Geo Minerals Ltd.

Geo Minerals Ltd.

June 24, 2010 08:00 ET

Geo Minerals Completes Phase One Drilling at Silver Bell West, Arizona

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) - GEO MINERALS LTD. (TSX VENTURE:GM)(FRANKFURT:8G3) ("GEO" or the "Company") has completed its first phase of drilling at the Silver Bell West property in southern Arizona. Core holes SB-1 and SB-2 were drilled to test two areas of a secondary target identified by outcropping copper mineralization in a Laramide quartz monzonite. Copper-molybdenum veinlets and associated alteration similar to that observed on outcrop was encountered intermittently in both drill holes. Base and precious metal assays for split-core samples will be completed early in Q3.

The mineralization and alteration observed in drill holes SB-1 and SB-2 are consistent with the possibility that base and precious metals-bearing skarns may exist at depth where the quartz monzonite would be in contact with reactive sedimentary rock. Drilling of the primary skarn targets at Silver Bell West is expected to start early in Q4 of this year, when a rig with deeper drilling capabilities becomes available.

Silver Bell West

The Silver Bell West property is located in the historic Silver Bell District, which has produced more than 176 Mt at an average grade of 0.63% copper from skarn, secondary enrichment blankets, and oxide copper deposits associated with a Laramide porphyry copper system, and had 1990 reserves of 185 Mt at 0.61% copper (reported in Long, 1995, Arizona Geol. Soc. Digest, v. 20). Field work in 2007 revealed several target areas within a largely untested zone for potential skarn and porphyry-style copper mineralization. The zone lies in the southeastern portion of the property, where areas of suspected skarn and related porphyry-style mineralization are projected to underlie outcrops of quartz-chalcopyrite vein swarms in igneous rocks that are adjacent to gold-bearing copper veins in sedimentary rocks. Ten drill sites are permitted on this portion of the property on the basis of geological mapping.

Drilling at two of ten drill sites permitted on this portion of the property were completed, for a combined total of 219 meters (717 feet). Hole SB-1 was collared in gravel cover, and drilled at 60 degrees inclination to the north with a total length of 169 meters (556 feet). Quartz monzonite was intersected at 76 meters, with quartz-chalcopyrite-pyrite veinlets and chlorite alteration noted at 115-118, and at 122 meters, and molybdenite also present at 134, 146, and 164 meters. Hole SB-2 was collared in quartz monzonite, and is a 45 degree inclined hole drilled at an eastern azimuth roughly one kilometer north-northwest of SB-1 over a total length of 112 meters (366 feet). Quartz-chalcopyrite veining with chlorite alteration was noted throughout drill hole SB-2, with intervals of greatest intensity at 21-52 meters and 73-86 meters. Split samples of selected core intervals are being sent to ALS-Chemex for assay with results expected early in the third quarter.

The Company's Silver Bell West property is under lease from Bronco Creek Exploration (see News Release August 27, 2009). The lease requires Geo to incur $2,000,000 in work expenditures, pay cumulative advanced royalty payments of $705,000, and issue a total of 800,000 common shares over a five-year term. A royalty of 2.5% is included, with a provision to buy back 0.5% for $1 million by the seventh anniversary.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Technical Advisor to Geo Minerals and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Dr. Tom E. McCandless, P.Geo.

Geo Minerals is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral and energy opportunities for the benefit of all our stakeholders, with four active porphyry copper projects in Arizona. For further information we invite you to visit us at

Bronco Creek Exploration is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurasian Minerals with exploration properties in key mining districts of Arizona, Nevada, and Wyoming.


Michael England, President

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