|By Marketwired .||
|February 11, 2014 07:30 AM EST|
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/14 -- Balmoral Resources Ltd. ("Balmoral" or the "Company") (TSX:BAR)(OTCQX:BALMF) has been advised by GTA Resources and Mining Inc. ("GTA") (TSX VENTURE:GTA) that an initial NI43-101 resource estimate is currently being completed for the Afric Gold Zone on the Company's Northshore Property in Ontario. Drilling by GTA under an option agreement with Balmoral, and by historic operators, has outlined the Afric Gold Zone over an area of 350 x 500 metres and to a vertical depth of 350 metres below which it remains open for expansion. The Afric Gold Zone exhibits a high grade core and broad, lower grade halo. Recent drilling has also confirmed the presence of other high-grade vein systems on the Property. GTA has indicated to the Company that resource estimate should be completed during the first quarter or early second quarter of 2014.
"We are pleased to see the progress at Northshore over the last two years and look forward to the initial 43-101 compliant resource estimate from the Property," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of Balmoral Resources. "Recent results suggest strong potential to continue to expand the Afric Gold Zone and additional opportunities to discovery and expand other high-grade veins systems on the Property."
Located immediately south of the town of Schreiber, Ontario the Northshore Property is currently 100% owned by Balmoral and under option to GTA. GTA can earn an initial 51% interest in the Property under the terms of an option agreement between the companies (see News Release NR11-17; July 27, 2011). Both Companies anticipate that GTA will vest its initial interest in 2014. Balmoral currently controls approximately 11.4% of the issued and outstanding common shares of GTA.
Quality Control and Assurance
The planning, execution and monitoring of GTA's exploration programs on the Northshore Property are under the supervision of Mr. Robert (Bob) Duess, P. Geo. (Ontario), VP Exploration of GTA. Mr. Duess is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is also the Qualified Person for this release. Mr. Duess has supervised the work programs on the Northshore Property, supervised the collection of the samples and drill core described herein and reviewed the assays and QA/QC data. Mr. Duess has also reviewed and approved this release.
About Balmoral Resources Ltd. - www.balmoralresources.com
Balmoral is a Vancouver-based precious metal exploration and development company focused on delineation of a series of high-grade gold discoveries on its wholly owned Detour Gold Trend Project located in Quebec, Canada. With a philosophy of creating value through the drill bit and with a focus on proven productive precious metal belts, Balmoral is following an established formula with a goal of maximizing shareholder value through the discovery and definition of high-grade gold assets.
On behalf of the board of directors of BALMORAL RESOURCES LTD.
Darin Wagner, President and CEO
This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including statements regarding the anticipated content, commencement, duration and cost of exploration programs, anticipated exploration program results, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, the timing of the receipt of assay results, and business and financing plans and trends, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions or are those which, by their nature, refer to future events. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include those related to weather, equipment and staff availability; performance of third parties; risks related to the exploration stage of the Company's projects; market fluctuations in prices for securities of exploration stage companies and in commodity prices; and uncertainties about the availability of additional financing; risks related to the Company's ability to identify one or more economic deposits on the properties, and variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located on the properties; risks related to the Company's ability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities on the properties; and risks related to the Company's ability to produce minerals from the properties successfully or profitably. Trading in the securities of the Company should be considered highly speculative. All of the Company's public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the latest technical reports filed with respect to the Company's mineral properties.
This press release is not, and is not to be construed in any way as, an offer to buy or sell securities in the United States.