VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Westridge Resources Inc. (the “Company”) announces that drilling at its Charay Project in Mexico has extended high grades in the El Padre Vein to depths of approximately 150 meters down dip (2.4m at 10.15 gpt Au, including 1.4m at 15.25 gpt Au and 127 gpt Ag). Drilling has also intersected additional high grade veins not previously known (1.0m at 20.6 gpt Au). Surface sampling has identified high grade gold values (up to 12.5 gpt Au) in new additional epithermal veins and extensions of the El Padre system.
“With each step of our exploration, this district simply continues to get larger and respond with high grade results” states Robert Barker, Phd Geologist and Board Member. “We continue to intersect high grades in newly discovered veins. Our surface sampling has identified values in veins of up to 12.5 gpt Au, including 8.3 gpt Au in a vein approximately 600 meters along strike and northeast of the Tiro Barraza shaft. We are particularly pleased with the widths of some of the vein structures, namely the 3.25m intersection of the El Padre Vein in drill hole 12-32, including 1.0m at 7.68 gpt Au. This is very encouraging, particularly when coupled with a previously reported intersection in our due diligence drilling of 9.8m at 18.78 gpt Au. We are eager to initiate a larger, more aggressive drill program to start to properly test the large number of targets in this growing gold system. We have explored far less than 1% of our 105 Sq Kilometer property package”
“Drill hole 12-28 intersected the El Padre vein and three hanging wall veins, the highest of which returned 1.0m at 20.6 gpt Au, followed by a second vein of 1.2m at 9.56 gpt Au and greater than 100 gpt Ag. These veins were not known prior to this round of drilling and clearly indicate high grade potential in numerous veins sub parallel to the El Padre Vein,” comments Dr. John Dreier, Chief Geologist for Westridge. “Drill hole 12-31 intersected the El Padre Vein approximately 150 meters down dip, with an assay of 2.4m at 10.15 gpt Au, including 1.4m at 15.25 gpt Au and 127 gpt Ag, demonstrating high grades intersected well below previous shallower drilling. These grade intervals all represent grade-thickness, values well above cutoff grades in many Mexican underground gold-silver mines. Our drilling has shown high grades in the El Padre Vein to approximately 150 meters down dip, three times the depth previously known. Our surface sampling has indicated a cumulative strike length of mineralized veins to about 3,000 meters, more than ten times the strike length known when we started exploring the property. We are very excited about what we have seen.”
Drill Core From Hole 31 Drilling Summary, Charay Project
Drill Hole Vein and Wall Rock From (m) To (m) Meters Au (g/t) Ag (g/t)
12-28 Vein 1 56.0 57.0 1.0 20.60 5.08
Wall Rock 151.0 152.0 1.0 1.82 8.62
Vein 2 152.0 153.2 1.2 4.46 >100
Wall Rock 178.0 179.0 1.0 3.44 7.41
Vein 3 179.0 180.0 1.0 4.46 14.45
Vein 4 190.0 191.0 1.0 0.51 8.63
Vein 4 191.0 192.0 1.0 4.60 5.49
Vein 4 192.0 193.0 1.0 3.63 9.58
12-31 Vein 2 111.6 112.0 0.4 0.96 26.0
Wall Rock 118.0 119.0 1.0 3.02 39.9
El Padre 120.0 121.4 1.4 15.25 127.0
12-32 Wall Rock 180.0 181.0 1.0 0.78 10.65
Wall Rock 181.0 182.0 1.0 0.30 1.35
El Padre 182.0 183.0 1.0 7.68 7.0
El Padre 183.0 184.0 1.0 0.12 2.46
El Padre 184.0 185.25 1.25 0.35 1.54
12-33 Vein 189.45 189.85 0.4 6.24 12.8
Alt. Rock 189.85 191.0 1.15 0.08 1.91
Vein 191.0 192.15 1.15 6.11 16.25
12-34 Wall Rock 79.0 80.0 1.0 1.28 81.8
Vein 82.0 83.0 1.0 0.19 15.7
Vein 83.0 84.0 1.0 0.10 8.9
Vein 84.0 85.0 1.0 0.25 25.6
Vein 85.0 86.0 1.0 0.17 13.35
Vein 86.0 87.0 1.0 0.83 12.3
12-35 Vein 61.4 61.8 0.4 0.60 28.8
Vein 69.1 70.0 0.9 0.58 42.8
Vein 108.75 109.35 0.6 1.46 10.6
12-36 Working 37.3 38.8 No core
Vein 118.0 119.25 1.25 0.08 1.68
Assays were completed by ALS Minerals utilizing a 50 gram charge fire assay, AA finish with over limits being finalized by gravimetric methods. At this early stage of exploration true thicknesses of intersections are not precisely known. Drill holes 12-29and 12-30 were apparently collared too far to the south and missed the vein target.
Surface sampling demonstrates the presence of high grade gold values up to 12.5 gpt Au in eastward extensions of the El Padre vein system, approximately 150 meters east-northeast of the Tiro Barraza workings. Surface sampling also identifies gold values of 10.4 gpt Au and 12.6 gpt Au in vein structures sub-parallel to the El Padre vein, 180-230 meters east of Tiro Barraza. In addition, surface sampling has identified 8.3 gpt Au in a vein structure approximately 600 meters northeast of Tiro Barraza. Anomalous gold values were also identified in a vein structure approximately 400 meters southeast of the main El Padre vein. Due to poor outcrop and exposure, the true width represented by these samples is not well understood.
Subject to financing the Company plans a much larger and more aggressive drilling program to properly test the many targets already identified. This program will include, mapping and trenching to continue to define the veins on the surface, geochemical sampling to prioritize the many potential drill targets and to identify additional mineralized structures on the property. Management believes that there is excellent potential for the discovery of new epithermal gold-silver veins elsewhere on this property as evidenced by the discovery of additional quartz veins that have not yet been mapped or sampled.
Management is very excited about the present and future potential of our ever expanding vein structures. The Company believes that with our experienced management team and proper funding, shareholders value should greatly improve.
About Westridge Resources
Westridge Resources Inc. is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, evaluation and exploration of mineral resource properties. Westridge has an option to acquire up to a 100% interest in the Charay Gold/Silver Project, located in Sinaloa State, Mexico.
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