Previous grab samples of the brecciated phosphorite found at Bomfim Hill were submitted to SGS Geosol Laboratorios Ltda at their Vespasiano facility in Brazil. The results of the submitted samples confirmed the initial XRF results returning values of 22%-28% P2O5 therefore giving credibility to the initial XRF readings. Field evidence suggests the mineralized horizon may extend over an area of 1.1km2.
The XRF readings were done systematically following recommended procedures of the manufacturer. The pits have been channel sampled on a meter basis and for each meter, three readings were taken to obtain an average grade. Before running the analysis, the samples collected were homogenized, dried (using microwave oven) and manually crushed to fine grain. The composite grade for the 5 meters is attained by simply averaging the values obtained for each meter. The handheld XRF analyzer is an Olympus Delta model and was calibrated according to Innov-X Systems in-house calibration procedure. The Company conducts field XRF analysis using industry recognized sample preparation and analysis protocols, and has conducted sufficient quality control using the XRF method to believe that although the method cannot be relied upon to have the equivalent precision and accuracy of a certified analytical laboratory, the results are of sufficient quality to direct exploration pending analytical laboratory confirmation.
The information from pit opening in association with detailed mapping (1:10,000 scale) performed in the area has led the technical team of Eagle Star to divide the Bomfim Target (D1) into three mineralized zones to be prioritized and explored accordingly
The 150m to 200m spacing between pits at the southern portion of PZ-E permits a good correlation in terms of the rock types present (facies of brecciated phosphorite) and associated grades.
Further investigation at the PZ-E will focus on obtaining spatial distribution of results within a 400m by 400m area at the southern portion of the higher grade phosphate horizon as well as opening additional test pits to the north in order to confirm its on strike continuity.
The mineralized envelope outlined on the west side of the Bomfim hill is also planned for investigation to uncover additional high-grade mineralization.
“The confirmation of 600m high-grade lateral continuity here at the Bomfim Hill is very significant. By proving such an extension we are confident of having a target with considerable volume and grade. We now look forward to expand our work in the area, certain that future results will significantly increase the scope of this already sizable discovery.” Commented by Dr. Campos, an expert in the phosphate mineralization of the region and a Technical Director of the Company.
Rick Kemp, P.Geo, of Coast Mountain Geological Ltd., a qualified person under NI 43-101, reviewed and approved the technical disclosures of this press release on behalf of the company.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Eagle Star Minerals Corp is a publicly listed company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of agro-mineral properties in Brazil. Over the past two years, Eagle Star Minerals has strategically grown its presence in Brazil and continues to focus on maximizing shareholder value by acquiring assets located in geological areas known for proven phosphate mineralization, coupled with good logistics in close proximity to agriculture.
The Company’s shares are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol EGE, on the OTC Pink Sheets under the symbol ELGSF and on Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol E6R.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
EAGLE STAR MINERALS CORP.
Eran Friedlander, President
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