Britannica Resources Corp.

Britannica Resources Corp.

October 27, 2009 08:59 ET

Britannica Resources Corp.: McKenzie Break Exploration Update

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - Britannica Resources Corp. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE:BRR) is pleased to provide an update of the exploration progress at the Britannica Resources Corp./Northern Star Mining Corp. Joint Ventured McKenzie Break Project. The McKenzie Break Project consists of 10 contiguous claims comprising 366 hectares, located in Fiedmont and Courville townships, about 35 kilometres north of Val d'Or, Quebec.

At the McKenzie Break project, construction of a decline for underground bulk sampling is presently in its start up stages. Initial site clearing and installation has begun with actual decline portal construction planned for November of this year. Initial bulk sampling will test the near surface mineralization of the Murray Zone, beginning at a vertical depth of 20 meters and dipping to approximately 90 meters from surface. Pre-planning and engineering has estimated 300 meters of decline to reach the beginning of the Murray Zone.

The Certificate of Authorization has been received for the planned underground exploration and development program at McKenzie Break. Capital equipment purchase and site installation is well underway. Blasting and excavation of the decline entrance (Portal) has also begun.

Tundra Gold, Placer Dome Canada, Western Quebec Mines Inc. and Wesdome Gold Mines previously explored the McKenzie Break property. At least five known, flat-lying gold zones have been identified (see news release January 30, 2007). One of these structures, the No 4 Zone, was partly drilled at 30-metre centres to a 120-metre depth displaying good continuity of gold values (usually above average gold grade for the region). The Companies believe minimal additional work would be required to expand these gold bearing structures, at depth.

The information contained in this news release has been reviewed by Eugene Gauthier, Ing (OIQ), the qualified person of the Company. This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements. These statements may involve a number of known risks and uncertainties, typical to mineral exploration and development companies, and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activities and performance to be materially different from Company's expectation and projection.


Jeffrey A. Cocks, President

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