Sama Resources Inc.

Sama Resources Inc.

November 17, 2010 07:00 ET

Sama Resources Intersects Additional Massive Mineralization and Discovers a New Mineralized Sector at Its Samapleu Project in Cote d'Ivoire, Africa

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2010) - Sama Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SME) -


  • Intersection of a near-surface mineralized zone of 23.75 metres of highly disseminated sulphides including 3.0 metres of massive sulphide at the Samapleu Main deposit.
  • Discovery of a new mineralized sector: Kourouba.
  • Discovery of a potential new host sector 3.5 kilometres south of the Samapleu Main deposit: Gangbapleu.
  • 43-101 compliant mineral resource to be completed by mid-2011.

Sama Resources Inc. ("Sama" or the "Company") is pleased to announce preliminary results of its second phase definition and exploration drilling program at its "Samapleu Project". The Company has intersected a near-surface mineralized zone of 23.75 metres ("m") of highly disseminated sulphide including 3.0 m of massive sulphide in Hole SM44-492354. In addition, a newly discovered mineralized sector, called "Kourouba" (meaning 'high hill') has been discovered, with Hole SM13-509544 returning 23.75 m of pyroxenite with disseminated sulphide ranging from 10 to 30%, including stringers of massive sulphide.

True widths are not known at this time. However, according to Sama's geological model, these holes were planned to intersect mineralization as perpendicular as possible to the general strike and dip.

At the "Samapleu Main" deposit, the intersected massive material is characterized by mostly pyrrhotite with up to 10% chalcopyrite. Fine pentlandite appears associated with pyrrhotite. Other holes drilled 25 m apart from Hole SM-492354 confirmed the presence of the mineralization and suggests that the mineralized corridor is open near surface toward the southeast and the northwest. Downhole geophysics and surface induced polarization ("IP") will be performed to test extensions at both the Samapleu Main deposit and the Kourouba sector. Readers are invited to visit Sama's website for a complete update on Sama's current drilling campaign.

"It is Sama's objective to proceed with a scoping study on the viability of an open-pit mining operation at the Samapleu Main deposit and the newly discovered zones, known as Extension 1 and Kourouba, before the end of 2011. By becoming the first poly-metallic producer in West Africa, Sama and its partner La Société pour le Développement Minier de Côte d'Ivoire ("SODEMI"), have the opportunity to generate income to support Sama's continuing effort to explore the vast potential of the Samapleu Project," stated Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, President and CEO of the Company.

The Samapleu Main deposit appears to be composed of two distinct and more or less parallel tubular shape lenses of massive sulphide plunging towards the south at approximately 35°. These two massive lenses are located within a 10% to 40% halo of disseminated sulphide within pyroxenite units, forming a 400 m long mass open at surface toward the southeast and the northwest and at depth. A detailed IP survey is due to start shortly to test potential at both ends.

The current drilling program is aimed at defining a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI43-101") compliant mineral resource by mid-2011 at the Samapleu Main deposit and at further delineating the mineral potential at the newly discovered zones.

Furthermore, Sama's surface exploration has identified a new mafic to ultramafic complex (potential host for mineralization) located 3.5 kilometres ("km") south of the Samapleu Main deposit. This new "Gangbapleu" sector extends for several km to the southwest. A mineralized pyroxenite rock sample collected at surface by Dr. Audet in July has returned 0.15% copper and 0.07% nickel. Although low, these unexpected values at surface are indicative of the potential for a whole new complex. Grid layout is ongoing and geological mapping, together with IP geophysical surveys, will be performed as soon as possible. The Gangbapleu mafic-ultramafic complex further extends erratically southward for an additional 10 km. Sama's regional exploration will also cover the southern part of the Samapleu Project.

Drilling was performed by Global Exploration Services SARL of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Core logging and sampling were performed at Sama's facility in Yorodougou village. Sample preparations were performed at Société de Développement de Gouessesso (SODEGO)'s sample preparation facility in Gouessesso village under Sama's supervision. Sample pulps were delivered to Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratory's facility in Abidjan ("BVML") and then dispatched by BVML directly to their assay laboratory, Ultra Trace Pty, in Perth, Australia. All samples will be assayed for nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), cobalt (Co), fer (Fe), sulphur (S), platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), rhodium (Rh) and gold (Au). Results should be available in approximately 4 weeks.

The Samapleu Project is a joint venture among the Company's 100% owned subsidiary SAMA Nickel Corporation (66 â…”%) and SODEMI (33 â…“%).

This News Release was prepared by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo, President and CEO of Sama Resources Inc. and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

For more information please visit Sama's website at

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