Mon Dec 13, 2010 Barker Acquires Sedex Project in British Columbia
For Immediate Release
Barker Acquires Sedex Project in British Columbia
Prince George, B.C., December 13, 2010 -- Barker Minerals Ltd. ("BML" on TSX/V) (the "Company") reports that the Company has acquired through staking an important area of a Proterozoic-age shale basin prospective for the discovery of Sedex-style nickel-copper-zinc-precious metal mineralization. The property is approximately 5,398 hectares (13,340 acres) in size, and is situated approximately 210 km south-easterly from Prince George and 23 km north-easterly from McBride. The property has logging road access into the property boundaries and is near major transportation routes and amenities.
Historical exploration within the basin resulted in a regional scale stream sediment sampling program identifying a 50 kilometre long trend of anomalous nickel, copper, zinc and gold values. Detailed silt sampling of individual creeks yielded consistent high metal values along stream lengths of 0.5 to over two kilometres with values peaking at 1,566 parts per million (ppm) nickel, 445 ppm copper, 1,361 ppm zinc, and attendant values to 681 ppm cobalt and 3 ppm (3 gram/ton) gold. The historical prospecting identified over 25 gossans (rusty zones) aligned along the favorable horizon resulting from weathering of sulphide mineralization.
In reviewing the B.C.G.S. Regional Stream Sediment Survey data in the region it shows the area recently staked by Barker hosts some of the largest and strongest geochemical responses within the previously identified 50 km trend for base and precious metals as well as pathfinder minerals.
Host rocks are late Proterozoic sediments, recognized worldwide as very favorable for hosting large deposits. The geology consists of a metal-rich black shale horizon with opportunity for discovery of Sedex style nickel-copper-zinc-precious metal massive sulphide mineralization. Other shale basin environments along the ancient shoreline of Western North America host multi-billion dollar metal districts such as the Sullivan, Anvil and Cirque districts.
The scientific and technical information contained in this news release was prepared under the supervision of Rein Turna, B.Sc., P.Geo. the Company's "qualified person" under National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
About Barker Minerals
Barker Minerals is advancing exploration on its mineral properties in the Cariboo Gold District, one of the most mineralized belts in British Columbia. The Company has more than 26 projects on its exploration properties, all of which are 100% owned by Barker Minerals. Eight projects have drill-ready gold and/or massive sulphide targets.
Louis E. Doyle
Barker Minerals Ltd.
Tel: (250) 563-8752
Fax: (250) 563-8751
Robert H. Kuhl
Barker Minerals Ltd.
Tel: (604) 321-0709
Fax: (604) 321-0719
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