Starfield Resources Announces Results Of Airborne Geophysical Survey And Update On Nevoro Purchase
Potential Kimberlite Pipes Identified At Ferguson Lake Project
Nevoro Shareholder Vote Set For September 29, 2009
Toronto, Ontario – September 9, 2009 – Starfield Resources Inc. (TSX: SRU / OTCBB: SRFDF) today announced results from the detailed geophysical survey flown at the Company’s Ferguson Lake Project in Nunavut earlier this year, and provided an update on the pending acquisition of Nevoro Inc.DIGHEM Survey
During April 2009, Fugro Airborne Surveys completed a helicopter-borne geophysical survey in the Y Lake area of the Company’s large Ferguson Lake Project, located 240 km west-southwest of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. This detailed program consisted of combined DIGHEM electromagnetic and Horizontal Magnetic Gradiometer surveys totaling 4,729 line kilometers.
In addition to better defining the geology within the survey area, Fugro’s recently completed processing and interpretation of the data has identified 14 resistivity anomalies. These anomalies are potentially significant, since their size, shape and apparent continuation to depth may be indicative of kimberlitic intrusive features. Anomaly M4 is particularly encouraging since it is located approximately 1.5 kilometers up-ice of till sample TDS5-126, which contained the previously reported micro-diamond found during mineralogical studies by SGS Minerals Services.
“The survey results are both encouraging and useful,” said André Douchane, President and CEO. “In addition to gaining more information on Y Lake and the major structures in the survey area, we have a potential kimberlite pipe located exactly where it should be based on our diamond discovery. This is very good news as we continue to look for an appropriate joint venture partner to help us further explore the potential for diamonds at Ferguson Lake.”
“Detailed ground reconnaissance is warranted for each of the anomalies identified in the survey results,” said Ray Irwin, Vice President of Exploration. “If we obtain positive results from the reconnaissance, a preliminary drilling program may also be undertaken on the most prospective targets to determine if they are diamondiferous.”
On September 3, 2009, a Notice and Management Proxy Circular was filed on SEDAR for Nevoro’s Special Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Subject to an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the votes cast by Nevoro shareholders, plus court approval and fulfilment of all other conditions of closing, the transaction should be completed on or about October 5, 2009.
The combination of Starfield’s published resource of 44.2 million tonnes and Nevoro’s historical resource estimate (non 43-101 compliant) of 107.4 million tonnes provides a potential base metal resource of 151.6 million tones
Additional benefits of the transaction include:
• Expanded and geographically diversified resource base
• Two large projects in favourable geological settings
• Significant potential for multiple exploration and development projects
• Opportunity to apply Starfield’s solvent extraction technology at Nevoro’s Stillwater Complex
• Cost savings with reduced administrative expenses and one management team
• Increased share trading liquidity
Starfield Resources Inc. is an advanced exploration and development stage company focused on its Ferguson Lake nickel-copper-cobalt-platinum-palladium property in Nunavut, Canada. The property is emerging as Nunavut’s largest ongoing base and precious metal project. Starfield has funded the development of a novel, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient hydrometallurgical flow sheet to recover metals from its Ferguson Lake massive sulphides. The Company has also embarked on a diamond exploration program on its property and recently discovered a diamond.
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For further information contact:
André J. Douchane
President and CEO
416-860-0400 ext. 222
Greg Van Staveren
Chief Financial Officer
416-860-0400 ext. 223
416-860-0400 ext. 228