CASTLE COPPER PROJECT EXPLORATION PLANS FOR 2012
Vancouver, B.C., - February 1, 2012 - Blue River Resources Ltd. ("Blue River" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: BXR) announces exploration plans for its 100%-owned Castle Copper Project. The Company’s initial 2011 diamond drilling program defined copper porphyry-style mineralization over, and beyond the extent of a 500-metre-by-150-metre zone of surface copper mineralization and copper-in-soil geochemical anomalies previously identified by the Company. The 2011 drilling program was designed to test lithology, and alteration beneath the known surface mineralization and it identified strong epidote-chlorite and quartz-sericite alteration, which is consistent with a copper porphyry mineralized system, similar to Copper Mountain Mining’s operating Copper Mountain mine, located 25 kilometers south of the Castle Property.
Blue River has recently acquired a helicopter-borne survey conducted over the Castle property in 2009 by Aeroquest Surveys of Mississauga, Ontario and funded by Canadian International Minerals Ltd. The survey employed Aeroquest’s proprietary AeroTEM III time domain Helicopter electromagnetic (EM) System in conjunction with a high-sensitivity caesium vapour magnetometer.
The results of the Aeroquest Survey indicate a large magnetic anomaly centred generally upon the surface copper-in-soils anomaly identified by the Company, with a prominent north and north-west extending trend. This data will be used to focus the Company’s 2012 exploration and drilling programs. Additionally, a comprehensive program of geological mapping and surface sampling in other prospective areas of the 20,800 acre property is currently being developed.
President Griffin Jones states “The initial drill program on the Castle Copper Project encountered copper mineralization in 8 of the 10 holes drilled last year. Of particular interest is the last hole drilled, BXR-11-9, which intersected 600 feet of copper mineralization, indicating the potential for a large porphyry system. This area, called the Christian Zone, will be the major focus of diamond drilling in spring 2012.”
Blue River has begun the process to amend the existing Castle Property Mineral Exploration Permit in place with the Government of British Columbia to extend the number and length of drill holes for the 2012 Castle Project exploration program.
The technical information contained in this news release was reviewed and approved by Paul D. Gray, P. Geo, Company Director, and a qualified person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.
For further information please contact Griffin Jones at 604-682-7339 or visit our website atwww.blueriv.com
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