Greencastle Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:VGN) ("Greencastle" or the "Company"), has completed a total of 915 metres in 4 holes on its initial diamond drilling program at its Rockstone property. The property, comprising a total of 340 claim units, is located between Shebandowan and Thunder Bay in Northwest Ontario.
The Rockstone claims are located over a large number of geophysical anomalies generated from an earlier airborne electromagnetic (VTEM) survey supplied by the property vendor and covering an area of some 270 square kilometres. Rock outcrop on the property is sparse but the geology is interpreted to be typical Archean greenstone belt rocks comprising mafic to felsic metavolcanics with iron formation and clastic metasediments.
The program was planned to test for the presence of base metal massive sulphides and provide information from which to further interpret the large number of geophysical anomalies in the database. All the holes intersected a sequence of intermediate to mafic pyroclastic volcanic rocks containing common stringers and disseminations of pyrite and pyrrhotite with locally minor chalcopyrite and sphalerite. In addition, graphite is commonly observed coating planar surfaces in varying amounts throughout some sections of the drill holes. The combination of graphitic and pyrite-pyrrhotite stringer zones in the volcanic stratigraphy targeted by the drilling could explain the airborne geophysical anomalies tested to date.
A number of the sulphide-bearing intersections were sampled for gold and base metals but no significant values were returned. There remains a large number of conductive geophysical anomalies which merit being drill-tested on the property. In addition, the Company continues to evaluate the drilling data with a view to carrying out down-hole geophysical surveying on some of the holes drilled to date, once other geophysical analyses of the core have been completed.
All technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by James Pirie, P. Eng. who is a Qualified Person ("QP") under National Instrument 43-101.
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