Prophecy Drills 120.9 Meters Grading 1.26 g/t PGM+Au, 0.36% Ni, 0.30% Cu within 457 Meters Grading 0.47% NiEq at Yukon Wellgreen Project
Sep 26, 2011
OTC Disclosure News Service
Vancouver, BC, Canada – Vancouver, British Columbia, September 26, 2011: Prophecy Platinum Corp. (“Prophecy Platinum” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NKL, OTC-QX: PNIKF, Frankfurt: P94P) announces the drill results received from its 2011 drilling Wellgreen PGE-Ni-Cu Project. Borehole WS11-188 encountered 457 meters of mineralization grading 0.47% NiEq (including 0.72 g/t Pt+Pd+Au) from surface to the footwall contact. Within this larger swath of mineralization, the hole encountered a high grade section of 17.8 meters of 3.14 g/t Pt+Pd+Au, 1.03% Ni, 0.74% Cu (1.77% NiEq).
The hole was drilled completely outside of current resource boundaries, between the East Zone resource and the West Zone resource that was reported in the company’s July 14, 2011 press release. The drill results are tabulated below:
Table 1. WS11-188 Drill hole Composites (in metres)
From surface (m)
From surface (m)
From surface (m)
Table 2. PGM+AU Composites from WS11-188
From surface (m)
- NiEq calculations are based on long range pricing index of $US 9.52/lb nickel, $US 2.96/lb copper, $US 15.78/lb cobalt, $US 1,085/troy oz gold, $US 1,776/troy oz platinum, and $US 689/troy oz palladium. The equation for NiEq value is as follows:
- NiEq = ((Ni grade x Ni price x 22.04622) + (Cu grade x Cu price x 22.04622) +(Co grade x Co price x 22.04622) + (Au grade x Au price x 0.02916) + (Pt grade x Pt price x 0.02916) + (Pd grade x Pd price x 0.02916)) / (Ni price x 22.04622)
- WS-188 was drilled at an inclination of -70 degrees; reported widths are intersected widths and not true widths.
The high grade intercept located between the two resources is significant in that it not only demonstrates that the East and West zone resource form a single, geologically contiguous body, but also indicates that the higher grade material in the East Zone continues to the west and at depth at Wellgreen.
The West Zone, contributing approximately 24% of the Wellgreen inferred resource (see table 3 below) is currently mostly defined in the upper 200 meter portion from surface, with very little drilling beyond 250 meters from surface.
The results of WS11-188 indicate the exploration upside within immediate proximity to the already defined Wellgreen resource, which is shown open to depth (West and East), and past the east boundary of the East Zone.
Table 3. Wellgreen Indicated and Inferred Resource Totals.
Based on resource estimated at 0.4% NEq cut-off, and 100% metals recoveries. Source: Wardrop Technical Report on Wellgreen dated July 21, 2011
Currently, approximately 2,300 meters of drilling has been completed on the property in the 2011 exploration season. Prophecy Platinum is continuing with its drilling program and intends to release more results as assays are completed. Separately, the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) study by Wardrop Engineering is proceeding on target and the Company is expected to release preliminary pit shell parameters in October to demonstrate the potential open-pittable resource within the Wellgreen project.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Danniel Oosterman, P.Geo., an independent consultant and a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.
Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Prophecy Platinum executes a quality control program to ensure best practice in sampling and analysis. Samples are cut and split for assay with the remaining sample retained for reference. Blanks, Standard Reference Material (SRM), and duplicates were inserted into the sample stream every 20th sample. A duplicate sample is taken every 20th sample of core. The selected sample is sawn in half and then sawn in half again. The quartered core is then placed into two different sample bags with different sample numbers and sealed. The SRM material comes from Natural Resources Canada and Analytical Solutions Limited. These were inserted into the sample stream immediately after the second duplicate. The SRMs used are WMS-1, WPR-1 and WGB-1. Sample Blanks are obtained from two sources; granodiorite from a local quarry and garden marble from hardware stores in Whitehorse, Yukon. A Blank sample is inserted into the sample stream after the SRM. Assayed samples are transported in sealed and secured bags for preparation at ALS Chemex Prep Lab located in Whitehorse, Yukon. Pulverized (pulp) samples are shipped for analysis to ALS Chemex Assay Laboratory in Vancouver, B.C. ALS Chemex is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory and registered under ISO 9001:2000.
Quality assurance and quality control are monitored using scatterplots, Thompson-Howarth plots and statistical analysis to ensure duplicates, blanks and standard data are reliable and indicate robustness of overall results. ALS Chemex quality-assurance procedures are also included in this process.
About Prophecy Platinum
Prophecy Platinum Corp. is a Canadian based Nickel PGM exploration company with projects in Canada, Argentina and Uruguay. Prophecy Platinum’s flagship Wellgreen PGM-Cu-Ni project is in Yukon Territory, Canada and the Lynn Lake project is located in Manitoba, Canada. Further information can be found at www.prophecyplat.com.
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