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West Cirque IP Survey at Castle Porphyry Cu-Au Project
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
West Cirque IP Survey at Castle Porphyry Cu-Au Project10:49 EDT Tuesday, September 11, 2012(via Thenewswire.ca) Vancouver, B.C., September 11, 2012; West Cirque Resources Ltd. (WCQ: TSX.V) has contracted Scott Geophysics Ltd. of Vancouver to carry out an induced polarization (IP) survey at the Castle Copper-Gold Porphyry Project, located 68 kilometers south of Dease Lake, northern British Columbia. The survey is presently underway. West Cirque recently announced the discovery of a significant porphyry copper-gold system at Castle, located 25 kilometers northwest of the Red Chris copper-gold porphyry deposit and 17 kilometers north of the GJ copper-gold porphyry (news release August 8, 2012). Phase I diamond drilling intersected broad zones of gold-copper (Au-Cu) mineralization in monzodiorite porphyry over a strike length of 1000 meters, open in all directions. Following the drill program, a ground magnetic survey has outlined a strong magnetic high extending over a strike length of 1.6 kilometers, open to the east, and a width of up to 285 meters. The magnetic high was largely untested by Phase I drilling, other than at the top of drill holes CA12-02 and CA12-04. Both holes intersected early phase potassic alteration, including potassium feldspar, banded quartz-magnetite-chalcopyrite veins and magnetite breccias. This style of alteration is associated with significant Cu-Au mineralization, including 0.11% Cu and 0.26 grams per tonne (g/t) Au over 56 meters in CA12-02 (8-64 meters) and 0.10% Cu and 0.37 g/t Au over 50 meters in CA12-04 (12-62 meters). Similar alteration and mineralization was intersected at the bottom of CA12-06, which assayed 0.14% Cu and 0.68 g/t Au over 2 meters (302-304 meters) just above a fault zone which truncated the hole. The magnetic high is flanked by and in part cut by a conspicuous magnetic low which correlates with intense magnetite destructive quartz-sericite-pyrite (QSP) alteration observed in both outcrop and drill holes. The QSP alteration contains quartz-pyrite and massive pyrite veining associated with strong gold and depleted copper values, including drill intercepts up to 1.015 g/t Au over 34 meters (CA12-05, 70-104 meters). Historical outcrop grab samples of the QSP alteration assayed up to 138.2 g/t gold and 434 g/t silver. Combined with the results of the recently completed ground magnetic survey, the IP survey will be used to target sulphide associated copper-gold enriched zones within the Castle porphyry system. Magnetic and induced polarization geophysical surveys have proven successful in targeting copper-gold mineralization in porphyry systems worldwide. The Castle project comprises ten claims (1034 hectares) including seven 100% West Cirque owned claims (431 hectares) and three claims (603 hectares) under option from Bearclaw Capital Corp. (see news release January 4, 2012). The project is located 10 kilometers west of Highway 37. West Cirque's disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this news release has been reviewed and approved by John Bradford, M.Sc., P.Geo. and V.P. Exploration and Director for West Cirque Resources, who serves as a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101, and who supervised the 2012 drilling program and sampling protocol at Castle. About West Cirque Resources Ltd. West Cirque is a mineral exploration company focused on creating shareholder wealth by identifying, acquiring and defining resources in world class precious and base metal projects in the North American Cordillera. West Cirque Resources Ltd. Steve Vanry, CFA President (604) 558-4604 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westcirqueresources.com Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements", as defined in the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Consequently, there can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. 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