Madison Minerals Inc.: Further Drilling at Mt. Kare Expands Gold Mineralizationadmin
Thursday, August 17th 2006
Madison Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MMR)(OTCBB: MMRSF) is pleased to report that it has been advised by Buffalo Gold Ltd. (“Buffalo”) that further drilling at Mt. Kare has expanded gold mineralization and that a third drill rig is being brought onto the property. In a release issued today, Buffalo reported:
– 33.4 metres of 15.7 g/t gold in hole MK06-09A, including: 19.3 metres of 24.32 g/t gold – 86.0 metres of 4.2 g/t gold in hole MK06-43, including: 58.3 metres of 5.83 g/t gold
– 122.0 metres of 2.4 g/t gold in hole MK06-49, including: 69.0 metres of 3.13 g/t gold
A summary of drill intersections can be found below in Table 1.
The drilling results indicate that the structural block hosting the gold mineralization becomes more cohesive, and of higher grade to the north. This has lead to subdivision of the Western Roscoelite Zone (WRZ) into north and south components referred to as the North-Western Roscoelite Zone (NWRZ) and South-Western Roscoelite Zone (SWRZ) respectively. The northern area has only been sparsely drilled in the past. Additional drill holes in this area have been completed and are awaiting assays.
“We are thrilled with these outstanding results and the progress of the program to date,” commented Buffalo Chairman and CEO Damien Reynolds. “We believe that on-going drilling will continue to enhance the emerging picture of a world class deposit at Mt. Kare.”
Additional drill holes planned in this new zone to test the extents of mineralization. A third drill rig is being brought to the property to accelerate the exploration program.
Buffalo plans to use the results of drilling in the recalculation of the resource at Mt. Kare and as part of the pre-feasibility study scheduled for completion in July 2007. The remaining drill program and concurrent work for the planned pre-feasibility study is continuing on schedule and Buffalo is pleased with the results of the program to date. A map showing planned and completed drill hole locations can be viewed on the Mt. Kare page of Buffalo’s website, www.buffalogold.ca.
True widths from the drill intersections have not yet been estimated. All samples were analysed for gold by PT Intertek Utama Services in Jakarta, part of an internationally recognized lab testing group with ISO 17025 accreditation at the Jakarta facility. Samples were analysed using a 50g fire assay with AA finish for gold and an aqua regia digestion, ICP-OES finish for silver.
Mr. Brian McEwen, PGeol., President and COO, Buffalo Gold, is the qualified person for the Mt. Kare project and has approved the contents of this news release.
To find out more about Madison Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MMR), please visit our website at www.madisonminerals.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
MADISON MINERALS INC.
Chet Idziszek, President
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Contacts: Madison Minerals Inc. Chet Idziszek President (604) 331-8772 (604) 331-8773 (FAX) email@example.com