VANCOUVER, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0) has commenced a multi-disciplinary field program at its wholly-owned Stewart gold-copper property in Newfoundland. The Stewart property features a large (6 km x 1.4 km) porphyry style alteration zone defined by surface mapping and Titan IP surveying, with drilling in 2011 having returned gold and copper mineralization over long intervals (111 m @ 0.13 g/t Au and 0.05% Cu in drill hole ST11-01 - see our news release of October 31, 2011). In addition, epithermal mineralization identified by sampling at the Forty Creek showing, 2 km to the northwest of the alteration zone, returned grab samples up to 59 g/t Au and 2,290 g/t Ag (reported December 10, 2010) that have not yet been fully explored. Work to be performed at Stewart includes:
- Mechanical stripping at Forty Creek to trace the extent of the sub-cropping high-grade gold and silver mineralization.
- soil surveying of the porphyry alteration zone, where a large Au-Cu-Mo soil geochemistry anomaly remains open to the southwest and is partly covered by a lake that will be tested via lake sediment sampling
- Geological investigations will be performed in an attempt to define a volcanic center coincident with the porphyry system and to better understand the tectonic deformation of the system.
- Magnetic anomalies defined by TerraX's 2011 airborne survey will be field checked in order to determine whether or not they are related to potassic alteration.
Selected areas of the property will also undergo lake sediment sampling, additional prospecting and geological examination. In particular, possible offsets of the main alteration zone suggested by the airborne magnetic patterns will be field checked, as will the area between the porphyry and epithermal zones. The over-riding objective of fieldwork is to produce drill targets as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Stewart property is comprised of 242 claims totaling 60.5 sq. km, located 30 km north-northeast of the town of Marystown on the Burin Peninsula, which is part of the Avalon Terrane. The Avalon Terrane hosts several epithermal/porphyry gold-copper deposits, including the past-producing Hope Brook deposit in Newfoundland. For more information on Stewart, please visit our website at www.terraxminerals.com
TerraX Minerals Inc. is also one of the major landholders of prospective ground in the burgeoning Marmion Batholith gold district near Atikokan, Ontario, host to Osisko Mining Corporation's (TSX: OSK) Hammond Reef gold deposit which contains a National Instrument 43-101-compliant global inferred resource of 530.6 million tonnes at 0.62 grams per tonne Au (10.52 million ounces gold). The Osisko Technical Report on this project is available on SEDAR. TerraX is actively exploring three wholly-owned gold exploration projects, the Sunbeam-Pettigrew, Central Canada and Blackfly (2.0 m @10.96 g/t Au reported March 4, 2011) properties, all of which are located within 20 km of the town of Atikokan, 180 km west of Thunder Bay, and are within 19 km of the Hammond Reef gold deposit.
The technical information contained in this news release has been verified by Dr. Tom Setterfield, P.Geo., who is a Qualified Person as defined in "National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Properties."
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Joseph Campbell, P.Geo
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SOURCE TerraX Minerals Inc.