BonTerra Resources Inc.

BonTerra Resources Inc.

November 02, 2011 06:00 ET

Bonterra's Infill Sampling Assays Confirm Continuity of Gold Mineralization on the Eastern Extension Property in Quebec

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2011) - BonTerra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BTR) (FRANKFURT:9BR) (the "Company", "BonTerra") has received gold assays from the infill sampling program on the Eastern Extension property (the "Property"). The infill sampling program involved sampling selected veins and segments of drill holes not yet sampled. This program has led to discovering wider gold intercepts than originally disclosed by BonTerra since November 9, 2010. The Company is now targeting all veins due to gold being discovered in all vein types and not only the smoked quartz veins, as originally thought. The Company intends to continue to release additional results of the infill sampling and recently completed drill holes as they become available. A description of the most significant new thicker drill intercepts are listed below and significant assays from the infill sampling received to date are set out in table 1.

Description of Significant Drill Intercepts from the Infill Sampling Program


This drill hole was originally disclosed by BonTerra in a news release dated November 9, 2010. The original drill intercept has not changed, instead a second gold zone has been defined.

  • 22.05 metres assaying 0.98 grams/tonne ("g/t") gold
  • Including 0.71 metres grading 18.95 g/t gold


This drill hole was originally disclosed by BonTerra in a news release dated November 9, 2010. In this drill hole infill sampling has widened the original drill intercept from 7.73 metres wide to a zone twenty two (22) metres wide.

  • 22.00 metres assaying 7.54 g/t gold
  • Including 7.73 metres assaying 21.24 g/t gold (original intercept)


This drill hole was originally disclosed by BonTerra in a news release dated November 16, 2010. In this hole two high grade gold zones were defined. The lower zone has since widened from six (6) metres in width to twenty six (26) metres in width.

  • 26.00 metres assaying 3.72 g/t gold
  • Including 6.00 metres assaying 15.81 g/t (original intercept)


This drill hole was originally disclosed by BonTerra in a news release dated January 12, 2011. One of the gold zones has widened significantly from seven (7) metres in length to seventeen and a half (17.5) metres in length.

  • 17.50 metres grading 6.24 g/t gold
  • Including 7.00 metres grading 14.84 g/t gold (the original intercept)


This drill hole was originally disclosed by BonTerra in a news release dated February 17, 2011. This gold intercept has widened significantly from approximately ten (10) metres to seventy five and a half (75.5) metres.

  • 75.50 metres assaying 0.82 grams/tonne gold
  • Including 12.70 metres assaying 2.81 g/t gold.

Table 1: Table of Significant Drill Intercepts from Infill Sampling

Hole ID
Gold Grade
BA-10-01 66.45 88.50 22.05 0.98
Including 66.45 67.16 0.71 18.95
BA-10-02 33.00 55.00 22.00 7.54
Including 40.27 48.00 7.73 21.24
BA-10-03 113.50 139.50 26.00 3.72
Including 128.00 134.00 6.00 15.81
BA-10-08 115.00 132.50 17.50 6.24
Including 119.00 125.00 6.00 16.75
BA-11-06 98.00 173.50 75.50 0.82
Including 153.50 166.20 12.70 2.81

Mitchell Adam, Director, states, "It is great to see the infill sampling program pay off with expanded widths for some of our key gold intercepts in the early days of the drill program."

Geological Characteristics of the Gold Bearing Veins on the Eastern Extension

The target for all drilling on the Eastern Extension property is smoky quartz veins mineralized with sulphides (pyrite, pyrrhotite & chalcopyrite ± sphalerite ± visible gold). Sulphides commonly compose 1-10% of the mineralized zones and can be as high as 30% locally. Alteration is most commonly silica, carbonate, chlorite, tourmaline and sericite. The combination of quartz veins, tourmaline, alteration types and sulphides is ideal for gold mineralization in the area. Sphalerite present in the quartz veins appears to be associated with the highest grade gold zones on the property to date.

Qualified Person

This technical content of this press release has been reviewed and accepted by Thomas Clarke, Pr.Sci.Nat., a Director of BonTerra. Mr. Clarke is a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

The sampling is being supervised on behalf of the Company by Geologica Inc. of Val d'Or, Quebec. These are sample results, taken from mineralized intervals of the drill holes. Depths and lengths are core lengths and not true widths. Gold intercepts disclosed in this news release are significant gold intercepts and not all the samples submitted for fire assay. Samples were submitted to ALS Chemex of Val d'Or, Quebec for crushing, pulverizing and fire-assay for gold. Samples fire-assaying greater than 10 grams per tonne gold are then fire-assayed with a gravimetric finish. Assay samples are taken from drill core, sawed in half along the core axis. One half is sent to ALS Chemex Laboratories and the other half retained by the Company for future reference. The Company applies a full quality assurance and quality control program (QAQC) system for every batch of samples submitted to the lab (gold standard, sample duplicate and blank).

Location of the Drill Hole with Assays Disclosed in this News Release

BA-10-01 456182 5428068 148.60 160.0 -57
BA-10-02 456191 5428088 94.50 160.0 -44
BA-10-03 456178 5428102 204.00 160.0 -48
BA-10-08 456173 5428063 210.00 160.0 -60
BA-11-06 456162 5428063 243.68 210.0 -60

About BonTerra Resources

BonTerra is a Canadian gold exploration company focused continuing to expand the known gold zone on its Eastern Extension property, part of the world famous Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Quebec. BonTerra has a total of four properties in the Urban-Barry belt, all gold exploration targets. BonTerra's Eastern Extension, Lavoie, Urban-Barry and Anderson properties are located approximately 170 km NE of Val-d'Or and 125 km SW of Chibougamau in the Urban, Barry and Bailly townships in Québec.

Other Companies Exploring in the Urban-Barry Gold Camp

Neighboring companies in the region are Metanor, Amseco, Beaufield, Eagle Hill, Glen Eagle, Urbana, Freewest and Key Gold. The Company has an option to earn 100% of the Eastern Extension property from Abitex Resources subject to a 2% NSR.



Thomas Clarke, Director

This press release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of the Company, such as the statement that the Company intends to continue to release results of the infill sampling and recently completed drill holes as they become available. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and the Company's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information, including: (i) adverse market conditions; (ii) delays with respect to sample results; and (iii) general uncertainties with respect to mineral exploration in general. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.

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