Animas Resources Ltd.

Animas Resources Ltd.

June 16, 2008 16:00 ET

Animas Resources Geochemistry Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Animas Resources (TSX VENTURE:ANI) (the "Company") is pleased to report that they have received assay results from 572 select surface rock-chip geochemical samples collected to both define near surface drill targets and sample suspected outcropping feeder zones with an eye toward district wide metal zoning and potential source areas.

Animas Resources recently completed the initial phases of a surface rock-chip geochemical sampling program designed to augment the extensive existing historic rock/ soil sampling database. The purpose of this program was to provide specific information for drill targeting, with drilling to commence in June. The new samples provide Animas with better precious metal and trace element distribution data that is vital for delineating district-wide and project-specific mineral zoning patterns.

Some of the significant results of this program are discussed below:

- Select geochemical sampling within the old mines and adjacent areas of outcropping bedrock indicates that gold mineralization is clearly controlled by high-angle, northwest and northeast-trending faults and shear zones crossing cutting favorable host rocks. The recognition of these structural "feeder zones" coupled with the understanding of the importance of stratigraphic and host-rock control in gold deposition has added greatly to the development of a new, district-wide gold mineralization model. This new model is expected to aid greatly in the evaluation of known gold occurrences and drill targeting. The map of the new geochemical sampling is with the pdf version of this press release posted on our web site

- In fill surface sampling within the poorly drill-tested, southeast-trending Toro - Camello zone indicates that mineralization may continue between these two old mines for leach oxide gold deposits. Gold in rock ranges from less than 0.1 gpt to 2.35 gpt Au and it is permissive that a coherent mineralized zone up to 200 meters wide and 400 meters long may exist between the two old mines. The new sampling of this area can be found on the pdf version of this release posted on our web site.

"The surface geochemistry is clearly defining larger areas of potential and focusing our efforts on the best areas. The results to date have justified the ongoing expanded sampling program in selected areas. The concept of sampling the feeder zones looking for district wide trends continues to be of interest to our broader efforts to develop new and larger targets," commented Gregory E. McKelvey, President, CEO & Director.

About Animas Resources Ltd.

Animas Resources Ltd., a North American mineral resource company focused on acquisition and discovery in Latin America, has re-consolidated the Santa Teresa district's Santa Gertrudis gold deposits and prospects within a 447.14 square kilometer (214.23 square miles) landholding. The Company also controls the 274 square kilometer (113.78 square miles) Shirley exploration concession in the Bacanuchi area of Northern Mexico.

Gregory E. McKelvey, M.S. (Geol.), President & Director

This press release was reviewed by Dr. Roger C. Steininger, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators. This press release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to drilling plans, timing of our planned NI 43-101 resource report, timing of assays, resource estimates, projections, our planned exploration and drilling programs, the availability of future financing for exploration, and other plans, projections, estimates, and expectations. Such forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties outlined in our most recent financial statements and reports and registration statement filed with Canadian securities administrators (available at Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, believed, estimated, or expected.

The TSX Venture Exchange has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

Contact Information

  • Animas Resources Ltd.
    Gregory E. McKelvey, M.S. (Geol.)
    President & Director
    (604) 687-6197
    (604) 688-3392 (FAX)