Sparton Resources Inc.

Sparton Resources Inc.

September 12, 2005 09:00 ET

Sparton Reports New Positive Drilling Results For Luxi Gold Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 12, 2005) - Sparton Resources (TSX VENTURE:SRI) -


Hole GU05-29: 2.6 g/t OVER 15 METERS
Hole GU05-30: 3.13g/t OVER 9 METERS
Hole GU05-31: 1.1 g/t OVER 10 METERS



Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRI)(the "Company") reported today, new drilling results for its Luxi Gold Project in south western Yunnan Province, China and also updated technical information for the current work program.


To date, the core drilling program initiated in late June has completed a further 8 drill holes in the Guanlingpo Mine Main Pit area, totalling approximately 1000 meters, and assay results are reported here for the first 6 holes. The current program is designed to extend the South Zone breccia at depth and along strike to the northeast of holes GU04-07,27,28 completed in 2004 (see news releases dated Jan. 5 , 2005 and Aug. 3, 2004), as well as test the Induced Polarization (IP) anomalies associated with this mineralization. An updated map with the new drill hole locations will be available shortly on the company website

Sparton's 80% owned Chinese Joint Venture Company, Yunnan Sparton Minerals Company Limited ("YSMCL"), (20% Yunnan Nuclear Geological Brigade 201 ("Brigade 201") has the right to earn a 75% interest in the Guanlingpo Mine Licence by providing the Mine owners with a positive feasibility study.

The mineralization for which assays are reported here is essentially identical to the oxidized breccia style mineralization from hole GU04-07 where metallurgical testing returned over 80% gold recoveries for cyanide leachable gold in bottle roll tests. (see news release dated April 19, 2005).

These six holes have extended the breccia zones a further 100 metres to the northeast and approximately 35-50 meters down dip from the intersections in holes GU04-07, 27, and 28. Holes GU04-35, and 36 for which assays are not yet available, are located a further 100 metres to the northeast and 50 metres behind GU05-34 respectively (see map).

A reverse circulation drill, provided by a local drill contractor, is expected to begin work in the Guanlingpo Mine in late September to more rapidly develop the database for definition of NI 43-101 compliant gold resources and provide additional sample material for metallurgical testing.



GU05-29 Line210N, -60 deg. 52m 62m 10m 1.2 g/t oxidized
at 100W
(25m behind
86m 101m 15m 2.6 g/t ditto
GU05-30 Line 250N -60 deg. 26m 35m 9m 3.1 g/t ditto
at 53 W
(50m east
of Guo4-07)

49m 59m 10m 0.4 g/t ditto
GU05-31 ditto -75 deg 39m 49m 10m 1.1g/t ditto
GUO5-32 Line 250N -60 deg 55m 65m 10m 0.6g/t ditto
at 83 W
GU05-33 ditto -75 deg 63m 70m 7m 1.1 g/t ditto
GU05-34 Line 300N -60 deg 69m 83m 14m 1.1g/t ditto
at 53 W
89m 102m 13m 1.3g/t ditto
104m 115m 11m 0.7g/t ditto


These results confirm the continuity of the oxide breccias in the South Zone for an additional 100 metres along strike and to depths of at least 100 m below bedrock surface. Based on the IP anomalies directly associated with this zone, the mineralization can be expected to continue at least 500 metres to the northeast (the northeast limit of the IP coverage) along the Shangmangyang structure. The breccias are consistently found within 40-50 metres of the main fault plane and appear to dip approximately 55-65 degrees to the northwest so that the core lengths intersected approximate true widths. Future core holes will involve 100m step outs to the northeast, and the RC drill will provide fill-in information for resource calculations when it begins operation later in the month. The core rig will then begin drilling extensions of the North Zone oxide breccia material to the northeast of Hole GU04-26 (see website map) which returned values in two zones of 1.2g/t over 24m and 1.3g/t over 6 m ( see news release dated Jan. 4 , 2005).

The continuity of the South Zone shown by these new results indicate that the remaining 2.1km of the 3km long fault segment to the southwest of Guanlingpo, which is untested by drilling, has the potential to host significant new oxide gold reserves. As reported earlier (news release dated August 22, 2005), this zone has been systematically covered by IP surveys, surface sampling and auger basal rock chip sampling with positive results. This zone is part of the 50 km long Shangmangyang 'break' which transects the entire Luxi property and hosts other targets at Guanming,Hebienzhai,and Bajowa. A second core rig is being sought to test this area, as well as the other targets in the 250sq km Luxi exploration licence holdings.

Drilling will continue with Company owned equipment in the Guanlingpo pit to extend primary bedrock hosted oxide gold mineralization within the Mine and build a database for definition of heap leachable gold resources within 100 metres of the bedrock surface.


Information about the Luxi Gold Project and the successful oxide soil mining operations at Guanlingpo by Brigade 201 have been highlighted in an article titled "I love Luxi" in the September 2-6 issue of Canada's Northern Miner newspaper. A more comprehensive article about Sparton's exploration activities at Luxi is planned for a future issue. A copy of the article may be seen on the Company website.

Sparton's exploration program in China is 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.

Sparton Resources Inc. is a diversified mineral exploration company, which has been an active participant in the Canadian junior resource sector for over 20 years. It holds a portfolio of Chinese, Mexican, and Canadian mineral exploration properties focussing on base and precious metals. In the energy sector, the Company has an interest in 20 BCF (billion cubic feet) of proven and probable natural gas reserves in the undeveloped Chebucto gas field offshore Nova Scotia.

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