Hunter Bay Minerals plc
TSX VENTURE : HBY

April 01, 2011 17:24 ET

Hunter Bay Minerals Commences Airborne Geophysical Survey at the Sela Creek Project

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 1, 2011) - Hunter Bay Minerals plc ("Hunter Bay") (TSX VENTURE:HBY) is pleased to announce the engagement of Terraquest Ltd. to perform an airborne geophysical survey at Hunter Bay's Sela Creek Project located in eastern Suriname. The airborne survey will provide Hunter Bay with aeromagnetic, radiometric and XDS VLF-EM data and will consist of 4,986 line kilometres at a spacing of 100 metres to cover the entire Sela Creek Project. Data acquisition is expected to take approximately 20 days to complete.

The purpose of the survey is to delineate structural anomalies, potential hydrothermal alteration and potential sulphide mineralization. Hunter Bay plans to follow up anomalies with ground based exploration including soil sampling, channel sampling and geological mapping to determine their relationship to gold mineralization.

Hunter Bay believes that the airborne survey, being a cost effective exploration technique, will be a valuable tool in target generation and will better define mineralized zones within the extensive area of alluvial and saprolite workings. Similar surveys elsewhere in the Guiana Shield have been successful in delineating exploration targets.

Andrew Tunningley, MAusIMM, a director of Hunter Bay, is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and is responsible for the work program on the Sela Creek Project. Mr. Tunningley has supervised and approved all technical information in this news release.

About Hunter Bay

Hunter Bay is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties located in Canada and South America. Hunter Bay currently owns a one-hundred percent (100%) interest in the Great Bear Lake Properties located in the eastern side of Great Bear Lake NWT, has an option to acquire up to an eighty percent (80%) interest in the Sela Creek Project located in Suriname and has an option to acquire a forty five percent (45%) interest in the net profits of the Fortuna Project located in the Nambija Gold District, Ecuador.

Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management's current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. Hunter Bay cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond Hunter Bay's control. Such factors include, among other things: risks and uncertainties relating to Hunter Bay's exploration program on the Sela Creek Project, Hunter Bay's limited operating history; the need to comply with environmental and governmental regulations; and potential defects in title to Hunter Bay's properties. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially form the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Hunter Bay undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Hunter Bay Minerals plc
    Christopher Wilson
    CEO and President
    (+44) 203-178-2101
    (+44) 207-724-2734 (FAX)