GUATEMALA - A new high-grade zinc discovery on the southwest side of Torlon Hill in western Guatemala has been announced by FIRESTONE VENTURES INC. of Edmonton, Alta. Step-out drill hole TH07-53 intersected 42.5 m grading 9.7% Zn and 4.7% Pb, including 19.9 m of 13.8% Zn and 5.2% Pb, and 3.2 m of 10.6% Zn, 13.0% Pb and 88 g/t Ag. These values are comparable to previously drilled intersections from earlier "Bulge" area drilling on the east side of Torlon Hill, approximately 200 m northeast. Firestone has the option to earn 100% interest in the property by November 2008.
The road-accessible Torlon Hill project is 18 road km northwest of the city of Huehuetenango, near the Pan-American Highway in western Guatemala. Most of the defined zinc mineralization at Torlon Hill is exposed on surface or near-surface, so the new discovery may significantly expand the potential for mineralization at depth.
Drill hole TH07-53 was one of twelve holes drilled on the west side at Torlon Hill; results are still pending for holes TH097-54 to 63. A total of 2,055.4 m has been drilled since November 2006. You can find a drill hole location map, maps photos and a longitudinal section sketch at www.firestoneventures.com.