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RNC Minerals - Beta Hunt - Final Results received for 2017 Drilling Further High-grade Gold Intersections

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RNC Minerals - Beta Hunt - Final Results received for 2017 Drilling Further High-grade Gold Intersections

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Intersections include 15.4m @ 7.09g/t Au, 7m @ 7.78g/t Au, 4.30 @ 16.43g/t Au and 2.52m @ 39.17g/t Au

TORONTO, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - RNC Minerals (TSX:RNX) ("RNC") announces additional positive infill and exploration drilling results at its Beta Hunt Mine in Western Australia. Results are from the Western Flanks and the A Zone Extension drilling and relate to the final underground holes of the 2017 campaign, which targeted infilling and down-plunge extensions of the Beta Hunt gold system.

Since RNC's October 19, 2017 news release, 37 additional underground holes totaling 4,238 metres were completed to the end of December 2017. Results continue to show good continuity of gold mineralization along strike and at depth. The Western Flanks gold system is now defined over a strike extent of 900m and a vertical extent of 250m, which extends mineralization 150m below current mine activity and 100m below the existing resource.

Infill and exploration drilling in 2017 totaled 224 holes and 24,789m.

"The latest results with a number of large high grade intersections continue to provide confidence in the continuity and growth potential of Beta Hunt. The growth potential is supported by the 2017 drill campaign, which shows both the Western Flanks and A Zone remain open at depth and along strike. All results from the 2017 campaign will be incorporated into an updated resource model expected to be released shortly." said Mark Selby, President and CEO of RNC.

Western Flanks

This recent drilling comprised 23 infill holes and 5 exploration holes, the latter targeting down plunge extensions of the shear-hosted gold mineralization. The most favourable results were received from the infill drill holes, with highlights summarized in Table 1 (refer Table 3 for full assay results available at the following link: Beta Hunt Table 3).

Table 1: Highlights from Western Flanks Infill & Exploration Drilling

Drillhole


 Downhole

 Downhole

 Interval
(downhole)

True
Width1

 Gold2

From (m)

to (m)

(m)

(m)

g/t Au

WF18-050


63.80

77.00

13.20

11.74

4.44

including

63.80

66.00

2.20


6.46

72.40

77.00

4.60


6.77

WF18-055


106.00

113.00

7.00

6.59

7.78

including

106.00

109.20

3.20


13.96

and

115.50

119.80

4.30

4.04

16.43

including

117.45

117.65

0.20


324.00

WF18-074


12.00

14.10

2.10

1.88

19.96

including

12.00

13.23

1.23


33.25

and

28.20

30.72

2.52

1.92

39.17

including

28.20

29.00

0.80


103.00

WF18-084A


0.75

13.35

12.60

12.50

3.19

including

0.75

2.80

2.05


6.94

6.55

8.40

1.85


5.68

13.10

13.35

0.25


42.60

WF18-091


17.20

20.40

3.20

2.62

14.05

WF18-092      


21.00

36.40

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