|February 07, 2008|
Galway Resources Infill Drilling Intercepts 170 Feet Of Tungsten Mineralization At The Indian Springs Open-Pittable Project
|Elko, Nevada: February 7, 2008 - Galway Resources Ltd. (GWY: TSX-V) is pleased to announce results from its 15-hole 7,000 foot drilling program which was completed in December 2007. In total Galway has drilled 16,000 feet to compliment the 62,000 feet of historical drilling that was done previously. The property is located in Elko County, Nevada. The Company continues to upgrade the quality of the 43-101 resource estimate by doing more drilling, while also obtaining more sample material for metallurgical testing. |
"We are pleased with these solid results, with hole 133 having over 320 feet of mineralization (including 170 feet at 0.17% WO3 ), and with hole 130 having just under 200 feet of mineralization, it's very encouraging. With tungsten pricing remaining around $12.50 per pound, the implied metal value for this deposit demonstrates its vast potential as an open pit deposit," states Robert Hinchcliffe, President of Galway Resources.
Highlights of the current drill results include
Thick Intercepts: Hole ISC07-133 intercepted 170 feet of 0.17% of tungsten (WO3), along with 88 feet of .28% WO3 that is near surface. Hole ISC07-130 intercepted 68 feet of 0.17% WO3.
High Grade: Hole ISC07-133 also intercepted 14 feet of mineralization with an average grade of 0.44% WO3 and also 23 feet of 0.26% WO3.
To see the plan map and cross section for these holes, please click on the following links:
* A cut-off grade of 0.10% WO3 was used for this resource estimate.
Current Tungsten Pricing
During the eighties and nineties tungsten pricing remained depressed, with prices trading between US$2.50 to $3.00 per pound. A significant decrease in exports from China coupled with consistent strong global demand for tungsten has served as the impetus for prices to rise sharply at the end of 2004. Since October of 2005, tungsten prices have remained above US$12.50 per pound, and the current price is $12.50 per pound.
The Company has implemented a quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program to ensure collection and analysis of all drill samples is conducted in accordance with the best possible practices. Samples are stored in a secured area in Montello prior to transfer to lab personnel for shipping to the Chemex sample preparation facility in Elko, Nevada. Other QA/QC procedures include the insertion of blanks and control samples every 100 feet, and re-assaying duplicate pulps of 5% of all samples and 10% of samples assaying greater than 0.1% WO3. All duplicate samples are re-assayed at both Chemex and at a certified independent laboratory (SGS). WO3 is assayed at the Chemex Vancouver laboratory by two methods: (1) lithium borate fusion with an XRF finish and (2) pressed pellet XRF.
The results of the Company's current drilling program have been reviewed, verified (including sampling, analytical and test data) and compiled by the Company's geological staff.
Peter Hahn is Galway's Qualified Person responsible for the activities at Indians Springs and has reviewed the technical content of this news release in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, of the Canadian Securities Administrators. Galway is following the "Best Practices Guidelines" in documenting, reporting, and conducting exploration activities at Indian Springs.
About the Company
The company is well capitalized with just under $10 million in the treasury and is focused on developing two U.S. based exploration projects that are favorably located and have over 250,000 feet of historical drilling. We have established a solid technical team that has compiled all the historical data and we are now advancing these projects in an aggressive but cost effective manner. More recently, a Colombian Exploration initiative focused on coal and gold was announced. Management believes that its strategic portfolio of properties offers investors an interesting exposure to a unique blend of commodities (molybdenum, tungsten, metallurgical and thermal coal, and gold).
For further information contact:
Galway Resources Ltd.
President and Director
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