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Bisha Mining Announces Drill Results and Regional Exploration Program Update 

 

Bisha Mining Share Company (BMSC) is pleased to provide an update on the 2014 regional exploration program and to announce assay results from Aderat, located 10 kilometers from the Bisha Mine (“Bisha”) and processing plant.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • High grade intersections at Aderat include:
    • Hole MX-011:  1.38% Cu, 7.82% Zn, 1.12 g/t Au, 25.6 g/t Ag over 10.25 meters
    • Hole MX-012:  1.13% Cu, 11.15% Zn, 0.52 g/t Au, 18.8 g/t Ag over 9.00 meters
  • Additional drilling and geophysical surveys ongoing in 2014
  • Associated geophysical anomaly over a 500 meter strike length
  • Zone only tested to a shallow depth with limited holes
  • Grade increasing with depth on the discovery section

BMSC Chairman Cliff Davis commented, “We are excited to see some early success in our 2014 exploration program.  The Bisha area remains under-explored and we look forward to more success in 2014 as we further evaluate the camp potential of the Bisha VMS belt.”

2014 Regional Exploration Program Update

In 2014, Bisha is conducting a two phase exploration program comprising a nearly completed first phase program that consists of 10,000 meters of diamond drilling on selected targets focusing on the immediate Bisha Mine area looking for mineralized horizons west of the known deposit, the Hambok area to the south and west of the known deposit, at Harena to continue to extend the deposit along strike and down dip and regional exploration targets on the Mogoraib River Exploration License such as Aderat.  Geophysical surveys are being performed in conjunction with this drilling and consist of ground and borehole Transient Electromagnetic (TEM) surveys and an airborne VTEM survey over the entire Mogoraib River Exploration License, the Bisha Mining Agreement area and the Harena Mining License.

A second phase program will include 14,500 meters of diamond drilling following-up encouraging results at Aderat and Harena, further testing of regional targets on the Mogoraib River License and targets generated from the VTEM survey. Most of the phase one program will be completed prior to the annual rainy season with the phase two program following immediately after that period.  Specifics of further work will depend on results from the phase one and two programs.

Aderat Drill Results

Aderat is located on the Mogoraib River Exploration License approximately four kilometers north of the Hambok deposit and ten kilometers from the Bisha Mine and processing plant.  A location map of Aderat, the drillholes and a cross-section are included at the end of this release. 

Aderat was initially intersected by diamond drilling conducted by the previous exploration license owner in hole ANK-006 which returned an interval of 27 meters grading 3.56% Zn, 0.75% Cu and 0.87 g/t Au.  However, three follow-up holes at that time failed to intersect any additional significant sulphide intervals.

BMSC acquired the Mogoraib River Exploration License in late 2012 and the Aderat area was immediately highlighted as a strong opportunity for additional discovery.  BMSC geologists were impressed that the mineralization in hole ANK-006 was within intense chlorite and sericite altered felsic volcanic rocks and had high metal tenor (for example values of up to 12.75% Zn and 2.61% Cu occur in zones of only 15 to 25% sulphide overall).  This coupled with the elevated gold grades (up to 2.36 g/t Au) and the location of the mineralization on the flank of an associated geophysical anomaly, indicated that a significant mineralized system was potentially present in the area and that further work was warranted.

BMSC’s first hole MX-010 drilled approximately 100 meters above ANK-006 returned numerous anomalous intervals of highly altered felsic volcanic rock with elevated copper and zinc values confirming that a significant base metal enriched alteration zone was associated with the mineralization.  Follow-up hole MX-011, drilled approximately 100 meters below ANK-006, intersected improved base metal values and demonstrates that the mineralizing system appears to be gaining strength at depth.  Hole MX-012, drilled approximately 100 meters north of ANK-006, also intersected similar strong base metal values and further expands the zone. 

Highlights from the results of these two holes include:

  • Hole MX-11:  1.38% Cu, 7.82% Zn, 1.12 g/t Au, 25.6 g/t Ag over 10.25 m
  • Hole MX-12:  0.79% Cu, 6.99% Zn, 0.38 g/t Au, 13.5 g/t Ag over 16.00 m
  • including: 1.13% Cu, 11.15% Zn, 0.52 g/t Au, 18.8 g/t Ag over 9.00 m

A complete table of significant assay intervals and a drill location plan and schematic drill section is attached to the end of this release.  Additional holes (MX-13 to MX-19 and MX-30) completed during the initial phase one drilling program are awaiting assay results.

The mineralization is associated with elevated barium suggesting that the mineralization was deposited close to, or at, the sea floor and metal zoning suggests that the drilling has been from the footwall to the hanging wall (west to east).  Further drilling is in progress and is designed to expand the zone along strike.  Geophysical crews are mobilizing to the project and will complete ground and borehole TEM surveys to better define the mineralized zone shortly.  In addition, a Geotech VTEM survey is currently being flown over the entire Mogoraib River Exploration License, including Aderat and Hambok, and the results of this survey are currently being assessed and targets evaluated for further drilling.

Quality Assurance

A Quality Assurance/Quality Control program was part of the sampling program for the Aderat work. This program includes chain of custody protocols as well as systematic use of standards, duplicates and blank samples into the flow of samples produced by the sampling. Samples were prepared at African Horn Testing Services (Eritrea) and analyzed at Genalysis Laboratories (a NATA registered laboratory) in Perth, Western Australia.  Drilling intercept lengths only are reported in the tables and text below. It is estimated that true width will be approximately 60 - 75% of the mineralized intersections reported.

Mr. Robert Foy PGeo., BMSC’s Exploration Manager, has been overseeing the drilling at the Aderat Zone and is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Foy has reviewed the technical content of this press release and approved its dissemination.

Forward Looking Statements:  The above contains forward-looking statements regarding drill results and future exploration plans.  Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimated,” “potential,” “possible” and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions or results “will,” “may,” “could” or “should” occur or be achieved.  Forward-looking statements are statements about the future and are inherently uncertain, and actual achievements of the Company or other future events or conditions may differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors.  The Company’s forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, expectations and opinions of management on the date the statements are made and the Company assumes no obligation to update such forward-looking statements in the future.

Bisha Mining Share Company

“Cliff T. Davis”

Cliff T. Davis
Chairman

Aderat Drill Results

Aderat Assay Results

Aderat Intersections to June12, 2014

Hole Id

From (m)

To (m)

Length (m)

Cu (%)

Zn (%)

Au (g/t)

Ag (g/t)

MX-010

22.50

30.00

7.50

0.37

0.44

0.15

0.3

 

65.00

74.00

9.00

0.05

0.99

0.02

0.3

 

80.90

82.20

1.30

0.87

3.87

0.33

13.8

 

102.00

102.85

0.85

0.62

0.49

0.09

0.5

 

127.00

134.00

7.00

0.18

1.10

0.47

4.9

 

141.35

151.80

10.45

0.16

0.57

0.10

2.4

 

165.00

173.00

8.00

0.04

0.25

0.02

0.3

 

219.00

220.00

1.00

0.46

0.10

0.31

0.3

MX-011

73.00

74.00

1.00

0.07

0.41

0.04

0.3

 

242.00

252.00

10.00

0.08

0.42

0.04

0.3

 

265.75

276.00

10.25

1.38

7.82

1.12

25.5

 

296.00

297.00

1.00

0.01

0.06

0.46

0.3

MX-012

1.80

36.00

34.20

0.11

0.28

0.09

0.3

 

23.00

34.00

11.00

0.12

0.25

0.20

0.3

 

83.00

86.00

3.00

0.01

0.05

0.36

0.3

 

102.00

106.00

4.00

0.10

0.32

0.32

0.3

 

132.00

148.00

16.00

0.79

6.99

0.38

13.5

including

134.00

143.00

9.00

1.13

11.15

0.52

18.8

 

177.10

180.00

2.90

0.14

0.56

0.03

0.3

Notes: True widths are estimated to be 60 to 75% of drilled length.

Aderat Collar Locations

Hole Id

 

UTM Easting

UTM Northing

Elevation

Depth (m)

Azimuth

Dip

MX-010

330265

1709375

594

238.0

125

-50

MX-011

330186

1709427

594

304.0

125

-55

MX-012

330285

1709471

593

301.0

125

-50