Berkwood Resources Ltd

April 05, 2011 08:50 ET

Berkwood Deploys Indonesian Field Team to Begin Work Program on Cimandiri Gold Property in Java Indonesia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - Berkwood Resources Ltd. ("Berkwood") (TSX VENTURE:BKR) the "Company", through its Indonesian subsidiary, PT. Berkwood Resources Indonesia, is pleased to announce that it has deployed its Indonesian field team to commence the initial exploration program at its Cimandiri Gold Property in West Java, Indonesia.

This initial field exploration program will be broken into two phases. The first phase of the program will consist of geological mapping including structural, lithology and alteration mapping. The second phase of the program will consist of trenching, test pits and sampling, of which the locations will be determined based on information gathered during initial field reconnaissance, regional geology maps, surface prospecting, and all geological map work completed during the first phase of the program. All samples collected from the property will be submitted to Intertek's Jakarta lab for geochemical analysis. The exploration program is expected to last approximately 5 weeks and will be lead by Senior Geologist Andri Subandrio, with oversight being provided by Geologist Johannes Erasmus, Associate Senior Geologist of Micromine Consulting Services.

Geologist Johannes Erasmus is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Johannes Erasmus will be the Qualified Person for this and future work programs on the Cimandiri Gold Property. Mr. Erasmus has a B.Sc (Geology) from the University of South Africa and an MSc (Mineral Economics) from the School of Mining Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand. Mr. Erasmus has more than 30 years experience in both mining and exploration and has been responsible for the management of numerous exploration programs around the world.

Brian Buchanan, President of Berkwood Resources states, "We are excited to see our exploration team begin this initial phase of exploration, on our first property acquisition in Indonesia."

The Cimandiri Gold Property is located approximately 120 km south of Jakarta, approximately 3 hours driving time. The property sits at an elevation ranging from 700-900m above sea level. Railway lines are nearby, with the closest rail station located only 8 km from the property. The project is located approximately 9 km southwest of the open pit Cikondang gold mine. 

This News Release has been reviewed and approved by Johannes Erasmus Senior Associate Geologist of Micromine Consulting Services. Johannes Erasmus is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

About Berkwood Resources Ltd.

The Company is dedicated to the acquisition, exploration and development of gold, silver and other mineral deposits in North America, and South East Asia. The Company is developing the Cimandiri Gold Property in Indonesia and two North American properties; The Prospect Valley Gold Property, a large Epithermal Gold Property in British Columbia and the grass roots Fox Creek Lithium Property in Alberta.

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Brian Buchanan, President and Director

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