CUMBRAL-SAN BARTOLO, SONORA, MEXICO EXPLORATION UPDATE
May 24, 2012
OTC Disclosure News Service
Vancouver, BC, Canada –
WESTMINSTER RESOURCES LTD.
PRESS RELEASE May 15, 2012
Corporate Office: #WMR 12-03
Suite 488-625 Howe Street
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CUMBRAL-SAN BARTOLO, SONORA, MEXICO
Westminster Resources Ltd. (“Westminster” or “the Company”) has recently completed an extensive program of geological mapping, prospecting and soil and rock geochemical sampling at the Cumbral-San Bartolo property located near Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. The original Cumbral exploration program conducted by Westminster in 2011 included an airborne VTEM/MAG geophysical survey with grid-controlled ground follow-up 2D-IP and MAG geophysical surveys over selective anomalies. These surveys identified a series of coincident IP chargeability-resistivity and magnetic patterns which were further defined with anomalous copper and silver trends from the 2012 soil geochemical sampling program.
Recent prospecting and geological mapping has confirmed the widespread presence of porphyry/iron-oxide-copper-gold (“IOCG”) alteration and mineralization extending beyond the original Cumbral grid on trend SE to the San Bartolo grid. As a result, the survey grid system is being expanded to provide continuous coverage connecting the Cumbral and San Bartolo prospects.
Currently, a 3D-IP survey is underway to cover 180 line kilometres of grid, with section lines spaced 200 metres apart. Also, soil geochemical samples are being collected to provide complete coverage of the entire expanded grid.
Selection of targets for a follow-up program of drilling will be based on compilation of results from the present exploration work, and earlier surveys.
Westminster and Capstone Mining Corp. have executed an Option Agreement (WMR 12-02, April 17, 2012) to explore the Cumbral-San Bartolo property whereby Capstone has the right to earn a 70% interest by funding a minimum of $9.3 million CDN in exploration by December 31, 2015.
All technical content in the foregoing disclosure has been verified and approved by Glen C. Macdonald, P.Geo., (a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects). Mr. Macdonald is a director of Westminster Resources Ltd., and has visited the project.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WESTMINSTER RESOURCES LTD.
“Glen J. Indra”
Managed by an experienced exploration team the Company is focused on exploring and developing prospects on its 28,644 hectare El Cobre and 19,362 hectare Navojoa properties in Sonora, Mexico. The El Cobre property contains among other prospects, the 100% owned Guayacan prospect and the 8,000 hectare Cumbral-San Bartolo option project with Capstone Mining Corp. On the Navojoa property the Company is exploring gold-silver-copper targets.
For further information regarding Westminster Resources Ltd., please contact Leif Smither or Fulvio Scrigner at 604-608-0400, Toll Free: 1-877-608-0007 or visit our website at www.westminsterres.com
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