TORONTO, ONTARIO (November 17, 2011) - Romios Gold Resources Inc. (TSX-V: RG) ("Romios" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from the analyses of the remainder of the drill core samples from the diamond drill program carried out during the month of August, 2011 on Romios' wholly-owned Dirk Property in the vicinity of Galore Creek in northwestern British Columbia.
Romios completed four diamond drill holes collectively totalling 743 metres (2,437.6 feet) in length on the Dirk Property during August of 2011 which encountered copper (Cu), gold (Au) and silver (Ag)-bearing sulphides near-surface in all of the drill holes within breccias and intrusions that appear to be genetically related to syenitic intrusions similar to those located at the neighbouring NovaGold-Teck Resources' Galore Creek Project, Seabridge Gold's KSM and Brucejack Projects in northwestern British Columbia and Imperial Metals' Mount Polley Project in central British Columbia.
Romios' CEO Tom Drivas stated "We are very excited about the Dirk drill results. This is the first drill program undertaken by Romios on the Dirk property and these early results may indicate the presence of significant new porphyry mineralization. British Columbia porphyry-type orebodies are typically large tonnage, lower grade deposits. To date, we have identified four zones of copper-gold-silver mineralization on the Dirk property which coincide with a 4 km long airborne magnetic anomaly identified in a recent survey commissioned by Romios. Only two zones, approximately 2 km apart, have been tested with the drilling carried out to date. The results from the diamond drilling carried out during the last several field seasons, demonstrate the potential for significant porphyry mineralization both on the Dirk and Trek properties. We are awaiting additional assay results from the drilling carried out on the Trek property and intend to continue our exploration efforts to evaluate the overall porphyry potential of these properties."
Table 1 below, contains a complete list of all assay summaries for the 2011 drilling program on both the '72 ('DRK') and Telena ('TEL') Zones on the Dirk Property. Summarized highlights follow:
The first tranche of assays from hole DRK11-01 were announced in a Press Release issued on October 19, 2011 and included a section of 63.35 metres (207.84 feet) grading 0.29% Cu, 0.25 g/t Au and 2.93 g/t Ag starting from 14.65 metres below surface.
Hole DRK11-02 encountered prolific sulphide mineralization from surface to 182 metres down the hole, which included an interval, starting at 3.60 metres below surface, of 68.4 m (224.41 feet) grading 0.15% Cu, 0.22 g/t gold and 1.53 g/t Ag. The upper portion of this interval from 3.60 to 8.20 metres (4.62 metres or 15.16 feet) assayed 0.91% Cu, 1.66 g/t Au and 6.20 g/t Ag. A much longer interval from 3.60 to 133.80 metres (130.20 metres or 427.16 feet) averaged 0.10% Cu, 0.16 g/t Au and 1.33 g/t Ag, which illustrates the pervasive nature of the copper-gold-silver mineralization within the porphyry.
Hole DRK11-03, drilled to a length of 159 metres, encountered a zone of sulphide mineralization starting from 3.0 metres (essentially the collar of the hole) to 27.76 metres down the hole. This 24.76 metres (81.23 feet) section assayed 0.19 % Cu, 0.24 g/t Au, and 1.34 g/t Ag.
Hole TEL11-01 was drilled to a length of 104 metres and is the only hole drilled on the Telena Zone to date. The relatively shallow hole intersected chalcopyrite veining within megacrystic syenite intrusions throughout the top 50 metres of the hole. The interval from 6.0 metres to 51.93 metres (45.93 metres or 150.69 feet) down the hole assayed 0.18% Cu, 0.09 g/t Au, and 2.07 g/t Ag.
Elevated platinum (Pt) and palladium (Pd) values were encountered in all four drill holes. Values are outlined in the table below.
Table 1: Weighted assay composites from holes DRK11-01, DRK11-02, and DRK11-03 from the '72 Zone and hole TEL11-01 from the Telena Zone, on Romios' Dirk property.
|DRK11-01 (previously released- Oct 19, 2011)|
|Section 1-3 Envelope||14.65||78.00||63.35||207.84||0.29||0.25||2.93||0.007|
|Section 1-2 Envelope||3.60||24.70||21.10||69.22||0.30||0.48||2.71||0.032|
|Section 1-3 Envelope||3.60||45.00||41.40||135.83||0.19||0.29||1.90||0.020|
|Section 1-4 Envelope||3.60||51.30||47.70||156.49||0.18||0.26||1.92||0.019|
|Section 1-5 Envelope||3.60||72.00||68.40||224.41||0.15||0.22||1.53||0.016|
|Section 1-6 Envelope||3.60||115.50||111.90||367.12||0.11||0.17||1.27||0.012|
|Section 1-7 Envelope||3.60||133.80||130.20||427.16||0.10||0.16||1.33||0.011|
|Section 1-8 Envelope||3.60||181.82||178.22||584.70||0.08||0.12||1.53||0.010|
|Pt + Pd Section||23.41||40.51||17.10||56.10||0.14||0.15||0.91||0.153|
As a matter of procedure, the mineralized intervals of drill core were split in the field using an electric-powered core saw, bagged and sealed for delivery to ALS Chemex Laboratories in Terrace for analysis. In addition to the laboratory's quality control program, a rigorous on-site quality assurance and quality control program was implemented which involves the insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates to ensure reliable assay results.
The technical information contained in this press release has been prepared by Mr. Thomas Skimming, P.Eng., Vice-President, Exploration and a Director of Romios Gold Resources Inc. and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
A map showing the location of the drill holes reviewed herein can be found at:http://www.romios.com/s/DirkMaps.asp. For additional information, including maps showing the location of drill holes completed to date during the 2011 drill program, please visit our website at www.romios.com.
About Romios Gold Resources Inc.
Romios Gold Resources Inc., a progressive Canadian mineral exploration company established in 1995, is headquartered in Toronto and is actively engaged in precious and base metal exploration across North America with a primary focus on gold, silver and copper. Romios has significant property interests in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nevada. The Company is undertaking extensive exploration work on its Galore Creek area properties in British Columbia, which are centrally located between Galore Creek Mining Corporation's large copper-gold-silver deposit and Barrick's high grade gold mine at Eskay Creek.
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