VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2011) - Canaco Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CAN) ("Canaco" or the "Company") is pleased to announce assay results from new diamond drill holes at Magambazi and Magambazi Central at the Company's Handeni project in Tanzania. These results highlight continuity of the Magambazi Main Lode through the central part of the mineralized zone, and thick intercepts of mineralization up dip of the discovery hole MGZD001.
- 34.0 metres at 3.71 grams per tonne gold in hole MGZD153 at Magambazi Central, including 11.9 metres at 6.99 grams per tonne gold;
- 57.7 metres at 3.02 grams per tonne gold in hole MGZD152 at Magambazi, including 26.0 metres at 5.33 grams per tonne gold, and
- 18.2 metres at 3.24 grams per tonne gold in hole MGZD147, including 5.6 metres at 5.94 grams per tonne gold, highlighting the continuity of the Magambazi Main Lode from Magambazi to Magambazi North.
Drill holes MGZD144 and MGZD152 were drilled on the same section as the discovery hole, MGZD001, and have confirmed the continuity of grade and structure on that section.
Drill hole MGZD144 intersected the Magambazi Main Lode mineralization 12.0 metres up dip of the intercept in hole MGZD001 and returned a result of 9.8 metres at 3.00 grams per tonne gold. Faulting encountered in this hole resulted in only the upper part of the Magambazi Main Lode being intersected.
Drill hole MGZD152 intersected the Magambazi Main Lode 44.0 metres below surface, 25.0 metres up dip of the discovery intercept in hole MGZD001, and returned a result of 57.7 metres at 3.02 grams per tonne gold, including 26.0 metres at 5.33 grams per tonne gold.
The remaining holes disclosed in this release were drilled in the Magambazi Central area and have confirmed the continuity of the Magambazi Main Lode through the central part of the mineralized zone.
Drill hole MGZD151 intersected the up-dip projection of the Magambazi Main Lode.
Drill hole MGZD154, which was drilled closer to the Main Lode Keel position, intersected 9.8 metres at 3.62 grams per tonne gold. Assay results are pending from additional drill holes designed to evaluate the Keel Zone mineralization on this section.
Drill hole MGZD153 targeted high-grade mineralization between hole MGZD076 (18.0 metres at 3.40 grams per tonne gold) and hole MGZD075 (19.0 metres at 1.03 grams per tonne gold – refer to Canaco's press release dated September 17, 2010). The intercept in hole MGZD153 of 34.0 metres at 3.71 grams per tonne gold has effectively doubled the thickness of the mineralization in the Keel Zone position on this section.
Drill hole MGZD147 intersected 19.0 metres at 3.02 grams per tonne gold in the up-dip position from the interpreted Keel Zone on section 60920N near Magambazi North. Assay results are pending from four additional drill holes designed to evaluate the Keel Zone mineralization on this section.
|Select Recent Assay Results from Magambazi and Magambazi Central
||Mineralized true thicknesses are 60-100% of stated thicknesses. The calculation of drill intercepts employs a 0.3 gram/tonne cut-off and no cutting grade has been applied to high gold values.
||Partial results only have been received for this hole.
Additional Sampling of Previous Drill Holes
As part of a large-scale project of cutting and sampling the hangingwall and footwall zones of most holes at Magambazi (i.e. outside of the main target areas), there are several new intercepts in various positions throughout the Magambazi mineralized zone that have not previously been reported. Results include:
- 16.0 metres at 1.47 grams per tonne gold from 55.0 metres, and 3.6 metres at 5.65 grams per tonne from 90.0 metres in hole MGZD008 (Southern Gneiss Lodes);
- 10.7 metres at 1.45 grams per tonne gold from 216.0 metres in hole MGZD009 (Western Lodes);
- 5.0 metres at 1.80 grams per tonne gold from 113.0 metres in hole MGZD001 (Southern Gneiss Lodes);
- 7.0 metres at 4.71 grams per tonne gold from 191.0 metres in hole MGZD041 (Western Lodes);
- 6.6 metres at 2.32 grams per tonne gold and 6.0 metres at 1.68 grams per tonne gold from 229.4 metres and 248.0 metres, respectively, in hole MGZD084 (upper Magambazi Main Lode position), and
- Numerous narrow, but significant, intercepts from the Southern Gneiss Lodes, including 5.0 metres at 1.47 grams per tonne gold from 139.0 metres in hole MGZD095, 1.0 metre at 19.8 grams per tonne gold from 142.0 metres in hole MGZD098, and 3.0 metres at 2.83 grams per tonne gold from 142.0 metres in hole MGZD103.
The results are part of a stream of results which will be flowing over the next few months as the sample backlog is cleared. A total of 47,000 metres of diamond drilling has now been completed on Magambazi Hill from 204 diamond drill holes averaging 230 metres in depth.
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The planning, execution and monitoring of Canaco's quality control programs at the Handeni project are under the supervision of Jeff Heidema, P.Geo., Canaco's Vice President Exploration, and Dr. David Groves, Canaco's Director of Project Development. Mr. Heidema and Dr. Groves are Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Drill samples are prepared and analyzed at the SGS Geochemical Laboratory in Mwanza, Tanzania. Samples are processed by Fire Assay with A.A. finish under the SGS FAA505 protocol. Canaco utilizes an industry standard QA/QC protocol with respect to sampling procedures. Blanks and certified reference standards are inserted into the sample stream to monitor laboratory performance and duplicates of pulps and bulk rejects are also used to monitor laboratory performance. Mineralized true thicknesses are 60-100% of stated thicknesses throughout this release.
Additional information, press releases and public documents about Canaco, including a complete list of drill hole intercepts and drill collar maps, can be viewed at the Company's website www.canaco.ca or at www.sedar.com.
Canaco is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration company focused on advanced exploration in Africa. Built on a foundation of experienced management and focused on rapidly advancing exploration projects in Tanzania and Ethiopia, Canaco is well positioned to build shareholder value through discovery and resource development.
Canaco's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CAN.
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
Andrew Lee Smith, P.Geo., President, CEO and Director
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