Mindoro Resources Ltd.

Mindoro Resources Ltd.

March 22, 2011 12:00 ET

Mindoro Drills Further Strong Nickel Intersections from Bolobolo

Highlights include 9.7m of 1.19% nickel and 10.3m of 1.01% nickel

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Mindoro Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MIO) (ASX:MDO) (FRANKFURT:WKN 906167) is pleased to announce further strong drill results of potential economic interest from the Bolobolo and Karihatag nickel targets located in the Surigao nickel district of NE Mindanao, the Philippines.

A total of 466 holes for 4,990 meters have now been completed from the 7,000 meter to 10,000 meter program systematically testing regional nickel targets with the objective of converting a significant proportion of the Surigao regional exploration targets to resources. Drilling on a 50m x 50m grid pattern at Bolobolo will provide sufficient drilling density to enable calculation of indicated resources upon completion of the full regional program. 

Highlights from recent drill results are summarized below:

• BBL-52:   Total   9.70m @ 1.19% Ni from surface including:
    Saprolite   8.85m @ 1.24% Ni from 0.85m
• BBL-98:   Total   10.30m @ 1.01% Ni from surface including:
    Saprolite   7.50m @ 1.13% Ni from 2.80m
• BBL-65:   Total   7.50m @ 1.22% Ni from surface including:
    Saprolite   5.55m @ 1.30% Ni from 1.95m
• BBL-57:   Total   7.25m @ 1.10% Ni from surface including:
    Saprolite   5.30m @ 1.24% Ni from 1.95m
• BBL-83:   Total   6.80m @ 1.02% Ni from surface including:
    Saprolite   6.10m @ 1.05% Ni from 0.70m
• KL-57:   Limonite   6.75m @ 0.87% Ni, 0.10% Co from surface

A table of drill results from the latest 41 drill holes is available with this release on Mindoro's website.

On behalf of the board of directors

Jon Dugdale, President and CEO 


Mindoro is a Tier 1 Issuer trading on the TSX Venture Exchange (MIO), Australian Securities Exchange (MDO) and Frankfurt Stock Exchange (WKN 906167). Mindoro is focused on nickel, copper and gold exploration in the Philippines with a strategy of advancing early-stage opportunities to production or joint venture.

Mindoro has NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimates on its Agata nickel-cobalt project and NI 43-101 Mineral Resource estimates on its Lobo and Archangel (Kay Tanda) gold-silver projects, as well as an additional 22 porphyry copper-gold prospects. Senior gold producer, Gold Fields, may earn 75 percent interest in three of Mindoro's projects at Batangas through direct project expenditure.

Mindoro is assessing the potential to develop a value-added shipping ore nickel operation to generate early cash flow as well as large scale potential for an onsite processing plant in the Surigao District, Mindanao, where the company controls major nickel laterite resources and is drill testing regional targets. An integrated preliminary economic assessment on the Agata nickel laterite project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2011, leading to commencement of a prefeasibility study into an integrated on site nickel processing project.

Three drill programs are currently in-progress on the Company's projects including regional nickel drilling at Surigao; copper-gold drilling at Pan de Azucar and gold and copper-gold drilling by Gold Fields at Lobo (Batangas). 

The Company's DSO and large scale production objectives are intended to provide an indication of management's current expectations and are still conceptual in nature. It is uncertain that sufficient resources will be established and if established that these resources will be converted into economically viable mining reserves. Until a feasibility study has been completed, there is no certainty that these objectives will be met. 

Tony Climie, P.Geol, is Mindoro's Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is a competent person as defined by the JORC Code, who is responsible for monitoring the supervision and quality control of Mindoro's exploration programs and who has reviewed and verified the technical information contained in this news release. Mr. Climie is an executive and a director of Mindoro and is a member of the of the Alberta Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists Association. Mr. Climie has more than five years of experience which is relevant to the style of mineralization and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity which he has undertaken. Mr. Climie has consented to the release of the technical information in the form and context in which it appears. 

The Company's resource estimates were originally prepared in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators ("NI 43-101") and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum classification system. NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators that governs how Canadian issuers disclose scientific and technical information about mineral projects and which is broadly equivalent to the JORC Code in Australia. All resource information is also expressed in terms of the JORC Code.

This release may contain forward-looking statements including management's assessments of future plans and operations, and expectations of future production. These statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with the mining and exploration industry (e.g. operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty with respect to results of exploration, the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production and the uncertainty of the availability of capital). The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update forward looking statements except where required to do so by law.

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

  • Mindoro Resources Ltd. - Australia
    Jon Dugdale
    President and CEO
    +61 3 9614 5055
    Mindoro Resources Ltd. - Australia
    Nathan Ryan
    NWR Communications
    +0420 582 887
    Mindoro Resources Ltd. - Canada
    Penny Gould
    VP Investor Relations
    +780.413.8187 or Toll free 1.877.413.8187
    Mindoro Resources Ltd. - Germany
    Robert Sarcher
    Aprendo Capital