VAL-D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2014) - Cartier Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ECR) ("Cartier") announces that it has commenced a drill program on the Benoist property.
Five drill holes totalling 3,200 m will be completed from now to late March 2014 in order to evaluate the gold-bearing potential below the Pusticamica deposit. These drill holes will explore the extension of the high grade zone from 250 m down to 650 m depth, where the continuity of the Pusticamica Zone was demonstrated by drilling in 2013.
Following the 2012 and 2013 drilling results a thorough re-interpretation of the deposit was completed. This update of the deposit model reveals the potential of an untested extension of the gold enrichment zone and supports follow-up drilling (see Figure).
The drill program will also allow to follow-up on the gold-bearing potential of a new Zone highlighted by the 2012 and 2013 drilling. This Zone lies 20 m south to the Pusticamica Zone and consists of high-grade gold intersections of up to 22.8 g/t Au over 3.0 m (hole Pu-12-01).
"We believe this drilling program will confirm potential of the project at depth and provide intersections similar to the best intersections of historical drilling", commented Philippe Cloutier, President and CEO.
The Benoist property is 65 km northeast of the town of Lebel-sur-Quévillon, 25 km south-east of the Bachelor gold mine in Desmaraisville, and 25 km north-west of the Langlois zinc-copper mine.
The company's objective is to develop and maintain a balanced portfolio of mining projects ranging from exploration to resource definition, development and production. Its VISION is to develop the company's current and future assets into mineral production within a timeframe that is consistent with its human and financial resources while respecting sustainable development practices.
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