Berkwood Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: BKR) is pleased to announce the completion of access road upgrades and the extension of existing access roads on its Peter Lake Copper Property, located 90 km north of Mont-Laurier, Quebec.
The upgraded access roads now allow for heavy vehicle access to the two mineralized zones, the Peter Lake South Showing and the Peter Lake North Showing. Heavy vehicle access is necessary for the planned Bulk Sampling to be conducted at the zones, along with ongoing advanced field work (see news release dated October 16, 2012). Bulk samples from the zones will be prepared (about 2,000 tonnes) for metallurgical testing and to determine bulk copper and nickel grades for comparison with mean channel sampling grades to guide future work.
The improvements made to the existing infrastructure at Peter Lake will also expedite exploration work being carried out at numerous other mineralized areas of interest on the property.
This news release has been reviewed and approved by Alain Moreau, P. Geo., who supervised the preparation of the technical information in this news release. Alain Moreau a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
To view photos and maps of the upgraded access roads at the Peter Lake Property, click the following link: http://www.berkwoodresources.com/peter-lake-copper-property.html
The Peter Lake Property:
The Peter Lake Property consists of 87 contiguous claims totalling 5086 Ha. The Peter Lake Property is located in the Mont-Laurier Terrane, in the Central Grenville Province, Quebec. The Property lies within a sequence of metasedimentary rocks, felsic intrusives and gabbros. Copper-Nickel mineralization in the area has been traced by prospecting for more than 2 km within late gabbroic dykes along northeast controlling structures. Recently six check grab samples were collected from the two main mineralized zones at Peter Lake and returned assays ranging from 0.42% to 22.83% Copper and 0.13% to 0.73% Nickel as well as elevated gold, silver and cobalt values.
A phase 1 exploration program is underway on the property consisting of channel sampling and preparation for Bulk Sampling. The planned Bulk Samples are to be taken from the mineralized zones (about 2,000 tonnes) for metallurgical testing, and to determine bulk copper and nickel grades for comparison with mean channel sampling grades to guide future work.
About Berkwood Resources:
In addition to Peter Lake, Berkwood holds a 100% interest in the Prospect Valley Gold Property near Merritt, BC. Several areas of gold mineralization have been identified on the 10,871 Ha property. The majority of historic drilling has taken place in the centre of the claim block along the Discovery Trend. To date this drilling has outlined an extensive low grade epithermal gold system with indications of potential for additional and higher grade mineralization. The zones remain open for expansion and other known zones of gold mineralization have yet to be drilled. (See Berkwood news release dated January 25, 2012 for details).
Berkwood also has the option to earn a 100% interest in the Lac Gueret East Graphite Property in Quebec. The 3,186 Ha property borders the eastern boundary of Mason Graphite's advanced Lac Gueret Graphite Project. A 2009 technical report by Tekhne Research which covered 17% of Mason Graphite's Lac Gueret Property estimated a resource of 8.9 million tonnes grading 20.8% Graphite. During prospecting the first Graphite bearing zone at the Lac Gueret East Graphite Property has been discovered. The Graphite bearing zone, which is traceable at surface extends a minimum of 55 metres, has a mean true width of 4-5 metres and is trending NE. Results of the assays from prospecting and other fieldwork will be released when received by the Company.
To view details, maps and photos of all of Berkwood's properties please click the following link: http://www.berkwoodresources.com/properties.html
On Behalf of Berkwood Resources
Brian Buchanan, President and Director
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