February 19, 2013
Vancouver, BC (February 19, 2013) - Foran Mining Corporation
(TSX.V: FOM) (“Foran” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the Company has commissioned a ground-based, deep-penetrating time-domain electromagnetic (“DEEP EM”) geophysical survey on its McIlvenna Bay, Hanson and Balsam properties, in proximity to Foran’s 100% owned McIlvenna Bay deposit (“McIlvenna Bay” or the “Deposit”).
The DEEP EM survey will be conducted by Koop Geotechnical Services Inc. (“KGSI”). Previously, KGSI was involved in the identification of the geophysical target associated with the Lalor volcanogenic massive sulphide (“VMS”) deposit of HudBay Minerals Inc. in the Snow Lake area. In concert with KGSI, overall technical guidance will be provided by Foran’s geophysical consultant in3D Geoscience Inc.
Patrick Soares, President and CEO of Foran commented: “VMS deposits typically form in clusters, as evidenced by the many VMS deposits discovered in the nearby Flin Flon mining camp, with 16 deposits and the Snow Lake mining camp, with 9 deposits. To the west of Flin Flon, in and around Foran’s 43,000 hectare landholdings, we already know of our large McIlvenna Bay deposit, a small high-grade past producer, several zones with historic mineral resource estimates and numerous showings and occurrences, thereby demonstrating the clustering of VMS mineralization in the McIlvenna Bay area”. Mr. Soares continued, “The DEEP EM survey will focus on identifying conductive targets within the highly prospective volcanic stratigraphy that hosts the McIlvenna Bay deposit, with the objective of identifying new zones or lenses of VMS mineralization under cover”.
Work on the DEEP EM survey will commence immediately and is anticipated to take four to six weeks to complete, allowing for the potential to test high priority targets in the later part of the winter 2013 drill program, which commenced in mid-January (see Foran news release dated January 14, 2013). The DEEP EM survey will cover eleven kilometres of strike extent, including 7 kilometres of the stratigraphic package that hosts the McIlvenna Bay deposit (“McIlvenna Bay” or “the “Deposit”) and an additional 4 kilometres to the southeast around Foran’s Balsam zone.
The McIlvenna Bay, Balsam and Hanson properties are owned 100% by Foran; Teck Resources Limited holds back-in rights on the Balsam and Hanson properties. About Foran Mining
Foran is a diversified exploration and development company with projects in the Flin Flon Mining Belt. The Company’s flagship McIlvenna Bay property is located in east central Saskatchewan, 65 km west of Flin Flon, Manitoba and contains McIlvenna Bay, one of the largest undeveloped VMS deposits in Canada.
For additional information on McIlvenna Bay, see the report entitled “Technical Report on the McIlvenna Bay Project, Saskatchewan, Canada” dated December 9, 2011 at www.sedar.com
. Roger March, VP Project Exploration for Foran and a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical information in this release.
Foran trades on the TSX.V under the symbol “FOM”. For Additional Information Please Contact Foran Mining Corporation:
President & CEO
409 Granville Street, Suite 904
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 1T2
VP, Corporate Development
120 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2500
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 1T1
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