VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - Alpha Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AMW) ("Alpha" or "the Company") would like to clarify the headline on the February 25th, 2013 new release should read "ALPHA EXPANDS DISCOVERY ZONE TO 50M WIDE WITH 4 STEP-OUT HOLES HITTING "OFF-SCALE" RADIOACTIVITY".
The company published the headline "Alpha Expands Discovery Zone To 50m Wide With 5 Step-Out Holes Hitting "OFF-SCALE" Radioactivity" when the number of step-out holes should have read 4 (Four). The discrepancy was due to drill hole PLS13-028, on Line 090E, on the lake, which was drilled 90 meters east of the November discovery area, showing a high counts per second (cps) reading with the down-hole probe but no "off-scale" cps with the handheld scintillometer.
It is believed that the "off-scale" mineralization in that section of drill core was ground up and uranium mineralization was not recovered into the core barrel. This is not an uncommon occurrence when drilling friable or soft mineralization. Because the down hole probe measures a much larger volume of the rock (the gamma radiation due to the mineralization can pass through several inches of the rock surrounding the drill rods), this allows a high reading from the down-hole probe that cannot be measured in the drill core by the handheld scintillometer.
For accuracy and for consistency with our joint venture partner, Alpha Minerals amends its Headline to read "Alpha Expands Discovery Zone To 50m Wide With 4 Step-Out Holes Hitting "OFF-SCALE" Radioactivity".
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Alpha Minerals Inc.
Ben Ainsworth, President, CEO and Director
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