Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Nickel / Copper Exploration – Magnetics for Drill Target Confirmation

Merrex holds a 50% interest in 451 claims comprising approximately 112.75 square kilometres in Labrador. These claims, the West Voisey's Bay Property, are held in joint venture with Celtic Minerals Ltd, the West Voisey's Bay Joint Venture operator. For 2006 the West Voisey's Bay Joint Venture has approved a $3,000,000 exploration programme comprised of geophysics and diamond drilling. This programme is presently underway and is in addition to the approximately $2.2 million that has previously been spent on the West Voisey's Bay Project.

The West Voisey's Bay Property borders Inco's Voisey's Bay property which contains Inco's operational nickel-copper-cobalt mine and a number of advanced exploration targets, including the Reid Brook zone, located 10 km to the northeast of the West Voisey's Bay Joint Venture's main exploration target. In a press release dated June 19, 2006, Inco described its exploration results from the Reid Brook zone as "particularly significant". Over the course of the late spring 2006, the West Voisey's Bay Joint Venture completed infill ground geophysical surveys consisting of Magnetotellurics (MT), UTEM, Gravity and Magnetics over four previously identified target areas. A diamond drill rig has been mobilized to the West Voisey's Bay Property to commence testing the target areas.

The detailed magnetics survey was carried out over the Mak Lake grid which overlaps the areas on which gravity, UTEM and MT were completed. The survey has outlined a magnetic anomaly in direct correlation with the 1.5 kilometer Mak Lake MT conductor and gravity high. This further confirms the significance of the conductor as a priority drill target.

More information is at http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=141255

Nickel / Copper Exploration – Magnetics for Drill Target Confirmation

Merrex holds a 50% interest in 451 claims comprising approximately 112.75 square kilometres in Labrador. These claims, the West Voisey's Bay Property, are held in joint venture with Celtic Minerals Ltd, the West Voisey's Bay Joint Venture operator. For 2006 the West Voisey's Bay Joint Venture has approved a $3,000,000 exploration programme comprised of geophysics and diamond drilling. This programme is presently underway and is in addition to the approximately $2.2 million that has previously been spent on the West Voisey's Bay Project.

The West Voisey's Bay Property borders Inco's Voisey's Bay property which contains Inco's operational nickel-copper-cobalt mine and a number of advanced exploration targets, including the Reid Brook zone, located 10 km to the northeast of the West Voisey's Bay Joint Venture's main exploration target. In a press release dated June 19, 2006, Inco described its exploration results from the Reid Brook zone as "particularly significant". Over the course of the late spring 2006, the West Voisey's Bay Joint Venture completed infill ground geophysical surveys consisting of Magnetotellurics (MT), UTEM, Gravity and Magnetics over four previously identified target areas. A diamond drill rig has been mobilized to the West Voisey's Bay Property to commence testing the target areas.

The detailed magnetics survey was carried out over the Mak Lake grid which overlaps the areas on which gravity, UTEM and MT were completed. The survey has outlined a magnetic anomaly in direct correlation with the 1.5 kilometer Mak Lake MT conductor and gravity high. This further confirms the significance of the conductor as a priority drill target.

More information is at http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=141255

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Nickel Exploration - Confirmation of Drill Targets

CALGARY - Celtic Minerals Ltd is pleased to provide an exploration update on its West Voisey's Bay property in Labrador, which borders Inco's Voisey's Bay property. The Inco property contains its operational nickel-copper-cobalt mine and a number of advanced exploration targets, including the Reid Brook zone, located 10 km to the northeast of Celtic's main exploration target.

In a press release dated June 19, 2006, Inco described its exploration results from the Reid Brook zone as "particularly significant". Over the course of the late spring, Celtic has completed infill ground geophysical surveys consisting of Magnetotellurics (MT), UTEM, Gravity and Magnetics over four previously identified target areas. A diamond drill rig has been mobilized to the property to commence testing the target areas.

The detailed magnetics survey was carried out over the Mak Lake grid which overlaps the areas on which gravity, UTEM and MT were completed. The survey has outlined a magnetic anomaly in direct correlation with the 1.5 km Mak Lake MT conductor and gravity high. This further confirms the significance of the conductor as a priority drill target.

More information is at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2006/28/c9631.html

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Platinum / Paladium Exploration – Magnetic Data for Correlation with Exploration Model

Michigan Gold Mining Investments Inc. is pleased to announce it is preparing to test diamond drill its Platinum/Palladium Deadmoose Lake property located in Shillington Township in Northern Ontario.

The property has had a proton-procession magnetometer survey conducted over the entire 600 acres. The magnetic high was located at the west end of the lake and coincides with the rust-stained water from the lake sediments which are near the warm spring that feeds the lake. The working theory (Rapski, 2002) is that the Platinum-related minerals in the lake sediments are being transported up from the warm spring; which the biogeochemical and magnetic surveys seem to confirm.

Hence, MGGV plans to drill three drill holes of 500 feet, on roughly a forty-five (45) degree angle, into the spring's base. The drill holes will be spotted by Mike White BSc, MSc Geology (see Mr. White's resume at www.michigangold.net) and he will personally handle all the core samples until they have been given to an independent assay lab.

More information is at http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=138774

Molybdenum Exploration – Establishing Local Structure and Ring-Dyke Complex

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC -- www.MiningSectorStocks.com (MSS) and www.Gold-MiningStocks.com , investor and industry portals for the gold and mining sector, announce new featured mining company Globetech Ventures Corp. as they focus on exploring the molybdenum and gold targets on the Gladys Lake Property in British Columbia.

The Gladys Lake property hosts a molybdenum deposit similar in tenor and size to the Adanac Deposit to the south. Adanac Moly Corp. completed a feasibility study on their Ruby Creek property, located approximately 28 kilometers from the Gladys Lake Property, indicating potential production of 68 million pounds of molybdenum over a six-year period.

According to Casey Forward, Globetech's President, "The Company intends to construct a grid over the previously established molybdenum anomaly and relocate and re-evaluate it by taking approximately 600 soil samples. In addition, a magnetometer and low frequency electromagnetic geophysical survey will be done to establish local structure and confirm Amax's ring-dyke complex. After completion, the Company intends to commence diamond drilling."

More information is at http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=138734

Gold Exploration – Detecting the Presence of Favourable Stratigraphy

Jim Yin PhD, P.Geo. has reported to the Board of Directors of International Wayside Gold Mines Ltd. that a new discovery of gold mineralization has been identified on the Mucho Oro claim directly grid east of the proposed Bonanza Ledge open pit, scheduled for production in 2006 upon regulatory approval.

The Cariboo Gold Project's land holdings cover more than 792 square kilometres (roughly 305 square miles), including 574.8 square km that are controlled by International Wayside Gold Mines Ltd. and 217.4 square km that are controlled by Golden Cariboo Resources Ltd. In the Barkerville Camp, 79 creeks have reported placer gold production. Recorded production from the area is 3.8 million ounces of gold, including 2.6 million ounces from placer and 1.2 million ounces from lode mining.

The NQ drill program was initiated to test a known gold-bearing structure, and favorable stratigraphy east of the Waoming Fault (see News Release NR06-12 April 18, 2006). The drill program has been successful in establishing a correlation between the stratigraphy of the Bonanza Ledge gold deposit (with an approximate 500 foot strike length) and this potentially auriferous (gold bearing) area now identified as the Mucho Oro zones (with an approximate 1,400 foot strike length). A total of 8,670 feet (2,643 meters) in 16 drill holes have been completed and assays have been received for 14 drill holes as part of a continuing and extensive 2006 exploration program. A plan map, sections and a 3D model of the geology can be viewed on SEDAR or at www.wayside-gold.com.

The main structure, known as the "B.C. Vein", has hosted historic gold production. The favorable stratigraphy is that which hosts the pyritic replacement-type gold mineralization in the proposed Bonanza Ledge open pit to the immediate grid west, and is structurally lower than the BC Vein.

Past work in this area includes some drilling, soil sampling, SP geophysics, ground magnetometer and VLF surveys. The SP geophysics outlined a similar signature to that of the Bonanza Ledge deposit and the ground magnetometer survey supported the presence of favorable stratigraphy for replacement type gold mineralization.

More information is at http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=138326

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Copper Nickel - Magnetic Anomalies Coincident with Trenching Results

Noront Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NOT) wishes to provide the following update on several of its active exploration projects.

Mexico Volcan I Project

2. In Mexico, on Noront's optioned El Volcan copper-nickel property near Todos Santos on the Baja Mexico, a detailed ground magnetometer survey was recently completed and several strong anomalies have been located along a north-south trend where previous trenching in 1968 discovered significant copper-nickel sulphide mineralization across widths up to 16 meters in a series of trenches along a 400 meter strike length.

In 2005 check chip channel samples were taken from the 50 foot trench averaged 2.95% Copper and 0.355% Nickel across 50 feet. Cobalt assays gave values ranging from 230 parts per million (ppm) to 950 ppm (0.095% Cobalt) while Precious Metals (Au, Pt, Pd) assay results gave values up to 0.504 grams per ton. (See press release dated December 19, 2005).

No diamond drilling, to the Company's knowledge, has ever been completed on the project. Before drill testing of the magnetic anomalies is considered, further trenching including resurrection of the old trenches and sampling will be completed as soon as equipment becomes available.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=598565

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Nickel Exploration - Prospection for Ultramafic Host Rocks

International Nickel Ventures Corporation is pleased to report on the status of exploration work on its 100%-owned properties in Brazil.

Although limited exploration work was carried out prior to INV having gone public, the full exploration program began in mid-April, 2006. Exploration is focused on aeromagnetic anomalies located in similar favourable ultramafic rocks known to host all of the major nickel laterite deposits in Brazil. To date, INV has identified 24 such targets.

Follow-up is being conducted via ground magnetometer surveys, geological mapping, auger drilling and reverse circulation (RC) drilling. While total expenditures will depend on results, INV expects to spend over US$2 million this year on overall exploration on its 100%-owned claims.

More information is at http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=132274

Monday, May 29, 2006

Archaeological Prospection - Making the Most of Magnetometry

The prehistoric Native American community that once thrived at Angel Mounds along the Ohio River at Evansville is renowned among archaeologists for the quality of the pottery left behind there.

Now a dig at the state historic site is promising to shed light on how that pottery was made. Last year students doing a small exploratory excavation at the location of the current dig uncovered evidence indicating that a structure there once was used to make pottery. Similar evidence for flint working was found at a different exploratory dig there last year. It was enough to bring Indiana University's Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology back to the site this year to do a larger, more thorough excavation of the potter's house.

"I felt incredibly lucky last year that this was where we chose to explore," said Chris Peebles, director of the lab.

It could have been a bust. The locations were more or less randomly chosen after looking at new maps of the site prepared by Staffan Peterson, a research fellow who has been mapping the site using an imaging device called a magnetometer as a part of his doctoral dissertation. Peterson's work revealed that the grassy fields surrounding the site's 10 mounds were once covered with houses or other structures. Several new sections of a stockade wall that enclosed the town also were identified in his images. Among last year's finds that led IU staff to return for further excavation this year were tools and masses of prepared but unfired clay. It lay buried for centuries beneath the soil waiting to be shaped into a bowl, jar or figurine. "This is the best collection of pottery tools ever found here," Peebles said.

More information is at http://www.courierpress.com/ecp/news/article/0,1626,ECP_734_4733190,00.html

Archaeological Prospection - Investigation of Historic Mounds

Centuries ago, prehistoric Native Americans built imposing mounds and domelike houses across East Texas. One of those sites is now the Caddoan Mounds State Historic Park where scientists are uncovering the past. Researchers have found a new way to explore beneath the earth without lifting a shovel.

At Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site in Cherokee County, archeologists use new technology to pinpoint the location of structures before ever breaking ground. Like a giant X-ray, the magnetometer searches through acres of earth to uncover the past. "The Caddo people represented the height of the original cultures here in what became Texas … A Caddoan ceremonial village encompasses three mounds, two of which were strictly ceremonial sites. The third was a burial site," site manager Jim Herold said.

The magnetometer saves archeologists from needless excavations, which can destroy sites, take lifetimes and cost millions of dollars. Using it on the 93.8-acre site has been a huge help.
"This is one of the largest, if not the largest magnetometer survey that has ever been done in the United States and possibly the world. And it's just very exciting to get a picture of the whole site, or most of the site, without ever having to lift a shovel. This park is one of the only ones that we have that does concentrate and interpret the archeology and Native American, Indian occupation of the site," archeologist Todd McMakin said.

More information is at http://www.news8austin.com/content/your_news/default.asp?ArID=162979

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Archaeological Prospection - Magnetometry at an Historic Fort

Signs of struggle lie buried under a grassy opening in a mist-shrouded forest of hemlock and spruce.Archaeologists at the Sitka National Historical Park recently unearthed musket shot and cannonballs in this quiet glade where they believe a clan of Tlingit Indians, called the Kiks.ádi, built a wooden palisade fort and held off Russian attackers for six days in October 1804 until their ammunition was spent.

Visiting scientists from the Park Service's Midwest Archaeological Center in Nebraska have been probing the ground with high-tech equipment such as ground-penetrating radar and a magnetometer to analyze disturbances to the magnetic field. They have also dug hundreds of "good old-fashioned shovel holes," said archaeologist William Hunt.

More information is at http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/43877.html

Monday, May 15, 2006

Gold Exploration – Magnetics and IP for Follow Up

Stealth Minerals Limited has submitted permit applications to the Department of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources in Prince George, BC, for the Company's proposed exploration program for 2006 in the Toodoggone Region in north central British Columbia. The program consists of core drilling on the Louie, FogMess, Sickle Creek and Sofia prospects. Stealth holds a 100% interest in all prospects. The Sickle Creek and FogMess prospects are subject to a 3% NSR.

The FogMess prospect is about 8 kms east of the Kemess South mine and has a similar geologic and structural setting. There are two different but related targets. The prospect has been worked by various operators most notably by INCO in the late 1980s. INCO conducted surface sampling and trenching and completed 5 drill holes. The target was a silver-rich massive sulphide system that proved too narrow to be of interest.

Stealth completed systematic prospecting over the entire claim area including the area worked by INCO. Mapping and sampling in the area stratigraphically above the massive sulphide veins revealed two large-scale sheeted veins systems that were ignored by previous workers. The epithermal veins only yielded low gold and silver values on surface but sampling of the veins at a lower elevation produced samples as high as 49 g/tn gold.

Stealth is planning an initial 2 core holes in each sheeted vein system. In addition, an airborne survey revealed a magnetic anomaly in the valley to the south of the sheeted vein systems. Rock samples in the area revealed elevated levels of higher temperature minerals, such as moly and tungsten along with highly anomalous copper, silver and gold. The airborne anomaly is in an area of dense bush and outcrop is rare.

Stealth is planning ground geophysics including IP and magnetic surveys. The company geologists believe that the geological and geophysical evidence from this area displays the same pattern as much of the Toodoggone where epithermal systems are related to deeper porphyry systems.

More information is at http://www.mineweb.net/co_releases/316283.htm

Homeland Security – Magnetometers for Tunnel Detection

Dug by hand with the help of rogue mining engineers to link warehouses on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border, it was the longest, deepest and boldest drug smuggling tunnel found to date.

But before the Mexican gang had even punched through a concrete floor to emerge opposite a washroom in a distribution depot in Otay Mesa, California, a crack law enforcement team with expertise honed in the hunt for Osama bin Laden was on their trail.

Little known outside police circles, the Tunnel Task Force came to light with the Jan. 24 discovery of the passageway that was used to haul tons of marijuana almost half-a-mile (800 meters) from Mexico.

Given a stretch of ground, in this instance a strip of churned up clay between twin fences marking the Mexico border, the engineers use geo-science technologies including ground radar, magnetometers and seismic detectors to search for "discreet voids" left by man-made tunnels.

"It's getting to a point where we are planning to build our own tunnels to different depths and specifications to perfect the technologies that we are using to hunt for them," JTFN engineer Lt. Col. Steve Baker told Reuters.

More information is at http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=N10219397

Uranium Exploration – Magnetics and Radiometrics for Target Identification

Entourage Mining Ltd. reports that several radioactive targets have been identified by a recent airborne geophysical survey of the Doran uranium property. The Doran uranium property is located in eastern Quebec, immediately north of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, just north of provincial highway 138 about 25 kilometers west of Aguanish, and approximately 85 kilometers east of Havre St. Pierre. Entourage Mining Ltd has an option to acquire 100% interest in the 44-claim Doran property, subject to 2.5% royalty.

A recent airborne geophysical survey of the Doran property by Terraquest Ltd. delineated a large number of zones of anomalous radioactivity, including two zones on which uranium exploration previously had been undertaken. Seven high priority uranium targets and 12 secondary uranium targets have been identified on or adjacent to the 44 Doran claims. Among the high priority uranium targets are the Main Grid and North Zone prospect areas that were investigated by the company during the 2005 field season.

Based on the results obtained from Entourage's initial 2005 program of work and the results obtained from the airborne survey of the property, a second phase work program has been recommended by the Company's management and consultants. The recommended 2006 program will expand technical coverage to include all of the recently identified target areas and will include at least 2000 meters of diamond drilling, geological mapping, rock stripping and rock sampling, and radiometric and magnetometer surveys. This work will help define and measure the sources of strongly anomalous radioactivity and may result in identification of additional uranium prospects.

More information is at http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=128307

Gold Exploration – Magnetics and IP for Anomaly Definition

Consolidated Spire Ventures Ltd. is pleased to announce the commencement of diamond drilling on the 107 sq. km. Prospect Valley Gold Property near Merritt, BC, part of the Spences Bridge Gold Belt, optioned from Almaden Minerals Ltd.The 2006 Drilling Program has begun and is expected to continue into the fall of 2006.

The first phase of drilling is expected to total 3,000+ metres. Multi target drill holes will range in depth from 100 metres to greater than 400 metres. It is anticipated that the drilling will be completed in several phases. The initial program will test the grade potential of the RM and RMX Zone at depth and along its strike length. The recently completed Induced Polarization (IP) and Magnetometer geophysical field program on the RM-RMX Zone indicates strong resistively and chargeability anomalies coincident with the strong gold-silver in soil geochemistry. The RM and RMX Zones multi-element soil anomaly is about 3,500m by 400m.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=594073

Friday, May 05, 2006

Gold Exploration – Testing Magnetic Linear Features

Prize Mining Corporation is pleased to announce the commencement of the Spring / Summer 2006 exploration and development programs on our Atlin Gold Property, located in northwestern British Columbia. Three target areas on the Atlin Gold Property are currently being worked - these are the Yellowjacket, Gold Run and Rock of Ages Zones.

I. Yellowjacket Zone -----------------

Diamond drilling is continuing on the Yellowjacket Zone. With a view to expanding the gold mineralization on the Atlin Gold Property, diamond drilling of four stepout holes, totaling approximately 600 metres adjacent to theYellow Jacket zone is planned. These holes will test for gold mineralization along strong total field and magnetic susceptibility low trends. These structural trends cut across and may be responsible for concentrating the zoneof high-grade gold mineralization at Yellow Jacket.

II. Rock of Ages Zone -----------------

Diamond drilling is also planned along the strike of the broad silicified pyritic breccia structure located by prior drilling at the Rock of Ages Zone. Eight short drill holes, totaling approximately 400 metres, will be drilled at20 and 40 metre stepouts in either direction from the Rock of Ages shaft. A single deep hole (approximately 200 metres) will be located immediately below the shaft. Four additional drill holes, averaging 150 metres each, are also planned to test strong magnetic low linears, which trend parallel to the PineCreek Fault, within in the Rock of Ages magnetic low anomaly.

III. Gold Run Zone -------------

Peter E. Walcott and Associates have been contracted to complete a ground magnetometer survey. The ground survey will help to define the strong Gold RunZone susceptibility anomaly originally identified by a prior airborne magnetic and electromagnetic geophysical survey. Approximately 45 line kilometres ofgrid will be surveyed. Results of the ground magnetics survey will allow Prizeto better define targets for the initial diamond drill program on the Gold Run Zone.

More information is at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2006/02/c2798.html

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Diamond Exploration – Magnetics for Delineation of Kimberlites

World Ventures Inc. today announces that it has acquired over 57,000 acres (23,700 hectares) of mineral lands in the vicinity of Fort a la Corne, Saskatchewan, Canada. This large tract is being prospected for gold and diamonds and was acquired based on the results of a preliminary exploration program of the area that the company carried out in 1995 and 1996.

"We are very pleased with the recent resurgence in the price of gold and the exciting news from nearby diamond operations such as that reported by the syndicate of Shore Gold, Debeers and Cameco who are exploring for diamonds in a kimberlite zone. We can now explore the full potential of our holdings," commented Ray Carson, President of World Ventures.

The strong gold market and advances in diamond evaluation from the Fort a la Corne area by Shore Gold Inc., De Beers, and others have prompted World Ventures to follow up its extensive proprietary airborne magnetic survey flown in 1995 and its drilling results from 1996. The Company's program consisted of an airborne and ground follow up magnetometer surveys and two drill holes. The airborne geophysical survey covered an area of approximately twenty miles by sixty miles.

Several "bulls eye" magnetometer targets on the World Ventures holdings are untested and these drilling targets may be kimberlite pipes which are known to host diamond deposits in the region. The two World Ventures drill holes are located 20 miles apart and have identified well mineralized sulfide iron formations that contain some interesting gold values. These properties were acquired as part of World Ventures' overall commitment to gold exploration. The gold and diamonds mentioned above are conceptual exploration targets from previous work and activities in the region. Only preliminary exploration has been conducted on these properties and there can be no assurance that additional exploration will result in the discovery of mineral deposits, but because of the successes by major mining operations in the area and preliminary work done, management at World Ventures is very encouraged.

More information is at http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060411005267&newsLang=en

Friday, April 07, 2006

Gold Exploration – Magnetic Destruction Associated with Gold in BIF

Golden Tag Resources Ltd. announces that the program of line-cutting has been completed and surface geophysics is nearing completion in the area of the main Aquilon property, James Bay, Quebec. The program was designed to outline folded banded iron formation horizons using ground geophysics (magnetics) over an area of approximately 10 sq. km. on claims referred to as the Aquilon Extension Property held jointly by Golden Tag (60%) and Sirios Resources Inc. (40%). Due to unseasonably mild weather, thin ice conditions and onset of winter break-up in the region; a planned 1,500 meter surface diamond drilling program to test favourable gold targets has had to be postponed.

The Banded Iron Formation ("BIF") is known to occur immediately southwest of high grade quartz veining documented on the contiguous main Aquilon Property to the north where Golden Tag is earning a 60% interest from SOQUEM and Sirios. The magnetic trend of the iron formation has been previously followed through airborne geophysical surveys through the Aquilon Extension property claims. Upon completion of the surface geophysics program, magnetic data from the new survey will be available for review and processing prior to interpretation.

Golden Tag will review the data so to better evaluate known targets. In analogies with the Musselwhite deposit in north western Ontario and other known BIF-hosted worldwide, gold commonly occurs associated with magnetic destruction (weak magnetic signature) or in cross-cutting structures to the magnetic trends. The program will be adjusted to include summer field verification of the identified targets prior to the planned drilling, which will be undertaken at the first opportunity.

More information is at http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=121920

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Diamond Exploration - Magnetics for Kimberlite Mapping

Pele Mountain Resources Inc. announced today the successful completion of five new drill holes at the recently announced Talisker Diamond Occurrence, located within the Highland Gold Project in northern Ontario. Highland is 100% owned by Pele Gold Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

As announced on March 6, a macro diamond bearing mica kimberlite was discovered in bedrock during recent drilling for gold at Highland's Talisker Zone. The mica kimberlite cross cuts the high grade gold bearing shear zone at Talisker and, remarkably, both gold and mica kimberlite have now been intersected within the same drill hole on several occasions.

The five new holes have all intersected the mica kimberlite occurrence, extending its strike length to approximately 250 meters, with a depth of approximately 100 meters with apparent widths of between five and ten metres. The associated magnetic trend is continuous for approximately 700 metres within the preliminary magnetometer survey area and appears to extend along strike beyond the current survey boundaries in both directions.

Pele controls the mineral rights for more than 15 kilometres of continuous potential strike extension along the projected axis of the Talisker Diamond Occurrence. The recently completed drill holes targeted magnetic anomalies identified upon the completion of a preliminary magnetometer survey.

The magnetic signature of the mica kimberlite identified within the drill holes was readily distinguished from its granodiorite host rock. The next exploration phase will include an expanded ground magnetometer survey along the projected strike axis of the occurrence along with continued drilling. Larger diameter drilling equipment has been ordered to collect HQ size core samples to process for diamond recovery.

More information is available at http://www.usetdas.com/TDAS/NewsArticle.aspx?NewsID=5249

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Diamond Exploration - Magnetics and HLEM for Confirmation of Airborne Targets

SouthernEra Diamonds Inc. today provided an update of the Company's worldwide diamondexploration activities. SouthernEra is a leading fully integrated international diamond company and now has one of the world's largest diamond exploration programs after BHP Billiton, De Beers and Rio Tinto.

Against a market backdrop where many existing diamond mines are coming to the end of their useful production lives and where there is increasing global demand for diamonds, particularly from emerging economies in Asia and the Far East, the discovery of new high quality diamond mines is key. SouthernEra Diamonds has intensive exploration programs under way in five of the world'smost prospective diamond producing regions - Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The Company has proven success in these types of undertaking having built and operated two successful diamond mines - Klipspringer and Marsfontein in South Africa.

Within the highly diamond prospective Lac de Gras region of Canada, theCompany's program includes:The Yamba Lake Project, where SouthernEra can earn up to a 65% interest and are the operators, a total of 8 diamondiferous kimberlite bodies have been discovered to date. During 2005 a total of 149.02 line-km of magnetic and HLEM ground geophysical surveys were completed over 26 airborne targets. In addition, a total of 128 till samples were collected to further define four high interest kimberlitic indicator mineral bearing areas. Five targets have been selected for drill testing during the second quarter 2006.

Within the Lac de Gras X-Claims project seven kimberlite pipes have been discovered to date, of which five are diamondiferous. The primary kimberlite sources to kimberlitic indicator mineral trains defined on the property have not yet been discovered. The Company will conduct a high resolution (25m line spaced) magnetometer survey of the entire claim block, particularly focusing on the Diavik(TM) diamond mine kimberlite emplacement structural corridor during March using a sled mounted magnetometer system. Targets generated from the survey will be drill tested during the second quarter 2006.

More information is at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2006/01/c2782.html

Gold and Silver Exploration - Magnetics and VLF for Drill Target Selection

Golden Chalice Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce results from its recent drill program in Shillington Township located approximately 24 kilometers northwest of Elk Lake, Ontario. Combined ground magnetometer and VLF surveys have delineated a northwest trending structural corridor that coincides with a number of historical trenches and shafts dating back to the early 1900’s. Earlier workers in the area have reported significant gold and silver showingsoccurring within altered Huronian sediments, diabase dikes and syenite that lie within this structural setting. The area is in close proximity to the famed Gowganda silver camp, second only to the Cobalt area in terms of its silver production. Drill hole targeting was planned based on the investigation of these historic showings combined with magnetometer and VLF anomalies.

More information is at http://www.freemarketnews.com/Press-Release.asp?nid=2595

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Copper Exploration - Coincidence of Magnetics with Geochem Anomalies

Maxy Gold Corp is pleased to announce the completion of a 20 km geophysical induced polarization (IP) and Magnetometer (Mag) survey over its NIUJAOZHAI (NJZ) copper discovery, and the commencement of a drill program based on its successful results. The survey identified a significant high chargeability IP anomaly and resistivity and Mag anomalies coinciding with the copper and gold soil and rock geochemistry anomalies previously obtained.

This further confirms the presence of disseminated mineralization, and increases the dimension of the significant anomaly.The main high-chargeability anomaly measures approximately 2 km x 3 km and shows the location of the most intense anomaly at a depth of 120 meters (m). The center of the anomaly is marked by a zone of low chargeability of about 0.5 km x 3.0 km. The high resistivity anomaly is located in the northwestern corner of the geochemical anomaly and measures approximately 1.5 km X 1.5 km. It also corresponds to a magnetic high.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=584224

Iron Oxide Copper Gold Deposit -- Identification of Main and Secondary Anomalies

Alberta Star has recently identified and outlined several significant new IOCG polymetallic exploration drill targets from its recently completed exploration work along the Contact Lake belt. Helicopter-borne VTEM and TFI (total field intensity) surveys were performed by Geotech during 2005 over an approximate 50-square-kilometre region, totalling 770 line kilometres with 100-metre spacings.

The airborne survey was complemented by a ground-based survey over the K2-J1 region, which is known to contain copper, gold, silver, cobalt and uranium mineralization. The program consisted of line-cutting a ground-based total field magnetic survey and a radiometric total-count scintillometre survey along 100-metre-spaced cut lines with 12.5-metre-spaced stations covering a three-kilometre-by-one-kilometre block along the Contact Lake belt.

The VTEM airborne survey and ground-based magnetic and radiometric surveys were successful in outlining five large strongly anomalous zones with several secondary anomalies. These geophysical anomalies are coincident with extensive areas of exposed IOCG associated hydrothermal alterations, as well as zones of polymetallic mineralization that includes iron oxide, copper, gold, silver, uranium, cobalt and bismuth.

The intensity and regional extent of the anomalies, as well as association with known alteration and mineralization, strengthen the belief of Alberta Star's exploration team headed by Dr. Hamid Mumin that the Contact Lake belt is capable of hosting a potentially economically significant Olympic Dam IOCG-style deposit. The results of the detailed airborne VTEM and ground-based magnetic and radiometric survey results are now available on Alberta Star's corporate website.

More information is at http://www.mineweb.net/co_releases/973399.htm

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Gold Exploration -- Magnetics and VLF

Golden Band Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the drilling results from its 100%-owned Burnt Rock and Half Moon Lake gold prospects. This is the second phase in the 2005/2006 winter drilling program (see previous news release of January 17, 2006). These targets are located three and five km respectively, north-northeast of the Tower East gold deposit.

Thirteen shallow vertical NQ-diameter holes (514.9 m) were completed at Halfmoon Lake and two holes (198.1 m) at Burnt Rock.The third phase of the 2006 winter program drilling, the follow-up of the 2005 results at Birch Crossing has recently been completed. These data are presently being compiled and will be reported in a subsequent news release.The current (fourth) phase of the program is focused in the Dog Creek-area, two km north of the Komis gold deposit.

Ground geophysics (magnetometer and VLF-EM) have been completed over an area containing three gold-in-till anomalies and drilling is proceeding on the third of these three targets. This phase of the winter program is expected to be completed by late February. The final phase - subject to additional follow-up drilling as may be warranted elsewhere - calls for four drillholes in the Kruger Lake area.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=581150

Friday, February 17, 2006

Uranium Exploration - Magnetics for Selection of Priority Targets

Following a presentation to Waseco, management by McPhar Geosurveys Ltd. ("McPhar") on the geophysical surveys and their interpretation of five (5) projects in the Quebec Labrador Trough, Waseco Resources Inc. has staked an additional 35 claims, covering approximately 1,675 hectares.The programs consisted of ground gravity and airborne radiometric and magnetometer surveys at a cost of over $275,000.

As previously reported, McPhar has identified 55 targets on the 5 Blocks. These targets consist of:

27 uranium anomalies (25 high priority, 2 moderate);

21 magnetic anomalies (17 high priority, 1 moderate, 3 low priority);

7 uranium bolder anomalies;

Of these, 12 of the uranium anomalies occur on Block I, and most occur within a shear zone that extends over 7.5 km on the property associated with the Argencourt Fault. In addition, the original reported showings (# 181, 185, 187, and 188, the former two also associated with the shear zone) correspond to showings identified by Eldorado Nuclear in 1979 (catalogued by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Quebec) and also warrant further follow-up. In addition, 7 magnetic anomalies are within this Block and are at or near surface and consistent with a vertical pipe-like intrusion and hence may be kimberlitic in origin.

Rob Hearst, P. Geoph., General Manager of McPhar and a Qualified Person under Policy 43-101, has recommended detailed geological mapping, heavy mineral sampling for diamonds and kimberlite indicators in the circular magnetic anomalies and detailed electromagnetic surveys for conductive sulphide deposits containing copper and gold and/or uranium.

Each of the other 4 properties also contains high priority uranium anomalies. Compilation of the historic geological and geochemical data on the 5 properties is ongoing and further news releases will be made in the normal course.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=580222

Gold Exploration - Magnetics Over Prospects Covered by Water

Stellar Pacific Ventures is pleased to announce the acquisition of a second property in the Opinaca area,James Bay region, Quebec. These new mining titles were staked by the company. Approval by Quebec's Natural Resources Ministry is pending.

The property (Opinaca South Block), which consists of 37 map-designated claims totalling 1924 hectares, is strategically located 2 kilometres south of a previously announced property acquisition (Opinaca North Block), near Virginia's Eleonore's property, where several major gold zones have been discovered. The North Block property is bordered to the north by Beaufield Resources and Azimut/Eastmain, to the east by Everton Resources, to the west by Beaufield Resources.

The main interest of the North Block property consists of its strategic location within a geological-geophysical setting interpreted to be similar to Virginia's Roberto deposit. According to Quebec government report ET2002-06, the property is underlain by sedimentary and felsic intrusive rock similar to those associated with the Roberto deposit. Furthermore, according to various company web sites, numerous gold showings and anomalies have already been discovered on neighbouring properties.

The company initiated its winter program on the Opinaca North Block last week. The program consists of approximately 60 km of line cutting, followed by a magnetometer survey to be carried out on lines spaced at 100 m. This survey should provide the company with precious geological information since the property is largely covered by water. Field mapping is also scheduled for the summer on this block.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Gold Exploration - Soil Anomaly at Magnetic "Contact"

Douglas Lake Minerals Inc. is pleased to report the transfer deeds have been officially signed, filed and recorded to three Tanzanian concessions giving the Company title to the Prospecting Licenses (as they are called in Tanzania).

The three concessions are located along a newly discovered gold zone in the central eastern part of Tanzania. This zone, which to date has been traced by artesian local miners for over 100 kilometres, occurs in Proterozoic highly metamorphic rocks adjacent to the central Tanzanian Archean Craton. The positioning of the known gold occurrences which occur as both alluvial and in situ rock settings, suggests a structural context and have been tentatively classed as an intrusive related structurally controlled type of mineralization (aka Pogo Type model).

The ASW property located 135 kilometres north of the city of Morogoro, in east central Tanzania, is adjacent to the Anglo Gold Ashanti main property and covers approximately 40 kilometres of the structural zone to the west of it. The Kilometre 7 Property located 165 kilometres north of Morogoro covers approximately 17 kilometres of the structural zone approximately 25 kilometres east of the Anglo property. The Negero (Green Hills) Property is located approximately 150 kilometres north northeast of Morogoro and covers approximately 20 kilometres of the structural zone some 75 kilometres east of the Anglo property.

During the month of November, the properties were visited by the Company's president in a recent expedition to the region to evaluate the preliminary work. This work has consisted of wide spaced GPS controlled traverse lines of magnetometer surveying over the central portion of the Negero Concession (formerly called Green Hills). Subsequent follow up work has consisted of in fill lines of magnetometer and soil sampling (results pending). The focus of interest is a 2-3 kilometre long identified +50 ppb gold soil anomaly in this area which occupies the height of land and is associated with dark red soils.

The preliminary analysis of the results suggests that the soil anomaly is located at the "contact" of magnetically homogeneous rocks to the north and erratically magnetic rocks to the south. Significant alluvial workings are present on drainages that originate from this area and flow north and south of the ridge. During this most recent visit, the alluvial workings to the south, on the company's concession, were observed to cover over 1 kilometre of drainage, with the active area nearest the ridge top (approximately 2 kilometres south of the gold anomaly). Small nuggets of gold between 1-2 millimetres in size, were observed in the fine stream sediments that the local miners were panning.

More information is at http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/news.html?d=92509

Monday, January 16, 2006

Gold Exploration - Confirming Alteration and Delineating Drill Targets

Cypress Development Corp. announces that the Phase I winter diamond drill program on its 80% owned McKenzie Island gold project located in Red Lake, Northwestern Ontario commenced this morning.

The Company has delineated drill targets from a recently completed, closely spaced Induced Polarization survey (IP) and detailed Magnetometer survey. The surveys have confirmed an extensive geological alteration within an embayment of volcanic rocks to the south and to the west of the gold mineralization (166,000 oz at .53 oz per ton resource estimate) found on the Western Discovery Zone of Southern Star/Exall Resources (SSR/EXL) property.

More information is at http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/prn/texas/3585689.html

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Gold and Platinum Exploration - Development of a Geological Model

ValGold Resources Ltd. announcesthat it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a group of three private companies under which ValGold can acquire all of the shares of Honnold Corp, a British Virgin Island company that indirectly owns twenty-seven exploration licenses (the "Properties") covering approximately 1,300 square kilometers in Bolivar State, Venezuela. The acquisition will be subject to regulatory and shareholder approval to be sought at a Special Meeting to beheld on or before February 28, 2006.

Previous exploration expenditures on the Properties in the order ofUS$38 million have outlined several occurrences of significant gold and platinum, palladium, nickel, copper and vanadium mineralization, for which ValGold considers the potential for resource development to be excellent.

The principal mineral properties, the Chicanan West and the Chicanan EastConcessions, include the Mochila platinum exploration permits and the Chicanan gold prospects. The concessions adjoin one another and are located in SouthernBolivar State, Venezuela, approximately 50 km northwest of Kilometer 88 and the well-known Las Cristinas gold deposit. Access to the area is by the Cuyuniand Chicanan rivers or alternatively by helicopter.

The concessions are comprised of 25 exploration licenses that cover atotal of 112,858 hectares (45,674 acres) or approximately 1,129 square kilometers. The permits were acquired in 1994 and a joint venture was then formed between Honnold and Gold Fields Limited to explore the platinum potential of the Mochila Complex. A geological model of the complex was made using magnetometer surveys followed by trenching and drilling.

More information is at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2006/09/c0521.html

Gold and Platinum Exploration - Development of a Geological Model

ValGold Resources Ltd. announcesthat it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a group of three private companies under which ValGold can acquire all of the shares of HonnoldCorp, a British Virgin Island company that indirectly owns twenty-seven exploration licenses (the "Properties") covering approximately 1,300 squarekilometers in Bolivar State, Venezuela. The acquisition will be subject toregulatory and shareholder approval to be sought at a Special Meeting to beheld on or before February 28, 2006.

Previous exploration expenditures on the Properties in the order ofUS$38 million have outlined several occurrences of significant gold and platinum, palladium, nickel, copper and vanadium mineralization, for whichValGold considers the potential for resource development to be excellent.

The principal mineral properties, the Chicanan West and the Chicanan EastConcessions, include the Mochila platinum exploration permits and the Chicanan gold prospects. The concessions adjoin one another and are located in SouthernBolivar State, Venezuela, approximately 50 km northwest of Kilometer 88 and the well-known Las Cristinas gold deposit. Access to the area is by the Cuyuniand Chicanan rivers or alternatively by helicopter.

The concessions are comprised of 25 exploration licenses that cover atotal of 112,858 hectares (45,674 acres) or approximately 1,129 square kilometers. The permits were acquired in 1994 and a joint venture was then formed between Honnold and Gold Fields Limited to explore the platinum potential of the Mochila Complex. A geological model of the complex was made using magnetometer surveys followed by trenching and drilling.

More information is at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/January2006/09/c0521.html

Monday, January 02, 2006

Archaeology - Searching for Sunken Steamboats

It’s cold — farm-field-in-December cold — with a numbing wind and with icy mud underfoot.
David Hawley, however, has found a hot spot.

He is looking for the Princess, a buried 19th-century steamboat. His magnetometer, a pole-mounted instrument that measures local magnetic fields, is flashing a number that tells Hawley maybe he’s getting warm.

For the past hour Hawley, stopping at regular intervals within an 80-foot grid, has been writing down numbers within a narrow range, such as 55,268 gammas or 55,283 gammas.

More information is at http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/13491099.htm

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Regional Reconnaissance - Comparison of Airborne and Ground Mag Results

Abstract on the Magnetic Detectability of Ponta Grossa Dyke Swarms: An Integrated Ground/Airborne Magnetometry and Rock Magnetism Study.

Mesozoic Ponta Grossa Arch Dyke Swarms occur between the eastern border of the Parana basin and the southeastern Brazilian continental margin. It comprises of a few to a hundred meters-thick tholeiitic dykes which intrude the Precambrian basement and Paleozoic sediments preferably along the NW direction. Preliminary analysis of aeromagnetic data suggested that these dykes may extend northwesterly towards the center of the Parana basin, under basaltic flows and post-volcanic sediments.

In order to investigate the detectability of these non-exposed dykes by conventional airborne magnetometry, a combined study of ground/airborne magnetometry and dyke magnetism was carried out in the northern part of the Ponta Grossa Arch where dykes are exposed. A total component ground magnetic profile of 16 km in length was set up with an average spacing of 12.5 to 25 m between readings. There is clear correspondence between exposed dykes and short-wavelength magnetic anomalies.

The ground magnetic data were transformed into aeromagnetic data by the upward continuation technique at different heights until it coincided with the altitude of one flight-line of the aeromagnetic survey flown at 450 meters above ground level. This process reveals that most of dyke-generated magnetic anomalies are highly attenuated at altitude as low as 100 m above ground level. At 450 m, only anomalies associated with a group of close spaced dykes or high-amplitude (above 4,000 nT on the ground) magnetic anomaly of a single dyke remain.

The results were integrated with data of magnetization of dyke samples in order to establish quantitative criteria of dyke detectability by conventional airborne magnetometry. For this particular region, it is found that most of the dykes can only be detected by ground magnetic survey due to low magnetization, and small thickness of the dykes. Two additional ground magnetic profiles were set up in the interior of the Parana basin, where dykes are not exposed and the results analysed. They indicate that the Ponta Grossa Arch dykes may extern northwesterly towards the center of the basin, cutting the thick pile of lava flows.

This finding reinforces the geochemical and paleomagnetic evidence that the Ponta Grossa dyke swarms are associated with a late stage or a subsequent technomagmatic event following the main Serra Geral flood basalt volcanism in the southern and central Parana basin.

Revista Brasiliera de Geosciencias. 21 (4): 317 -327. December 1991 y Naomi Ussami, Alexandre Kolisnyk, Maria I. B. Raposo, Francisco J. F. Ferreira, Eder C. Molina and Marcia Ernesto.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Archaeology - Investigation of Native American Mounds

The mound building Native Americans from the U.S. midwest are often referred to as Mississippian— an Indian culture that lived along the Mississippi River Valley, developing around 700 to 800 AD and lasting until the late 1700's. Unlike the nomadic tendencies that one might associate with Native Americans, the Mississippian Indians were very skilled in agricultural ability, sustaining large communities of people for long periods of time.

One mound site is Angel Mounds— a State Historic Site on the banks of the Ohio River. Upon entering the site of this fourteenth-century walled-town, it seems like the New World equivalent of a medieval European fortress city. Surrounding the town on three sides, with the Ohio River as the fourth boundary, the stockade walls were originally 6,300 feet long and 16 to 18 feet high. Although not nearly as large as Cahokia, Angel Mounds is one of the best-preserved, pre-historic Native American settlements in the United States and was the largest towns of its time in what is now southern Indiana.

The site was named after the Angel Family who settled and farmed in this location along the Ohio River in the early 1800s. With the help of a magnetometer (an instrument that locates structures below the surface by comparing magnetic readings) and combining it with research done at related Mississippian sites, including information gathered from ethno-historic accounts of early explorers and missionaries, archeologists were able to reveal the mysteries of this timeless fortress.

More information is at http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/5-12-16/35851.html

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Gold Exploration - Magnetics Corroborates Mineralized Trends

Garrison International Inc. is pleased to announce encouraging results from geochemical soil and magnetometer surveys over exploration licenses at their Wutai property, Shanxi Province, China.

Gold geochemical anomalies in soil identify mineralized stratigraphy extending outward from known mineralization at the Dongyaozhuang mine. Magnetometer surveys corroborate mineralized trends outlined by anomalous soil samples, as well as delineating other potentially mineralized zones.

Based on the positive results of 2004 orientation surveys, which were conducted over known mineralization at the Dongyaozhuang mine, a larger scale sampling program was completed in October 2005. This survey tested mineralized and altered zones mapped by Garrison's Joint Venture Partner covering approximately 14 square kilometers.

Thirty kilometers of ground magnetic-GPS were run perpendicular to the general southwest trend of mineralization and multiple continuous, linear, magnetic anomalies were delineated. A total of 541 soil samples were collected at 30 meter intervals during a ridge and spur sampling program which were evaluated by SGS Labs in China. Multi-element ICP and gold assays conducted by SGS Labs found gold in soils up to 450 ppb. Numerous gold anomalies occur throughout the exploration licenses, in many places coincident with magnetic highs.

Analysis of the most recent magnetometer and geochemical surveys, coupled with construction of a 3D model of underground sampling, drilling and geological mapping is ongoing. Garrison's goal is to test potential mineralization with an 8 to 10 hole drilling program in the spring of 2006.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=570175

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Gold Exploration - Magnetics and IP

Sea Green Capital Corp. is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 50% interest in 4 claims comprised of 11 units covering approximately 177 hectares in the northeast part of Ogden Township in Ontario. The property is accessible by gravel roads on the outskirts of Timmins, Ontario.

The claims adjoin the DeSantis Mines property on the east and the McEnaney deposit to the south, and are underlain by hydrothermally altered volcanics and sedimentary rocks and porphyry intrusions. The "key" Porcupine Destor Fault is located one kilometer south of the property. Previous exploration on the property included ground geophysical surveys and numerous diamond drill holes recording narrow gold intersections.

Sea Green has commenced line cutting on both the Casa Berardi - North Group and on the Casa Berardi - Cancor Extension Project. Approximately 75 km. of line will be cut and then followed by magnetometer and IP surveys which are expected to be completed before the end of the year. These surveys are extensions of the work carried out earlier in the year and will lead to a drilling program early in 2006.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releasesfr/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=569257

Porphyry Copper - Magnetic Anomaly Associated with Occurrence

Aurelian Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the discovery of a second copper porphyry system at its Condor Project in SE Ecuador. Both porphyry systems are adjacent to the Bonza - Las Penas gold deposit.The Camp porphyry, immediately to the west of the Bonza - Las Penas gold deposit, was discovered during a short drilling campaign to test a large magnetic anomaly.

Diamond drill hole CP-05-46 intersected 0.24% copper from 195 m to 298.35 m in an angled hole with the last 42.35 m assaying 0.31% copper. The hole was stopped at 298.35m still in copper mineralisation. Copper assays steadily increased down the length of the hole which only tested the perimeter of the large magnetic anomaly. The porphyry is covered by thin post-mineralisation conglomerates, estimated at 20m true thickness in drill hole CP-05-46.

The discovery drill hole intercept occurs on the edge of the porphyry system which is defined by the magnetic survey as being over 500m wide, 800m long and open to the west. The hole was oriented with a 50 degree dip to the south.

Additionally, the Tranca Loma porphyry copper system occurs on the east shoulder of the Bonza-Las Penas epithermal gold-silver deposit. The porphyry copper system has been previously defined by mapping, sampling and geophysical surveys, including test pitting, trenching, IP and a magnetometer survey. This has delineated a north-west trending porphyry copper target over 2 km in length and 600 m in width, open along strike.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=569548

Friday, November 25, 2005

Alluvial Diamond Exploration - Correlation with Magnetic Sands

Cream Minerals Ltd. is pleased to report receipt of an updated Technical Report on its Alluvial Diamond Properties (EPL 1/94 and EPL 5/94) in Sierra Leone. The report, compliant with National Instrument 43-101, is written by Mr. Charles K. Ikona, P.Eng., Pamicon Developments Ltd., for Cream Minerals Ltd. in respect to its agreement with Casierra Development Fund and Casierra Diamond Corporation ("Casierra") to acquire a 70% interest.

For millions of years, diamonds originating in the Koidu Area of Sierra Leone and elsewhere have been swept down the major rivers, Sewa, Mano and Moa, to river bottoms, terraces and the sea. Prior to Casierra acquiring the lease in 1994, there is no recorded evidence of exploration for offshore diamonds in this area. It is postulated in Sierra Leone that tidal and wave actions as well as possible re-submerged paleochannels within the river deltas may have re-concentrated the diamonds.

Preliminary sampling in 1995 and 1996 by Casierra and Malaysia Mining Corporation recovered nineteen gem quality diamonds. In June, 2005, a detailed magnetometer survey over this area has suggested a possible correlation of diamond concentration with magnetic sands. The survey has shown the presence of a number of features including a 2,400 meter by 1,600 meter by 5 meter depth high priority target which has been identified for bulk sampling. This equates to about 19 million cubic meters of magnetically active sediments in which the magnetic component, weathered magnetite, with a density approximating that of diamonds, becomes an important exploration target.

More information is available at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=568800

Monday, November 14, 2005

Gold and Copper Exploration - Magnetics and IP for Identification of Drill Targets

Firestone Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce that a detailed surface geophysical program has commenced on the company's 2,016-hectare (4,980 acre) Sonora property, located 110 km northwest of Carmacks, Yukon Territory, Canada. The property lies midway along the "Dawson Range Gold Belt" which hosts historically important gold and copper mines and deposits. Placer gold mining has operated periodically on streams draining the Sonora property. A gravel airstrip on the property and a seasonal road within 25 km provide access.

Firestone Ventures is earning an 80% interest in the property.The 2005 geophysics program, conducted by Aurora Geosciences Ltd., consists of 24 line-km of induced polarization and surface magnetometer surveying across several previously identified targets. The program also includes VLF-EM surveying to help define the location of the Big Creek Fault extending along the Dawson Range Gold Belt. The geophysics program is designed to identify targets for a proposed diamond drilling program to begin in 2006.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=565974

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Uranium Exploration - Extrapolation of Geological Characteristics

Pitchstone Exploration Ltd. is pleased to provide an update on its Mountain Lake and Dismal Lake projects located in the Hornby Bay Basin of Nunavut and Northwest Territories.

A $1.2 million exploration program has recently been completed on the projects, which included a 684 line-km MEGATEM II survey, conducted by Fugro Airborne Surveys at 150 m line spacing, over the Mountain Lake project. This survey was designed to identify lithologic and structural characteristics of the Mountain Lake uranium deposit and extrapolate these to the remainder of the claims.

Follow-up ground geophysics was also conducted over the deposit with 40 line-km of magnetic, resistivity and both time- and frequency-domain electromagnetic surveys.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=565229

Monday, October 31, 2005

Porphyry Copper - Ground Magnetics and IP for Target Delineation

In 2005, Lloyd Geophysical of Vancouver was contracted to complete 17 line-kilometres of Induced Polarization (IP) and ground magnetic surveys to the south and west of Stealth's newly discovered Sofia copper-gold porphyry outcrop. The survey covered an area 1,500 metres east west by 3,000 metres north south with grid lines spaced at 200 metres and stations at 50 metres on each line. In 2003 an airborne survey was completed and in 2004 the area was mapped in conjunction with the previously discussed soil sampling program. This ground based geophysical survey was a fundamental piece of work that provided a coherent geological picture of the potential of the Sickle Creek area.

The following is the summary from The Lloyd Geophysical Report on the Sofia prospect: "Based on the geophysical data discussed in this report, the surveys have outlined a very strong IP chargeability anomaly with a significant magnetic overprint. This anomaly, which overlies approximately 50 percent of the survey area, is about 1,400 metres long and 1,000 metres wide. Furthermore it remains open to the northwest, the northeast and the southwest, and also has a strong depth component. Since this anomaly is underlain by rocks of the Jock Creek quartz monzonite pluton, it has been interpreted to indicate the presence of a strong sulphide system with the potential to host a significant gold-copper porphyry deposit."

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releasesfr/show.jsp?action=showRelease&searchText=false&showText=all&actionFor=564924

Monday, October 24, 2005

Gold Exploration - Magnetics and VLF for Selection of Drill Targets

Black Pearl's summer work program consisted of prospecting, mapping and sampling of selected areas of the 9000 hectare Wekusko property, concentrating on the core areas surrounding the Ferro-Gold Dust gold deposits. This work was based upon an extensive 1989-90 ground VLF-EM and magnetometer database, which covers much of the property with 50 and 100 meter line spacing.

The results of the summer program are encouraging and have resulted in the upgrading of 19 VLF-EM conductors to drill worthy, with a total of 2500 meters of drilling planned in 40 holes. This program will begin in early January 2006, a drill contract having been secured.

The 2005 prospecting on the Wekusko property resulted in the ground checking of over 40 VLF-EM anomalies. These anomalies were located along both the Laguna-McCafferty and the Ferro gold trends, as well as in the vicinity of the NW edge of the Morgan Lake quartz-eye granite pluton. This work has resulted in the selection of 19 VLF-EM anomalies for drilling a total of 26 holes.

The drill program will also be expanded to include drilling in the Johnson Lake area, 3 to 5 km northeast of the McCafferty zone. Here magnetometer, VLF-EM and I.P. geophysics identified drill targets in the vicinity of new gold showings containing up to 0.47 oz/T Au (16 g Au) in a grab sample.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releasesfr/show.jsp?action=showRelease&actionFor=562873

Porphyry Copper - Ground Magnetics for Follow-Up

Asia Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ASG) is pleased to announce the discovery of widespread porphyry copper-gold mineralization at the Khongor prospect in the Gobi region of southern Mongolia. Initial rock sampling and geological mapping have confirmed copper-oxide mineralization over an area of at least 1,250 metres in length and up to 325 metres in width.

The Khongor prospect is located within the West Falcon Gobi Area, a joint-venture property with BHP Billiton World Exploration Inc. (BHP Billiton). The Khongor porphyry copper-gold prospect was discovered by Asia Gold during a reconnaissance exploration program on the company's West Gobi project. Asia Gold is now establishing a winter camp at Khongor in order to support a detailed exploration program with follow-up drilling to test the potential of the porphyry system.

Planned Exploration Programs

Asia Gold and BHP Billiton are currently discussing plans to continue exploration of Khongor 'North' located within the West Falcon Gobi Area. Khongor 'South', the projected southeast strike extension of the prospect outside of the West Falcon Gobi Area, will be explored independently by Asia Gold pursuant to the option agreement with Solomon Resources and Gallant Minerals.

The first exploration program at Khongor South started in early October. This program includes geological mapping, rock sampling and a ground magnetometer survey.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&actionFor=563310

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Hazardous Waste - Using Magnetics to Find Buried Drums

Rick Alcaraz has told the state Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) that he and other workers collected drums from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and dumped them offshore from the field station three decades ago. Alcaraz said he believes the drums contained radioactive waste material.

Barbara Cook, who is supervising the cleanups of field station and Campus Bay for the DTSC, said that the property where the drums were dropped is not owned by RFS and that the state does not know who owns the marshland between the station and the Marina Bay subdivision.

She said that her agency will be using magnetometers in an attempt to pinpoint the barrels so her agency can determine what they contained.

More information is at http://www.berkeleydaily.org/text/article.cfm?issue=09-06-05&storyID=22238

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Archaeology - Detection of Ring Structure Using Magnetometers

A previously unknown circular structure about 200 feet in diameter is detected recently during preliminary work for an erosion-control project at the site of 2,000-year-old Fort Ancient State Memorial, state authorities say.

More study will be needed to determine whether the structure is an earthworks or the remains of a ditch that held a series of large posts or of some other kind of structure.

"The reaction is 'Wow!'" Jack Blosser, Fort Ancient's site manager, says to The Associated Press.
Blosser says the last major discovery at the site was the remains of several homes found during excavation for a museum and garden area built in 1998.

Ohio authorities say a magnetometer, which can show disruptions in magnetic soil particles, detected the structure below ground.

More information is at http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/2250800002

Friday, August 26, 2005

Gold Exploration - Magnetics and VLF for Anomaly Follow-Up

The Kenville Mine has not been in production for decades, but figures released in 1990 ranked it as the 26th largest gold producer in British Columbia history. British Columbia Government records indicate that between 1890 and 1954, the Kenville Mine produced 2,024,306 grams of gold (2 metric tonnes) from 181,120 tonnes of ore.

Current work recommendations include:- A surface exploration program to enlarge the soil geo-chemical grid and expand the present anomalies discovered during the mid 1990's by Teck Corp during a two-year drill program. The geo-chemical soil grid located a large copper, gold, silver and molybdenum anomaly, which may overlie a zone or zones of foliation-conformable porphryr copper-style mineralization. The soil anomaly is located near the periphery of a felsic intrusion in a virtually unexplored area of the property.

The anomalous area is 1000 meters in strike length and 250 meters in width, and is open to expansion. Magnetometer and VLF-EM surveys, machine trenching, surface prospecting and geological mapping will be used to follow-up the anomaly.

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&actionFor=552109

Friday, August 19, 2005

Diamond Exploration - Magnetics for Selecting Drill Targets

Randsburg International Gold Corporation announced today that it has discovered additional diamonds on itsVictory Strike concessions located in central Brazil's Goias State and that ithas substantially increased the size of its landholdings. Randsburg's Brazilian subsidiary, DIADEM MINERACAO LTDA, has a 100%interest in the exploration permits that cover the prospective area which is now 252 square kilometres (62,270 acres) in size. Randsburg owns 85% of the subsidiary.

The concessions are in geological proximity to the famous diamond producing area of the Verissimo River from which diamonds have been recovered for more than 100 years. Based on recently completed ground and airborne geophysics, the Company claimed additional concessions totaling 132 square kilometres.

Based on these new discoveries, the Company has implemented the following work program:

1) Ground work, including further auger drilling, pitting and trenching is being conducted to further delineate the size of the diamond bearing eclogitic intrusives.

2) Airborne and ground magnetic surveys were conducted over prospective features in the claim block. Over 3000 line kilometres of high-resolution aeromagnetic data were collected and interpreted under the supervision of Dr. Allan Spector. A total of 12 line kilometers of ground magnetometer surveying was also completed byDr. Spector over the area of the Victory Strike that includes the systematic auger drilling. Several magnetic anomalies have been interpreted as high priority targets by Dr. Spector.

More information is at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2005/18/c1260.html

Gold Exploration - Inverse Relationship Between Gold and Magnetics

Prize Mining Corporation is pleased to announce that it has now completed the ground magnetometer geophysical survey on its Atlin Gold Property in northwestern British Columbiat hat was first announced on July 11, 2005. Prize is also pleased to announce that the geophysical survey was completed with tighter line spacing than originally proposed on both the Yellowjacket and Rock of Ages Zones resulting in additional line kilometers and more detailed survey results. In addition, a small geophysical survey on the Gold Run Zone was completed that was not originally planned, as was a survey of all the remaining existing drill collar locations.

The final completed cost of the entire program was less than the budget. The ground magnetometer geophysical survey was designed to follow up strong magnetic anomalies outlined on the Atlin Gold Property by the prior airborne magnetic survey. Exploration work to date by Prize has discovered a positive correlation between low magnetic susceptibility zones and high grade gold mineralization in the Yellowjacket Zone (see previous News Releases datedMay 25, 2005).

The detailed ground magnetometer geophysical survey was completed over the Yellowjacket and Rock of Ages Zones with grid lines spaced 25 or 50 metres apart and readings taken at 5 metre intervals along the grid lines. The magnetometer geophysical survey showed nearly identical magnetic responses on the Yellowjacket Zone and the undrilled Rock of Ages Zone as seen from the previous airborne magnetic survey and the magnetic susceptibility survey on the drill core.

A detailed ground magnetometer geophysical survey was also completed overthe Gold Run Zone located at the head of the historic Pine Creek placer gold channel, 3 kilometres upstream from the Yellowjacket Zone. Seven grid lineswere surveyed at 50 metre spacings with readings at 5 metre intervals in order to test the magnetic response. A larger and sharper magnetic response was found on the Gold Run Zone as compared to the Yellowjacket and Rock of Ages Zones.

The Gold Run Zone, like the Rock of Ages Zone, remains untested by drilling. In all three grid areas, the preliminary total field ground magnetometer geophysical survey results define the target areas very well. Currently 3D modeling and inversion of the magnetic data is being completed by Peter E.Walcott and Associates and will be employed to assist in targeting the next phase of the diamond drill program on the Yellowjacket Zone. Diamond drilling will commence on the Yellowjacket Zone the first week of September, 2005.

More information is at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2005/18/c1318.html

Gold Exploration - Magnetics for Anomaly Follow Up

Aurelian Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of Phase One exploration and the commencement of Phase TWO exploration at the Bella Vista gold and silver prospect at the Condor Project in southeastern Ecuador. New assays from the area have returned up to 23.3 g/t of Au and 449 g/t of Ag, with 19 samples returning greater than 2 g/t of Au.

The purpose of Phase One follow-up of the stream sediment anomaly at Bella Vista was: to identify the main trend of the mineralization, where an outcrop grab sample assayed 47.3 g/t Au (PR 08/06/2005) and to identify other mineralized structures through geologic mapping and sampling. The completion of Phase One has identified the main trend as 050 degrees, dipping between 40 to 60 degrees to the southeast.

In addition to the previously outlined Morales Shear Zone, another 5 mineralized structures have been delineated in the course of Phase One. Mineralization occurs as veins and mineralized shear zones in the in the Zamora batholith granodiorite.During Phase One, the total number of grab and rock chip samples taken is 197 of which 18 samples are from float and 168 samples are from outcrop. Of the outcrop samples, 38 are rock chip samples between 1.0 m and 4.0 m in length and the other 141 are grab samples. The grade of the samples ranges from less than 0.001 to 23.3 g/t for Au and less than 0.2 to 449 g/t for Ag. Approximately 10% of all samples taken average greater than 1.0 g/t of Au.
President Patrick Anderson states, "These results fully justify follow-up. We are immediately initiating Phase Two of exploration to further delineate the scope of these high grade structures. This phase will include a program of line-cutting, mapping, geochemistry and geophysics using the company's magnetometers. We expect to have the results for this next stage within the next two months."

More information is at http://www.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&actionFor=552467

Monday, August 15, 2005

Platinum Metals - Magnetics to Test Anomalies along Offset Dyke

Wallbridge Mining Company Limited announced the first assays from channel samples and drill holes testing thenewly identified Trill Offset Dyke. Assays from the first massive sulphide lens to be discovered in this new unexplored dyke include 4.64 m of 3.04 gPt/t, 7.72 g Pd/t, 1.92 g Au/t (12.68 g Pt+Pd+Au/t), 1.70% nickel, 1.05%copper in hole WTR-011 (estimated true width 3.3 metres), including a massivesulphide section of 11.36 g Pd/t, 3.84 g Pt/t, 0.18 g Au/t (15.38 gPt+Pd+Au/t), 4.85% nickel, 0.57% copper over 1.42 metres (estimated true width1.0 metres).

More work is planned ... Linecutting has been completed covering the strike extensions of the dyke, and magnetometer and ground TEM surveys are currently underway to test magnetic anomalies identified along the trend of the dyke by magnetic surveys.

More information is at http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2005/09/c8388.html

Diamond Exploration - Magnetics to Outline Size Extents

Delta Mining and Exploration Corp., is pleased to announce that Apex Geoscience, LTD has commenced a detailed fieldwork program on the Montana properties. As announced in a press release dated July 28, 2005, Delta has retained Apex Geoscience, a leading geological consulting firm, to carry out exploration on the Homestead kimberlite pipe and the TV Hill, Half Moon, Rattler Butte, Three Buttes and Teigen Butte, diamond targets in the Grassrange district of Eastern Montana. The work is a follow-up to initial exploration previously completed by Delta in which a number of targets with diamond potential were identified containing classic diamond indicator minerals. In the case of the Homestead pipe a micro-diamond was recovered.

The Apex work program will be multi-phased. The first phase will consist of a geophysical program comprising a ground magnetometer survey to outline the size extent of Delta's exploration targets. Phase two will consist of expanded geophysics, detailed ground mapping, trenching and sampling which will lead to bulk sampling of key targets. Results of each step will be issued as they become available, with the whole program scheduled to last through the end of summer.

More information is at http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050809005662&newsLang=en

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