Zinccorp Resources Inc.

August 05, 2009 13:43 ET

Zinccorp Resources Inc.: Summary of 2009 Field Work at Michelle Silver/Lead/Zinc Property


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2009) - Zinccorp Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ZN)(the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed a 20-day work program at the Michelle Project in north-central Yukon Territory. Assay results are awaited from 122 rock samples and four silt samples collected by a two-man prospecting team led by professional geologist William Mann.

Previous initial exploration at the Michelle Property has revealed zinc, lead, silver and gallium mineralization in dominantly carbonate form (with minor lead sulphide) over an area measuring roughly 12 kilometres by 6 kilometres. Fourteen zones have been discovered to date, with further prospecting expected to generate additional new discoveries.

One of the objectives of the 2009 sampling program was to confirm and expand the Civic, Pinpoint and Nanny Zones, all discovered in 2008. This program discovered a favourably mineralized structure that extends the Civic Zone about 500 metres uphill to the southeast. A series of samples was collected east of the Pinpoint Zone in an area of anomalous soil geochemistry on trend with the Dynasty showing, which may indicate a link between these zones.

The greatest success from the 2009 program was encountered to the west of the Nanny Zone, where a newly discovered zone of broad weakly mineralized dolomite breccia was located and found to contain local higher grade material. Some samples from this zone contain relict galena, in addition to smithsonite and cerussite (zinc and lead carbonates). The samples collected in 2009 extend the Nanny Zone about 700m to the west, and expand the width of the zone from about 10 meters to more than 50 meters. It is important to note that this expanded area was not marked by the abundant orange-brown limonite and goethite that identifies most of the other zones at Michelle. Instead, a yellowish, fine-grained soil was developed in this area, with a few small pebbles of limonite present.

At the OT Zone, the most north-westerly of the zones discovered so far, additional mineralized float rock was discovered more than one kilometre to the northwest. The Lac Rob Zone was successfully traced northward into the Dawson Mining district, and possibly expanded to the west.

In addition to work aimed at extending known zones, several new zones of zinc mineralization were encountered and sampled, which may become discoveries if confirmed by laboratory analysis. In particular, a mineralized breccia associated with a northeast-trending regional-scale fault appears to be promising and may hold clues to the structural controls on mineralization at Michelle.

A large volume of weakly mineralized dolomite breccia is present in the areas examined in 2009 at the Michelle Project. While not likely to be economically important, these structures may indicate the presence of very large mineralizing systems that connect the higher grade zones identified by previous sampling.

Zinncorp Resources owns 100% of the Michelle Property.

The Qualified Person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101 is William Mann, PGeo, who has read and agreed with the technical information in this news release.

About Zinccorp Resources Inc.

Zinccorp Resources Inc., a member of the Hughes Exploration Group of companies, is a recently formed, tightly held junior mineral exploration company. The Company had a zinc/lead/silver discovery on the Michelle Property, one of its four highly prospective properties in Yukon, Canada in 2007. Zinccorp Resources Inc. has now expanded their exploration venture into the prolific Timmins / Larder Lake mining camp adding a new gold dimension to their exploration portfolio.

Please visit Zinccorp's web-site www.zinc-corp.com to learn more about the Michelle and other exciting Zinccorp projects and sign up to receive upcoming Zinccorp news.

The statements made in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Contact Information