Probe Mines Limited

Probe Mines Limited

August 14, 2013 06:00 ET

Probe Mines Continues to Define High-Grade Gold Zone on its Borden Gold Project, Ontario

-- Infill drilling on the High-Grade Zone ("HGZ") continues to add thick, high-grade mineralized intercepts of 47.0 metres grading 6.8 g/t Au, including 8.0 metres averaging 32.7 g/t Au (Section 1300m SE); and 19.4 metres grading 5.2 g/t Au, including 10.3 metres averaging 8.3 g/t Au (Section 1300m SE);

-- Infill Drilling also confirms continuity of HGZ mineralization to the northwest, with significant gold intervals intersected on Section 1100m SE of 29.4 metres grading 5.9 g/t Au, including 6.5 metres averaging 15.3 g/t Au; and high-grade mineralization identified as far northwest as Section 950m SE with an intercept of 21.1 metres of 5.2 g/t Au;

-- Infill drilling to the northwest of the HGZ (Sections 850m NW to 550m SE) confirms continuity of potential bulk tonnage mineralization with numerous significant intersections, of 22.7 metres averaging 1.6 g/t Au, including 11 metres of 2.3 g/t Au on Section 550m SE.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 2013) - Probe Mines Limited (TSX VENTURE:PRB) ("Probe" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received further assays from its ongoing drilling program at the Company's Borden Gold project near Chapleau, Ontario. Results for 26 diamond drill holes, BL13-410 to BL13-435, were received and were successful in identifying continued high-grade gold mineralization on Sections 1200m SE, 1250m SE and 1300m SE; expansion of the HGZ to the northwest, as far as Section 950m SE; and continued improvement in the potential bulk tonnage mineralization through the infill drilling program.

Further results for the high-grade zone from Sections 1500m SE to 1900m SE are expected shortly and will be released as soon as they are received. All four drills are currently focused on infill and expansion drilling on the HGZ.

High-Grade Zone

Results from the ten infill drill holes in the high-grade gold zone returned significant intersections of thick, high-grade gold mineralization. In addition to expected results on Sections 1200m SE, 1250m SE and 1300m SE, drilling was also successful in identifying the HGZ further to the northwest on Sections 950m SE and 1150m SE, suggesting an expanded strike length for the HGZ of up to 950 metres.

Highlights from the HGZ drilling include intersections of: 47.0 metres grading 6.8 g/t Au at a vertical depth of approximately 330 metres, including 8.0 metres averaging 32.7 g/t Au in Hole BL13-420 on Section 1300m SE; 19.4 metres grading 5.2 g/t Au at a vertical depth of approximately 260 metres, including 10.3 metres averaging 8.3 g/t Au from Hole BL13-413 also on Section 1300m SE; 29.4 metres grading 5.9 g/t Au at a vertical depth of 317 metres, including 6.5 metres averaging 15.3 g/t Au in Hole BL13-421 on Section 1100m SE; 21.1 metres of 5.2 g/t Au at a vertical depth of 308 metres in Hole BL13-431 on Section 950m SE; and 22.8 metres of 4.2 g/t Au at a vertical depth of 379 metres in Hole BL13-430 on Section 1250m SE.

The following table shows selected results for the HGZ, with all intervals approximating true width. Depths of the mineralized zones are between 225 and 379 metres vertical depth. Updated plan and section maps for all holes are available on the Company's website at

High-Grade Zone Drill Results
DDH Section From
BL13-410 1300m SE 291.8 294.2 2.4 5.0
BL13-413 1300m SE 286.0 305.4 19.4 5.2
including 295.1 305.4 10.3 8.3
including 298.3 302.0 3.7 17.7
BL13-414 1200m SE 357.0 359.3 2.3 1.6
BL13-414 419.3 426.6 7.3 1.2
BL13-417 1300m SE 289.4 325.2 35.8 3.6
including 306.1 321.9 15.8 6.4
BL13-420 1300m SE 295.5 342.5 47.0 6.8
including 307.0 342.5 35.5 8.8
including 333.8 341.8 8.0 32.7
BL13-421 1100m SE 337.0 366.4 29.4 5.9
including 341.0 347.5 6.5 15.3
BL13-425 1250SE 340.3 375.7 35.4 2.1
including 357.7 370.5 12.8 3.2
including 360.0 365.2 5.2 4.6
BL13-430 1250SE 347.2 354.0 6.8 1.7
BL13-430 364.7 387.5 22.8 4.2
BL13-431 950m SE 303.7 316.6 12.9 1.0
BL13-431 334.0 355.1 21.1 5.2
including 344.0 345.0 1.0 73.5
BL13-434 1250mSE 300.0 307.2 7.2 1.7
BL13-434 366.8 402.5 35.7 1.7
including 390.3 401.0 10.7 3.2

Infill Drilling

Infill drilling between Sections 850m NW and 550m SE was successful in further delineating the potential bulk tonnage gold mineralization, particularly at the shallower (less than 200 metre) depths. Numerous intersections of thick gold mineralization, at or above previous identified grades, were returned with highlights of: 22.7 metres averaging 1.6 g/t Au at 167 metres vertical depth, including 11 metres of 2.3 g/t Au in Hole BL13-415 on Section 550m SE; and 45.2 metres grading 1.4 g/t Au at 176 metres vertical depth, including 7.6 metres of 2.7 g/t Au in Hole BL13-435 on Section 250m SE. The results indicate overall continued improvement in the lower-grade, potential open-pit, section of the deposit. Gold mineralization still remains open in the northwest direction.

The following table shows selected results from the infill drilling, with all intervals approximating true width. Depths of the mineralized zones are between 69 and 377 metres vertical depth:

Infill Drill Results
DDH Section From
BL13-411 550mSE NSA --- --- ---
BL13-412 800NW 101.0 103.0 2.0 2.9
BL13-412 196.0 223.0 27.0 1.1
including 205.9 222.2 16.3 1.4
BL13-415 550mSE 187.0 209.7 22.7 1.6
including 198.0 209.0 11.0 2.3
BL13-416 850NW 125.1 132.0 6.9 1.0
BL13-418 850NW 96.0 117.0 21.0 0.9
BL13-419 500mSE 200.6 218.0 17.4 1.3
including 212.0 217.0 5.0 2.3
BL13-422 850NW 162.4 195.0 32.6 1.0
including 179.1 182.0 2.9 3.1
BL13-423 450mSE NSA --- --- ---
BL13-424 550NW 170.0 183.1 13.1 0.9
including 170.0 177.1 7.1 1.1
BL13-426 350mSE 193.8 209.8 16.0 1.3
BL13-426 213.1 215.2 2.1 2.3
BL13-427 1050m SE 364.4 385.0 20.6 1.5
BL13-428 500NW DOWN DIP --- --- ---
BL13-429 300mSE 139.0 163.0 24.0 0.8
BL13-429 171.2 185.9 14.7 0.8
BL13-429 189.0 214.0 25.0 0.8
BL13-432 250mSE 139.0 158.2 19.2 0.9
BL13-433 500NW 86.1 90.0 3.9 2.7
BL13-435 250mSE 166.0 176.0 10.0 1.2
BL13-435 180.0 225.2 45.2 1.4
including 180.0 187.6 7.6 2.7
also including 212.0 218.0 6.0 2.1
* NSA - no significant assays
* DOWN DIP - hole drilled down dip of mineralization

Dr. David Palmer, President and CEO of Probe, comments, "Drill results continue to confirm a consistent and extensive high-grade zone within the Borden Gold Deposit, which is still open in the southeast direction. Since the discovery of the high-grade mineralization in December, the technical program has been very successful in delineating a robust gold system capable of supporting a potential underground operation. Our current focus is to better define the high-grade gold zone in order to begin evaluating its impact on project development."

Probe has instituted a strict quality assurance and quality control ("QA-QC") program for the Borden Gold drill core sampling, with each fire assay furnace batch of 40 samples including two certified reference materials (standards), one blank sample and one core duplicate sample. Quality control guidelines and ongoing QAQC monitoring are being carried out by Probe personnel.

About Probe Mines:

Probe Mines Limited is a Canadian precious metals exploration company whose key asset is the Borden Gold Zone in Ontario, Canada. As of January 31, 2013, the Company had approximately $32 million in treasury and a portfolio of highly prospective mineral properties. In May 2013, the Company closed a private placement of $15 million. As a result of the financing, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited now owns 9.9% of the Company on a non-diluted basis. The Company is actively exploring a significant new gold resource on its Borden Gold Zone near Chapleau, Ontario and has 100% interest in the Black Creek chromite deposit located in Northern Ontario. The Company's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PRB.

David Palmer, Ph.D., P.Geo., is the qualified person for all technical information in this release. To find out more about Probe Mines Limited, visit our website at

On behalf of Probe Mines Limited,

Dr. David Palmer, President & Chief Executive Officer

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