|July 12, 2011|
Blind Creek Completes Phase 1 Drill Program to Follow Up 2010 Rock Sample Assays that Included 263g/t (8.46oz/t) Gold, 1350 g/t (43.4 oz/t) Silver, 4.15% Copper, 5.76% Lead and 1.94% Zinc - Drill Assays Pending
|July 12, 2011 - Vancouver, BC - Blind Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: BCK) ("the Company" or "Blind Creek") reports that it has completed the Phase 1 diamond drill program at the Wann River Project, which consists of mineral claims within the Tagish Lake claim group in the Atlin Mining Division in northwestern British Columbia. Phase 1 consisted of 17 NTW diamond drill holes for 3,300 meters designed to follow up on mineralized quartz rock grab and previous trench dump samples collected over an 800 meter by 180 meter corridor and assayed in 2010 with results that include 263 g/t (8.46oz/t) gold, 1350 g/t (43.4 oz/t) silver, 4.15% copper, 5.76% lead and 1.94% zinc (see table below). Drill core is presently being cut and being sent to the lab and assay results will be released as soon as they are received.|
Phase 1 drilling was carried out within the 800 meter by 180 meter corridor along what is thought to be the hanging wall of the Llewellyn Fault Zone and encountered sections of pervasive hydrothermal quartz stockwork systems and several quartz veins. The zone is thought to be open to the southwest, southeast and northeast, and as a result, a Phase 2 drill program is currently being designed and will be announced when plans are complete.
The 2010 sampling program at the Wann River Project is believed to be multi-pulse, hydrothermal quartz vein system. Minerals observed in quartz on surface include tetrahedrite, chalcopyrite, galena, sphalerite, malachite, azurite, trace molybdenite, variable pyrite and associated trace arsenic with associated analytical gold and silver.
The Company began staking claims in 2004 around the historic Engineer Mine and in the historic Atlin placer gold camp in the Atlin Mining Division of northwestern British Columbia. The two claim groups now known as the Tagish Lake and Atlin claim groups have grown to a total of 116,868 hectares of contiguous mineral claims. The Wann River Project consists of mineral claims covering an area of 2,271 hectares within the Tagish Lake claim group and is located approximately 4 km south of the historic Engineer Mine.
The technical information in this News Release has been reviewed and approved by Nicholas Clive Aspinall, P.Eng., a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.
*oz/t = troy ounce per metric tonne conversion @ 0.03215
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
"J. Frank Callaghan"
J. Frank Callaghan
President and CEO
Tel: (604) 669 - 6463
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