Selwyn Resources Ltd.
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Selwyn Resources Ltd.

February 03, 2011 08:58 ET

Selwyn Resources Ltd.: Infill Drilling of 93 Lens at XY Central Deposit Confirms High-Grade Mineralization

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2011) - Selwyn Resources Ltd. ("Selwyn") (TSX VENTURE:SWN) is pleased to update investors with the release of assay results from the drilling of the 93-lens of the XY Central deposit at Selwyn Project, Yukon Territory that is being done by Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd., the joint venture company equally owned by Selwyn and Chihong Canada Ltd. The location of the new drill holes and lenses can be found on drill plan maps available at www.selwynresources.com. Drilling continues with five drill rigs at the Don deposit and one drill rig at the XY West deposit; all of which are confirming known mineral resources.

Highlights: 93-lens of the XY Central deposit

  • XYC-195 intersected 16.06 metres true thickness grading 9.11% zinc and 2.67% lead, including 1.79 metres grading 22.28% zinc and 5.43% lead; and 
  • XYC-219 intersected 9.56 metres true thickness grading 9.23% zinc and 4.18% lead, including 2.10 metres grading 21.84% zinc and 11.85% lead.

The high-grade NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource of the XY Central deposit is composed of three lenses in the underground environment; each of which is structurally bounded by faults. The three main lenses are the 93-lens, 98-lens, and the 99-lens. Drill holes XYC-195, XYC-205, XYC-213, XYC-217, XYC-218, XYC-219, and XYC-226 are infill holes within the existing 93-lens that is part of the high-grade, zinc-lead mineralization at the XY Central deposit.

Drill hole XYC-195 intersected high-grade mineralization that is hosted within a much broader envelope of lower-grade zinc-lead mineralization. The high-grade mineralization was intercepted from 282.40 to 303.0 metres for a true thickness of 16.06 metres grading 9.11% zinc and 2.67% lead including 1.79 metres grading 22.28% zinc and 5.43% lead.

Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Zn (%) Pb (%) Zn+Pb (%) True Thickness (m)
XYC-195 282.40 303.00 20.60 9.11 2.67 11.78 16.06
Including 288.20 289.80 1.60 10.77 2.16 12.92 1.25
Including 292.50 303.00 10.50 11.88 3.20 15.08 8.19
Including 293.60 295.00 1.40 26.75 5.21 31.96 1.09
Including 300.20 302.50 2.30 22.28 5.43 27.71 1.79
Including 300.20 301.70 1.50 27.44 7.58 35.02 1.17

Drill hole XYC-219 intersected high-grade mineralization from 310.80 to 327.20 metres for a true thickness of 9.56 metres grading 9.23% zinc and 4.18% lead including 2.10 metres grading 21.84% zinc and 11.85% lead.

Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Zn (%) Pb (%) Zn+Pb (%) True Thickness (m)
XYC-219 310.80 327.20 16.40 9.23 4.18 13.41 9.56
Including 314.90 319.20 4.30 8.72 3.48 12.20 2.51
Including 323.60 327.20 3.60 21.84 11.85 33.69 2.10

Other intercepts from 2010 include drill holes XYC-205, XYC-213, XYC-217, XYC-218, XYC-219 and XYC-226; which also host high grade mineralization.

Drill Hole From (m) To (m) Thickness (m) Zn (%) Pb (%) Zn+Pb (%) True Thickness (m)
XYC-205 349.70 354.30 4.60 7.93 1.85 9.78 4.18
  362.10 374.10 12.00 5.36 1.02 6.38 10.91
Including 368.90 374.10 5.20 7.41 1.44 8.86 4.73
Including 378.60 380.40 1.80 8.32 4.50 12.82 1.64
XYC-213 206.50 208.80 2.30 5.79 1.68 7.47 1.18
Including 206.50 206.80 0.30 16.49 6.88 23.37 0.16
  212.20 212.70 0.50 11.11 1.82 12.93 0.26
  215.60 219.90 4.30 5.51 1.43 6.94 2.20
XYC-217 63.90 72.40 8.50 6.27 3.87 10.14 6.62
  63.90 66.40 2.50 10.27 3.12 13.39 1.95
XYC-218 119.00 125.50 6.50 10.42 1.81 12.23 5.00
XYC-226 97.10 113.70 16.60 6.45 1.78 8.23 14.95
Including 97.10 99.30 2.20 6.57 1.21 7.78 1.98
Including 103.30 104.20 0.90 13.06 3.27 16.32 0.81
Including 107.80 113.70 5.90 11.57 3.34 14.91 5.31
Including 109.60 111.40 1.80 28.12 7.07 35.19 1.62

Results from the definition drilling program continue to confirm the 3D geological and structural models for XY Central deposit; noting this release is the fourth release providing results from definition drilling of the XY Central deposit. Upon receipt of all assay results from the definition drilling program and passing of quality assurance and quality control, the data will form the basis for revising a mine plan for the bankable feasibility study in progress with Wardrop Engineering Inc.

The NI 43-101 compliant Indicated mineral resource for the XY Central deposit is 10,738,000 tonnes grading 10.38% zinc and 4.41% lead and an Inferred mineral resource of 2,849,000 tonnes grading 10.86% zinc and 4.41% lead. This study was conducted by Independent Qualified Person, Cliff Pearson, P.Geo., and Non-Independent Qualified Person, John J. O'Donnell, P.Geo. (see January 29, 2008 news release). 

The Selwyn Project exploration program is being reviewed by Vice President Exploration, Mr. Jason Dunning, M.Sc., P.Geo, who is also responsible for the onsite activities for the Selwyn Project. Mr. Dunning is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. All assay data has been through internal validation of quality assurance and quality control. Selwyn has established a sampling and assay control program with blind insertion of assay blanks, standards and duplicates for the Selwyn Project; however, it should be noted that there is also a quality control and quality assurance program in place at ACME Analytical Laboratories Ltd. ("ACME") that includes blanks, duplicates and standards. At ACME, silver and base metal analyses are conducted by a 23-element, four-acid digestion, ore-grade ICP-AES technique.

Selwyn's focus is the exploration and development of its properties that make up the Selwyn Project in the Yukon, which hosts large tonnages of zinc-lead mineralization. The known deposits have the potential for large scale production, and the potential to provide a secure supply of zinc and lead to meet the future needs of the zinc and lead markets in Asia and beyond. 

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning mineralization at the Selwyn Project. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding future events or results that may prove to be inaccurate as a result of geological variability and other risk factors beyond Selwyn's control. As a result, actual results may differ materially from the expected results. Additional drilling is required to confirm the potential of the new discovery areas and expansions of the current resource areas and the extension of the higher grade deep mineralization to depth. There is no assurance that such additional drilling will expand mineral resources or that the resources being defined can be developed as an economically attractive mine, and there are many uncertainties associated with permitting and other factors that could delay such development.

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

  • Selwyn Resources Ltd.
    Dr. Harlan Meade
    President and CEO
    +1 (604) 801-7240 or Toll-free: +1 (888) 989-9188
    or
    Selwyn Resources Ltd.
    Catalin Chiloflischi
    Manager of Investor Communications
    +1 (604) 801-7240 or Toll-free: +1 (888) 989-9188
    (604) 689-8355 (FAX)
    info@selwynresources.com
    www.selwynresources.com