Vancouver, British Columbia (FSCwire) – Tasca Resources Ltd. (“Tasca” or the “Company”) (TSX.V:TAC, FSE:3TA) is pleased to announce the first phase of the 2018 summer work program has commenced on the Poplar Property, located on the all season maintained road southwest of Houston, British Columbia. The program will be supervised by R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo. (BC) and Tasca’s geologist.
A till sampling program will be directed at two of the numerous airborne geophysical targets identified throughout the 62,000 hectare property. This phase of the till sampling program is concentrating on the Copper Pond and Alder targets, following up on the earlier preliminary till surveys, historic exploration and the airborne geophysics.
Preliminary widely spaced till sampling in 2012 and 2013 located several anomalous values in the corridor from the Poplar deposit itself north toward the Alder target. A regular spaced grid will be completed over the 3km by 5km area.
The Phase I 2018 till campaign will also focus on the Copper Pond target, 10km southwest of the Poplar deposit. Five lines will be completed to test the areas east and west of the target. A 1995 percussion drill hole returned 0.18% Cu over 220 feet (67 metres) at Copper Pond and in addition, Copper Pond is one of the prominent airborne geophysical targets. Tasca cautions investors it has not verified the 1995 exploration data.
About the Poplar
The Poplar copper deposit hosts an historical indicated mineral resource of 131 million tonnes grading 0.31 per cent copper, 0.009 per cent molybdenum, 0.09 gram per tonne gold and 2.39 grams per tonne silver and a historical inferred mineral resource of 132 million tonnes grading 0.27 per cent Cu, 0.005 per cent Mo, 0.07 g/t Au and 3.75 g/t Ag has been identified through the drilling of 147 historical holes.
These historical indicated and inferred resources were disclosed by Lions Gate Metals Inc. in its technical report dated March 30, 2012, prepared by Gary Giroux, PEng.
To determine the historical resource, a three-dimensional solid was constructed to constrain the mineralized area, using a 0.1-per-cent-copper-grade shell as a guide. Large internal waste zones were modelled as were some larger-post mineral dikes. Of the total database, 129 drill holes totalling 37,205 metres were within the mineralized zone and were used to estimate the resource. Drill holes were compared with the mineralized solid, and assays were tagged if inside. Copper, molybdenum, gold and silver assays within the mineralized solid were capped at 1.4 per cent Cu, 0.14 per cent Mo, 0.34 g/t Au and 41 g/t Ag, respectively. Five-metre composites were formed and used for variography.
For this estimate and to aid with some preliminary planning, the blocks were reduced to five by five by 10 metres in dimension and were estimated for Cu, Mo, Au and Ag by ordinary kriging. The historical resource is classified as indicated and inferred based on each block’s proximity to data and the grade continuity. The historical indicated and historical inferred resource uses the categories set out in Section 1.2 of National Instrument 43-101.
Tasca will need to review and verify the historical drilling database and twin a number of the existing drill holes to bring the historical resources current. Investors are cautioned a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves and therefore Tasca is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves.
About Tasca Resources
Tasca Resources Ltd. (TAC: TSX-V; FWB: 3TA) is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Our objective is to build shareholder value through exploration and potential development or acquisition of existing projects with significant up-side.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release has been reviewed and approved by R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo., Tasca’s geologist, who is a “Qualified Person” as such term is defined under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43- 101”).
For additional information regarding the above noted property and other corporate information, please visit the Company’s website at www.tascaresources.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Clive H. Massey
President & CEO
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