Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.

Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.

September 17, 2008 10:48 ET

Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.: Major 150 Metre Step Out Drill Hole At Storie Deposit Hits Significant Moly!

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2008) - Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc. (the "Company" or "Columbia Yukon") (TSX VENTURE:CYU)(FRANKFURT:VOR) is extremely pleased to announce a significant advancement of the Company's "Storie" property molybdenum deposit located near Cassiar in northern British Columbia.

Drilling of the extensions to the resource (identified in the 3-D modeling completed earlier this year by Mintec, Inc.) has successfully intersected molybdenum mineralization. Drill hole ST08-108 located 150 metres west of the known Indicated resource intersected 362 metres grading 0.060% Mo. Further grid drilling will be required, however, this mineralized drill hole does substantiate the presence of molybdenum mineralization considerably beyond the known deposit and may significantly increase the size of the deposit over that referred to in the Company's recently updated NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate of 98.3 million Indicated tonnes, grading 0.064% Mo at a cutoff grade of 0.030% Mo, with an additional 31 million Inferred tonnes, grading 0.059% at the same cutoff grade of 0.030% Mo (see News Release dated August 5, 2008).

The 2008 drilling program continues to deliver very positive results which may both significantly increase the potential tonnage and decrease the already low strip ratio of waste rock within the current NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate calculation.

The Company is extremely pleased to announce the following 5 drill holes, which drill holes are all outside of the known deposit:

Average Average
Hole From To Interval Grade Grade
Number (metres) (metres) (metres) (Mo%) (MoS2%)
ST08-105 189 450 261 0.074 0.123
Including 255 339 84 0.121 0.202
ST08-106 96 390 294 0.082 0.137
Including 240 297 57 0.141 0.235
ST08-107 294 495 201 0.057 0.095
Including 441 489 48 0.108 0.180
ST08-108 90 452 362 0.060 0.100
ST08-109 177 321 144 0.081 0.135
(i)conversion factor: 1% MoS2 equals 0.5999% Mo

As referred to in the current NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate report, there is a higher grade zone which appears to be continuous through the center of the deposit. Mintec, Inc. specifically noted that if this zone can be better defined geologically or structurally with further drilling, the block grade smoothing that occurs from the interpolation can be minimized and the grade and confidence of the Mineral Resource estimates can be improved. As a result, the Company has completed and is now awaiting assays from core drilling of several infill holes at 25 metre spacing. These holes were designed in an effort to better define the higher grade zone.

The current NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate report, as prepared by Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited, Consulting Geologists and Engineers of Toronto, Ontario, and Mintec, Inc. of Tucson, Arizona, has been prepared in compliance with NI 43-101 and presents a review of the geology and Mineral Resources of Columbia Yukon's Storie property molybdenum deposit. The Company has filed the NI 43-101 report on and on its website at

This news release has been reviewed and approved by John Kowalchuk, P.Geo., who is acting as the independent Qualified Persons for the Company's Storie property molybdenum project in accordance with regulations under NI 43-101.

About Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.:

Columbia Yukon is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the development of its Storie property molybdenum deposit. The Storie property is situated about 6 km southwest of Cassiar, British Columbia. Cassiar is located 15 km (by road) west of Highway 37 which provides access to Watson Lake, Yukon, to the north and Dease Lake and Stewart, British Columbia, to the south.

Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.

Ronald A. Coombes, President & CEO

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Columbia Yukon Explorations Inc.
    Mr. Clive Shallow
    Investor Communications
    (604) 922-2030