Press ReleasesSeptember 30, 2010
Wallbridge Mining Extends Platinum-Palladium-Gold Mineralization at Amy Lake
Toronto, Ontario - September 30, 2010 - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM, FWB: WC7) (the "Company") today announced that recent mapping and sampling on its Frost Lake Property in Sudbury have uncovered a new exposure of platinum-palladium-gold-copper-nickel mineralization that extends the Amy Lake Cu-PGE zone 70 metres further northwest. Importantly, the new exposure provides new insight into the nature of the structures controlling the PGE mineralisation. Surface sampling at the new occurrence returned assays ranging up to 25.15 grams per tonne (g/t) platinum + palladium + gold (TPM) and included a 0.40 meter channel sample returning 17.55 g/t TPM.
"We are continuing to evaluate and explore the Frost Lake property. Discovery of this new mineralization and identification of the structural controls on its distribution represents a major step forward in the exploration of the mineralization at Amy Lake", stated Alar Soever, President and CEO of Wallbridge. "This new information will be very useful in exploring the Amy Lake mineralization at depth."
Full assay results for the surface sampling carried out to date are shown in Table 1 and their location is shown on the map appended to this press release on Wallbridge's website at www.wallbridgemining.com.
Table 1 Assay Results from 2010 Surface Samples
|706552||Grab (0.48 kg)||0.97||0.22||0.05||0.70||19.00||2.02||0.14||2.08|
|706553||Grab (2.16 kg)||0.75||0.09||0.30||0.36||3.05||0.18||0.08||0.15|
|706554||Grab (0.65 kg)||2.90||0.20||1.48||1.22||4.07||0.21||0.06||0.25|
|706555||Grab (0.28 kg)||1.58||0.21||0.71||0.66||2.19||0.18||0.07||0.17|
|706557||Grab (0.90 kg)||0.08||0.02||0.03||0.02||0.46||0.05||0.01||0.61|
|706558||Grab (0.99 kg)||0.86||0.09||0.33||0.44||8.61||0.65||0.05||0.61|
|706559||Grab (1.28 kg)||4.35||0.82||1.49||2.05||12.40||0.81||0.26||1.35|
|706562||Grab (1.25 kg)||2.06||1.03||0.63||0.41||13.10||1.12||0.09||0.90|
|706563||Channel (0.4 m)||2.16||0.15||0.54||1.48||14.55||2.16||0.31||1.97|
|706564||Grab (0.96 kg)||1.83||1.06||0.04||0.73||15.90||3.14||0.39||6.13|
|706565||Channel (0.4 m)||2.68||1.04||0.57||1.08||13.90||1.58||0.44||2.30|
|706566||Channel (0.4 m)||17.55||0.09||9.30||8.16||1.51||0.09||0.25||0.29|
|706592||Grab (1.82 kg)||25.15||0.16||3.09||21.90||4.16||0.06||1.41||1.84|
|502653||Channel (0.3 m)||3.60||0.56||0.23||2.80||12.25||0.50||0.06||0.61|
|502654||Channel (0.3 m)||1.87||0.24||0.91||0.72||4.04||0.46||0.13||0.93|
The new exposure indicates mineralization at Amy Lake is controlled by southeasterly trending structures and was not fully tested by historic drilling which was at a low angle to these structures. PGE's at Amy Lake occur within the same altered and mineralised Sudbury breccia structure that hosts the Capre 3000 Cu-PGE deposit which is currently being defined 600 meters along strike to the south on the adjacent Vale-Lonmin joint venture (see Lonmin press release January 23, 2007, and presentations posted at www.lonmin.com). PGE mineralisation at Amy Lake is interpreted to represent a primary low-sulfide halo that is typical of that peripheral to producing Cu-PGE "footwall" ore zones in Sudbury such as at Quadra FNX's Morrison deposit, portions of Xstrata Nickel's Ni-Rim South deposit, and Vale's 153 deposit. The new structural information gained from the new exposure will be valuable in following this mineralisation to depth towards an economic target.
Drill testing of this newly discovered mineralization is planned for later this fall.
Samples were prepared at ALS Chemex Ltd. laboratories in Sudbury and then shipped to their analytical facilities in Vancouver. Samples were analyzed for Au, Pt, and Pd by standard lead collection, fire assay fusion with an atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) finish. Samples were analyzed for base metals, silver and trace elements using a four acid (HNO3-HCIO4-HF and HCI) near total digestion and a combination of ICP-MS and ICP-AES finish.
The Qualified Person responsible for the technical content of this press release is Mark Croteau, P.Geo, Manager of Operations for Wallbridge Mining Company Limited.
The Frost Lake Property is a joint venture between Wallbridge and Xstrata Nickel. Wallbridge is Operator and holds a 58 % interest.
About the Company
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited's primary focus is the exploration for platinum group element ("PGE"), nickel, and copper deposits in the Sudbury area of Ontario. The Sudbury area hosts the world's largest concentration of nickel deposits and is currently the most active mining camp in North America. Major joint venture partners in Sudbury include Vale Inco, Xstrata Nickel, Lonmin Plc. and Impala Platinum Holdings Limited. Wallbridge also has a major shareholding in Duluth Metals Limited, which has defined a large copper-nickel-PGE resource in the rapidly emerging Duluth Complex base metal camp in Minnesota and recently announced a joint venture with Antofagasta Plc., which will see the project financed through feasibility. Wallbridge also holds a portfolio of porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum properties in southwestern BC which is currently being spun-out into a new company,
Miocene Metals Limited, which was formed to finance the exploration of these properties.
For Further Information
Please visit the Company's website at www.wallbridgemining.com, or contact:
Mara Strazdins, Vice-President, Investor Relations
Tel: (416) 369-1500 ext 222
Email: [email protected]
Wallbridge Mining Company Limited
Alar Soever, President and CEO
Tel: (705) 682-9297
Email: [email protected]
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