Paragon Minerals Corporation
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Paragon Minerals Corporation is pleased to report that it has intersected further precious metalrich massive sulphide mineralization in its third, 100-metre step-out at the Lemarchant copper-zinc prospect located in central Newfoundland, 20 kilometres southwest of Teck-Cominco Limitedâ€™s Duck Pond copper-zinc mine. Drilling has now intersected base metal massive sulphide mineralization over a 300 metre strike length and is open along strike.
Drillhole LM07-17, located 100 metres north and 90 metres west of LM07-15 (see News Release dated October 19), intersected semi-massive to massive polymetallic sulphide mineralization over 14.6 metres. The zinc-lead-copper sulphide mineralization is similar to, and appears to represent the continuation of the massive sulphide mineralization intersected in LM07-15. Mineralization includes 8.1 metres of high-grade zinc-lead-copper rich massive sulphides grading 21.04% zinc, 4.26% lead, 0.72% copper, 76.05 g/t silver and 0.65 g/t gold and is hosted in a thick barite-rich felsic volcanic sequence. The massive sulphide mineralization is underlain by intensely altered felsic volcanic rocks containing stringer and disseminated sulphides including pyrite, sphalerite and chalcopyrite over 8.9 metres thickness.
A second hole on this section, LM07-16 intersected a 40.5-metre thick sequence of strongly altered felsic volcanic rocks with up to 20% disseminated to stringer pyrite containing anomalous base metal (assays up to 2.50 % zinc and 0.62% copper over 0.5 metres) and precious metals (5.93 g/t gold and 59.6 g/t silver over 0.5 metres). This second intercept occurs in similar felsic stratigraphy approximately 100 metres down-dip of LM07-17.
Significant available assay results include:
Hole, From(m), To(m), Interval(m), Zinc(%), Lead(%), Copper(%), Silver(g/t), Gold(g/t)
LM07-13 164.50 169.55 5.05 7.49 0.07 0.77 40.29 1.21
LM07-14 203.50 208.90 5.40 5.26 1.52 1.06 92.56 0.85
LM07-15 219.00 233.60 14.60 9.46 2.13 0.81 73.44 1.85
LM07-16 281.20 320.00 38.80 Anomalous base and precious metals
LM07-17 236.00 259.50 23.50 8.55 1.63 0.35 33.46 0.49
236.00 250.60 14.60 12.38 2.61 0.45 50.32 0.74
242.50 250.60 8.10 21.04 4.26 0.72 76.05 0.65
(Notes: LM07-13, 14, 15 reported on previously â€“ see News Release dated October 19 for further details; Reported core length intervals in LM07-17 is interpreted as 85-90% true thickness)
â€œWe are very excited to have intersected massive sulphide mineralization in this third step-outâ€ said Mike Vande Guchte, President & CEO of Paragon Minerals Corporation â€œWeâ€™ve traced the mineralization over 300 metres and it remains open. It is early days, but we are getting a better geological understanding with each new drill hole and the significant metal potential at the Lemarchant Prospectâ€. The Company has now completed 2,372 metres of diamond drilling in five holes on the property and is planning for an aggressive drill program as soon as practicable.
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