Sparton Resources Inc.

Sparton Resources Inc.

October 26, 2009 09:57 ET

Sparton Reports Encouraging Gold Values From Initial Sampling at West Hammond Project in Northern Ontario


TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2009) -


Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRI) (the "Company") reported today the initial sampling results from its West Hammond Contact ("WHC") property located in northern Ontario. The WHC claim group is contiguous to the claim holdings of Brett Resources Inc. ("Brett"), approximately 25 km. north of the town of Atikokan.

Highest values reported from this initial batch were 13.55 and 12.4 grams per tonne gold.
During the initial prospecting and sampling program new mineralization was discovered on the WHC claims along strike from the previously reported Stubby Zone (see Sparton news release dated July 20, 2009).

Named the "New Silicified Zone", this mineralization is located 1.0 Km from the Stubby Zone showing and consists of highly sheared and altered sericitized and ankeritized mafic volcanics containing 2 to 20% disseminated pyrite. It is a wide (>25 meters) altered shear zone located at the contact between Finlayson volcanics and the granitoid rocks of the Marmion Batholith. These latter rock types host the nearby 5.2 million ounce gold resource owned by Brett Resources.

The highest values were obtained from composited grab samples taken along this zone and include:

13.55 Quartz veins in sericite-ankerite schist 300 meters NE of the Stubby Zone
2.76Quartz ankerite vein zone in ankerite sericite fuschite schist
4.04Stubby Zone composite
2.61New Silicified Zone pyritic sheared volcanics
12.4New Silicified Zone quartz vein composite
0.99Pyritic shear adjacent to New Silicified Zone

Numerous other samples of altered and sheared volcanics and granitic rocks taken along the Stubby "structure" returned values of 0.30- 0.75 parts per million gold, indicating that a broad zone of gold mineralization is associated with this major contact.

The new mineralization has been discovered by basic prospecting and sampling along the Stubby trend. Currently a team of 10 samplers and prospectors are doing initial reconnaissance coverage of both the WHC and Clement Lake claim groups in advance of the winter season. Over 300 samples have been taken to date and new data are forthcoming. Approximately 20-30 km of line cutting is nearly completed along the Stubby trend which will cover the New Silicified Zone. Systematic mapping and soil sampling are in progress over this grid. Mechanical trenching and stripping will begin shortly to properly expose and trace the mineralized exposures. Systematic chip and channel sampling will be done in these stripped areas.

Results reported here are all from grab samples composited from a number of smaller samples taken over a several square meter area at each sample location. All analyses were done by the ALS-Chemex laboratory in Thunder Bay Ontario. An internal QA–QC program consisting of chain of custody, and blank and duplicate sample analyses has been instituted by Sparton Staff to insure sample integrity and accuracy of analytical results.

Sparton's management is extremely please with these initial results. They confirm the occurrence of a very strong zone of shearing, alteration and related gold mineralization associated with the contact zone between the Marmion batholith and the Finlayson Volcanic Belt. The Company claim holdings cover approximately 20 kilometers of this zone.

Sparton's international exploration, development, and evaluation programs are being carried out under the direct supervision of A. Lee Barker, P. Eng., P Geol., the Company's President and CEO who is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

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Contact Information

  • Sparton Resources Inc.
    A. Lee Barker
    President and CEO
    416-366-3551 or Mobile: 416-716-5762
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    Sparton Resources Inc.
    Edward G. Thompson
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