|August 19, 2008|
Galway Resources Releases New Resource Estimates For The Victorio Project
|Toronto, ON: August 19, 2008 - Galway Resources Ltd. (GWY: TSX-V) is pleased to announce new resource estimates for the Victorio project, which is a molybdenum tungsten project located in southern New Mexico. The new resource estimate incorporated the results of the recently completed 12-hole, 25,000 foot, phase 2, infill drilling program. The purpose of the infill drilling program is to upgrade the resource with the intended next step being a pre-feasibility study following the positive results of the recent Scoping Study.|
"We are very pleased with the new upgraded resource with a high percentage now falling in the measured category. A component of our next drilling program will be to further expand the higher grade core while also expanding the larger system which is believed to be amenable to the low-cost block caving mining method," cites Robert Hinchcliffe, President and CEO of Galway Resources.
Highlights of new resource estimates include:
Galway Resources recently retained John Tumazos, Very Independent Opinions to commercialize the Victorio project. John Tumazos indicated, "We estimate at $15 per pound molybdenum and $8 per pound tungsten that the Victorio Project offers robust returns. Using the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (the "S.E.C.") suggested 3-year rolling average molybdenum price and then conservatively discounting the price by a further 25%, leaves us with a molybdenum price of US$22.50 under the block caving scenario yielding an NPV in excess of US$700 million. Additionally, there is plenty of expansion potential for a deposit containing metals with a strong outlook on the pricing side, plus add in the great infrastructure and one realizes that all the ingredients are prevalent for an interesting project."
Note: For molybdenum equivalent calculation $15 per molybdenum price and $8 per pound tungsten price was used assuming also that metallurgical recoveries and net smelter returns are 100%.
Geological Modeling Discussion
The new geologic resource was calculated in compliance with NI 43-101 guidelines by Dr. H. Peter Knudsen, PhD. Dean of the School of Mines and Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana. Dr. Knudsen is a "Qualified Person" as defined by NI 43-101, and is the Qualified Person responsible for the new resource estimations contained in this news release, and has reviewed the content of this press release.
The database used by Dr. Knudsen was updated to include Galway's recently drilled holes, and totals 109 holes, 217,024 feet of drilling. The same estimation procedure that SRK used for their geologic resource estimate, inverse distance to the third power, was used for these calculations. The SRK resource estimates were reported in Galway's press release dated October 25, 2007.
Galway project personnel constructed new N-S and E-W sections and a new limiting polygon was developed from the sections, plan maps and 3-D images of the drill hole data. Dr. Knudsen calculated new 3-D shapes for each rock type, and a new geologic model, using parameters similar to SRK. As in previous studies a block size of 30' by 30' by 15' was used. The model was made using SURPAC Vision and transferred into VULCAN.
The resources are classified into Measured, Indicated and Inferred according to CIM guidelines. Standard geostatistical calculations show that a drilling grid of 200 ft. will give estimates that have a +/- 25% relative error bound. Thus, a portion of the resource could be upgraded into the Measured category.
About the Company
The Company is focused on developing and commercializing the Victorio project, and exploring for gold and coal in Colombia. The Victorio project has 165,000 feet of historical drilling and Galway has drilled an additional 40,000 feet. The Company has retained John Tumazos, of Very Independent Research, to investigate strategic alternatives to advance this project. Management believes that Galway's strategic portfolio of properties offers investors an interesting exposure to a unique blend of commodities (molybdenum, gold, tungsten, metallurgical and thermal coal) in varying stages of development.
For further information contact:
Galway Resources Ltd.
President and Director
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