VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2012) - Sama Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SME) ("Sama") is pleased to announce assay results for 13 additional holes drilled at its newly discovered nickel-cobalt rich laterite deposit (the "Gogota Deposit"), within its "Lola Project" in eastern Guinea, West Africa, located adjacent to Sama's Samapleu Project across the border in Côte d'Ivoire.
In April 2012, Sama commenced a drill program for approximately 1,500 metres ("m") at its newly discovered Gogota Deposit. Assay results for 17 holes have been received. Drilling is ongoing at the Gogota Deposit. Table 1 below shows mineral intercepts for these 17 drill holes.
A total of 27 new prospective laterite plateaus have been identified at the Lola Project since the start of the regional exploration program in April 2011. The combined surface area for these 27 laterite plateaus is 7.8 square kilometres.
Drilling was performed using 2 Jacro 175 core drill rigs owned by Sama. Core logging and sampling were performed at Sama's facility in Gogota village. Sample preparations were performed by Bureau Veritas Mineral Laboratory's facility in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire ("BVML"), and then dispatched by BVML directly to their assay laboratory, Inspectorate Metals and Minerals, in Rustenburg, South Africa. All samples were assayed for nickel, cobalt and all major oxides using peroxide fusion XRF. Scandium has been determined by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry.
|Table 1: Mineral intercepts for 17 holes drilled at the Gogota Deposit. Intercepts were defined using 1.0% nickel cut-off grades.
|September 13 2012:
||outside the deposit
||Below cut-off grade
An updated compilation of details of showings, deposits and locations may be viewed on Sama's website at http://www.samaresources.com/i/pdf/Sama_Corporate_Presentation.pdf.
The Lola Project in Guinea is currently in its exploration phase. The exploration licenses for the Lola Project in Guinea are exclusively held by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sama.
The exploration and drill program at Sama's Gogota Deposit was designed by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo and President and CEO of Sama. The technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo and President and CEO of Sama, and a 'qualified person', as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
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