Blackthorn Resources Limited (ASX:BTR) (“the Company” or “Blackthorn Resources”) is pleased to advise that final gold assay results have been received for drill holes S36-030, S36-031, S36- 035, S36-036, S36-037, S36-038, S36-039 and S36-040 from the Phase 5 drilling program at Mumbwa, Zambia. Final copper assay results were reported on 16 May 2012.
The Phase 5 drilling program commenced in August 2011 and has completed drilling of 21 holes for a total of 10,934.51 meters.
Sampling and assaying of the drill core followed a standard site protocol with samples of half core being submitted to the AH Knight Laboratory in Kitwe, Zambia for preparation and copper analysis. A representative sample split was taken from each batch and sent to ACME Analytical Laboratories in Vancouver, Canada for gold analysis.
A cut-off grade of 0.25 g/t Au was applied when delineating the drilled thickness intervals of gold mineralisation, with weighted average grades reported herein. True-widths are not quoted as further work is required to determine the geometry of the mineralisation. No upper limit has been applied to copper or gold grades in the exploration results.
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