Strongbow Exploration Inc. (SBW: TSXV) is pleased to provide an update on exploration activities at its Midway gold project located in South Carolina, USA. Highlights include:
- Geochemical surveys of the Midway properties are complete;
- An airborne geophysical survey of the properties is underway;
- The total Midway project area now consists of 19 option agreements covering approximately 2,375 acres, including over 1,600 contiguous acres located between Romarco Minerals' Haile gold mine and Buzzard properties;
- The Midway project also includes approximately 100 acres adjoining the northeastern boundary of Romarco Minerals' Haile gold mine property, directly along strike from the Horseshoe gold deposit;
- Regional geochemical surveys and land acquisition are now underway in an effort to identify multiple additional gold targets within the Carolina Slate Belt.
Field crews have completed geochemical surveys of the Midway project properties. Over 1,000 samples have been collected, mainly from approximately 1,600 contiguous acres in the central Midway area where initial evaluation work identified elevated gold and related pathfinder element responses coincident with hydrothermally altered volcanic and sedimentary rocks exposed in local stream beds. Complete results from this field work are expected by January 2011. Field crews are now focusing on regional target identification, including an evaluation of an additional 4,000 acres of prospective private property over which the Company has secured permission to access.
A helicopter-borne magnetic and electromagnetic geophysical survey is underway with completion scheduled by the end of the week. Results from the geophysical and geochemical surveys will aid in identifying priority targets for follow-up ground geophysical surveys and drilling. Drill testing of initial targets is expected to commence during Q1 of 2011.
Strongbow has also signed an additional two option agreements with private landowners, bringing the total Midway project area to 19 agreements covering approximately 2,375 acres. The project now includes approximately 100 highly prospective acres that tie onto the northeastern boundary of Romarco's Haile gold mine property, directly along strike from the Horseshoe gold deposit. The large contiguous central Midway area described above is located a further 650 metres (one-half mile) to the northeast and covers a 2.5 kilometre (1.5 mile) strike length of the prospective Haile-Brewer gold trend.
About the Midway gold project
The Midway project consists of approximately 2,350 acres within the prospective, 15 kilometre (~10 mile) Haile-Brewer gold trend. Most of the properties are located between Romarco Minerals Inc.'s (R: TSX) Haile gold mine and Buzzard exploration properties. Current measured and indicated resources reported by Romarco for the Haile gold mine consist of 3.1 million ounces gold with additional inferred resources of 1.1 million ounces gold. Gold mineralization at the Haile mine, as well as at the nearby past producing Brewer mine, is hosted within volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Carolina Slate Belt (CSB). A preliminary evaluation of the Midway project area has identified several geological characteristics reportedly associated with mineralization at the Haile and Brewer gold deposits,
About Strongbow Exploration Inc.
Strongbow is a technically driven exploration company exploring for gold deposits within the Carolina Slate Belt of the southeastern United States, as well as magmatic nickel-copper sulphide deposits along the Snowbird Tectonic Zone in central Canada. Strongbow's management and board of directors have a proven track record of exploration success and a demonstrated ability to raise the capital required to finance its exploration programs. Strongbow's 2010/2011 exploration programs are conducted under the supervision of David Gale, P.Geo.(BC), Vice-President of Exploration for Strongbow and a qualified person under NI 43-101.
STRONGBOW EXPLORATION INC.
/s/"Kenneth A. Armstrong"
Kenneth A. Armstrong
President and CEO
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