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COPPER EXPLORATION NEWS New Discoveries at Chester Property

MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick New copper and polymetallic discoveries have come to light near historic producing zones...


MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick New copper and polymetallic discoveries have come to light near historic producing zones at the Chester property in the central part of this province, reports FIRST NARROWS RESOURCES. The new finds lie below the Copper Feeder zone and the Central lead-zinc VMS deposit. Three drillholes intersected the new zones on the Teck Cominco option and one hole cut a new zone on the Brooks option.

Drilling returned values of 1.17% Cu and 0.131 g/t Au over 5.42 metres, 1.56% Cu and 3.0 g/t Au over 5.48 metres, 1.56% Cu and 0.117 g/t Au over 8.64 metres, and 0.76% Cu and 0.054 g/t Au over 11.5 metres. Assays also returned values for silver, cobalt, bismuth, gallium, indium and scandium.

The new zones are in chalcopyrite-pyrrhotite-polymetallic stringer zones. The mineralization is anomalously low in arsenic and may compare to the Copper Rand deposit in Chibougamau, Que. First Narrows believes that the resources at Chester may be "significantly" larger than historic figures would indicate. Further drilling is planned.

Near Bathurst, N.B., First Narrows reports drilling a 10-metre-wide gold zone averaging 3.83 g/t Au on its Middle River property. First Narrows says its results confirm the historical gold values and demonstrate that the gold mineralization is present throughout a 10-metre-wide alteration zone that had not previously been tested.

A complete description of the Chester and Middle River projects is available at www.uno.ca.


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