VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2012) - Entourage Metals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:EMT) is pleased to report the results for five additional drill holes completed at the 100-percent-owned Black Raven gold property. These holes tested the Tracy Lee gold-in-soil anomaly, as well as the high-grade Super G shear zone.
Drill hole BR12-07 tested the Tracy Lee Prospect, located at the southern margin of the Beggs Lake Stock at the Black Raven Property. This hole targeted a soil anomaly grading 0.87 g/t Au, coupled with an IP geophysical anomaly, and a magnetic lineament. This anomaly has a similar orientation to the Super G Vein further south, which is hosted within mafic volcanic rocks. BR12-07 intersected 2.0 meters averaging 1.39 g/t Au at the contact with the Beggs Lake Stock. This zone is down dip from the nearby surface exposure, which returned values of 0.22 g/t Au from a 1 meter channel sample.
BR12-15 to BR12-18, tested the Super G vein in four near surface holes, less than 100 meters below surface. The thickness of the vein increases with depth as exhibited by BR11-04 intercept (2.38 meters of 44.57 g/t Au) (see NR EMT 2011 NR#16). This near surface drilling was conducted to determine the plunge of the main mineralized breccia zone prior to drilling at depth.
Full assay results of significant intercepts (>1 g/t gold or presence of visible gold) from these five holes are displayed below in Table 1. Of particular interest is the development of various gold-bearing veins sub-parallel to the main Super G breccia vein. This suggests several potential structures at depth; BR12-16 (0.65 m of 4.62 g/t) and BR12-18 (0.38 m of 14.1 g/t) are examples of a developing vein parallel to the Super G vein. Occasionally the Super G vein is overprinted by an intermediate dyke, which can locally affect grade. These deep-seated dykes, coupled with the nuggety nature of these veins are typical of Archean lode-gold systems elsewhere in the Canadian Shield.
Plan views, cross sections and core photos are available at www.entouragemetals.com.
Significant recent drill results:
|BR12-07||D03078||128||130||2||1.39||South Contact of Intrusion|
|Table 1: Table of significant intercepts (>1 g/t or presence of visible gold), true widths are estimated at 90 to 100% core length.|
Entourage has yet to test down-dip from the highest grade intercept (BR11-04), and along strike to the south under a small lake. Ice based drilling was cancelled this winter, due to unseasonably warm weather. Entourage is planning land based drilling and/or barge drilling to test the strike extent of the Super G structure.
Entourage's new discovery confirms the potential of other styles of gold mineralization overlooked during the exploration rush after the initial discovery of Hemlo. Intercepts from the Phase I drill program may be the highest grade found outside of the Hemlo Mines, in the Hemlo Greenstone Belt since 1981 (2.38 meters of 44.57 g/t Au) (see NR EMT 2011 NR#16).
The Black Raven Property is located 30 kilometers northwest of the Hemlo Mines, and 14 km northeast of the town of Marathon. The property is accessible from a logging road which connects to the Trans-Canada Highway. This logging road flanks the property on the southwest side. Otherwise, access to the property is by boat or aircraft.
A comprehensive quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program is in place to monitor precision and accuracy of the assay results. All core samples are submitted with certified reference materials (standards, blanks and duplicates). Internal standards and blank samples were inserted after every sample that contained visible gold for quality control purposes. Assay samples are taken from BQTW/NQ core, sawed in half along the core axis with one-half sent to AGAT Laboratories in Mississauga, Ontario and the other half retained by Entourage for future reference. AGAT laboratories are ISO 9001 accredited.
Entourage's exploration activity is under the supervision of John Labrecque, P.Geo., Senior Geologist and John C. Florek, P.Geo, Vice-President Exploration for Entourage Metals. Mr. Labrecque and Mr. Florek are Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Florek prepared and approved the information contained in this release.
Details on Entourage Metals portfolio can be reviewed at the Company's website at www.entouragemetals.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeff Sundar, President and Director