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Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (“Tamerlane” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: TAM) is pleased to announce it has acquired the Susu Lake and North Zinc zones in Canada’s Northwest Territories as part of the acquisition of the Indian Mountain Lake property from Panarc Resources Ltd. (“Panarc”), announced on January 9 of this year. The land areas comprised of these two zones were components of the Indian Mountain Lake option agreement between the two companies, but were not described in the January 9 press release pending the final procurement of necessary mineral claims.
The Susu Lake and North Zinc zone properties are part of the Panarc deal announced on January 9, and Tamerlane’s right to earn up to a 100% interest in these properties is identical to the terms described the Indian Mountain Lake acquisition announcement.
Signing of the definitive agreement is subject to fulfillment of a number of conditions, including TSX Venture Exchange approval, board approvals of both parties and secured creditor approvals, where required.
The Susu Lake volcanic belt is located 7 kilometers southeast of the Indian Mountain Lake Property in the Northwest Territories and contains 3 claims and a total of 2,582 acres. The location of the Susu Lake copper showing and other copper showings within this large area of felsic volcanics indicates good potential for base metals deposits in this area.
In 1967, historical resources* were calculated at 142,500 tons grading 0.95% Cu from 9 diamond drill holes that were drilled by Indian Mountain Metal Mines.
The North Zinc zone is located on the south side of Tindale Lake, about 12 kilometers north of the BB Lake deposit, and the claims are contiguous with the Indian Mountain Lake claims, covering the northern extension of the volcanic belt. The area contains the Taco Island and North Zinc zone showings. Low grade gold-copper mineralization on Taco Island was recognized as early as 1949 and many of the trenches date back to that time. During work in the 1990’s, samples were taken from historic trenches and returned values as high as 5.69% Cu and 740 ppb Au over 1 meter and grab samples contained up to 11%Cu, over 1600 ppb gold and 5 opt silver. A 2006 exploration program provided samples which contained up to 4.2 g/t Au, 60 g/t Ag and 0.29% Cu and 1.33 g/t Au and 160 g/t Ag plus 7.6% Cu.
*Historical resources referred to above are not in accordance with current Ni 43-101 standards and the company is not treating them as current mineral resources. Historical mineral estimates should not be relied upon and a qualified person has not done sufficient work to date to classify the historic estimates as current mineral resources.
Mike Willett, CEO of Tamerlane, commented, “We are very excited about the further addition of highly prospective exploration properties at Indian Mountain Lake. The copper showings and prior drill results make Susu Lake and the North Zinc zone strategic additions to Tamerlane’s prospective exploration inventory. Our objective with the Indian Mountain Lake acquisition is to provide Tamerlane’s shareholders with future exposure to both base and precious metals, while we continue to advance the Pine Point project by increasing mineral resources and reserves, completing project financing and transitioning the Company into the construction phase in a timely manner.”
About Tamerlane Ventures Inc.
Tamerlane Ventures Inc. is an exploration and development mining company with advanced base metal development projects in Canada and Peru. The Company’s immediate focus is bringing the 100%-owned Pine Point Project to production. The Company is currently in the financing phase and expects to commence construction following financing. Tamerlane plans to sell the well-known, Pine Point Concentrates to various smelting facilities around the world. The Company also plans to develop its Los Pinos heap leach copper project in Peru.
“Michael A. Willett”
Chief Executive Officer
For further information, please contact:
Tamerlane Ventures Inc.
Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Phone: (360) 332-4636
Fax: (360) 332-5025
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