Drilling results have expanded the manganese potential of Shaw River Resources’ Baramine Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.The results have confirmed the scale and extensive nature of near surface manganese mineralization over a combined strike length of 7.6km.The trends have not been fully evaluated with drilling to date but the interpretation of the combined data is highly supportive of the continued search for high grade bodies of DSO manganese in the Baramine Project area, which is 80km northwest of the Woodie Woodie Manganese Mine.Shaw River’s managing director Vincent Algar says, “As we home-in on the identification of DSO manganese at Baramine, we are increasingly encouraged by what we see in drilling.“Extensive and wide zones of manganese dissolution at shallow depths are widespread and we look forward to resuming the search for these highly valuable bodies of sought-after manganese.“It must be remembered that Shaw has only been exploring in the area for just over one year and has now completed just 7000 metres of the first-ever drilling at the project.“The drilling has identified extensive fault controlled trends of intense manganese dissolution in the chert breccia and dolomite host rocks, similar to the setting of the multiple Woodie Woodie deposits. These results are positive, and continue to support our manganese exploration focus and strategy.” Based on the results and the overall prospectivity of the area to host high grade DSO bodies, Shaw River plans to conduct a 4000-6000 metre RC drilling program in May.In addition to a targeted search for DSO bodies in the known trends, the company will test at least 25 other priority targets it generated in its work in 2009.Shaw River remains busy as it waits for the wet season in the Pilbara to abate. Drilling is planned for its Ghana Manganese Project in West Africa as it completes its evaluation of the option it holds over 80% of the Butre Project. This will be followed by drilling at its 701 Mile Manganese Project near Newman in Western Australia while evaluation of the Talisman Joint Venture at Skull Springs, also in WA, will precede the Baramine drilling in May. www.shawriver.com.au
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