold project, where drill results included 15.59g/t over 16.60m (see Kodiak press release of September 19, 2006), and channel sampling up to 32.96g/t over 11.60m (Kodiak press release dated October 1st, 2007) has been reported.
As part of the current work program, GeoVector completed channeling on the eastern end of the Highland claims adjacent to Mantis Mineral Corporation's historic Orphan mine claims. The Orphan Main vein was mined briefly in the 1930's and produced 3,525-tons of ore grading 0.689 ounces per ton gold. Highland's claims cover the eastern strike extension of this vein system and this area was extensively stripped in 2008 and exposed two new quartz veins. Channel sampling was carried out on these new pyrite mineralized quartz veins that are up to 1.8m wide, and contained mineralized feldspar, porphyry and granodiorite zones that are similar to the rock types hosting the Hercules mineralization. Channel sampling occurred over 60m of vein strike length, and the veins continued to extend into low swampy ground on both ends of the stripped area. The exposed extension of the Orphan vein remains to be channel sampled, and this will be carried out during the next phase of work on the property.
Highland is currently awaiting assay results from 91 channel samples and 23 prospecting grab samples, 19 of which were samples taken on what is more commonly known as the Zeus area, located adjacent to the Hercules property, and where recent trenching and drilling carried out by Kodiak extended up to Highland's claim boundary. Samples are being analyzed by Activation Laboratories (Thunder Bay), and results are expected within a few weeks.
GeoVector will compile the results of previous trenching and stripping, and will combine them with the results of a detailed VTEM and magnetic helicopter borne survey done over the property in June 2008. With the addition of the work currently being undertaken, Highland will be able to create a comprehensive GIS project of the geology, structure and historical mineralization on the property to guide future exploration programs.
Joe Campbell (P.GEO.), PRESIDENT OF GEOVECTOR, IS THE COMPANY'S QUALIFIED PERSON ON THE PROJECT AS REQUIRED UNDER NI 43-101 and has prepared the technical information contained in this press release.
In other news, the Company announces that Messrs. Gary Hawthorn and Kent Kirby have resigned as directors of the Company. The Board thanks them for their years of service in organizing the Company and helping to bring Highland to its current stage of growth and development.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed "Robert Eadie"
Robert Eadie, President & Chief Executive Officer
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Contact: Robert Eadie
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