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Farallon Resources Ltd.

May 09, 2008 09:00 ET

Farallon Announces Additional G-9 Drill Results

Excellent new results in Abajo and North Zones New massive sulphide lens discovered

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - Dick Whittington, President and CEO of Farallon Resources Ltd. (TSX:FAN)(OTCBB:FRLLF) ("Farallon" or the "Company"), is pleased to provide an update on the ongoing core drilling program on the G-9 deposit at the Campo Morado polymetallic (zinc, copper, silver, gold, lead) project in Guerrero State, Mexico.

The 2008 drilling program has two main objectives: to discover another G-9 style deposit and to increase and to extend the resources around G-9. Three rigs are currently deployed. One drill is focusing on the Abajo zone and two drills are targeting areas northwest of the North zone and between the North and Southwest zones. Drilling so far is advancing both of these objectives.

- At the Abajo zone, results are confirming the presence of high grade mineralization. Holes 727 and 728 intersected significant intervals at high grades.

- Holes 725 and 729, drilled northwest of the North Zone resulted in the discovery of a new sulphide lens. This area, called the West Extension, is located closer to the current advance of the decline and provides an excellent opportunity for early development.

- Hole 726 has extended the North Zone 50 metres to the west.

The new results are for holes 723 to 730 and are tabulated below. Hole locations are shown on the attached G-9 Drill Hole Location Map.



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Est.
Drill Inter- True
Hole From To val Width Au Ag Cu Pb Zn
# Zone (metres) (metres)(metres)(metres) g/t g/t % % %
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725 West 436.35 442.50 6.15 6.02 0.74 83 1.28 1.37 9.68
Exten-
sion
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725 West 462.80 486.15 23.35 22.84 1.40 97 1.48 1.31 12.70
Exten-
sion
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725 West Incl. 471.80 486.15 14.35 14.04 1.70 120 1.69 1.34 14.95
Exten-
sion
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726 North 561.70 563.80 2.10 2.10 0.64 138 6.13 0.94 40.32
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727 Abajo 404.60 417.60 13.00 12.93 4.23 213 1.57 4.97 10.01
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728 Abajo 412.60 421.90 9.30 9.25 2.88 279 1.77 1.48 15.91
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729 West Incl. 457.40 496.40 39.00 38.52 1.59 114 1.19 0.82 10.76
Exten-
sion
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729 West Incl. 465.40 467.40 2.00 1.98 1.24 90 1.55 1.59 14.13
Exten-
sion
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729 West Incl. 471.40 475.40 4.00 3.95 2.54 126 1.73 1.78 17.78
Exten-
sion
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729 West Incl. 485.40 496.40 11.00 10.86 1.92 213 1.76 0.60 13.90
Exten-
sion
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No significant intersections in holes 723, 724 and 730.
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President and CEO Dick Whittington said: "Our drilling program in 2008 has been very successful. These new results reaffirm the grade and tonnage potential of the North zone and Abajo zones, and the potential for new discoveries. The results for the West Extension are particularly exciting as they open up a new area that will soon be reached by the advancing decline and can be followed up in the near term."

The in-house qualified person for the drilling program and selection of samples for metallurgical testwork at Campo Morado is Daniel Kilby, P.Eng., who has reviewed the contents of this release. ALS Chemex is the analytical laboratory for the project; sample preparation is done in Guadalajara, Mexico and analysis is done in Vancouver, BC. All samples are assayed for gold by fire assay fusion with a gravimetric or Atomic Absorption (AA) finish. Silver, copper, lead, zinc and 27 to 30 additional elements are determined for all samples by acid digestion, followed by an AA or ICP finish. Duplicates are analyzed by Acme Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver.

Farallon is advancing the G-9 deposit through a parallel track program. Exploration drilling is expanding and confirming the high-grade mineralization within the G-9 deposit, and mine planning and design, equipment acquisition and site preparation activities are also taking place with the goal of beginning production in July 2008.

For further details on Farallon Resources Ltd. and its Campo Morado property, please visit the Company's website at www.farallonresources.com or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

J.R.H. (Dick) Whittington, President & CEO

Forward Looking Information

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, continuity of mineralization, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in such forward looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. The likelihood of future mining at Campo Morado is subject to a large number of risks and may require achievement of a number of technical, economic and legal objectives, including obtaining lower than expected grades and quantities of mineralization and resources, recovery rates and mining rates, changes in and the effect of government policies with respect to mineral exploration and exploitation, the possibility of adverse developments in the financial markets generally, delays in exploration, development and construction projects, fluctuations in the prices of zinc, gold, silver, copper, lead and other commodities, obtaining additional mining and construction permits, completion of pre-feasibility and final feasibility studies, preparation of all necessary engineering for underground and processing facilities as well as receipt of additional financing to fund mine construction. Such funding may not be available to the Company on acceptable terms or on any terms at all. There is no known ore at Campo Morado and there is no assurance that the mineralization at Campo Morado will ever be classified as ore. For more information on the Company and the risk factors inherent in its business, investors should review the Company's Annual Information Form at www.sedar.com and the Company's annual report on Form 20-F at www.sec.gov.

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No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.

Contact Information

  • Farallon Resources Ltd.
    Michael Curlook
    Investor Services
    (604) 684-6365 or 1-800-667-2114
    (604) 684-8092 (FAX)
    Website: www.farallonresources.com