VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 18, 2014) - Expedition Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXU) (the "Company") is pleased to provide this update on the 2014 exploration programs within the Walker Lane Mineral Belt.
LONG CANYON PROPERTY
The Company is pleased to report that the drill has arrived on the Long Canyon property and work commenced on March 17, 2014. The 1,600 m (5,000 ft) of reverse circulation drilling planned for the initial drill program will test the anomalous gold values reported from surface sampling and trenching. No previous drilling has been carried out on the property.
This property consists of 39 unpatented lode claims located 200 kms southeast of Reno and 16 kms southeast of the community of Mina, Nevada. Preliminary rock sampling has returned gold values up to 1.7 g/t over 3 m, and up to 9.7 g/t gold and 529 g/t silver in grab samples. The property hosts an extensive siliceous zone containing strongly anomalous mercury (to 155,000 ppm), antimony (to 987 ppm) and arsenic (to 2790 ppm) values.
This work has identified several structural trends associated with multi-element soil anomalies. These structural zones trend dominantly north-northeast and northwest, and intersect beneath the extensive siliceous zone which occupies the central portion of the property. The north-northeast trend is characterized by swarms of narrow quartz veins with a general northerly orientation and subvertical dip. These veins range from less than 1 cm to greater than 1 m in thickness. At least two of these NNE zones have been identified to date.
Structurally the Long Canyon project area is dominated by strands of the northwest trending Walker Lane Fault Zone. Arcuate splays from the main faults trend east-west across the property and are exposed in many of the drainages. The northerly trending structures extend through the Pilot Mountains to the north, and are covered by pediment fans to the south. The intersections of these structural zones are believed to be important localizing features for the mineralization encountered at the Bellville Mine and the deposits in the Douglas Camp.
The Long Canyon project is situated in southeastern Mineral County and is flanked by several well known historical mining districts. The Pilot Mountains to the north have a long history of mercury production, followed by tungsten mining along the eastern edge of the range. The former producing Belleville Mine 8 kms north of Long Canyon reportedly produced around 100,000 ozs until 1939 from 2 quartz veins.
To the west the Douglas Camp area was dominantly a gold and silver camp which also contained abundant scheelite and produced over $1,000,000 of tungsten during and after WW1.
To the southwest the Candelaria District was known for high grade silver deposits which averaged 60 oz/ton in the early days of mining. By 1999 over 68 million ounces of silver had been extracted from the mines in this district.
Expedition's disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this press release has been reviewed and approved by James Chapman, P.Geo, who serves as a qualified person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.
Expedition Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXU) is a publicly held Canadian exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing gold properties located in favourable geo-political climates. The company is led by a highly skilled, experienced board and management team with significant successes in managing early stage mineral exploration companies. For additional information concerning Expedition Mining Inc. or its various exploration projects please visit Expedition's website at www.expeditionmining.com.
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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD:
Ronald Atlas, President & Chairman of the Board
Expedition Mining Inc.
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