Sino Pacific Development Ltd.

Sino Pacific Development Ltd.

October 21, 2005 06:00 ET

Sino Hits 9 Meters of 1% Cu and 1.87 g/t Au in Burtons Pond Drilling

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 21, 2005) -

Mr. Allan Frew reports:

Sino Pacific Development Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SPV) is pleased to report results from the first 5 holes on its recently complete diamond-drilling program at the main prospect on the company's Burtons Pond Property. The property is located on the east coast of the Baie Verte Peninsula in Newfoundland. The Company is earning a 70% interest in the property from Buchans River Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BUV).

The objective of the five holes was to confirm the intersections and grades of historic diamond drilling done on the main Burtons Pond prospect. Four additional holes were drilled elsewhere on the property and will be reported on when the results are received.

Holes BP-05-01, 02 and 03 were drilled from the same setup at 5+11S, 1+26W at an azimuth of 101 degrees. Holes BP-05-05 and 06 were drilled from the same set-up at 5+94S, 0+82W.


This hole was drilled at -45 degrees and intersected the zone between 77.35 m and 78.85 m. This intersection returned assays of 1.18% Cu, 11.3 g/t Ag and 2.03 g/t Au over 1.5 meters. Drilling difficulties caused by a fault zone at 76.0 m necessitated the reduction from NQ to BQ sized core. This resulted in excess of 1.5 meters of lost core.


This hole was drilled at a dip of -63 degrees and intersected high-grade mineralization between 97.6 m. and 106.7 which returned assay results of 1.085 % Cu, 11.65 g/t Ag and 1.865 g/t Au over 9.1 meters (29.85 feet).

It is important to point out that between 99.7 m and 101.2 m there is 1.5 m. of lost core. Fault gouge between 98.85 and 99.70 immediately above the lost core assayed 3.4 % Cu, 25.0 g/t Ag and 4.4 g/t Au, and immediately following the lost core from 101.2 m. to 101.7 m. the assay results were 2.80 % Cu, 26.4 g/t Ag and 3.473 g/t Au.


This hole was drilled at a dip of -75 degrees and returned assay results of:

89.15-92.85 m. - 0.47 % Cu, 5.96 g/t Ag and 0.71 g/t Au over 3.7 meters;

95.85-99.35 m. - 0.23 % Cu, 3.23 g/t Ag and 1.5 g/t Au over 3.5 meters; and

118.0-129.5 m. - 0.41 % Cu, 5.66 g/t Ag and 0.58 g/t Au over 11.5 meters.

These three holes established that the mineralized zone on this section had a down dip length of 110 meters (360.9 feet) and an average width of 4.0 meters (13.2 feet).


This hole drilled at -45 degrees at azimuth of 085 degrees entered old underground workings. These workings were not recorded nor known to exist. The hole was abandoned.


This hole drilled at azimuth of 085 degrees at dip of -60 degrees did not reach the main zone of mineralization

Sino Pacific Development Ltd. is extremely encouraged by the diamond drilling results and plans to complete a winter exploration program of geophysics and diamond drilling on the main Burtons Pond prospect when the ponds and marshy areas are frozen.

A strict, secure chain of custody is being implemented with respect to the collecting, handling, and sampling of the drill-core from drill-site to laboratory. The core was sawed and one half was bagged, sealed and transported to laboratory by one of the qualified persons on site. A quality control and quality analyses program utilizing standards, blanks, and duplicates is being followed. Analyses is being performed by Eastern Analytical Ltd. of Springdale, Newfoundland and selected duplicate samples are being processed by Loring Laboratories Ltd., of Calgary, Alberta, both companies being accredited analytical laboratories.

All field work and core logging is being carried out by Project geologist Wilson Jacobs, B.Sc., P.Geo., and the project is being managed by Allan M. Frew, B.Sc., P.Geo., both of whom are qualified persons under National Instrument 43-101 guidelines. Allan Frew prepared this press release.


Allan Frew, President

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