Dumont Nickel Inc. is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at its Rattler Project, Utah, to test the Carlin style disseminated sediment hosted gold target (see also press January 29, 2007).
This target comprises a series of surface gold anomalies in calcareous siltstone. The current drill program is the first such program to test the area, and will consist of three to five reverse circulation holes with an aggregate footage of 1,500 feet, with the principal objective of testing for vertical continuity of gold sampled on surface over a 300mx500m area.
The 3.5 square mile Rattler Project Area hosts a 3km long and 1km wide corridor of gold anomalies with upward to 0.48ppm gold in soil samples. The anomalies were discovered during reconnaissance surface soil sampling and are reinforced by underlying outcrops of equally anomalous gold bearing calcareous siltstone, gold bearing siliceous material and related jasperoids, in a complexly faulted geological setting.
The eastern half of the anomalous gold corridor overlies calcareous siltstone occupying two elongate domains, measuring 1.5kmx0.5km each, trending southeasterly across the Project Area. The association of gold bearing jasperoids, abundant silicification and calcareous siltstone is significant, suggesting good potential for the Area to host Carlin style sediment hosted disseminated gold mineralization. This is the first such geological setting discovered in the Clifton-GoldHill District.
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Dumont is a mineral exploration company with operations in Ontario, Utah and Nevada. Dumont is Operator of the Utah Joint Venture which controls approximately 18 square miles of mineral properties across the historic Clifton-Gold Hill gold-silver-copper Mining District. Dumont holds one of the most prospective land positions in the Attawapiskat diamond area in the James Bay Lowlands, Ontario, with a carried interest in the Dumont Joint Venture exploring the area through Metalex Ventures Limited and others under the direction of Mr.Charles Fipke. All of Dumont’s properties are being actively explored either directly by Dumont or via joint venture.
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Dumont Nickel Inc., Shahe Sabag, President & CEO, or Denis Clement, Chairman, (416) 595-1195, email email@example.com, also visit www.dumontnickel.com
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