HENDERSON, Nev., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trulan Resources Inc. (OTCPK: TRLR) (the "Company" or "Trulan") is pleased to report on the Gold value contained in the first four ore bodies that form part of the Company's IGP Iron-Gold-Platinum Project in Chile. According to the geological report based on extensive sampling to determine the size of the Indicated Resource of the four known ore bodies to date, gold particles are widely disseminated throughout the property. All samples collected were tested for gold and the results indicate an average grade of .25 g/t Au.
The IGP Project has a delineated Indicated Resource of 247 million metric tons contained in four ore bodies. Tonnage and grade indicate that there are 1,764,112 ounces of recoverable gold contained in the areas of the IGP that have been tested and sampled thus far. Using a cut-off market value of $1,500.00 per oz, the Indicated in-situ Gold Resource is currently valued at USD$2,646,168,000.
The Company recently reported that magnetite in the four deposits of the IGP contains 62% iron ore. Based on recent (January, 2013) spot market prices for iron ore and calculating grade, tonnage, mine life, production costs and recovery rate, the iron ore contained in the known deposits has a present market value of USD$2,912,090,850. Including the newly released gold numbers, the resulting aggregate mineral value confirmed to date is USD$5,558,258,850.
Trulan CEO, Robert Rosner, said, "We are obviously very pleased that the gold value is as significant as it is. Given that each of the ore bodies are subject to further step-out exploration drilling and sampling, it is not inconceivable that the number of ounces will increase. The IGP has the potential to be considered a world class discovery."
About Trulan's IGP-Iron-Gold-Platinum Project
Trulan recently entered into an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the IGP Iron-Gold-Platinum Project ("IGP" or the "Project") in the IV Region – Region de Coquimbo – of Chile. The relatively small region has a long history of mining and several operations are currently in production, including the Los Pelambres Deposit, which is the world's fifth largest copper mine.
The IGP Project totals 885 Hectares (2,186 Acres) of wide spread mineralization and ore bodies that contain high grades of Iron, Gold, Platinum and high value industrial minerals. There are eight known deposits in close proximity which have been tested to the point where an Indicated Ore resource has been delineated. The IGP comprises of four ore bodies with an Indicated Reserve in excess of 247 Million Metric Tons. Each of the four deposits have not been fully tested to determine ultimate size and they all remain open on all sides and at depth. Further exploration beyond the zones outlined to date is needed to realize the full extent of the mineralization and total size of the Ore bodies.
Trulan Resource's Mission is the exploration and development of mining properties whose economic potential is considered to be extensive, while requiring minimal infrastructure and operational costs, that can be advanced in an environmentally responsible manner.
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