Minfocus Exploration Reports More Near Surface Platinum Intersections From Recent Drilling Program on Chief Peter PGE Property

Posted Posted by Minfocus in PGE Supply-Demand News

March 26, 2013 – Minfocus Exploration Corp. (TSX-V: MFX) (“Minfocus”) has received the assay results from the last four drill holes in its recently completed program of diamond drilling on the Chief Peter Property, which also demonstrate near surface Platinum, Palladium and Copper values as was located in the first two holes. The Chief Peter Property, under option by Minfocus to earn a 100% interest, is located in Northwest Ontario very close to the Provincial Highway No. 11, powerlines and the parallel CN rail line between Thunder Bay and Atikokan.

The recently completed 750 metre diamond drilling programme comprised six holes on four sections, three of which are at 100 metre spacing and the westernmost section being at 50 metre spacing. The first four holes and the last hole intersected a gabbro body with disseminated chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite. The fifth hole did not intersect any gabbro. Assay results have now been received for all sample intervals taken in drill holes 1 to 4 and 6, and the key sample intervals are summarized below:

Hole # From To Core Length 3E Pt Pd Au Cu Ni
(m) (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t) (g/t) (g/t) % %
CP13-01 41.10 45.10 4.00 2.39 1.06 1.27 0.06 0.54 0.22
CP13-02 48.96 53.96 5.00 2.34 1.20 1.08 0.06 0.61 0.14
CP13-03 60.00 61.00 1.00 0.06 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.10 0.04
CP13-04 73.00 74.00 1.00 0.17 0.06 0.08 0.03 0.18 0.08
CP13-04 79.00 81.00 2.00 0.19 0.07 0.08 0.04 0.14 0.08
CP13-06 9.00 9.35 0.35 0.26 0.11 0.12 0.02 0.28 0.13

3E = (Pt + Pd + Au); g/t=grams per tonne; All samples were analysed by Activation Laboratories Ltd., Thunder Bay, Ontario

Hole CP13-03 and CP13-04 were drilled from the same set up at dip angles of -45 degrees and -60 degrees respectively at an azimuth of 145 degrees. Hole CP13-05 was drilled from a site approximately 100 metres further southwest at a dip angle of -45 degrees at an azimuth of 325 degrees. Hole CP13-06 was drilled from a site approximately 50 metres southwest of hole CP13-05 at a dip angle of -45 degrees and an azimuth of 325 degrees. The lengths of intervals reported are core lengths not true widths of the mineralized zone. Lower grade mineralization was encountered either side of the reported intervals, to the limits of the width of the gabbro zone in the core.

All the holes were drilled in the vicinity of historic trenches but other than the trench near holes CP13-01 and 02 which was resampled in 2011 by Minfocus, the trenches are all largely in-filled and heavily overgrown, making it impossible to determine where gabbro outcrops occur. The 0.35m core length of gabbro in hole CP13-06 contains visible sulphide mineralisation throughout and occurs right at the top of the hole at the interface from drill hole casing through overburden to bedrock. It cannot be determined with certainty whether it is part of the bedrock or a large block of overburden. If it is part of the bedrock then the drill hole was sited too far north to provide a full intersection of the gabbro body.

Minfocus President, Gerald Harper, remarked, “We continue to be very encouraged by this platinum and palladium discovery in all these drill holes. There are some aspects emerging that suggest it may have some geological features in common with the former Inco Shebandowan mine to the east. Re-excavation of old trenches and more drilling is required to better understand Chief Peter.”

For further details on the Chief Peter PGE Property, see the company website at:
http://minfocus.com/projects/chief-peter/ .

The Chief Peter property is under option to Minfocus whereby the company may earn 100% interest in the property upon making payments over a four year option period to the Optionors totaling $140,000 cash and issuing 300,000 Minfocus shares, plus completing $200,800 in exploration expenditures on the property, which is composed of minimum work expenditures in each respective year of $20,800, $45,000, $45,000 and $90,000. Upon earning its 100% interest in the Chief Peter Property, the Optionors will be granted a 3% NSR, which may be reduced to a 1% NSR by Minfocus making a payment of $500,000 for each 0.5% NSR purchased back by Minfocus.

Grant of Stock Options
Minfocus also announces that it has granted incentive stock options to its directors, officers, employees and consultants to purchase up to a total of 1,275,000 common shares exercisable for five years at a price of $0.10 per share.

About Minfocus Exploration Corp.
Minfocus Exploration Corp. is a Canadian company currently focused on the growth of a portfolio of Platinum Group Element (“PGE”) rich resource assets through exploration, acquisitions and joint ventures in Northwest Ontario, Canada, which is one of the most stable mining districts in the world with global class PGE deposits. Minfocus has a distinguished management group with a record of multiple discoveries of deposits worldwide, and more than 15 years of experience and success exploring for PGE-rich resources in Ontario, including the discovery of the first Platinum-rich PGE deposit, the Panoramic Resources’ Current Lake deposit (+790,000 oz Pt-Eq). The Minfocus management group also has extensive strength and success in corporate development, M&A and project development, which together with its technical prowess is aimed at delivering growth in shareholder value through a balanced strategic approach.

For further information please contact:
Gerald Harper
President & Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (416) 232-0025

The Qualified Person who has reviewed and approved the technical content contained in this release is Dr. Gerald Harper, P.Geo.(Ont).

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