Troymet Exploration Corp.
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Troymet Exploration Corp.

February 24, 2009 08:30 ET

Troymet Confirms Intrusion Related Gold System on Golden Eagle Project

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - Troymet Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:TYE) ("Troymet" or the "Company") is pleased to report on the 2008 diamond drilling and prospecting program at its 100% owned Golden Eagle project in northwest British Columbia. Results indicate the presence of large intrusion-related gold system spanning the approximate 12-kilometre strike length of the northern half of the Golden Eagle property. Multiple zones of gold mineralization, previously investigated in isolation in this area, are now considered as underlying vectors toward a related bulk-tonnage gold deposit(s).

To date, only a limited portion of the Tannis zone has been drill tested as an intrusive-hosted gold target, and drilling was largely confined to the younger rhyolitic intrusive. The possible roots of the vein system in the larger underlying granitic phase were not targeted in this drill program and deeper drilling in this area is required. Diamond drilling in 2008 was confined to a 250-metre strike length of the Tannis zone along the north slope of Middle Ridge. Twelve holes (2,306 metres) were drilled to follow up high-grade gold-silver mineralization previously intersected in 2005-2006 (Reference: Sept. 24, 2007 news release). Drill intersections indicate the highly variable nature of the quartz-sulphide veins both in terms of metal content and continuity along strike and at depth. The best intersections returned 5.09 m @ 7.93 g/t Au and 23.8 g/t Ag and 4.3 m @ 2.05 g/t Au and 43.8 g/t Ag (Table 1). The mineralized system is demonstrated to continue along a strike length of nearly 150 metres and to greater than 200 metres down dip in both the rhyolitic and granitic intrusions. Arsenopyrite (+ pyrite) as disseminated, replacement-type and stringer mineralization within quartz veins was encountered in all eleven of the holes that reached target depth.



Table 1. Tannis Zone - 2008 Significant Drill Results

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Azm Dip
Collar Collar (degr- (degr- From To Length Gold Silver
Hole ID UTM N UTM E ees) ees) (m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t)
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TAN08-05 6637037 509375 165 -45 156.48 157.78 1.30 1.61 N/A
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TAN08-08 6637005 509226 165 -45 86.94 88.38 1.44 1.42 11.9
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TAN08-08 143.39 143.79 0.40 2.53 38.0
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TAN08-08 197.82 199.16 1.34 3.07 12.0
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TAN08-08 199.16 225.25 26.09 0.103 N/A
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TAN08-09 6637005 509226 165 -60 131.30 136.39 5.09 7.93 23.8
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including 132.84 133.14 0.30 3.85 31.0
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and 134.70 135.27 0.57 66.20 145.0
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TAN08-09 211.59 212.22 0.63 3.30 57.0
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TAN08-09 212.22 246.58 34.36 0.067 N/A
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TAN08-10 6636928 509241 165 -45 15.24 15.54 0.30 1.94 5.0
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TAN08-10 40.17 44.47 4.30 2.05 43.8
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including 42.17 43.17 1.00 5.01 108.0
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TAN08-10 67.59 67.89 0.30 11.05 14.0
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TAN08-10 108.21 108.51 0.30 1.14 65.0
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TAN08-10 191.52 191.82 0.30 1.27 6.0
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less
than
TAN08-11 6637009 509385 165 -45 114.62 115.02 0.40 1.96 1
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less
than
TAN08-11 116.02 116.32 0.30 1.21 1
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TAN08-12 6636975 509422 135 -45 32.44 32.74 0.30 13.15 12.0
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TAN08-12 38.05 41.15 3.10 0.97 N/A
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including 38.99 40.22 1.23 1.70 N/A
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TAN08-13 6636975 509422 135 -60 43.29 43.69 0.40 3.93 6.0
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TAN08-13 48.34 50.18 1.84 0.70 13.3
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TAN08-15 6637063 509287 165 -55 219.58 225.81 6.23 0.35 5.9
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TAN08-16 6636956 509178 165 -45 13.89 18.08 4.19 0.60 N/A
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including 13.89 15.74 1.85 1.06 14.9
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TAN08-16 25.94 26.82 0.88 2.04 14.0
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TAN08-16 143.11 156.25 13.14 0.19 N/A
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Widths represent down hole core lengths; true widths for the upper zone
cannot be reliably estimated at this time.


During the 2008 program, mapping and prospecting in the vicinity of the Tannis zone further defined the quartz-sulphide vein system along a northwest trend nearly five kilometres in length. Taking into account similar mineral occurrences in other parts of the property, this length is extended to upwards of eight kilometres. Highlights of the prospecting (124 rock samples collected) are presented in Table 2.



Table 2. Highlights of 2008 Prospecting on North Mountain, Middle Ridge and
South Mountain

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Sample Location Location Gold Silver Lead Sample
Sample # Area UTM N UTM E g/t g/t % Type
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C201134 North Mountain 6639053 506558 0.301 75 3.16 Grab
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C287113 North Mountain 6639138 506901 18.0 16 0.015 Grab
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less
C287114 North Mountain 6639099 506828 3.64 than 1 0.001 Chip
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less than
C287115 North Mountain 6639094 506824 10.68 5 0.001 Grab
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C287116 North Mountain 6639041 506796 4.11 3 0.001 Grab
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C287117 North Mountain 6639076 506690 3.45 2 0.001 Grab
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C201101 Middle Ridge 6637155 508821 2.37 11 0.087 Grab
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C202110 Middle Ridge 6637191 508680 13.75 8 0.002 Grab
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C202111 Middle Ridge 6637196 508661 8.3 5 0.003 Grab
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C202112 Middle Ridge 6637206 508632 8.96 3 0.005 Grab
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C287128 Middle Ridge 6636876 509048 1.98 81 0.305 Float
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C287129 Middle Ridge 6636880 509022 9.46 41 0.009 Grab
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C287132 Middle Ridge 6636951 508942 3.44 4 0.004 Grab
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C287133 Middle Ridge 6636956 509048 3.64 11 0.009 Grab
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C287134 Middle Ridge 6636953 509026 2.56 2 0.001 Grab
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less than
C287135 Middle Ridge 6636893 509041 3.6 9 0.001 Grab
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C201113 Middle Ridge 6636558 509383 1.19 10 0.006 Grab
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C201120 Middle Ridge 6636383 509304 2.02 377 0.646 Grab
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C201121 Middle Ridge 6636398 509329 2.48 24 0.031 Grab
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C202146 South Mountain 6635905 510013 1.32 25 0.142 Grab
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C202147 South Mountain 6635939 510036 7.91 1250 0.355 Grab
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C287125 South Mountain 6635865 510035 1.42 3 0.01 Grab
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C287126 South Mountain 6635873 510021 2.57 274 13.85 Grab
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C201143 South Mountain 6635962 510033 4.27 47 0.708 Grab
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C201144 South Mountain 6635929 510054 2.62 111 0.171 Grab
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C201145 South Mountain 6635916 510010 5.22 165 0.071 Grab
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C201146 South Mountain 6635902 510062 5.15 191 2.75 Grab
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C201147 South Mountain 6635957 510022 1.15 25 0.04 Grab
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C201148 South Mountain 6635939 509963 1.35 72 0.039 Grab
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C201150 South Mountain 6635929 510070 1.42 167 0.61 Grab
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C286616 South Mountain 6636033 509984 0.306 115 1.16 Grab
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C286618 South Mountain 6636047 509979 1.33 64 0.504 Grab
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At Tannis, the mineralization is hosted in rhyolitic intrusive, in granitic intrusive at depth beneath the rhyolite, and to a lesser extent in the flanking mafic volcanics. Further to the north, the rhyolitic and granitic intrusives are capped by sediments and mafic volcanics of variable thickness. Multiple zones of gold-silver-arsenic-antimony mineralization (e.g. Plateau, Skarn, West Gully, Cowboy, and West Draw zones) occur in this approximate 3 x 3 kilometre area. These zones have previously been investigated in isolation and not considered as underlying vectors toward a related bulk-tonnage gold deposit(s). This northern portion of the Golden Eagle property is shown by the British Columbia Geological Survey's stream sediment sampling to contain exceptionally anomalous values in gold (to 1080 ppb), gold indicator metals (arsenic, antimony and mercury) and base metals (BCGS Bulletin 105). In file GF2003-9, the BCGS noted the volcano-sedimentary setting is analogous to that at Eskay Creek.

The northwest trend of the quartz-sulphide vein occurrences on the property mirrors the trend of the Llewellyn fault zone, a regionally significant structure that cuts through the project area and has a strong correlation with the majority of mineral occurrences in the region.

Observations from mapping and drill core indicate that the quartz-sulphide veins are synchronous with late-stage cooling of the Late Cretaceous granite pluton and the slightly later rhyolitic intrusion. The quartz-sulphide vein system has been documented over an eight kilometre north-westerly trend within the central portion of the property, with intervening glacial valleys that are covered by overburden and remain underexplored. The northwest portion of the property (e.g. Plateau, Skarn, West Gully, Cowboy and West Draw zones) contains anomalous multi-element stream geochemistry and notable gold intersections from trenches and drill core as skarn-type mineralization in meta-volcanic rocks bordering Cretaceous intrusions. The southeast portion of the property (e.g. Camp and Carbonate zones) includes an area of quartz-carbonate stockwork veining variably mineralized with gold, copper and zinc in mafic volcanics.

The style and areal extent of mineralization at Golden Eagle strongly suggest a reduced intrusion-related gold system (RIRGS). RIRGS are characterized by widespread arrays of sheeted auriferous quartz veins, forming bulk-tonnage, low-grade gold deposits at the top of small plutons. Well known examples include the Fort Knox (Alaska) and Dublin Gulch (Yukon) deposits of the Tintina Gold Belt. RIRGS also include a wide range of intrusion-related mineral deposit styles including skarns, replacements and distal veins that form within the region of hydrothermal influence surrounding the causative pluton. All of these characteristics are well represented over the 25-kilometre span of the Golden Eagle property.

The 2008 prospecting program identified a new drill target on South Mountain where a cluster of nine gold and silver bearing veins were discovered within an approximate 100 x100 metre area (Table 2). This area lies approximately 1.5 kilometres southeast of the Tannis zone. With the recognition that the multiple zones of gold mineralization in the north half of the property are related to a large intrusion-related gold system, the focus of future exploration will be on the identification of gold targets in this area. The Company is working to integrate all geological, drill, geochemical and geophysical data to identify high impact intrusive-related gold drill targets in the north half of the project.

Tracy Hurley, P.Geo., Vice President, Exploration and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 is responsible for the technical information provided in this release. The 2008 drilling and prospecting program was managed by Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd. of Vancouver BC. All samples were sent to the ALS Chemex sample preparation facility in Terrace, BC and analysed at the ALS Chemex laboratory in Vancouver BC, an ISO 9001:2000 accredited facility. All technical information for the Company's Golden Eagle project is obtained and reported under a formal quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program, details of which are presented on the Company's website at: www.troymet.com/i/pdf/QAQC2-GE.pdf.

TROYMET EXPLORATION CORP.

Kieran Downes, Ph.D., P.Geo., President, CEO & Director

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