Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.
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Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc.

February 24, 2012 18:38 ET

Trelawney Intersects 165.00 Metres of 1.20 g/t Gold at Cote Lake

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2012) - Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. (the "Company" or "Trelawney") (TSX VENTURE:TRR)(FRANKFURT:RTW) announces the results from 26 additional holes drilled on the Côté Lake Deposit on the Chester Project located halfway between Timmins and Sudbury in Northern Ontario. The results are from the ongoing expansion and infill drilling on the Côté Lake Deposit. Drilling continues to intersect wide zones of low to moderate grade gold mineralization.

The holes along the infill sections have been drilled at various angles to provide better variography in the upcoming resource estimate. Several of the infill holes have encountered diabase dykes on the 50-metre infill sections resulting in some breaks in the continuity of the mineralization along the holes. These dykes, estimated to be approximately 20 metres wide, run sub-parallel to the sections and were not unexpected as they can be seen on the magnetic maps. Minor additional infill drilling may be required in the vicinity of these dykes to convert the resource in this area to the indicated category.

The inferred resource of the Côté Lake Deposit currently stands at 131 million tonnes grading 1.0 g/t for a total of 4.2 million ounces gold as reported in Trelawney's press release dated March 7, 2011. To date, mineralization of the Côté Lake Deposit has been intersected over a strike-length of 1,200 metres and outcrops at two known locations 500 metres apart. The zone remains open along strike and at depth on all sections that have been drilled. In section, the zone attains widths of up to 300 metres. The mineralization, delineated by drilling to date, coincides well with a NE-SW-trending IP anomaly. The Côté Lake Deposit consists of low to moderate grade gold +/- copper mineralization which is associated with brecciated intermediate to felsic, and locally mafic intrusive rocks. The nature of the alteration and mineralization is indicative of a porphyry deposit.

Preliminary results of age dates for several samples submitted from the Côté Lake mineralized zone have now been received. Two samples of unaltered and altered (biotite) tonalite which host the mineralized zone were analyzed using the U-Pb zircon method at the Jack Satterly Geochronology Laboratory at the University of Toronto and returned ages of 2,738 and 2,741 +/- 1 Million years (Ma). Analysis of two molybdenite samples, one from a fracture coating in tonalite and the other from a Au-rich quartz-chalcopyrite-molybenite vein in the Côté Deposit, completed at the Radiogenic Isotopic Facility at the University of Alberta returned ages of 2,737 and 2,741 +/- 7 Ma. The similarity in the age dates complemented with geological studies, indicates the gold mineralization is of hypogene origin and provides additional strong evidence that the deposit is a true porphyry-type gold deposit. Furthermore, this deposit now represents the oldest documented gold mineralization within the Abitibi subprovince.

Drilling continues on the Company's vast land holdings in the Swayze area with a total of 10 diamond drill rigs. The drill program on the Côté Lake Deposit will continue with eight drills, with one focusing on expansion drilling and the remaining seven on infill drilling. The current warm winter weather has hampered mobility on the wetlands limiting drilling locations. Consequently, an additional lighter helicopter drill rig will be mobilized to cover less frozen areas. The final two drill rigs are conducting regional exploration and condemnation drilling.

Greg Gibson, Trelawney's President and CEO commented, "A significant portion of the results released today will be included in our upcoming resource estimate update. As we complete our second resource estimate from two years of diamond drilling, the mineralized envelope of the Côté Lake Deposit has still not been fully delineated. This truly demonstrates the significant potential of this new and unique discovery."

Côté Lake Deposit Drilling Results
Section Hole From
(m)
To
(m)
Length
(m)
Gold
(g/t)
Au cut
Grade
Gold
(oz/t)
Comments
uncut cut to 25g/t* uncut
92+50E E11-113 149.50 206.10 56.60 0.48 0.01 outside resource
88+00E E11-114 158.00 221.00 63.00 0.95 0.03 outside resource
266.00 267.00 1.00 32.03 25.00 0.93
85+00E E11-115 179.00 193.00 14.00 0.51 0.01 outside resource
442.00 443.00 1.00 5.34 0.16
89+00E E11-116 63.00 83.00 20.00 0.46 0.01 outside resource
394.00 559.00 165.00 1.20 0.04
604.00 605.00 1.00 23.96 0.70
625.00 668.00 43.00 1.02 0.03
93+50E E11-117 154.00 269.00 115.00 diabase
281.00 284.00 3.00 15.00 13.14 0.44 infill
498.00 500.00 2.00 23.82 13.94 0.69
535.00 549.00 14.00 1.84 0.05
93+50E E11-118 134.00 175.00 41.00 0.90 0.03 infill
220.00 295.00 75.00 diabase
448.00 449.00 1.00 36.26 25.00 1.06
456.00 476.00 20.00 0.84 0.02
85+00E E11-119 97.00 97.90 0.90 2.27 0.07 outside resource
318.00 319.00 1.00 3.78 0.11
92+50E E11-120 253.00 254.00 1.00 1.11 0.03 outside resource
88+00E E11-121 94.00 113.00 19.00 0.46 0.01 outside resource
93+50E E11-122 65.00 78.00 13.00 0.51 0.01 infill
100.00 102.00 2.00 2.88 0.08
133.00 136.00 3.00 1.71 0.05
93+50E E11-122 214.70 337.70 123.00 diabase
…(cont) …(cont) 354.00 355.00 1.00 4.88 0.14
506.00 507.00 1.00 4.79 0.14
85+00E E11-123 50.00 65.00 15.00 0.87 0.03 outside resource
85+00E E11-124 4.40 26.00 21.60 1.12 0.03 outside resource
55.00 66.00 11.00 0.83 0.02
93+50E E11-125 26.00 41.00 15.00 0.61 0.02 outside resource
536.00 537.00 1.00 23.10 0.67
86+00E E11-126 3.80 9.50 5.70 0.86 outside resource
46.20 49.20 3.00 1.36
93+50E E11-127 7.00 50.00 43.00 0.54 0.02 outside resource
120.00 128.00 8.00 1.88 0.05
156.00 177.00 21.00 0.60 0.02
197.00 198.00 1.00 8.01 0.23
87+00E E11-128 167.00 168.00 1.00 5.75 0.17 outside resource
216.00 217.00 1.00 1.28 0.04
88+00E E11-129 76.00 92.00 16.00 0.95 0.03 outside resource
297.00 298.00 1.00 10.84 0.32
93+50E E11-130 9.70 42.60 32.90 1.32 0.04 infill
155.80 177.60 21.80 0.84 0.02
186.60 188.60 2.00 7.43 0.22
268.80 272.80 4.00 5.89 0.17
381.80 382.80 1.00 5.41 0.16
94+50E E11-131 97.00 183.00 86.00 1.24 1.21 0.04 infill
235.00 245.00 10.00 0.99 0.03
290.00 296.00 6.00 1.56 0.05
519.00 527.00 8.00 0.83 0.02
619.00 658.00 39.00 0.87 0.03
84+00E E11-132 155.00 156.00 1.00 1.19 0.03 outside resource
85+00E E11-133 abandoned
85+00E E11-134 56.00 66.00 10.00 0.72 0.02 abandoned outside
84+00E E11-135 pending
92+50E E11-136 2.60 15.00 12.40 0.75 0.02 infill
19.00 100.50 81.50 diabase
104.00 116.00 12.00 0.71 0.02
150.00 159.00 9.00 1.85 0.05
178.00 185.00 7.00 0.72 0.02
188.50 223.90 35.40 diabase
226.00 240.00 14.00 1.22 0.04
270.00 283.00 13.00 0.92 0.03
401.85 433.00 31.15 1.55 0.05
440.00 441.00 1.00 5.13 0.15
448.00 452.00 4.00 1.16 0.03
488.00 496.00 8.00 1.14 0.03
550.00 653.00 103.00 0.94 0.03
707.30 747.00 39.70 1.51 0.04
93+50E E11-137 112.00 188.00 76.00 diabase infill
189.00 204.00 15.00 0.81 0.02
260.00 272.00 12.00 1.04 0.03
284.00 288.00 4.00 14.37 9.57 0.42
316.00 322.00 6.00 0.70 0.02
347.00 355.00 8.00 0.65 0.02
401.00 540.00 139.00 0.97 0.90 0.03
incl 401.00 424.00 23.00 1.40 0.04
and incl 474.00 511.00 37.00 1.96 1.70 0.06
554.00 555.00 1.00 5.60 0.16
647.00 681.00 34.00 0.86 0.03
94+50E E11-138 22.00 34.00 12.00 2.57 0.07 infill
55.00 91.00 36.00 0.77 0.02
97.00 101.00 4.00 4.35 0.13
94+50E E11-138 125.00 129.00 4.00 21.25 13.17 0.62
…(cont) …(cont) 324.00 329.00 5.00 1.47 0.04
336.00 355.50 19.50 1.93 0.06
452.00 514.00 62.00 1.24 0.04
535.00 540.00 5.00 1.10 0.03

Notes:

  • True widths of intersections are unknown at this time.
  • *Only intervals with assays cut to 25 g/t gold are shown.
  • Intervals are graded with a lower cut of 0.30 g/t with internal waste and low grade material within graded zones of up to 20 metres in length.

Trelawney has implemented a quality-control, quality assurance program to ensure best practice principals are being applied in the sampling and analysis of the drill core. Samples are crushed to -8 mesh then a 1,000 gram subset of each sample is pulverized to 90% passing -150 mesh. Assays have been completed using a standard fire assay with a 30 gram aliquot and an AA finish. For samples that return values of between two to five grams per tonne gold, another pulp is taken and fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. Samples returning values greater than 5 grams per tonne are re-analyzed by pulp metallic analysis, NQ size drill core is saw cut, and half the drill core is sampled in standard intervals. The remaining half of the core is stored in a secure location. The drill core is transported in security-sealed bags to the Accurassay prep lab in Sudbury, Ontario by Trelawney personnel. Accurassay is an ISO/IEC 17025 certified Laboratory by the Standards Council of Canada. In addition to quality assurance controls at the laboratory, blanks and certified standards have been inserted into the sample stream at random intervals.

David Beilhartz, Vice-President, Exploration of Trelawney, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has prepared or supervised the scientific and/or technical information for the property and verified the data disclosed in this press release.

Trelawney is a Canadian junior mining and exploration company with a focus on Archean gold deposits. The Company's current focus is directed towards the continued exploration and development of the Côté Lake Deposit, located in Chester Township, 20 kilometres southwest of Gogama, Ontario.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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