| ||Tue Nov 3, 2009|
MAX returns values to 1.5 grams per tonne (1.5 ppm) Au in soils at East Manhattan Wash, Nevada; gold mineralized area significantly expanded and open in three directions
| ||MAX Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTCBB: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D) has received assay results from additional soil sampling completed at the East Manhattan Wash gold project in Nevada. The sampling was designed to further delineate the geometry of the native gold mineralization in the two main areas of interest, the "Gold Pit" and the "Old Drill Hole Grid", which sampling now indicates are joined. A total of 138 samples were taken, with significant values ranging from 0.05 ppm to 1.5 ppm gold. The total mineralized zone now encompasses an area 5,500 by 1,500 feet in size while still remaining open to the north, east, and west. |
MAX staff also sampled historic prospector pits to the southeast of the of the Old Drill Hole Grid and returned high gold values (0.96 g/t) from soils around the pits that indicate that the mineralized zone continues and may be linked to another mineralized zone sampled by MAX further south. MAX intends to fill in this zone through future soil sampling programs.
The Gold Pit and the Old Drill Hole Grid were located in a volcanic rhyolite lithic tuff hosting coarse gold. These areas were sampled in early 2009. This recent work has filled in the areas between the two mineralized systems. These sample holes ranged from 12 inches to 48 inches in depth. Each hole location was identified with a 16 inch wooden stake labeled with an aluminum tag and backfilled to minimize disturbance. This technique was used to look at a small representative area and obtain any coarse gold trapped in the bedrock fractures.
Examination of the mineralized samples from the Gold Pit and Old Drill Hole Grid superimposed on air photo images has enabled Max to identify structural features and, coupled with argillic alteration seen in the sample pits, has helped to define where significant gold values may be found.
A large sample data base (1,107 samples) containing values of up to 3.3 ppm Au in rocks and up to 1.0 ppm Au in soils was recently acquired by MAX. These samples, along with MAX's latest results, have been added to our sampling data base and new maps are being created to better define the anomaly for further work, which will include trenching and large bulk samples prior to drilling during 2010. The first of these maps is now available on our web site at www.maxresource.com.
Clancy Wendt, VP Exploration of MAX, states "With these latest sample results, and the additional data we have acquired, we have now defined a significant area of gold mineralization that contains potential for a large mineralized system. More important is the fact that the mineralization appears to be free gold within the volcanic tuff. A large sample is being taken where the highest grade sample was found to define how deep the mineralization extends and to see if it increases in grade."
QA / QC (Quality Control and Quality Assurance): The soil samples were analyzed by ALS Laboratory Group (Chemex) in Reno, Nevada. Samples from two of the sample grids taken in the coarse gold area (as seen in the previous bulk sample) were run for gold and silver using a one kilogram split with following cyanide leach to minimize the potential to miss the coarse gold. The other grid (different mineralization style) samples were fire assayed in addition to an ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma) suite of 41 elements. All sample bags were labeled at the site with a sample specific number, logged on a sample card with sample card tag put in each sample bag and taken directly from the field to ALS Labs. In addition, each site was located using a GPS in UTM with NAD 27.
This news release has been reviewed by Mr. Clancy J. Wendt, P. Geo, a "qualified person" as that term is defined under National Instrument 43-101.
About East Manhattan Wash
The East Manhattan Wash ("EMW") property is comprised of 133 claims (2,660 acres) located 40 miles north of the town of Tonopah in the Manhattan Mining District of Nevada and is the subject of an option agreement whereby MAX can earn a 100% interest, subject to a 3% NSR royalty. For more information on East Manhattan Wash, please visit our web site at www.maxresource.com. There are no historic reports on the project available to MAX.
More than 1,000,000 ounces of gold have been mined in the Manhattan Mining District. Production has included the nearby Manhattan mine (1974-1990), an open-pit operation that produced 236,000 ounces of gold at an average grade of 0.08 ounce per ton ("opt"). The Echo Bay East and West Pit deposits operated in the early 1990s, producing 260,000 ounces at an average grade of 0.06 opt. The Round Mountain Mine (Kinross/Barrick), situated eight miles north of EMW, is a conventional open pit operation that has produced more than 14 million ounces of gold to date.
About MAX Resource Corp.
MAX Resource Corp. is a Canadian based exploration company with a diversified portfolio of mineral exploration projects in Canada and the Western United States. Our properties include Gold in Alaska, Nevada and British Columbia, Uranium projects in the south western U.S. and northern Canada, and Molybdenum in Alaska and Nevada. For more information, please visit our web site at www.maxresource.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
MAX Resource Corp.
Contact: Leonard MacMillan, Corporate Communication
Telephone: (866) 331-5088 or (604) 637-2140
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