KETTLE RIVER RECEIVES SOIL SAMPLE RESULTS AND ADDITIONAL TRENCH ASSAYS
Kettle River Resources Ltd. has received results from a fall 2007 soil sampling program at the Minnie Moore showing where several new targets for follow-up in 2008 have been outlined. A grid was established to cover an area 500 meters east-west by 1250 meters north-south, roughly centered on the Minnie Moore discovery outcrop. There was no previous soil geochemical coverage over much of this area, which is underlain by the favorable Triassic Brooklyn stratigraphy. Soil samples were collected at 12.5 meter intervals along 50 meter spaced, east-west trending grid lines. In total, 991 soil samples were collected and submitted to Acme Analytical Laboratory for gold and a multi-element ICP suite.
The Minnie Moore zone has a modest multi-element (Ag-Au-As-Se-Sb-Hg-Pb-Cu-Mo +/- Zn) soil geochemical signature of limited surface extent. Several anomalies, with similar geochemical signatures and of similar or larger magnitude and extent, were defined by the soil survey. The fall 2007 drill program was completed prior to receiving the soil geochemical results and as a result, drilling did not test the areas of best geochemical response from the soil survey. The strongest and largest soil anomaly is centred approximately 400 meters southwest of the Minnie Moore trenches, trends parallel to the Minnie Moore vein and measures approximately 300 meters by 100 meters in size. Several small outcrops of vuggy quartz veining in limestone, similar to the Minnie Moore discovery outcrop, were noted in this area during the 2007 field program, but no significant results were returned from samples collected. This area was not tested by the 2007 drill program. This area, as well as other similarly untested geochemical anomalies on the Minnie Moore grid, will be tested by trenching (where topography allows) and by diamond drilling during 2008. The Battle zone, 7 kilometers to the southwest of the Minnie Moore zone, will also be drilled in 2008.