Cartier Resources Inc.

Cartier Resources Inc.

March 25, 2010 08:33 ET

Cartier Confirms Polymetalic VMS Potential at Depth on MacCormack

VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) - Cartier Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ECR) ("Cartier") is pleased to announce that its latest drill holes MC-10-08 and MC-10-09 confirm the potential at depth for polymetalic Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) mineralization on its MacCormack property. The holes intersected a horizon with 5 to 20% disseminated sulphides over 34 meters and a zone of chalcopyrite stringers over 38 meters thickening at a vertical depth of 500 meters. The MacCormack property hosts massive sulphide mineralization that is typical of Cu-Zn-Ag-Au deposits found in the Abitibi and in particular at the Kidd Creek Mine in Ontario. Borehole EM interpretation and assays are pending.

These new results, factored with the previous four holes drilled in the area, have highlighted a very prospective setting for a gold rich polymetalic VMS deposit. The key features include:

  • A multiphase rhyolitic dome identified over two kilometers and up to 200 meters thick;

  • Independently verified stratigraphy similar in age and composition to that of the world class Kidd Creek deposit;

  • A broad sericite, chlorite, garnet, magnetite and sulphide bearing alteration zone within the stratigraphic footwall;

  • High grade copper, zinc, silver and gold sulphide intersections;

  • Frequent gold enriched footwall sulphide breccia and stringers;

  • A highly permeable and sulphide mineralized section of footwall rhyolite; and

  • A network of chalcopyrite-sphalerite (Cu-Zn) stringers developing at depth.

"Although we have drilled only a few holes into this new environment, all have shown encouraging results," commented Philippe Cloutier, President and CEO of Cartier. "Each drill program has better defined the system, increased the potential of a major discovery and provided the impetus to continue exploring. We are currently reviewing all our recent data and preparing the next phase of work."

The ease of access and lay of the ground allow Cartier to work this property on a year-round basis for trenching and drilling. Cartier has multiple options to fund the exploration of this property through financing or partnership and will be providing updates regarding the advancement of this project.

Figure: VMS Potential on MacCormack (

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Quality Assurance/Quality Control

The MacCormack exploration program is conducted under the supervision of Mr. Philippe Berthelot, P. Geo., qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Cartier has implemented and adheres to a strict Quality Assurance/Quality Control program which includes mineralized standards and blanks for each batch of samples. Assay samples are taken from drill core sawed in half with one half sent to a commercial laboratory and the other half retained for future reference. Analyses are either performed by Techni-lab S.G.B. Abitibi inc. in Sainte-Germaine, Quebec, or by ALS-Chemex in Val-d'Or, Quebec, both of which are accredited laboratories.

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