Weststar Resources Corp. Announces Coal Core Sent for Analysisadmin
Weststar Resources Corp. report that it has completed logging and sampling of coal from the recently completed Phase 1 drill program at Tobin Lake. Samples are being analyzed by Loring Laboratories Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta. Results of the proximate (coal) analysis are estimated to be available in approximately two weeks time.
Planning is also underway for an abbreviated drill program, to follow-up upon the coal discovery at Tobin Lake. As a result of the coal encountered in the rotary holes at sites “B” and “C,” located 1 km to the south and 1.28 km to the southwest of original discovery, Core Pro Drilling of Tisdale, SK has been contracted to core those locations. Weather permitting the company will mobilize drill equipment to the two locations. In the event ‘spring breakup’ precludes access to the previously tested sites, the company has selected a number of alternate sites within the southeast part of the property, within the direction of the Goldsource Coal Discovery.
Upon logging the 2009 core, reviewing downhole geophysical logs (gamma, neutron, resistivity), and historic logs, the company estimates the total thickness of the coal zone located at site “A,” is about 17.7 meters. It has been noted that drill hole “A” at the site of the original discovery, core drilling recovered coal between 48.8m and 62.6m (13.8 meters), which has been sent to Loring Labs for analysis. The historic drill logs suggest a further 3.9 meter intersection below what was recovered by core drilling.
The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Jody Dahrouge, PGeol., of Dahrouge Geological, a qualified person.
Mitchell Adam, President, Weststar Resources Corp., states, “We were pleased to note that Coal was encountered at all locations drill tested, a 100% success ratio; this bodes well for our belief that the ’18 Meter Property’ is host to an extensive coal field. An 18 meter [58 ft] coal intercept would rival and exceed the thickest portions of the Ardley Coal Zone mined west of Edmonton near Lake Wabamun and greatly exceed the thickness of coal mined at the numerous other prairie coal mines throughout the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. We look forward to progressing with our operations and being party to the continuing discovery and development of a major coal story in east-central Saskatchewan.”