|T.S.E. SYMBOL: SAO
S.E.C. Registration: 0-22216
|PRAIRIE CREEK EXPLORATION PROGRAM|
|Vancouver, British Columbia, September 3, 1997: San Andreas Resources Corporation (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced a further exploration and research program at its zinc, lead and silver project at Prairie Creek in the Northwest Territories.
Detailed channel sampling of the vein from the underground levels at 870m (being the 2,850 ft underground level, which is accessed from the mine site), 930m and 970m is being carried out, and this program includes duplicate sampling checks for comparison with samples collected in the early 1980's. The vein is now exposed in over 1,100 metres of underground drifts within the three mine levels. The vein structure is being mapped in detail and further examination and sampling of diamond drill core is taking place in order to complete a comprehensive set of new mine sections and plans.
The Company has initiated further metallurgical research, part of which consists of a detailed mineralogical study of the vein ore. Scoping tests are also underway to determine the viability of using heavy media liquids to preconcentrate the ore at a coarse crush size prior to processing through the mill.
New analytical and research data derived from this program will be incorporated with previous geological, mining, and engineering data to compile an up-to-date interactive computer information base from which further resource/reserve figures may be readily calculated. The Company also expects that, in addition to greatly advancing exploration and development at Prairie Creek, this compilation will generate a comprehensive profile with which to better promote the project.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
The Prairie Creek property, wholly owned by the Company, is located in the Northwest Territories of Canada (61°33'N 124°48'W), 500 km west of Yellowknife NWT and 210 km north of Fort Nelson, British Columbia. The Company's land ownership extends to a length of 27 km. An in-situ geological resource in excess of 10 million tonnes, grading 13.1% zinc, 11.3% lead and 188 grams of silver per tonne has been discovered by diamond drilling over a strike length which commences at surface at the minesite and, plunging at 15° to the north, extends to 2.1 km. A Development Cooperation Agreement has been signed with Nahanni Butte Dene Band.
|FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
SAN ANDREAS RESOURCES CORPORATION
|Tony Millar, Chairman & C.E.O.||(UK):||011 44 1252 794740|
|Alan Taylor, President||(CANADA):||(604) 688-2001|