Blaine, WA: Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TAM: TSX-V) announced today that it has intersected extensive high-grade lead-zinc mineralization at the Company’s Pine Point property, located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. 

The assay results announced today are in addition to the Company’s 2008 drilling program.  Based on recommendations from Pincock, Allen and Holt, a total of 4 holes were drilled at the R190 deposit.  Tamerlane had originally intended to drill a single shaft condemnation hole at R190, but used the opportunity to drill an additional 3 confirmation holes (TV11, TV12 and TV13) to provide further confirmation of core recoveries.  The recovery results were positive, showing 86% recovery in the ore zones and an average of 91% overall.  Samples and data collected from these holes will be used to further optimize metallurgical recovery rates for mining operations.  A fourth hole was drilled at R190 as a condemnation to ensure that the shaft does not intersect the mineralized zone and to confirm competency of ground conditions for the shaft.  The fourth hole confirmed the expected ground conditions and demonstrated the ability of the basal dolomitic sandstone to prevent water inflows.  This is notable because this dolomite will form the bottom of the freeze perimeter.

Drill hole R190-TV13 returned a significant 155-foot true vertical thickness of 26. 3% combined lead and zinc, including an interval of 110 feet of 35.3% lead and zinc.  The results from today’s announcement are summarized below:

Deposit R190  

Drill Hole
Number

Interval (Feet)

Thickness

True Thickness
(Feet)

Average

Combined
%Zn+%Pb

From

To

Feet

Metres

%Zn

%Pb

R190-TV11

451

463

12

3.7

11

0.6

5.6

6.2

467

502

35

10.7

31

10.3

14.8

25.1

529

582

53

16.2

47

26.9

14.3

41.2

592

628

34

10.4

31

15.1

7.6

22.7

R190-TV12

427

560

133

40.5

128

9.7

6.8

16.4

Containing:

445

537

92

28.0

88

13.6

8.9

22.5

R190-TV13

437

607

170

51.8

155

17.1

9.2

26.3

Containing:

487

607

120

36.6

110

23.8

11.5

35.3

 

R190-TV11 was drilled at -64°;  R190-TV12: -74°; R190-TV13: -66°















The results shown above for Deposit R190 include 21 sections (totaling 105 feet) where zinc was reported greater than 30%, and an additional 3 sections (totaling 14.5 feet) where lead was reported greater than 30%.  An assay technique designed to accurately measure high grade ore is currently underway to establish the precise grade of these sections.  30% was used in this report for all sections where lead or zinc reported greater than 30%.

The results herein described have been prepared under the guidance of Ross F. Burns, P. Geo., LG, President of the Company, who is designated as a Qualified Person with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of the data.  The drill program was carried out under the direct supervision of Mr. Wolfgang Schleiss, M.Sc.  Samples and assay results for lead and zinc quoted herein were prepared by ALS Chemex of Vancouver, BC using industry standard assay techniques for ore grade lead and zinc mineralization.

“Ross F. Burns”

President & CEO

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