Currie Rose Resources Inc.

Currie Rose Resources Inc.

September 07, 2005 09:57 ET

Currie Rose Reports Results of Second Drilling Program at Mabale Hills Tanzania

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 7, 2005) - Currie Rose Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CUI) is pleased to announce that recent drilling at the Mwamazengo gold discovery (Mabale Hills Project) in central Tanzania has confirmed the earlier drilling results with gold mineralisation extending to 110 metres vertical depth. Gold mineralisation remains open at depth and along strike (See drill plan on website,

Drill Highlights - Mwamazengo Prospect - Tanzania

MBNR-005 intersected 3 metres @ 5.08g/t gold from 17 metres
MBNR-007 intersected 12 metres @ 9.11g/t gold from 57 metres
MBNR-009 intersected 13 metres @ 2.07g/t gold from 80 metres
MBNR-015 intersected 59 metres @ 2.75g/t gold from the surface
Including 4 metres @ 16.71g/t gold from 38 metres

Drilling by joint venture partner Sub-Sahara Resources NL on behalf Currie Rose, intersected additional significant gold mineralisation at the Mwamazengo prospect within the Mabale Hills Project in the Lake Victoria Greenstone belt in Tanzania.

The current programme of 2,387 metres of drilling consisted of 14 Reverse Circulation (RC) drill holes totalling 1,444 metres and 13 Rotary Air Blast (RAB) drill holes totalling 644 metres at Mwamazengo with a further 10 RAB drill holes at Sisu River totalling 299 metres.

The 14 RC holes were designed to test the continuity of mineralisation discovered during the March drilling campaign at the colonial Mwamazengo workings while the RAB drilling at Mwamazengo was designed to test for potential parallel mineralisation and strike extensions. The RAB drilling at Sisu River was designed to test high grade rock chip samples and the possible strike extension of the Kitongo gold discovery (outside the license area).

At Mwamazengo, previous RC drilling had identified a significant, structurally controlled gold target on the western limb of an anticlinal fold closure within an intercollated package of BIF, tuff and schists. The current drilling has:

- Confirmed mineralisation down to 110 metres vertical depth

- Confirmed oxide gold mineralisation from the surface

- Intersected significant infill gold mineralisation

- Confirmed mineralisation over 250 metres

- Confirmed that oxidation extends to approximately 75 metres vertical depth.

Three of the 14 RC drill holes were unsuccessful in reaching their target depth but the remaining 11 drill holes successfully reached target and intersected gold mineralisation (Table 1).

Table 1: Mwamazengo Prospect - Significant Drill Intersections -
August Drilling

Azi- Inter-
Hole Id Easting Northing Dip muth Depth From To rval Au
(UTM) (UTM)(deg.)(deg.) (m) (m) (m) (m) (g/t)

MBNR005 482,131.80 9,650,239.70 -55 90 100 17 20 3 5.08
MBNR006 482,052.00 9,650,242.70 -55 90 100 0 2 2 1.57
MBNR007 482,075.60 9,650,168.70 -55 90 100 57 69 12 9.11
including 59 67 8 12.0
MBNR008 482,061.40 9,650,195.60 -55 90 100 76 81 5 2.71
MBNR009 482,101.20 9,650,082.30 -55 90 100 80 93 13 2.07
including 86 92 6 2.4
& 98 100 2 1.9
MBNR010 482,083.80 9,650,041.60 -55 90 100 65 67 2 1.29
MBNR011 482,082.60 9,650,000.80 -55 90 100 0 1 1 1.33
MBNR012 482,042.10 9,649,999.80 -55 90 119 0 8 8 1.54
MBNR014 482,060.50 9,650,078.90 -55 90 120 0 8 8 1.97
including 0 6 6 2.36
MBNR015 482,113.20 9,650,125.60 -55 90 100 0 59 59 2.75
including 0 14 14 3.71
including 38 42 4 16.71
MBNR016 482,034.70 9,650,164.70 -55 90 150 59 66 7 2.84
MBNR018 482,150.00 9,650,164.10 -55 90 70 0 6 6 1.49

Two fences of RAB drilling at the northern and southern extension of Mwamazengo did not intersect significant mineralisation but returned weak anomalism in 4 drill holes. At this early stage, this may be due to the depth of drilling which on average reached about 45 metres vertical depth and as yet, there has been no plunge determination for the intersected mineralisation and deeper drilling will be required.

As a result, a close spaced ground magnetic survey is in progress and an IP geophysical survey is planned to start at the conclusion of the magnetic survey. Both these surveys will add information with respect to the lithological contact and the presence of sulfide that may be significant in the overall interpretation.

The RAB drilling program at the Sisu River anomaly situated 10km north-northeast of the Mwamazengo discovery was restricted by poor rig access allowing only partial testing of the anomaly that returned gold grades up to 553g/t gold from rock chip sampling. A ground magnetic survey will be completed and better drill rig access secured.

Currie Rose is very encouraged by the results from the Mwamazengo prospect and plans are in progress to secure a drill for the next program to coincide with the completion of the magnetic and IP geophysical surveys.


Harold Smith, President


1. All Assay values are uncut

2. As there is insufficient data to calculated true widths, drill intercept lengths only are reported.

3. A Quality Assurance/Quality Control program is part of the drilling program on the Mabale Hills Project. This program includes chain of custody protocol as well as systematic submittals of standards, duplicates and blank samples into the flow of samples produced by the drilling.

4. A description of the geology, sampling procedures, and the Company's laboratory Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures are as described in the Company's National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report filed on March 21, 2005. This report is available at

5. Samples are prepared and analysed at Humac Laboratories - Mwanza, Tanzania

6. The Qualified Person for the release of this exploration information is Michael Griffiths MAusIMM, Director of Currie Rose Resources Inc. and Chief Executive Officer/Director of Sub-Sahara Resources NL.

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

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