Explor Resources Inc.

Explor Resources Inc.

May 11, 2011 08:25 ET

Explor Intersects 8.12 g/tonne Au Over 15.3 Meters on Timmins Porcupine West

ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) -

Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(PINK SHEETS:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H) is pleased to announce the results of two (2) drill holes being the next series of holes completed on the previously announced 20,000 meter (Phase III) diamond drilling program. Hole #45 to hole #46 are reported in this press release.

Chris Dupont, President and Chief Executive Officer of Explor Resources Inc commented: "We are extremely pleased and encouraged by these excellent drill results. The continuity of the grade between Hole #11-45, 10-30 and 11-46 with the increasing width as we go to depth is very significant in terms of establishing a large mineable gold resource."

The "A" Zone identified through modelling strikes east northeast and dips to the north at 70 to 80 degrees. The drilling confirms the association of gold mineralization with Quartz feldspar (QFP) and syenite porphyry, found at both the Lakeshore and West Timmins Properties. Five mineralized zones designated "A" thru "E" have been identified. The larger zones of mineralization display a strong spatial relationship with proximity to syenite intrusive rocks and high Fe-tholeitic volcanic rocks. The model may be viewed on our website: www.explorresources.com.

It is important to note that thestrike length of the gold mineralization is greater than 1975 meters. The structure is still open on strike and at depth. The first phase of drilling was concentrated on mineralized Zone "A" located on the south limb of the geo-syncline. Two (2) other high grade intervals have been discovered in Zone "A" and remain to be drill tested. Mineralized Zone "A" is one of five (5) mineralized zones identified on the property.

The program will continue to test the discovery zone along strike and at depth. The Company is encouraged by that the fact that on the "A" Zone, 45 out of 46 holes have intersected gold mineralization and that grades encountered would in theory, support a profitable future underground mining operation at current gold prices.

Diamond Drill Hole #11-46 was drilled behind Hole #10-30 (previously reported in press release dated November 23, 2010) and was designed to determine the depth continuity of the high grade mineralization encountered in Hole #10-30. The mineralization was confirmed, and the structure remains open on strike and at depth.

It is interesting to note that the intersection in Hole #11-46 (8.12 g/tonne over 15.3 m) is 80 meters west of the mineralization in Hole #11-45 (8.05 g/tonne over 6.5 m) and 100 meters down dip of the intersection in Hole #10-30 (9.22 g/tonne over 11.0 m). Wedges are currently being drilled to confirm the continuity of the grade and mineralization (Assays are pending). What we see here is an emerging high grade gold zone that is getting wider as it goes to depth. To the west of the current intersections, there remains 1.0 kilometre of untested strike length to the Lake Shore Property boundary.

Hole #FromToIntervalGold
Hole #45538.5540.01.504.921.4960.044
Hole #46W1*321.0322.51.504.922.2640.066


1) The 15.3 meter intersection of 8.120 g/tonne in Hole #46W1 includes a high grade interval between 878.7 and 883.5 meters grading 15.67 g/tonne over 4.8 meters.

Explor is focused on developing a mineable resource based on the drill results that have been obtained to date. Explor Resources has engaged MRB and Associates of Val-d'Or to complete a NI 43-101 compliant resource report. The results of all Explor's drilling are currently being incorporated into the 3-D Model and will be available on the website in the near future. The Timmins Porcupine West Project has as a Target Model "The Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum System." To date, Explor's drill program has confirmed the idealised Hollinger-McIntyre-Coniaurum (HMC) isometric model. The HMC system has produced a total of over 30 million oz of gold and is spatially associated with the Pearl Lake Porphyry. The high-grade gold bearing quartz veins which hosted the bulk of the gold at the HMC occurred in the adjacent mafic volcanics, located outboard from the porphyry itself.

The Timmins Porcupine West Gold Property consists of 185 unpatented mining units and 3 patented claims located in the Bristol and Ogden Townships in the Timmins-Porcupine Mining Camp for a total 3,200 hectares. The property is contiguous with Lakeshore Gold West Timmins Mine. The highway 101 bisects the property and provides access from the city of Timmins located 13 km to the east.

The property has been explored since 1927 by numerous ground geophysical surveys and diamond drilling of up to 111 holes. In 1984, Dome Exploration discovered and delineated a gold mineralized zone that was approximately 350 meters long and 45 meters wide and is open below 350 meters of vertical depth.

Chris Dupont P.Eng is the qualified person responsible for the information contained in this release.

Explor Resources Inc. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX Venture (EXS), on the USA Pink Sheet (EXSFF) and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (E1H).

This press release was prepared by Explor Resources Inc.

About Explor Resources Inc.

Explor Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Explor is currently focused on exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The belt is found in both provinces of Ontario and Quebec with approximately 33% in Ontario and 67% in Quebec. The Belt has produced in excess of 180,000,000 ounces of gold and 450,000,000 tonnes of cu-zn ore over the last 100 years. The Company is headquartered in Quebec and was incorporated in Alberta in 1986.

This document may contain forward-looking statements relating to Explor's operations or to the environment in which it operates. Such statements are based on operations, estimates, forecasts and projections. They are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and may be beyond Explor's control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements, including those set forth in other public filling. In addition, such statements relate to the date on which they are made. Consequently, undue reliance should not placed on such forward-looking statements. Explor disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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