June 17th, 2008, VANCOUVER, B.C. - GEO MINERALS LTD. ("Geo" or the "Company") (GM-TSX:V) announces that drilling has commenced on the Middle Mountain property near Florence, Arizona.
The target at Middle Mountain is a dismembered and tilted porphyry copper system buried beneath shallow gravel cover. The initial drill program at Middle Mountain will consist of a series of short drill holes designed to penetrate the 25-100m of gravel cover and test underlying bedrock exposures throughout the area. 18 drill sites have been permitted across the target area. The first hole to be drilled will be a diamond core hole positioned in an area of intense quartz-sericite-pyrite alteration, where an older water well hole produced cuttings with sulfide-rich veins with anomalous copper, copper-oxide minerals and visible molybdenite. The first hole is intended to establish depths to the sulfide mineralization, and provide key geologic data which will help guide further drilling across the target area. Drilling will commence along the margins of the target area, and move toward the center. Sequencing of the drill holes, and depths of drilling will be determined by data from the initial holes. As bedrock lies at shallow depths across much of the target area, most holes will be drilled to depths of 100m or less, with a few holes intended to test deeper structural levels. Initial drilling with the diamond core rig will be followed by ODEX and rotary drill methods at other drill sites.
The technical contents of this release were approved by Geo Minerals director and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Marvin Mitchell.
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