Windarra Minerals Ltd. (WRA.V) Intersects Broad Zones of Near-Surface Gold Mineralization on Mishi Leases
Published : June 09, 2011
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2011) - Windarra Minerals Ltd. (the "Company") (News - Market indicators) -

-Up to 2.29 g/t over 12.4 m in new zone, and 1.03 g/t Au over 20.1 m at KK zone

-Located less than 3 km from Wesdome's Magnacon mill  

Windarra Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce the results of a Diamond drill program conducted between February and April at its 100% owned Mishi Leases property. The property is located approximately 50 km west of Wawa and is accessible by an all-weather road leading to Wesdome's Mishi-Magnacon milling complex, which largely processes ore from Wesdome's nearby Eagle River mine, and from the Mishi Open Pit, which is less than one km east of the Mishi Leases property boundary.

The drilling, totaling 3111 meters in 25 holes, intersected bulk tonnage-style gold mineralization similar to that at the Mishi Pit (see Table I and Figures 1 to 3 for significant intersections). Two of the more significant intercepts are 32.0 m averaging 1.03 g/t Au, which includes 12.4 m at 2.29 g/t Au (hole M11-13), and 20.1 m averaging 1.03 g/t Au (hole M11-18). These intersections were from widely separate zones, with the former representing a new discovery, and the latter from the KK Zone, which has yielded a considerable number of significant intersections from previous drilling and channel sampling, and has excellent potential for developing a sizeable tonnage of mineralized material.

Drill targets for the 2011 program were located in four areas within the 3 km long Mishi Leases property. The targets were based in part on encouraging results returned from geophysical and soil geochemical surveys completed in late 2010 (see News Release dated Feb. 9, 2011). Other targets were outlined from a compilation of exploration results, largely from the 1980's and 1990's, in which approximately 40 holes were drilled across the property. The earlier programs returned very encouraging results, including drill intercepts and trench channel samples of both narrower high-grade mineralization and broad lower-grade "bulk-mineable"-style mineralized material.

The most encouraging results from the 2011 drilling were from holes M11-18 to 25, which targeted mineralization in the KK Zone on the western part of the property (see Figures 1 and 2). The KK Zone had been drilled previously and this year's drilling was designed to test continuity of mineralization along trend and down-dip. All eight holes intersected multiple zones of gold mineralization, with the most significant intervals being: 1.03 g/t Au over 20.1 m (hole M11-18), 0.77 g/t Au over 12.0 m (hole M11-20), 0.54 g/t Au over 20.9 m (hole M11-22), and 0.61 g/t Au over 20.6 m (hole M11-25). The results of drilling at the KK zone demonstrate that mineralization is continuous across broad widths and they have confirmed the near surface bulk-tonnage potential of the zone, which remains open both down-dip and along strike.

Drilling in the central part of the property yielded significant assays in hole M11-17 (Figure 1), which returned 2.96 g/t Au across 5.8 m from a zone that correlates well with a previous drill intersection averaging 2.49 g/t Au across 10.4 m 50 m to the northeast. Farther east, hole M11-13 was drilled beneath a trench across mineralization, intersecting a zone that averaged 1.03 g/t Au over an impressive 32.0 m and containing a higher grade section that assayed 2.29 g/t Au over 12.4 m. This new zone remains open in both directions along trend as well as down-dip.

Gold mineralization on the Mishi Leases is found in stacked, foliation-parallel, alteration zones of silica and sericite that host centimeter- to decimeter-scale quartz veins with small amounts of pyrite, pyrrhotite and rare arsenopyrite. The predominant host rocks are schistose and locally sheared metasedimentary rocks and mafic to intermediate tuff Rocks are metamorphosed to greenschist facies and are locally cut by post-mineral diabase dykes.

Future Work

The Company is planning further work at the Mishi Leases property. Detailed geological mapping and potential stripping and trenching are being considered in the vicinity of the KK zone, and infill soil geochemical sampling may be undertaken to help trace known mineralized zones and define new targets. Following these efforts, the Company intends to conduct further drilling, to test any new targets and to expand the known zones.

This Press Release was prepared by Daria Duba, M.Sc. and Charles Greig, M.Sc., PGeo., a Director of Windarra Minerals Ltd. and a "Qualified Person" as per NI43-101.

To view Figures 1 to 3 associated with this release, please click the following link:

On behalf of the Board of Directors

John Pallot, President

Hole # East
  Au *
M11-2 614106   5330518 210 -45 167.7   62.1   64.1   2.0   3.09    
M11-2               118.0   121.0   3.0   0.38    
M11-13 613577   5330498 210 -45 121.9   44.7   76.7   32.0   1.03   32W/07N
includes               46.5   58.9   12.4   2.29    
and               62.9   68.7   5.8   0.31    
M11-14 612859   5330510 230 -45 125.0   63.4   64.4   1.0   0.73   Trench H
M11-14               71.8   73.2   1.4   0.99    
M11-17 612734   5330499 210 -45 97.5   2.6   8.4   5.8   2.96   Trench H
M11-17               28.7   29.9   1.2   0.75    
M11-18 611615   5330780 210 -45 106.7   4.0   24.1   20.1   1.03   Trench B
M11-18               37.8   40.6   2.8   0.95    
M11-19 611656   5330792 210 -45 103.6   8.0   16.8   8.8   0.58   Trench B
M11-19               23.3   27.0   3.7   0.43    
M11-20 611561   5330854 210 -45 137.2   88.8   91.1   2.3   2.69   KK Zone
M11-20               112.8   124.8   12.0   0.77    
includes               114.8   120.8   6.0   1.30    
M11-21 611530   5330884 210 -50 221.3   130.3   136.1   5.8   0.47   KK Zone
M11-21               154.1   160.1   6.0   0.61    
M11-21               180.3   188.5   8.2   0.88    
M11-22 611325   5330822 210 -45 103.6   71.2   92.1   20.9   0.54   KK Zone
includes               71.2   79.9   8.7   0.84    
M11-23 611347   5330861 210 -45 112.8   96.0   99.8   3.8   0.43   KK Zone
M11-24 611556   5330782 210 -45 125.0   45.7   51.7   6.0   0.37   KK Zone
M11-24               69.0   75.0   6.0   0.33    
M11-25 611813   5330810 210 -45 108.5   8.8   16.8   8.0   0.39   KK Zone
M11-25               20.0   40.6   20.6   0.61    
includes               28.0   39.2   11.2   0.85    
M11-25               56.0   57.3   1.3   0.75    
*weighted averages                              
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Windarra Minerals Ltd.
John Pallot
(604) 688-1508
(604) 601-8253 (FAX)

Windarra Minerals Ltd.

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Windarra Min. is a gold exploration company based in Canada.

Windarra Min. holds various exploration projects in Canada.

Its main exploration properties are MAGNACON, JAMES BAY LOWLANDS CLAIMS and PUKASKWA in Canada.

Windarra Min. is listed in Canada. Its market capitalisation is CA$ 2.2 millions as of today (US$ 2.1 millions, € 1.6 millions).

Its stock quote reached its lowest recent point on December 09, 2002 at CA$ 0.01, and its highest recent level on December 22, 2005 at CA$ 0.55.

Windarra Min. has 36 847 000 shares outstanding.

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