VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire -01/19/12)- Entourage Metals Ltd. (TSX-V: EMT.V - News) (the "Company") announced today that as a result of encouraging drill results the Company is accelerating the drill program by mobilizing a second diamond drill rig to its Black Raven high-grade Gold Project, located in the Hemlo Greenstone Belt of Northern Ontario.
Entourage is planning an aggressive drill program to follow-up on the recent new gold discoveries made at Black Raven. High grade gold mineralization has been identified, including BR11-04 which encountered 44.4 g/t Au over 2.17 meters, at the Super G prospect on the Black Raven Property.
Recently the Company reported (Press Release EMT NR#16), partial assay results for BR11-01 to 04. These initial drill holes on the Super G Vein were completed to test a mineralized, shear zone-hosted quartz vein system, which returned high-grade gold assays from surface sampling. Subsequently, two additional drill holes (BR11-05 and BR11-06) have been completed which significantly extended the strike length of this structure to 400 metres with a 110 metre down dip. Assay results of these additional holes are pending, however favourable mineralization and veining has been observed that projects on strike with the Super G Vein.
"This new discovery confirms the potential for other styles of gold mineralization which were overlooked during the exploration rush after the initial discovery of Hemlo," explains Jeff Sundar, President and CEO of Entourage. "This successful development confirms Entourage's exploration strategy to explore for other styles of mineralization in this greenstone belt."
These intercepts may be the highest grade found outside of the Hemlo Mines, in the Hemlo Greenstone Belt since 1981.
All four drill holes completed to date have intersected gold mineralization along the Super G Shear Zone. BR11-01 returned 0.3 meters of 128.0 g/t Au, at a down dip depth of 40 meters. The discovery hole, BR11-04 returned results of 2.38 meters of 44.57 g/t Au (which includes 0.95 meters of 107 g/t Au), 110 meters down-dip from BR11-01. This shear hosted intercept consisted of a breccia vein that is similar in style to other high-grade gold bearing veins that have been mined in other Archean Lode-Gold Deposits.
Plan views, cross sections and core photos from the Black Raven Property are available at www.entouragemetals.com.
The Black Raven Property is accessible from a logging road which connects to the Trans-Canada Highway. This logging road flanks the property on the southwest side. Otherwise, access to the property is by boat or aircraft. The Property is located 30kms northwest of the Hemlo Mines, and 14 km northeast of the town of Marathon.
A comprehensive quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program is in place to monitor precision and accuracy of the assay results. All core samples are submitted with certified reference materials (standards, blanks and duplicates). Internal standards and blank samples were inserted after every sample that contained visible gold for quality control purposes. Assay samples are taken from BQTW core, sawed in half along the core axis with one-half sent to AGAT Laboratories in Mississauga, Ontario and the other half retained for future reference. Samples are analyzed by AGAT Laboratories in Mississauga using a 500 g Screen Metallics Procedure. Sample length approximates true thickness, due to the veins being perpendicular to core axis. AGAT laboratories are ISO 9001 accredited.
Entourage's exploration activity is under the supervision of John Labrecque, P.Geo, Senior Geologist and John C. Florek, P.Geo, Vice-President Exploration for Entourage Metals. Both Mr. Labrecque and Mr. Florek are Qualified Persons as defined by NI 43-101. Mr. Florek prepared and approved the information contained in this release.
Details on Entourage Metals portfolio can be reviewed at the Company's website at www.entouragemetals.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeff Sundar, President and Director
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