MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Jan. 4, 2013) - SLAM Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SXL)(OTCBB:SLMF) ("SLAM") is pleased to update drilling results for the latest 15 diamond drill holes drilled in 2012 at its wholly owned Menneval gold project in New Brunswick. All 15 holes MG1233 to MG1247 intersected quartz vein(s) over core intervals ranging from 0.10 m up to 1.20 m. This brings the total to 47 holes drilled for 1596 m prior to the Christmas break in December, 2012.
This was the first drilling test on the Maisie zone, a new gold discovery made by SLAM in summer, 2012. The drilling program has traced the vein system over a 520 m strike length and to a depth of 25 m. The system remains open at depth and along strike. Quartz vein core intervals range from 0.1 m up to 9.7 m in 42 of the 47 holes. Visible gold was noted in 6 holes. Assay results are pending from holes MG1201 to MG1247.
The drilling program was designed to delineate a potential near surface resource that would be amenable to open pit mining methods. The relative hole locations and target vein are shown on a map at http://www.slamresources.com/projects/new-brunswick/menneval. The target vein was identified in a trenching program from which the Company reported numerous sites of visible gold with bonanza grade assays as it traced the vein system over a 700 m strike length in 2012.
The collar data for the latest series of holes are summarized in the following table:
Hole_ID Grid m E Grid m N Dip Azimuth Depth m
MG1233 4520 5100 45 150 30.0
MG1234 4520 5100 60 150 33.0
MG1235 4520 5100 70 150 39.0
MG1236 4563 5102 45 150 42.0
MG1237 4563 5102 60 150 24.0
MG1238 4563 5102 70 150 33.0
MG1239 4597 5112 45 150 21.0
MG1240 4597 5112 60 150 24.0
MG1241 4597 5112 70 150 30.0
MG1242 4619 5142 45 150 30.0
MG1243 4619 5142 60 150 39.0
MG1244 4619 5142 70 150 45.0
MG1245 4669 5236 45 150 24.0
MG1246 4669 5236 60 150 24.0
MG1247 4669 5236 70 150 27.0
Qualifying Statements: SLAM Project Manager Sara Lloyd, P.Geo. is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical information contained herein. Drill cores were delivered from the drill to a secure site for logging and sampling. Selected samples were split or sawn and sent to Activation Labs in Ancaster, Ontario for analysis. Activation Labs analyzed the samples by fire assay with AA finish followed by fire assay with gravimetric finish for gold values above 3.0 g/t. The Company used blank and standard samples for quality assurance and control.
About The Menneval Project: SLAM holds 100% interest in 18 contiguous claims covering 30,820 hectares all acquired by map-staking near Menneval in northwest New Brunswick. Four (4) of the claims covering 692 hectares are subject to a 1.5% NSR. SLAM can buy down 0.5% NSR for C$0.5M and has right of first refusal on remaining 1%. The extensive property hosts a number of new gold discoveries including the Maisie zone. It also covers 3 previously discovered silver-base metal skarn deposits where exploration programs date back to 1965.
About SLAM Exploration Ltd:
SLAM is a mineral resource company based in Miramichi, New Brunswick and is actively exploring new gold discoveries on its Menneval project in northwestern New Brunswick. In addition, the Company owns the Nepisiguit and Nash Creek silver-base metal deposits, both NI 43-101 compliant and located in New Brunswick. The Company also owns a significant gold portfolio in Ontario including the Reserve Creek gold deposit. Additional information about SLAM and its projects is available at www.slamexploration.com or from SEDAR filings at www.sedar.com. Follow us on twitter @SLAMGold.
On behalf of the Board
Mike Taylor, P. Geo., President & CEO
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
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SLAM Exploration Ltd.
Mike Taylor, P. Geo.
President & CEO
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