Castle Resources Inc.

October 25, 2012 06:00 ET

Castle Resources Announces Complete 2012 South Zone Drill Results from the Granduc Copper Project, B.C.

- Positive South Zone drilling identifies new zones of high grade copper mineralization near surface

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2012) - Castle Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CRI) ("Castle" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its 2nd positive set of drill core assay results from the recently completed surface exploration program at the Granduc Copper Project located near Stewart, B.C.

"As part of our overall objective of growing the inferred copper resource at the Granduc, our 2012 strategy on the South Zone was designed to identify near surface mineralization and target higher grade zones at depth," stated Mr. Mike Sylvestre, President & CEO of Castle Resources. "I am pleased to report drilling was very successful; first, we further delineated the up-dip extent of copper mineralization in the foot wall zone thorough a series of shallow holes, and second, we encountered deeper copper intersections immediately adjacent to our current NI 43-101 resource estimate."

Mr. Sylvestre continued, "At this juncture we can clearly state that these new exploration results confirm that the South Zone is in fact an extension of Main Zone mineralization. In other words, it is all part of the same mineralized system, a large VMS Besshi-style copper rich environment that notably remains open to the south and at depth."

Granduc 2012 Drilling Results - Shallow SZ Foot Wall Lens Targets

Complete Assays for Holes GD12-06, GD12-08 & GD12-14B

Note: all widths are downhole thickness

Hole Start (m) End (m) Width (m) % Cu Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) %Fe
GD12-06 68.84 77.24 8.4 2.56 0.27 23.91 28.64
GD12-08 75.28 84.3 9.02 1.35 0.15 10.71 12.61
GD12-14B 89 102 13 1.26 0.11 10.69 10.24
Note: a) GD12-06 previously released (see press release dated July 16, 2012)
b) GD12-09 - no reportable copper mineralization encountered

Granduc 2012 Drilling Results - Deeper SZ Targets

Complete Assays for Holes GD12-01, GD12-02, GD12-03, GD12-5A, GD12-07, GD12-13 & GD12-17

Note: all widths are downhole thickness

Hole Start (m) End (m) Width (m) % Cu Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) %Fe
GD12-01 262 279.8 17.8 1.28 0.12 5.77 19.76
Inc 271.62 277 5.38 1.83 0.2 8.8 36.09
And 289.5 315 25.5 1.81 0.23 7.13 13.99
Inc 295.49 311 15.51 2.2 0.31 10.65 19.61
And 397 421.46 24.46 1.4 0.17 10.21 10.2
GD12-02 550.5 558 7.5 1.97 0.2 23.61 9.36
GD12-03 508 529 21 1.47 0.14 2.08 18.11
Inc 515.5 523 7.5 1.94 0.18 2.09 15.86
GD12-5A 240 247 7 1.20 0.10 1.34 12.24
And 295 300 5 1.63 0.17 10.20 12.90
GD12-07 616.5 627 10.5 1.01 0.08 2.03 18.79
GD12-13 452 461 9 1.19 0.20 15.69 8.33
GD12-17 279 288 9 2.19 0.31 30.56 15.01
Note: a) GD12-01, GD12-02 & GD12-03 previously released (see press release dated July 16, 2012)
b) GD12-4A, GD12-10 & GD12-15B - no reportable copper mineralization encountered

Brad Leonard, P. Geo., Castle's Exploration Manager, is the Qualified Person responsible for the scientific and technical work (as defined under National Instrument 43-101) discussed in this press release, and has reviewed this press release. Castle implemented a QA/QC protocol for all its exploration and diamond drilling program on the Granduc.

About Castle Resources

Castle is a Toronto-based junior mineral development company focused on the exploration and redevelopment of the 100% owned past producing Granduc Copper Mine. Castle currently has 173 million shares outstanding shares. For more information please visit the Castle Resources website at


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