Vancouver, British Columbia: Mr. Robert Brown, President and CEO of Calibre Mining Corporation ("Calibre" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has initiated a three hole, 1,500 metre diamond drill program on the Trend property, Nevada. Trend is located on the highly endowed Battle Mountain-Eureka mineral Trend of north-central Nevada, immediately south of Barrick Gold's Cortez Hills and Pediment gold deposits. Calibre may earn a 65% interest in the Trend Property from New Dimension Resources by completing US$1.5 million in exploration expenditures over a four year period. First year commitments include drilling and a minimum expenditure of US$500,000. Calibre will have the option to acquire an additional 10% interest (for a total interest of 75%) by funding and completing a Preliminary Economic Assessment.
The property covers approximately five kilometres of strike of the Cortez Fault and parallel splays, which are recognized regionally as being important controlling structures for Carlin-style gold mineralization. Much of the property area is covered by transported overburden. In order to assess the potential for Carlin-style mineralization, Calibre has used innovative soil geochemistry methods to detect dispersion anomalies derived from blind mineralization at depth. A number of targets have been identified using these methods and a 1,500 metre diamond drilling program to test the highest priority targets has started.
Major Drilling of Salt Lake City has been contracted to carry out the drilling program. Three 500 metre holes will test a 1,200 metre section of the Cortez Fault along two interpreted fault splays with coincident soil pH, gold and mercury in soil anomalies. A map and cross section showing the proposed locations of the drill holes has been posted on the Calibre website and can be viewed here.
Calibre Mining Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company (TSX.V: CXB) that is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and copper deposits from around the Pacific Rim. In addition to the exploration programs in Nevada, Calibre is continuing to advance the Trundle and Cargo projects in New SouthWales, Australia, as well as the Pt. Leamington Project in Newfoundland, Canada.
Calibre Mining Corp.
Signed "Robert Brown"
Robert D. Brown, B.Sc., MBA
President and CEO, Director
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