Apogee Minerals Ltd.

Apogee Minerals Ltd.

September 20, 2010 07:00 ET

Apogee Intersects 6.0 Meters Grading 239.84 g/t Silver and 14.3 Meters Grading 122.69 g/t Silver at Pulacayo Deposit, Bolivia

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2010) - Apogee Minerals Ltd. ("Apogee" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:APE) reports assay results from three additional diamond drill holes from the ongoing drill campaign at the Pulacayo deposit located in southwest Bolivia. All of the reported holes were drilled from surface.

The surface holes were drilled to continue delineation of the deposit along strike east of the previously released National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") resource, where diamond drilling, ongoing since January 2010, has successfully extended the deposit an additional 350 meters. (See Press Releases dated July 14th 2010, April 19th 2010, March 15th, 2010, Janruary15th 2010, and the NI 43-101 technical report dated December 2008 and filed under the SEDAR profile of the Company at www.sedar.com).

The highlights from these holes include:

  • DDH PUD 153 intersected 6.0 meters grading 239.84 g/t silver, 0.69% lead and 2.13% zinc within a 20.0 meter interval grading 75.39 g/t silver, 0.28% lead and 0.90% zinc.
  • DDH PUD 154 intersected 14.30 meters grading 122.69 g/t silver, 0.06% lead and 0.56 % zinc within a 25.0 meter interval grading 74.62 g/t silver, 0.10% lead and 0.50% zinc. 

The Company has now completed twenty drill holes in this area east of the previously released NI 43-101 resource.

Chris Collins, P. Geo., President of Apogee states, "We continue to be very excited by the results from our ongoing drilling which is expanding the deposit. We are continuing to delineate the east extension of the deposit and it is showing good continuity. The grades and widths of the drill intersections we have encountered to date are comparable to grades and widths returned from the drill holes within the area comprising the mineral resources used in the recently completed Technical Report on the Preliminary Assessment of the Pulacayo Project, ("PEA"), by Micon International Ltd. (See Press Release dated June 24, 2010 and the NI 43-101 Technical Report dated June 25th 2010 and filed under the SEDAR profile of the Company at www.sedar.com). We are confident that with additional drilling, this area has the potential to bring a significant addition to the previously estimated mineral resource and expect that will further enhance potential development plans for the deposit." 

Table 1 Summary of Significant Intercepts
Hole No. UTM E (m) UTM N (m) Azimuth   Angle   From (m)   To (m)   Core Length (M) *   Ag g/t   Pb %   Zn %
PUD – 153 740655 7744291 22°   - 45°   378.0   398.0   20.0   75.39   0.28   0.90
Incl.   378.0   384.0   6.0   239.84   0.69   2.13
PUD – 154 740695 7744257 22°   - 40 °   336.0   361.0   25.00   74.62   0.10   0.50
Incl.   346.7   361.0   14.3   122.69   0.06   0.56
Incl.   348.0   355.0   7.00   195.29   0.10   1.05
PUD – 155 740668 7744321 22°   - 41°   34.00   312.00   87.0   16.43   0.17   0.43
Incl.   241.0   259.4   18.4   42.94   0.16   0.21
Incl.   247.0   254.0   7.0   76.86   0.25   0.18
Incl.   311.64   316.0   4.36   82.23   0.19   0.64
* True widths of the intersections are estimated to be approximately 77% of the core lengths provided in the table above.

The Pulacayo Deposit is a thick east-west striking zone of conjugate veins, stockwork and disseminated sulphides that locally are up to 200 meters thick with a higher grade core that comprises the resource and may locally exceed 60 meters in thickness. The known strike length of the Tajo Vein System which hosts the Pulacayo deposit is close to 3 kilometers and it remains open at both ends along strike (Figure 2). Mineralization comprises sphalerite, galena and tetrahedrite in sulphide-rich veins ranging from a few centimeters to greater than one meter thick and heavily disseminated sphalerite, galena and tetrahedrite between the veins.

Quality Control
The Company employs a quality assurance/quality control protocol on all aspects of the diamond drilling, sampling and analytical procedures. The Quality Control and all aspects of the exploration program are supervised by Apogee's Vice President of Exploration, Joaquin Merino, P. Geo, a qualified person as defined by NI 43–101. Mr. Merino has reviewed and approves the scientific and technical information presented in this press release.

For detailed project information please refer to Apogee's web site at www.apogeeminerals.com.

This release has been reviewed and approved by Chris Collins, P. Geo., President of Apogee and a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.

About Apogee Minerals Limited

Apogee Minerals Ltd. is a mineral exploration and development stage company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APE. Apogee targets advanced silver-zinc-lead projects in South America that demonstrate potential to be developed to production. Currently its projects are located in the historic silver producing regions of southwest Bolivia and northern Chile.

Its most advanced project is the Pulacayo-Paca project in Bolivia, which is an option to joint venture with Golden Minerals Company. This project includes the property that covered the second-largest silver mine in the history of Bolivia with over 600 million ounces of past production.

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