Romios Gold Resources Inc. (TSX.V -RG) is pleased to announce that it has commenced an exploration program on its Newmont Lake and Trek Projects located in the Golden Triangle mineralized district in northwestern British Columbia. Romios' mineral tenures are located among Pretium Resources' Brucejack deposit, Barrick Gold's Eskay Creek mine, and the Galore Creek Mining Corporation's (GCMC, a NovaGold/Teck Resources' joint venture) Galore Creek project.
The Newmont Lake Project area hosts a series of high quality gold, silver, and copper bearing (Au, Ag, and Cu) porphyry and massive sulphide occurrences along a major fault system. Exploration efforts have already identified the Ken, Jazzman, and Cuba zones, and the high-grade Northwest Zone massive sulphide deposit containing an NI 43-101 Inferred Resource of 1.406 million tonnes grading approximately 4.43 g/t Au, 0.22% Cu, and 6.4 g/t Ag, or a gold equivalent grade (AuEq) of 5.16 g/t (see Press Release dated March 26, 2007). Mineral Resources have not demonstrated economic viability and therefore are not Mineral Reserves. A metallurgical test hole R08-07 drilled in 2008 within the central portion of the Northwest Zone intersected bonanza grade gold and silver mineralization grading 753 g/t Au (21.96 oz), 0.69% Cu, and 462 g/t (13.47 oz) Ag over a core length of 0.44 metres (1.45 feet) within a 14.01 metre (45.95 feet) mineralized interval that assayed 26.44 g/t (.77 oz) Au, 21.36 g/t (.62 oz) Ag and 0.21% Cu.
Recent geological work by Romios suggests that the massive sulphide zones on the Newmont Lake Project are likely connected by a series of major fault systems and feeder zones that management believes can be traced using modern exploration methods. Collectively, the massive sulphides and porphyry-related mineralization may represent a major polymetallic district within approximately 15 kilometres of developing road, power, and communications infrastructure (Press Release dated April 3, 2012).
The 2012 exploration program will consist principally of diamond drilling and will also include ground geophysical surveys. A drill rig and crew were mobilized to the property on July 2nd. The geophysical program, expected to start in mid July, will use a portable single-point source of audio-magnetotellurics ("AMT") to test for horizons of conductive mineralization adjacent to and up to 500 metres below known mineralized areas. The program may also include down-hole induced-polarization and resistivity tomographic surveys.
Romios' exploration program targets the following five principle areas:
- Extensions to the significant and near-surface Au and Cu grades at the Ken Zone to the west, south, and at depth.
- Drilling at the Jazzman Zone, located 150 metres to the north and 300 metres below the Northwest Zone, which may represent another Northwest Zone-style body of mineralization along trend. Historic drilling in 1990 by Jazzman Resources (drill hole J90-02) encountered widespread mineralization that assayed 0.32 g/t Au over 70 metres, which included nine 1.0 metre-long intervals ranging from 1.05 to 9.2 g/t Au, and ended in mineralization that assayed 4.2 g/t Au over 1.3 metres.
- Continuation and advancement of the drilling success and discoveries encountered during 2011 drilling on the '72 and Telena Zones' porphyry-style Cu, Au, Ag, and Pd/Pt.
- Continued mineralization definition by channel sampling at the North Zone on Romios' Trek property. Geophysics in the area will additionally target offset sections of the North Zone.
- A series of prospective targets and additional higher-grade occurrences will be evaluated with ongoing exploration efforts.
The technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed by Mr. Scott Close, P.Geo, Exploration Manager and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
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 Golden Triangle area properties in British Columbia, which sit amongst the GCMC's copper-gold-silver deposit, Pretium Resources' Brucejack deposit and Barrick Gold's high grade gold mine at Eskay Creek.
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