Stewart, BC -- Decade Resources Ltd ("Decade") reports on the results of the 2017 sampling program on the Treasure Mountain property. The property lies approximately 35 kilometers east of Terrace, British Columbia within the Skeena Mining Division. The Treasure Mountain property consists of 26 mineral claims totaling 9,950.6 hectares owned 100 % by Decade. The property contains numerous copper-silver showings of which the Purdex and Danee zones are the most prominent.
Exploration on the Treasure Mountain property is limited by two major factors. The property is covered by lush vegetation and feature few outcrops. The outcrops are strongly leached of copper which makes copper mineralization very difficult to detect by prospecting or soil sampling. Outcrops are often so strongly leached that there is no sign of high grade copper mineralization on the surface which can only be found after removing the first 10-15 cm of barren rock. Highlights of 2017 sampling include:
- 22.7 g/t Au, 1.14% Cu and 35.8 g/t Ag from a new showing that is a partially exposed shear in an overburden covered area.
- 9.98 g/t Au and 1.51% Cu from a grab sample from an old trench.
- A weighted average of 3.37% copper and 30.68 g/t silver from nine chip samples.
Sample results from some of the tested zones are described below:
During the 2017 exploration program a total of nine chip samples ranging in length from 0.9 to 4.0 metres were collected. All samples except one were collected from old trenches. They assayed from 0.49 to 5.51 % copper and from 7.2 to 42.7 g/t silver. They gave a weighted average of 3.37% copper and 30.68 g/t silver.
The 2017 program consisted of resampling of the 2007 pits and trenches. A composite grab collected from a 15-20 cm wide, partially exposed fault assayed 4.01% Cu, 55.5 ppm Ag and 61 ppb Au. Grab sampling of a 10-20 cm wide quartz-chalcocite vein yielded 4.43 % Cu, 45 ppm Ag and 38 ppb Au.
During the 2017 program three old trenches were found and resampled in the area designated as the Trail zone in a 2008 Assessment Report. Sample A17-68, a grab from one of the trenches returned 1.51% Cu and 9.98 g/t Au. The sample represent quartz-carbonate replacement of feldspar porphyritic andesite or basalt with 2-3% disseminated bornite and chalcopyrite.
The zone, partially exposed by an excavator during a previous exploration program has quartz-carbonate veins with minor pyrite and some malachite stain. Grab sampling of a vein returned 1.14% Cu, 35.8 g/t Ag and 22.7 g/t Au.
The Treasure Mountain property has a great potential to host copper-silver and /or copper-gold deposits. It features numerous copper showings as well as newly located copper-gold showings of which only part have been examined recently. An IP geophysical survey covering the Purdex and other zones is recommended for the next phase of exploration.
Ed Kruchkowski, P. Geo., a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, is in charge of the exploration programs on behalf of the Company and is responsible for the contents of this release. E. Kruchkowski is not independent of Decade as he is the president of the Company.
Decade Resources Ltd. is a Canadian based mineral exploration company actively seeking opportunities in the resource sector. Decade holds numerous properties at various stages of development and exploration from basic grass roots to advanced ones. Its properties and projects are all located in the "Golden Triangle" area of northern British Columbia. For a complete listing of the Company assets and developments, visit the Company website at www.decaderesources.ca which is presently being up dated. For investor information please call 250-636-2264 or Gary Assaly at 604-377-7969.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DECADE RESOURCES LTD.
Ed Kruchkowski, President
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