TAD Mineral Exploration
TSX VENTURE : TJ

April 01, 2010 03:01 ET

TAD Mineral Exploration: Drilling Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) - TAD Mineral Exploration Inc. ("TAD") (TSX VENTURE:TJ) wishes to announce that two of eight planned angle drill holes on the Hazelton South Property have been completed and the third is close to completion. 

Drill holes have been oriented perpendicular to the strike of the vein and are lined up in a fence pattern spaced at 25 meter intervals to define the extension of known surface mineralization at depth.

DDH-1 was collared on the central portion of the American Boy No. 6 Vein and was drilled to a depth of 277 ft (84.43m). In DDH-1, two polymetallic sulphide bearing quartz-carbonate veins with interval lengths of 2 ft (0.61 m) and 3.8 ft (1.16 m) have been intersected at depths of 158.7-160.7 ft (48.37-48.98m) & 172-175.8 ft (52.32-53.58m) respectively. 

Thirteen core samples from DDH-1 with a combined interval length of 46 ft (14.02m) from various depths ranging from 77-263.4 ft, (23.5-80.2m) depth have been submitted to Acme Labs of Vancouver, BC for geochemical analysis. 

Jason Gigliotti, a director of TAD stated, "Drilling is progressing on the Hazelton Prospect at this time. Indications to date are what we were hoping to see and we look forward to receiving the assays from the first set of core samples submitted thus far. With only 23,143,200 shares outstanding, any positive drill results could have a positive impact on the company's growth."

The Hazelton South Property is located approximately seven kilometres northeast of Hazleton in the Omineca Mining Division of British Columbia. Access to the property is gained by paved and gravel mining roads, which transect the Hazelton South claims proper. Secondary mining roads provide access to the known mineralized zones.

Gold-silver veins on the Hazelton Property have been exposed on surface for up to 160 meters. Consistently highly anomalous values of up to 9.9 g/t gold, 1115 g/t silver, 1816 ppm Cu, 5.83% Pb, and 4.46% Zn, indicate prime exploration targets.

Andris Kikauka, P.Geo. has reviewed the technical data in this news release.

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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

TAD Mineral Exploration Inc.

Jason Gigliotti, Director

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