Pediment Exploration Ltd.

Pediment Exploration Ltd.

October 03, 2007 13:01 ET

Pediment Exploration Ltd.: Hole PLRC-20 Intersects 6.1 Metres Grading 15.14 g/t Gold in Oxides Within a 152-Metre of 1.64 g/t Gold Mineralized Intersection in the Los Planes Zone

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2007) - Pediment Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEZ)(FRANKFURT:P5E) is pleased to report on the newly received assay results from reverse circulation drill hole PLRC-20, part of the continuing 10,000-metre program at the Los Planes zone within the 100% owned San Antonio gold project in Baja California Sur, Mexico. These analytical results continue to confirm the large size and high-grade nature of the Los Planes gold mineralized area. The significance of the results from these assays confirm continuation of a thick gold mineralized section within the San Antonio shear zone, that extends to surface under shallow pediment cover and has a down-dip length of more than 300 metres. Oxidized gold mineralization is broadened in surface extent by block faulted oxidized mineralization as indicated by the drill phase in progress. The table of intercepts from PLRC-20 is presented below.

Drill hole PLRC-20 is a vertical hole located about 150 metres north of hole PLRC-03 and 70 metres northeast of core hole LCDD-19, on section N39800. Please click on the links below to view the updated drill plan and cross sections. PLRC-20 is located 50 metres north of section N39750. Please click below to see the recent drill hole plan map for the Los Planes zone.

Drill Plan:


From To Length Gold grade (grams
(metres) (metres) (metres) per tonne) Comments
PLRC-20 20.42 53.95 33.53 3.29 Oxide zone
including 32.61 38.71 6.10 15.14 Oxide zone
and 61.57 79.86 18.29 1.119 Oxide zone
and 87.48 172.82 85.34 1.371 Oxide to
93.6, mixed
to 114.9
including 145.39 151.49 6.10 5.26 Within
sulphide zone

Note: Hole PLRC-20 was drilled vertically and intercepts shown are not true
width. The Los Planes zone is observed to dip about 45 degrees to the west.

As can be observed from the table above, a deep level of oxidation is being found at Los Planes, reaching over 100 metres depth in several sections. In hole PLRC-20, the oxide mineralized zones are characterized as follows:

From To Zone
20.42 metres 95.57 metres Oxide
104.24 metres 114.91 metres Mixed oxide-sulphide
114.91 metres 171.30 metres Sulphide

Observations Acquired from Drilling:

Drilling has now traced Los Planes gold mineralization for approximately 1000 metres of strike, and the zone remains open. Los Planes is interpreted to be a northern continuation of the historic Las Colinas resource, though Los Planes displays both higher grades and larger thicknesses. The drilled thickness of mineralization at Los Planes varies from 25 to more than 130 metres and both the eastern (up-dip) and western (down-dip) boundaries of the Los Planes system are still to be determined. Oxides after sulphide mineralization are observed for up to 120 meters depth with partial oxidation extending up to another 50 meters in some areas. The unusually deep oxidation for this region is believed to be the result of normal faults creating conduits for meteoric water to penetrate to greater depths.

Drill hole PLRC-20 penetrated a deep zone of oxide gold mineralization in granodiorite. A basin fault passes east of the drill hole and an up-dip portion of the system may be down-dropped within this fault block to extend the target area further to the east. A review of the geophysical data in this area suggests thin basin cover 400 metres to the northeast of PLRC-20 with deep oxidation. This area will be drill tested for a secondary zone within the large permissive San Antonio shear.

The company has drilled 7800 meters (RC) and samples from twenty three additional drill holes have been shipped to ALS Chemex facilities, assay results from these will be released once they have been received and compiled. Going forward the company will receive drill hole results in clusters and these will be release several holes at a time. Drilling is continuing without breaks except for hurricane warnings.


Each 1.5 metre-long section of material from the reverse circulation drill is collected and split on site, with one-half retained at the project and the balance shipped to the ALS Chemex preparatory facility in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. The ALS Chemex lab weighs received material, and a part is ground to a pulp fraction and shipped to the Vancouver, B.C. laboratory facility. Analyses are performed for gold by fire assay with AA finish, with over limit (+10 g/t gold) re-assayed by fire assay with a gravimetric finish.

Vice President, Exploration, Mel Herdrick, M.Sc. is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has approved the information contained in this release. The project supervisor is geologist Pedro Teran, B.Sc.

Pediment Exploration is a well financed, aggressive exploration company with a focus on exploration of precious metals deposits in western Mexico, and is actively exploring a series of projects in Baja California Sur and Sonora.

On Behalf of the Board

Gary Freeman, President and CEO


Vancouver, British Columbia

We Seek Safe Harbour.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 27E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the timing of future exploration activities by the Company, future anticipated exploration program results, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, business and financing plans, potential mining scenarios, the success of mineral processing procedures, business trends and future operating costs and revenues. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, the Company's inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, the Company's inability to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies. The reader is referred to the Company's reports, publicly available through the Canadian Securities Administrators' System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval (EDGAR) System at, for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects.

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Contact Information

  • Pediment Exploration Ltd.
    Gary Freeman
    President and CEO
    (604) 682-4418
    Pediment Exploration Ltd.
    Michael Rapsch
    (604) 682-4418