Cigma Metals Corporation

November 30, 2006 06:10 ET

Cigma Metals Corporation: Large Zinc Deposit in Kazakhstan

Cigma Metals Corporation is pleased to announce results from data reviews on the 14,000 km2 Dostyk Project in North Eastern Kazakhstan indicate the company has a series of potentially large Zinc and base metals deposits.

COOLUM BEACH, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 30, 2006) - Cigma Metals Corporation (PINK SHEETS:CGMX)(FRANKFURT:C9KA)(FRANKFURT:C9KA.ETR) (the "Company", "Cigma") is pleased to announce that the ongoing literature search of the 14,000 km2 Dostyk license located in northern Kazakhstan, has a large stratabound Zinc deposit.

Cigma entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Eureka Mining Plc ("Eureka"), a company registered in UK through its Kazakh subsidiary TOO Dostyk. As part of Cigma's plans to diversify into base metals the Company entered into a MOU over the 14.000 km2 Maikubinsk base and precious metals mining area located in the North East of Kazakhstan. Cigma and Dostyk intend to form a joint venture with the aim of identifying a base and precious metals resources.

A review of the available exploration data and results was partially completed during the initial due diligence period. The data review included a literature search of all previous exploration, which included several phases of exploration. Previous exploration included mapping, geophysics, geochemistry some trenching and drilling, which resulted in several poly metallic occurrences throughout the project area. Currently Cigma has identified over 130 metal occurrences including Nickel, Gold, Silver, and Copper, Zinc, Lead, Molybdenum, Cobalt and others. More occurrences are expected during the literature review of the many volumes of data.

As a result of the initial categorising of occurrences and project areas, a potentially very large Zinc resource has become noted.

In central part of Dostyk license, covering an area of 10,000m x10,000m a previous discovery of a series of large strata bound lead-zinc (with associated gold, silver and copper) mineralization has been documented. The mineralisation is hosted by a Devonian limestone formation where Zinc mineralisation is controlled by jasperoid-like horizons. The open-ended length of each of the mineralised horizons on each area is approximately 700m to 1000m with a width ranging from 15 to 30m. Based on limited drilling and series of trenches the reported grades of the metallic component of the potential resources average out to be as follows:

Zinc 0.73% to 0.97%, Lead 0.4% to 0.67%, Gold 0.2 to 0.8g/t, Silver 1 to 73g/t, Copper 0.05%-0.1%.

Based on the data available the project area has the exploration potential for Zinc and Zinc-equivalent resource estimated at approximately 3,000,000 tonnes of metal.

The deposits are traced on surface and based on the nature of the deposit type would represent ideal open pit mining scenarios.

Cigma is confident that based on the many large occurrences and extensive library of exploration data that the company will quickly locate a series of large gold and base metals deposits.

The Dostyk project is located in well developed industrial region of Kazakhstan. Some 30km away from project is located the biggest of the post-Soviet countries Ekibastuz Coal Basin supplying electric energy and coal to the entire Kazakhstan and major industrial regions of Urals in Russia. As a result the project area is crossed by several high-voltage power lines. The region boasts gold production from mines which have operated for 3 decades.
Cigma Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration company currently focusing on the exploration and development of its 2 exploration properties totaling 740 square kilometers in the Tomsk Oblast region of Siberia in Russia. The project areas were selected due to their proximity to a well-developed infrastructure, known gold occurrences and from historical records of gold production. The lithologies associated with the projects are similar to those that have proven to be the host of significant gold occurrences elsewhere in the Black shales of Asia. Cigma Metals Corporation's stock trades under the symbol "CGMX" on The Pink Sheets in the United States of America, and under the symbols "C9KA" on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany.


Lars Pearl, President and Director


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  • Cigma Metals Corporation
    Lars Pearl
    President and Director
    (+61) 411-156-177