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Geologix Explorations Inc.: New Tepal Resource Estimate Increases Measured & Indicated Tonnes by 324%
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Geologix Explorations Inc.: New Tepal Resource Estimate Increases Measured & Indicated Tonnes by 324%07:00 EDT Tuesday, March 27, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 27, 2012) - Geologix Explorations Inc. ("Geologix", the "Company") (TSX:GIX)(FRANKFURT:GF6)(BERLIN:GF6)(MUN:GF6)(STUT:GF6) is pleased to announce an updated resource estimate for its Tepal Project in Michoacán State, Mexico which incorporates the results from drilling 41,247.5 metres ("m") at the North, South, and Tizate zones during 2011. The updated resource estimate was completed by Micon International Ltd. ("Micon") and reports a 324% tonnage increase in the resource Measured and Indicated categories compared to the previous resource of March 16, 2011. A pre-feasibility study utilizing the results from this March 2012 resource estimate is targeted to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2012. Resources are reported within three Whittle optimized resource pit shells utilizing metal prices, metallurgical recoveries, operating costs and pit slope angles (details below). Results from the update resource estimate are as follows:Updated Total Tepal Project Resource Estimate1- March 2012CategoryTonnes (t)Au (g/t)Cu (%)Ag (g/t)Mo (%)Au (oz.)Cu (lbs)AuEq2 (oz.)Measured34,100,0000.480.250.950.002528,000185,000,0001,037,000Indicated153,700,0000.260.191.670.0041,276,000628,000,0003,003,000Meas & Ind187,800,0000.300.201.540.0041,804,000813,000,0004,040,000Inferred35,700,0000.160.151.680.006182,000120,000,000512,000Au = gold, Cu = copper, Ag = silver, Mo = molybdenum, g/t = grams per tonne, % = percent, oz. = ounces, lbs. = pounds (1) The in situ resource stated in the table conforms to CIM guidelines for reasonable potential for economic extraction and is not to be confused as reserves. Resource numbers above are rounded to nearest 100,000 tonnes, 1,000 oz Au, 1,000,000 lbs Cu and 1,000 oz. AuEq(2) AuEq = gold equivalent and is calculated using gold and copper only using $1000 Au, $2.75 Cu metal prices (AuEq = (lbs. Cu x $2.75/$1000) + Au oz.). All dollar values stated are $USD.For comparison with the March 2011 resource estimate please see the Company's March 16, 2011 News Release at www.geologix.ca (http://www.geologix.ca/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=447597&_Type=News&_Title=New-Resource-Estimate-Increases-Indicated-and-Inferred-Tonnes-at-Tepal-Proj). The March 2012 resource estimate now includes results for Ag and Mo in the Tepal North and South Zones which were not consistently assayed in historic drill programs. Infill drilling and the re-assaying of 1688 historic pulps supplied sufficient data to permit Ag and Mo to be estimated for these zones. Dunham Craig, President & CEO stated, "Our 2011 work exceeded our target expectations. The 2011 program was designed to drill the existing resource to Measured and Indicated category for inclusion in a prefeasibility study and to test for expansion in areas that were open. We are very pleased with both results and areas remain open for drill testing to examine potential further inclusion in a future definitive feasibility study. This coupled with the recently released new and untested exploration targets, requires the Company to engage in a 2012 drill program to further define the property's potential."The resources for the three main zones are shown in the tables below. North Zone - Resource Estimate1- March 2012CategoryTonnesAu (g/t)Cu (%)Ag (g/t)Mo (%)Au (oz)Cu (lbs)AuEq2 (oz)Measured14,100,0000.500.290.780.002228,00089,000,000473,000Indicated55,300,0000.300.211.010.002533,000252,000,0001,226,000Meas & Ind69,400,0000.340.220.960.002761,000341,000,0001,699,000Inferred900,0000.220.211.210.0037,0004,000,00018,000South Zone - Resource Estimate1- March 2012CategoryTonnesAu (g/t)Cu (%)Ag (g/t)Mo (%)Au (oz)Cu (lbs)AuEq2 (oz)Measured20,000,0000.470.221.070.002300,00096,000,000564,000Indicated21,000,0000.450.201.170.002305,00091,000,000555,000Meas & Ind41,000,0000.460.211.120.002605,000187,000,0001,119,000Inferred400,0000.400.160.950.0025,0002,000,00011,000Below the South Zone pit shell, indicated and inferred material has been identified that has not had economic parameters applied and is not included in the resource estimate. This material totals 4.8 million tonnes grading 0.57 g/t Au, 0.27% Cu, 1.12 g/t Ag and 0.003% Mo at a $20.00 equivalent cut-off, which is considered a preliminary suitable equivalent value that could potentially give a reasonable prospect for economic extraction. However, an underground economic study needs to be completed to identify the appropriate cut-off. The material remains open in several directions and requires further drilling to identify size, grade and reasonable economic potential for inclusion into stated mineral resources. Tizate Zone - Resource Estimate1- March 2012CategoryTonnesAu (g/t)Cu (%)Ag (g/t)Mo (%)Au (oz)Cu (lbs)AuEq2 (oz)Indicated77,400,0000.180.172.290.006438,000285,000,0001,222,000Inferred34,400,0000.150.151.700.007170,000115,000,000486,000Oxide and Sulphide Resources1- March 2012CategoryTonnes (t)Au (g/t)Cu (%)Ag (g/t)Mo (%)Au (oz)Cu (lbs)AuEq2 (oz)Oxide Meas & Ind21,100,0000.340.211.180.002233,00096,000,000497,000Oxide Inferred700,0000.190.132.010.0024,0002,000,00010,000Sulphide Meas & Ind166,700,0000.290.201.590.0041,571,000717,000,0003,543,000Sulphide Inferred35,000,0000.160.151.670.007177,000118,000,000502,000The mineral resources were estimated using Datamine Studio V3 mining software. Grades for Au, Cu, Ag and Mo were interpolated by ordinary kriging into blocks that are 10 metres by 10 metres by 5 metres in height representing the mineralized envelopes. Grades were estimated inside the mineralized envelopes based on an $8.70 equivalent cut-off calculated using a $1000 gold price and $2.75 copper price, designed by Geologix and validated by Micon. Mineral resources were further constrained within a Whittle resource pit shell based on $1,300 Au/oz and $3.30/lb for Cu (Ag and Mo values were not included) and reported above a $5.00 economic cut-off. The Whittle pit shell constraints utilized the following parameters:Metallurgical RecoveriesNorth and South ZonesOxide: 78.4% Au, Cu 14.3% - Sulphide 60.7% Au, 87.4% CuTizateOxide: 68.8% Au, Cu 6.8% - Sulphide 66.2% Au, 85.3% CuMetals Used and Metal Prices ($USD)Gold, Copper$1300 Au, $3.30 CuOperational ConstraintsPit Slope Angle45 degreesOperating Cost (Oxide and Sulphide)Mining:$1.35/t, Processing: $4.30/t, G&A: $0.68/tAll assays were composited to a 2 metre length prior to block estimation, and composite grades were evaluated for outliers. After evaluation, capping was applied to both oxide and sulphide mineralization for Au, Cu, Ag and Mo, where needed. The blocks were interpolated in three successive passes with each pass having a larger search volume. Search radii were designed from variogram parameters and local drill spacing. For the North and South zones interpolation passes one and two correspond to a classification of Measured and Indicated respectively and required at least five samples representing at least two drill holes. The remaining blocks within the North and South zone resource solids were interpolated with a third pass, which required at least 4 samples from at least one hole and were classified as Inferred. The Tizate zone was interpolated in two passes. The first required at least five samples representing at least two drill holes for a classification of Indicated, the second required at least 4 samples from at least one hole for a classification of Inferred. The resource estimate was completed by David Makepeace, M.Eng., P. Eng., Senior Geologist, of Micon International Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. and is based on geological interpretation supplied by the Company to Micon. Mr. Makepeace is an 'independent qualified person' for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators and has verified the data disclosed in this news release. The Company's Resource Geologist, Andrew Hamilton, B.Sc., P. Geo., a 'qualified person' for the purposes of NI 43-101, has approved the disclosure contained in this news release. Geologix Explorations Inc. is a mineral exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring and developing mineral resource opportunities with the potential to host world class mineral deposits. The Company's primary focus is the Tepal Gold-Copper Porphyry Project in Michoacán state, Mexico, where the Company completed a Preliminary Assessment study ("PA") in April 2011 and is continuing to aggressively explore for additional gold and copper mineralization in an effort to expand the size of the resource and scale of the possible future mining operation.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Dunham CraigGeologix Explorations Inc.President & CEO604.694.1742 or Toll Free: email@example.comORJeffrey WilsonGeologix Explorations Inc.VP Corporate Communications604.694.1742 or Toll Free: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.