Encore Renaissance Resources Corp.
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September 16, 2009 03:01 ET
Encore Renaissance Resources Completes Open Pit Mining Phase at Bonaparte Gold Mine
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2009) - ENCORE RENAISSANCE RESOURCES CORP. (TSX VENTURE:EZ)(FRANKFURT:OUH1)(PINK SHEETS:ERRCF) Encore Renaissance Resources Corp. (the "Company") reports that the company's contract miners have completed the initial open pit mining and are setting the collar in preparation for continuing to extract the test mining bulk sample from under ground. Approximately 1000 tonnes of mineralized quartz vein rock with high sulphide content has been extracted from the open pit mining phase of the vein.
Four pit face samples were also submitted to EcoTech Labs for analysis. They averaged 36.5 g/tonne gold (0 M: 45.6 G/T; 2 M: 56.7 g/t; 3 M: 23.0 g/t; & 4 M: 18.9 g/t). Additional samples taken from this vein and samples taken from several of the similar parallel veins have been collected and sent for assay. These samples across the mined vein are believed to be representative of the grade of the mineralized rock within the potential mine site.
The preliminary testing by the mill has indicated that the recovery of the gold from the samples and potentially the whole proposed bulk sample was 97% (a large sample of material was sent to the facilities grading 1.4 ounces per ton). The mill reported as follows, "Results for latest test series are complete, recovery for best test with the use of lead nitrate to assist recovery was excellent at 97.5%. Recovery for the test without lead nitrate was 85.7%. For the best test the lime consumption was 10 lb/ton, but appears we can use less. The cyanide consumption was 20.7 lb/ton, but also appears we can use less. The next test series will be conducted on the actual as received material to confirm the results above and fine tune them for the actual mill run." Also the Gravity separation test has shown a very positive result with over 80% recovery of the gold bearing sulphides from a simple coarse grind is possible.
Michael Mulberry, President of Encore comments, "Management of Encore is pleased with the results achieved from the sampling taken so far. The recovery rates have been solid and management is optimistic regarding the future of the potential of the bulk test."
Encore, which has earned a 51% interest in the property to date, has the right to earn up to 60% in the Bonaparte property by conducting the bulk sample and a proposed drilling program, which will enable the company to delineate the mineralization on the property. The Bonaparte Property is located near Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
This release has been reviewed by Laurence Stephenson P.Eng. the designated Qualified Person.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Michael Mulberry, President and Director
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