Highland Begins Ground Geophysical Survey on the Humboldt Bay Property in Preparation for Drilling in April
Vancouver, British Columbia, February 21, 2011 ... Highland Resources Inc. (the "Company") has commenced linecutting on five grids on its Humboldt Bay property in the Beardmore-Geraldton area of Northern Ontario. These grids will be surveyed with Max-Min EM, VLF-EM and Magnetics, and are following up on promising airborne electro-magnetic and magnetic anomalies discovered during an airborne survey conducted in March of 2010 (news release April 27th, 2010). The ground surveys will be used to locate collars for 1000 meters of diamond drilling that is planned to start in April once interpretations of the ground anomalies is completed.
Humboldt Winter 2011 Work Programs
Highland completed an airborne electro-magnetic and magnetic survey in March 2010 using AeroQuest's helicopter borne AeroTEM II system. The survey was carried out on 50 meter line spacing. The survey defined several electro-magnetic and magnetic anomalies and five excellent targets have been chosen from these anomalies for follow-up ground geophysics. These include discrete EM anomalies that could indicate massive sulphide bodies as well as structural targets for gold defined from the magnetics. Five grids have been planned totaling 85 km of cut lines at 50 meter spacing. The targets include:
An 8 km trend of strongly linear magnetic signature that may indicate a shear zone. This inferred shear zone (the Brennan structure), occurs over the Brennan Au showing discovered in 1936. The most recent work on the Brennan in 1991 exposed the zone over a strike length of 575 meters. The gold-bearing quartz vein reportedly produced a 50 lb composite bulk sample assaying 0.49 oz/ton Au. Examination of the magnetic signature suggests that the best part of this target area is along a 4 kilometre strike length west of the historical work. This is an area of overburden cover which has not been previously tested by exploration. This area is the location of Grid A of the current ground survey.
At the inferred intersection of two structures above the Brennan structure the magnetic signature is disrupted and diminished in amplitude intensity. The structure begins to display EM conductors where it previously was electro-magnetically quiet. This may indicate sulphidation related to Au mineralization of the structure at this point. EM conductors appear intermittently along approximately 2 km of this area of intersecting structures. This is the location of Grid B of the current ground survey.
A series of very intriguing discrete EM anomalies to the north of the Brennan structure. In particular one set of anomalies occurs on an inferred structure that intersects the Brennan structure in the favourable area noted above. This is the location of Grid C of the current ground survey.
A 7 km long, intermittently conductive trend broadly coincident with base metal anomalies defined from a 1990 Asarco overburden drilling program. Heavy mineral concentrates defined in two areas of the Asarco program, approximately 2 km apart, were highly anomalous in gold (up to 6000 ppb). This structure is the location of Grids D and E of the current ground survey.
It is anticipated that the line cutting will be completed by the middle of March and the geophysical surveys completed by the end of March. Drilling is planned to commence in April.
The work programs at the Humboldt Bay property are designed and managed by GeoVector Management Inc. The technical information contained in this news release has been verified by Joseph Campbell, P. Geo., President of GeoVector, who is a Qualified Person as defined in "National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Properties."
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