Drilling begins at Ravin Molybdenum/Tungsten Property in Nevadaadmin
MAX Resource Corp. is pleased to announce that drilling has begun at its Ravin molybdenum/tungsten property in Lander County, Nevada. The Ravin property is comprised of 162 claims located 20 miles north of the town of Austin in Central Nevada and approximately 50 miles west of General Moly, Inc.’s (AMEX & TSX: GMO) Mount Hope molybdenum mine, which is scheduled to begin production in late 2010.
Historically, the Ravin property has been explored by Union Carbide, Houston Oil and Minerals and Freeport Exploration. Union Carbide drilled three core holes with the deepest hole drilled to a depth of 500 feet. Houston Oil subsequently acquired the property in 1978 and drilled six core holes in the Reward tungsten pit. As part of a regional rock and soil geochemistry program, Houston Oil identified a coherent molybdenum soil anomaly. They drilled two diamond drill holes and reported an intercept of 30 feet of 1.01% MoS2 (0.66% Mo) in hole RW 7-A.
Freeport optioned the property in 1981 and drilled 17 rotary and core drill holes to test a molybdenum-copper-fluorine anomaly found within the Cambrian sedimentary units. The anomalous zone showed strong structural control and is thought to be associated with the contact zone of the Cadro Pluton. All but 4 drill holes encountered molybdenum mineralization and many contained significant mineralization. Some of the historic drill holes exist in the form of reports and summaries of the drilling, exploration, drill logs and assays but none of the original assay sheets are available. Highlights included hole RW 80-7, where Freeport reported an interval of 250 feet of 0.105 MoS2 (0.063% Mo) beginning at a depth of 100 feet.
Strong surface molybdenum and tungsten mineralization occurs within Cambrian sediments which have been intruded by two separate Cretaceous granitic to quartz monzonite plutons. The Raven Pluton is the largest and crops out over an area of about 2 square miles. The smaller Cadro Pluton crops out over a 1/2 square mile area in the northwest part of the property and appears to be responsible for a majority of the hydrothermal alteration and molybdenum mineralization seen on the project.
MAX has been permitted for an 11 hole drill program designed to follow up on the previous drilling reported by Houston Oil and Minerals and Freeport and to further the area of known mineralization.
The reports by Freeport and Houston Oil and Minerals are not NI 43-101 compliant and predated National Instrument 43-101. There has been no NI 43-101 Geological Report completed on the claims or on the Ravin project. The historic information provided is for reference only and the reader should not infer or assert that the information is correct, reliable, relevant or accurate and should not be relied upon.
This news release has been reviewed by Mr. Clancy J. Wendt, P. Geo, a qualified person as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101.
About MAX Resource Corp.
MAX Resource Corp. is a Canadian based exploration company with a diversified portfolio of mineral exploration projects in Canada and the Western United States. Our properties include Uranium projects in the south western U.S. and northern Canada, Molybdenum in Alaska and Nevada, and Gold in Nevada and British Columbia. For more information, please visit our web site at www.maxresource.com.
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