Trade Winds Ventures Inc released a report saying that the start of 2008 exploration on the Treasure Mountain Copper and the Dardanelles Gold projects located near Terrace, British Columbia. Permitting and mobilization is underway in preparation of field work on both projects once conditions permit. The focus of this field season will be to advance both projects from grass roots stage to drill stage properties, including drilling on the Treasure Mountain Copper Project.
The 2008 field program on the Treasure Mountain Copper project is designed to follow up the 2007 discovery of zones of disseminated copper mineralization. At the Danee Zone, a 145m thick permeable layer of volcanic sediments is host to disseminated copper mineralization that was the subject of initial trenching last season. Based on these previous results the company plans to determine the size and mineralization of this zone. The program will begin with geological mapping and trenching to identify drill targets for diamond drilling planned for the late 2008 or early 2009 field season, primarily dependent upon weather conditions.
Exploration and drilling is also planned for the Purdex Zone, targeting the zone where historical drilling intersected 53 feet (16.2 metres) grading 2.11% copper (non 43-101 compliant data) and the Trail Zone from which a 2006 trench sample returned 1.72% copper and 23.4 g/t gold. In addition, the Treasure North grass roots property, acquired in 2007, will be targeted for prospecting sampling of known historical showings.
Mr. Alex Burton, P. Eng., P. Geo., is the project manager for the Treasure Mountain and Dardanelles properties, and the material in this news release has been prepared and reviewed by Stephen Wallace, P. Geo, VP Exploration, a Qualified Person as defined in NI43-101. Trade Winds, as operator of these projects, has implemented a quality control program to ensure best practice in the sampling and analysis of the drill core. All fire assay results are being provided by ALS Chemex.