CN COAL PROJECT DUE DILIGENCE STEP-OUT DRILLING INTERSECTS COAL IN 7 OUT 8 DRILLHOLES November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 16, 2011- Lucky Strike Resources Ltd. (“Lucky Strike” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: LKY), is pleased to announce seven out of eight drill holes encountered significant coal mineralization in its due diligence drilling program on the CN Coal Project. The coal properties covers a contiguous area of 13,096 hectares (131 sq.km) located approximately 175 km SW of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and 45 km SE of the Buren Soum village center in the Tuv Aimag province in Mongolia.
The seven drillholes intersecting coal mineralization were step-out holes beyond the previously drilled area, expanding the area containing coal mineralization intercepts from 8 square km (a 4 km by 2 km area) to 24 square km (a 6 km by 4 km area). A total of 1,517 meters in eight drill holes were completed using primarily a poly-crystalline diamond (PCD) rotary drill bit. Six drill holes intersecting coal mineralization were spaced along an approximately 6 km strike within the license areas under option by Lucky Strike, and the coal intercepts are open at both ends of the 6 km strike length ascertained by the latest drilling effort. Also, coal was intercepted in holes spaced approximately two kilometers apart from one another outside the previously drilled area in a down-dip direction. See Table 1 for a brief summary of drill hole parameters and results.
Two drill holes (33R and 38R), spaced approximately 900 meters apart on strike, each intercepted approximately 39 metres of coal mineralization in individual seams. It is reasonable to interpret these intercepts as possibly being correlative coal seams based on their similar thickness, overall stratigraphy, geomorphic interpretation of possible surface expressions of fault structures, and their relative proximity to one another.
Results of the 2011 exploration program are as follows:
Lucky Strike’s principal focus was to understand the potential to increase the known mineralized area by means of step-out drilling. Beyond this, the Company completed proximate analysis, ash fusion, wash sink and float testing for the CN-11-34C core hole samples to understand the commercial potential of the CN Coal deposit in terms of the coal quality. The results in the following summary tables 2 to 6 showed thermal coal quality values, a high degree of washability and other coal characteristics that are suitable for coal-fired boiler systems. The potential for a sizable deposit and commercial use of the CN Coal deposit are important factors for Lucky Strike to consider in its decision whether to advance the project.
Coal samples from the core hole were sent to SGS Laboratory, in Ulaanbaatar for coal quality testing. Norwest Corporation guided the general layout of the due diligence drilling program, supervised and verified the core sampling procedure for all coal quality samples.
Considering the positive confirmation of the coal deposit and significant extension of the known mineralized area by the step-out drilling program results, Lucky Strike will aim to further explore the CN Project to test the potential to further increase the size of the coal deposit. The coal beds are part of the lower Cretaceous Dzuunbayan suite of terrigenous sediments that were deposited in Cretaceous rift valleys during a period of basin and range-style structural extension in central Mongolia. The Dzuunbayan suite is part of a sediment series carrying significant coal resources in the Choir-Nyalga Coal Basin.
In accordance to the NI 43-101, five coal seams of economic interest have, thus far, been intersected by drilling on the CN coal property. The coal beds, which dip gently 7o to 10o north-eastward into the property block from the nearby western block boundary, provide supporting evidence that the interior of the license block has additional coal resource potential. Additionally, from historic and published mapping and initial Lucky Strike field studies, the dipping strata may form the west flank of a gentle synclinal fold. It implies a possible return to shallower depths of the coal beds to the northeast. This will need to be confirmed by future drilling, geophysical surveys, and additional geologic mapping. The coal seams intersected in the 2009 and 2011 drilling were less than 280 metres in depth; however, the dip of the seams suggests that the lower seams extend below a depth of 280 metres to the northeast.
Edwin Ullmer, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and an independent consultant of the Company, has read and approved the technical and scientific information contained in this news release.
About Lucky Strike Resources Ltd
Lucky Strike Resources is a growth-focused exploration company creating value through the exploration and development of coal, minerals and energy in Mongolia. Mongolia, centered between the growing consumption markets of China and Russia, holds vast, untapped and rich coal resources. Lucky Strike plans to first explore and develop the CN Project in Central Mongolia and the NKAK Coal Properties in South-western Mongolia. The Management team has extensive experience in the global exploration and mining industry as well as in Asia.
ON BEHALF OF LUCKY STRIKE RESOURCES LTD.
Cathy Fong, P.Eng,
Chairman & CEO
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