Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 9, 2016) – Westminster Resources (TSXV: WMR) (the "Company") is continuing exploration at its 100% owned El Cobre property in Sonora, Mexico. The current program is concentrated on evaluation of epithermal precious metal potential in the Guayacan northwest region of the 17,854 hectare property. The Guayacan epithermal targets are associated with major linear and circular magnetic geophysical anomalies and structures coincident with intense alteration and silicification of host rock units. Most of the mineralized zones are exposed as wide spread float boulders within areas of anomalous soil geochemistry. Mechanical trenching utilizing bulldozer or backhoe equipment in conjunction with prospecting is considered the best exploration practice to locate and sample the source structures.
The current trenching program will concentrate on exploring three previously identified areas.
A 500 m long target designated North Guayacan is exposed as a zone of intense alteration with quartz veinlets and breccia zones exposed in historic hand dug workings. Results from a composite grab sample of dump material from one North Guayacan zone graded 12.1 g/t gold and 16.8 g/t silver. Other composite quartz + iron oxide-rich grab samples from scattered pits across the North Guayacan zone graded 17.9 g/t, 16.9 g/t, 16.3 g/t and 12.1 g/t gold.
About 800 meters southeast from the North Guayacan a 50 meter by 200 meter area of intensely altered granite is present with quartz veining exposed in creek banks and float. Composite samples at the Red Soil zone returned results of 10.1 g/t silver and 127 ppb gold and 80 g/t silver and 13.5 g/t gold. A less weathered sample assayed 212 g/t silver and 11.3 g/t gold.
The South Guayacan far east target consists of old prospect pits and float scattered over a circular area of 100 to 150 meters. The best composite grab samples here assayed 7.2 g/t gold, 18.3 g/t and 4.6 g/t gold with 310 g/t, 400 g/t and 413 g/t silver, respectively.
Detailed sampling and mapping of the epithermal precious metal targets in the Guayacan linear corridor, mag low, trend will continue as part of the Westminster's 2016 Guayacan exploration program.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Glen Macdonald, P.Geo (a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects).
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WESTMINSTER RESOURCES LTD.
Managed by an experienced team, Westminster is focused on exploring and developing prospects on a land package of approximately 17,854 hectares of contiguous mineral concessions in Sonora, Mexico. The Company's focus has been to assemble and explore unique and newly-discovered targets including (a) the Guayacan partially unroofed epithermal and copper-gold porphyry system, and (b) the Sierra hydrothermal diatreme breccia tertiary rhyolite hosted structure. Systematic exploration of the Company's new mineral district is ongoing in this region of Sonora with well-developed infrastructure, favorable permitting, and a strong mining history and community support.
For further information regarding Westminster Resources Ltd., please contact Bill Conlin at 604-608-0400, Toll Free: 1-877-608-0007.
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