Cypress & Skyharbour Provide Update on their Bruce Channel / Red Lake Drill Program
September 16, 2008 Filed Under: Precious Metal
Cypress Development Corp. and Skyharbour Resources Ltd. provide an update from the field regarding their ongoing drill program on their Cypress (80%) Skyharbour (20%) owned Broulan Reef property in Red Lake, Northwestern Ontario. The Broulan Reef property is situated along the prolific Red Lake trend, west of Goldcorp Inc.’s operating Red Lake and Campbell Mines, and immediately southwest of the Gold Eagle Mines recent major gold discovery in the Bruce Channel zone.
Bruce Channel Red Lake, Ontario Map:
Drilling of the main hole BR08-2B is currently at 2071 metres and has been in Balmer Assemblage rocks since approximately 1420 metres. Silicification of mafic/ultra-mafic volcanic rock along with phyrrotite and arsenopyrite typically characterize gold mineralization in the Bruce Channel area. This is commonly accompanied by biotite alteration of surrounding rock. Several zones of extensive silicification with phyrrotite and arsenopyrite along with biotite alteration have now been encountered within Balmer rocks in the current Cypress / Skyharbour Broulan Reef drill hole. Silicified zones are evident between 1420 metres and the current depth.
No assays of Balmer rocks have been received to date but the alteration packages seen so far are deemed highly encouraging. Drilling proceeds at a cautious but steady pace. This will ensure that the main hole maintains stability to allow Cypress and Skyharbour to establish a series of wedge off holes from the main hole to properly explore the rocks of the Balmer Assemblage that are now known to host a major gold deposit in the Bruce Channel zone.
Cypress and Skyharbour are also aware of a major geologic nose fold existing on the Broulan Reef property. The drilling of the Balmer Assemblage to date exhibits large scale shearing, major silica emplacement, and silicate flooding throughout the Balmer Assemblage.
In common with Goldcorp’s Red Lake mine, Campbell mine, and Cochenour-Willans mine, and the recently announced Gold Eagle Mines major discovery, the Broulan Reef property lies within the Balmer Assemblage. The structural and mineralogical characteristics are similar to the aforementioned mines. Gold can be found in both its native form, as well as within sulphide rich zones.
The plan for this drill program is to explore the southern extension of the Bruce Channel deposit which was being developed by Gold Eagle Mines (now Goldcorp). The Bruce Channel zone is inferred to extend on strike onto the Cypress and Skyharbour owned Broulan Reef property.
The past year has seen an extensive amount of activity focused on the Bruce Channel. Gold Eagle Mines has continued to drill and expand the discovery zone to the south southwest toward the Broulan Reef property. Goldcorp continues to drill on the north boundary of the Bruce Channel discovery zone near Goldcorp’s past-producing Cochenour-Willans mine. Cypress and Skyharbour continue to drill on the southern boundary of the Bruce Channel discovery zone.
New Red Lake Gold Deposits Map:
On July 31st, Mr. Kevin McArthur, President & CEO of Goldcorp, reported that Goldcorp Inc. and Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. have signed an agreement whereby Goldcorp will acquire, through a friendly plan of arrangement, all outstanding shares of Gold Eagle Mines.
Cypress Development’s and Skyharbour Resources’ Broulan Reef property is now the only property along the productive Bruce Channel trend that is not now controlled by Goldcorp.
David J. Busch, B.A., B.Sc., PGeo., Vice President of Explorations, is the qualified person under the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed the data in this News Release.
About Cypress Development Corp.: Cypress Development Corp. is a diversified precious and base metal exploration and development company with properties in Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, and in Nevada, U.S.A.