Clifton Star, 3D Drill Tour Of Duparquet Project

May 15, 2012 8:57 AM ET
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Clifton Star's Duparquet project is located in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, one of the richest gold regions in the world.

The project is also traversed by the prolific Porcupine-Destor Fault - a 450 km long gold bearing structure that stretches between the historic gold camps of Timmins, Ontario and Val d'Or in Quebec.

This structure has seen approximately 110 million ounces of historic and ongoing gold production.

Quebec is considered by many to be one of the greatest mining jurisdictions in the world, with outstanding infrastructure, local support and favourable mining policies.

The project is easily accessible by road and is located approximately 34 kilometres from the city of Rouyn-Noranda and 2km NE of the town of Duparquet.

The Duparquet project extends over 7.7 km and consists of several contiguous properties, including Beattie, Donchester, Central Duparquet and Dumico.

The Duparquet project, along with the company's nearby Duquense property historically produced over 1.5 million ounces of gold between 1933 and 1991.

In January 2011, a helicopter-borne airborne EM and magnetic geophysical survey was completed over the Beattie, Donchester, Central Duparquet and Dumico Properties.

These geophysical surveys, as well as the drilling completed between 2008 and 2011, will assist in planning future drill programs.

Exploration to date has identified four main east-west trending mineralized zones that transect the project area, including the North Zone, West-RS-RW Zone, South Zone and the Central Duparquet Main Zone.

Since re-assuming operatorship of the Duparquet project in 2011, Clifton Star has drilled 85 holes for more than 26,700 metres, primarily into these mineralized zones.

Most of these holes were drilled on the Beattie and Donchester properties with the goal of better defining the continuity of the known zones.

Much of this was accomplished by extending previous holes that had ended in mineralization or were stopped short.

The inferred mineral resource for the Beattie project totals 1.72 million ounces of Au.

The North Zone on the Beattie property is characterized by a very continuous mineralized envelope that extends for 1.6 km along strike in an East-West direction and may be up to 80 m thick.

One of the best intersections within the North Zone from the 2011 drilling program included 58.3 m of 2.06 g/t Au in hole BD10-277.

The bulk of the historical production between the 1930's to 1950's was from this zone.

The mineralization on the Beattie property is open to the east and at depth.

Drilling in 2011 also tested the South Zone on the Beattie property.

Drill hole BD11-334M intersected 1.08 g/t Au over 41 metres.

Hole BD11-333, located in the West Zone, between the North and South Zones, intersected 1.69 g/t Au over 78 metres.

In addition to the resource on the Beattie property, drilling has inferred more than 1 million ounces Au on the adjoining Donchester property.

Diamond drilling has traced the gold mineralization of the North Zone on the Donchester property for an additional 600 m along strike. This mineralization is open to the east, west and at depth.

Drill hole D11-149 intersected 32.3 metres grading 1.66 g/t Au from the North Zone during the 2011 drill program.

High-grade gold mineralization has also been intersected near surface within the RS-RW zones that sit within the 400m wide corridor as defined by the North and South Zones.

The best intersection from within this zone during the 2011 drilling program included 9.02 g/t Au over 16.0m and 2.94 g/t Au over 77 m.

In the Main Zone on the Central Duparquet property, mineralization can be traced for 450m along strike.

Drilling activity here is ongoing; the zone remains open to the east, west and at depth.

In April 2012, Clifton Star will release a comprehensive, updated 43-101 resource estimate for the Duparquet Properties that will include all project areas, as well as the Beattie tailings.

This report will form the basis for a Preliminary Economic Assessment due out in Q4 2012.

Clifton has planned an additional 15,000 metres of drilling for the first half of 2012 with the aim of expanding the current resources and identifying new targets on the project.

Future work will also include bulk sampling, extensive mineral processing and metallurgical testing.

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