VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012) - Huakan International Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HK) (the "Company") announces additional silver-lead-zinc mineralization intersected from the first 7 holes of its 2012 planned 40 hole, 8,000 metre underground diamond drill program that is in progress at its J&L precious and polymetallic (gold-silver-lead-zinc) project, located near Revelstoke, British Columbia. The aim of the drill program is to increase the indicated resource category for the Main Zone deposit. During the drilling of the Main Zone, some holes have also intersected Yellowjacket silver-lead-zinc mineralization, which is locally developed in the immediate hangingwall of the Main Zone.
Besides the Main Zone intercepts reported in NR 12-07 dated June 4, 2012, the first seven holes (DDH12-01 through DDH12-07) also encountered Yellowjacket silver-lead-zinc mineralization. The highlights of the Yellowjacket Zone intercepts are tabled below. These intercepts extend the limits of the Yellowjacket a further 200 metres southeast from the previously known Yellowjacket historic resource.
|Table 1: Drilling Highlights of Yellowjacket Zone|
|Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Length (m)||Ag (g/t)||Pb (%)||Zn (%)|
The Yellowjacket historic resource estimate was completed by Equinox Resources Ltd. in 1991. The historic 1991 "Probable Ore Reserve" category estimate was 693,000 tonnes grading 52.3 g/t silver, 2.45% lead and 7.06% zinc and the historic "Possible Ore Reserve" category estimate was 337,000 tonnes grading 53.1 g/t silver, 2.50% lead and 7.15% zinc. Huakan has not prepared nor confirmed this resource estimation and as it pre-dates National Instrument 43-101, it does not comply with NI 43-101 requirements for mineral resource estimation. Huakan does not treat these numbers as a current resource on the property and the resource should not be relied upon, but remains a historic figure. The Company had received a technical report titled "J & L Property Technical Report", dated April 13, 2007, authored by David K. Makepeace, P.Eng., independent Qualified Person, of Geospectrum Engineering. In that report, Mr. Makepeace stated, the historic "Proven and Probable Ore Reserve" category would likely be equivalent to an "Indicated Mineral Resource" category and the historic "Possible Ore Reserve" category would likely be equivalent to an "Inferred Mineral Resource" category under the current CIMM classification (CIM Definition Standards, 2004).
The Company will consider conducting an NI43-101 compliant resource estimate for the Yellowjacket Zone in the fall.
The 2012 diamond drill program is under the supervision of Paul Cowley, P.Geo., the Company's Qualified Person and VP Exploration. BQTW-sized core samples have been cut in half and sent to ALS Laboratory Group in Kamloops, BC. Samples are assayed for gold by fire assay (50 gram charge) as well as assayed for silver, lead and zinc. The Company inserted standards, blanks and duplicate samples throughout the sample sequence as quality control checks.
The Company also reports that it has SEDAR filed the technical report entitled "A Preliminary Economic Assessment Of The Main Zone, J&L Deposit, Revelstoke, B.C., Canada" (see NR 12-04 dated April 24, 2012). A link to the report will be provided through the Company's website shortly.
Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Vice President Exploration for the Company, is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
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