VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2012) - Waterloo Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WAT) ("Waterloo or the "Company"), announces that fieldwork has commenced on the Ice River Property, located 30 kilometres South East of Golden, British Columbia.
The 2012 work program is funded by Waterloo and will consist of prospecting, soil sampling and trenching, following-up on work conducted on the property from 2005 to 2010. Surface sampling completed during 2007 returned encouraging values including up to 3.0% Total Rare Earth Oxides ("TREO"), and 5600 g/t Niobium / "Columbium" oxide. One 2.5 meter chip sample (JBIVR048) returned 2.4% TREOs. Follow-up work completed in 2009 expanded the known extent of mineralized zones exposed in the alpine. The best 2009 REE sample (grab) returned 1.44% TREO, which includes 0.59% Ce2O3, 0.54% Nd2O3, and 0.20% Gd2O3. Another eight grab samples returned greater than 0.50% TREO. A total of 15 samples returned greater than 1,000 g/t Nb2O5, with the best grab sample returning 4653 g/t Nb2O5.
Rare Earth Elements ("REE") and other elements with high-tech applications, including Nb and Zr, have long been suspected as potential commodities on the property; but it was not until results from the 2005 to 2009 mapping and geochemical surveys that this suite of elements became fully appreciated. Other potentially economic commodities identified include nepheline syenite and sodalite; a semi-precious gem.
Previous work at the Ice River property has focused on the economic potential of strataform/replacement massive sulphides of the Waterloo prospect (note that the "Waterloo prospect or occurrence" is not in any way connected to Waterloo Resources Ltd.) (see August 23, 2007 news release). At the Waterloo occurrence, sulfide horizons are exposed in two historical adits excavated in the early 1900's, with historical samples returning assays up to 3.69% Pb, 16.10% Zn, 1.59% Cu, 27.30% Fe, 99.4 g/T Ag and 1.7 g/T Au (GSC Memoir 55, page 229).
Tim Termuende, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the scientific and technical information disclosed in this press release.
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