TAD Mineral Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TJ

April 22, 2010 03:01 ET

TAD Mineral Exploration Inc.: Phase One of Drill Program Successfully Completed

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2010) - TAD Mineral Exploration Inc. ("TAD") (TSX VENTURE:TJ) wishes to announce that phase one of the diamond drilling program on the Hazelton South Property has been completed. Drill holes were oriented perpendicular to the strike of the inferred vein systems in a fence pattern spaced at 25 meter intervals to define the extension of known surface mineralization at depth.

Type 1 & 2 quartz-carbonate-sulphide fissure veins occur along sub-vertically oriented fault and shear zones dipping -60 to -80 degrees east. Zones with quartz veining were intersected in all eight drill holes. The shear zones and faulting are sub-vertical and the angle holes were successful in intersecting these zones.

Preliminary results from DDH-1 have been received and returned 196.8 ppm Cu, 3475 ppm Pb, >10,000 ppm Zn, >100 ppm Ag, and 1242.2 ppb Au over 0.61 meters at a depth of 48.37 meters. The type 2 fissure vein intersected is interpreted as the extension of surface mineralization located in the trench 22 meters east of the drill collar. This intercept displays a lateral vein extension of 34.14 meters from surface. Trench samples from this area of the vein system returned values of 339 ppm Cu, 355 ppm Pb, 584 ppm Zn, and 3527 ppb Au.

A total of 176 samples have been submitted to Acme labs of Vancouver, BC and results are expected within the next two weeks.

Jason Gigliotti, a director of TAD, stated "We are please with the preliminary results attained to date. We look forward to receiving all the assays back which will assist in the next phase of drilling."

Andris Kikauka, P.Geo. is the Qualified Person for the Hazelton Prospect and has read and authorized this news release.

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TAD MINERAL EXPLORATION INC.

Per: 
Jason Gigliotti, Director

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