January 07, 2013
Orefinders Commences Drilling at the Mirado Gold Property, Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Orefinders Resources Inc. (TSX.V: ORX) has commenced diamond drilling on the Mirado gold property located near the prolific gold mining district of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The Mirado property consists of 12 patented claims (432 acres) located 20 km southeast of the town of Kirkland Lake and is accessible by all season roads with nearby power and rail. This initial 2,000 meter Phase 1 drill program is designed to test the potential for near surface, bulk tonnage gold mineralization on the property.
Gold was initially discovered on the Mirado property in 1930. During the period from 1930 till 1987, the Mirado property has been subject to several exploration programs, several diamond drilling campaigns, and underground and open pit mining activity. Over 40,000 m of drilling was completed by several companies including Mirado Nickel Mines, Broulan Reef, Amax Minerals Exploration, and Golden Shield Resources Inc. Additional work completed at Mirado included an environmental base line study, bulk sampling, stockpiling of open pit and underground material and metallurgical test-work programs, with Dynatec Mining Ltd. being contracted by Golden Shield in 1986 for underground and open pit operations. A summary of this work can be viewed on the government web site www.geologyontario.mndmf.gov.on.ca/gosportal/gos?command=mndmsearchdetails:afri&uuid=32D04SW0141.
In total, approximately $10 million in exploration and underground development work was completed at the Mirado property prior to 1987. As a result of the extensive amount of historical work completed during this period, the Mirado property is considered to be at the advanced stage of exploration. All of the surface and underground diamond drill-holes were previously surveyed by a professional land surveyor and this allowed Orefinders to relocate all of the historical surface and underground drill holes with the use of a differential GPS instrument.
Orefinders has taken the over 40,000 m of historical surface and underground diamond drill hole data and detailed surface and underground geological mapping and sampling data and built a 3D model of the deposit utilizing GEMcom software (GEMS). The 3D model was then integrated with a recent, deep penetrating IP survey that was conducted over the deposit during the spring of 2012. The IP survey was conducted over 14 line km and tested the Mirado deposit to a depth more than 300m deeper than any of the previous drilling and underground workings; several significant, “chargeability” anomalies associated with tuffaceous and pyroclastic units were detected near the top of the Skead volcanic assemblage. These geophysical targets will be systematically drill tested during the upcoming program.
The Mirado property does not currently have any mineral resource or reserve estimates. All historic reported drill intersections are non-43-101 compliant, since all of the drill core is no longer available for re-assaying for conducting industry standard QA\QC. The drill logs and historical assays are only being used internally as a guide to planning the 2013 diamond drill program, and results will be reported as they become available. For more information on the Mirado gold project, including properties maps and a Technical Report dated July 16, 2012, please visit our web site at www.orefinders.ca
The technical information contained in this news release has been approved by William Yeomans, the President of Orefinders, who is a Qualified Person as defined in “National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors
William Yeomans, P. Geo
Certain information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements. This information is based on current expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results may differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. Orefinders assumes no obligations to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements unless required by securities laws applicable to Orefinders. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in filings by Orefinders with Canadian securities regulators, which filings are available under Orefinders profile at www.sedar.com.
For further information, please contact
William Yeomans, P. Geo.
Orefinders Resources Inc.
VP Corporate Development
Orefinders Resources Inc.