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Central Iron Ore Ltd.: Drill Results of 7m at 27.1g/t Au Including 1m at 159 g/t Au at South Darlot Gold Project Confirm Historical Drilling of High Grade Gold
Published : November 08, 2012
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2012) -

THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

Central Iron Ore Ltd. (News - Market indicators) ("CIO" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that significant gold intercepts have been revealed through the Company's recent drilling program at its South Darlot Gold Project. The results from the first 14 holes, which included gold grades of up to 159 grams per tonne (g/t) support historical and earlier work conducted on the project area. The recent drilling program focused on the first 2 of the 31 gold targets identified within the South Darlot Gold Project Area (being 24 targets located on tenements that are the subject of the Barrick JV and 7 targets on 100% CIO owned tenements).

Highlights

Significant gold intercepts

  • 4m at 50.3 g/t Au including 1m at 158 g/t Au from 43m.
  • 7m at 27.1g/t Au including 1m at 159 g/t Au from 46m.
  • 4m at 23.2 g/t Au including 1m at 81.8 g/t Au from 28m.

Endeavour Prospect

  • 8 reverse circulation drill holes for 502m.
  • 1 geotechnical Diamond hole tail for 52m.

Mermaid Prospect

  • 6 reverse circulation drill holes for approximately 421m.
  • 1 geotechnical Diamond hole tail for 42m.

Barrick Joint Venture

  • On completion of the drilling program spend the Company envisages that it will have earned a 51% interest in the Barrick JV tenements. CIO can earn an additional 19% interest (equal to a total interest of 70%) by spending an additional AUD$250,000.

Endeavour Prospect

The drilling at the Endeavour Prospect included 5 holes for resource definition, 2 holes for metallurgical test work and 1 Diamond tail 1 hole for geotechnical test work. A total of 554 metres were drilled at the Endeavour Prospect as part of this program. The highlights of the drill results include:

  • 4m at 50.3 g/t Au including 1m at 158 g/t Au from 43m.
  • 7m at 27.1g/t Au including 1m at 159 g/t Au from 46m.
  • 4m at 23.2 g/t Au including 1m at 81.8 g/t Au from 28m.

The drill results confirm and extend the results from historical drilling while recent surface sampling and mapping infer further extensions. The significant historical results for the Endeavour Prospect were:

  • 4m at 70.6 g/t Au from 36m.
  • 8m at 23.6g/t Au from 34m.

The widths described are drill intersection lengths and the true widths have not been estimated. The true widths will be estimated as part of the exploration target process.

Note: To view the first figure associated with this release, please click the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cio1108a.pdf.

Geotechnical Data

Diamond drilling at the Endeavour Prospect (END005) totalled 51.6m (40m precollar) and intercepted the gold-hosting shear at 42m. Geotechnical rock mass measurements have been attained from the drill core. In addition 148 orientated discontinuity measurements were collected. Excellent drill core preservation will ensure functional reuse of the drill core as the Endeavour Prospect progresses.

Note: To view the second figure associated with this release, please click the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cio1108b.pdf.

Emperor Structure (2.5km strike length)

The recent drilling also confirmed a west-north-west (WNW) trending shear zone named the Emperor Structure. It has been interpreted from a linear trend of historical gold workings, gold occurrences within drill holes, as well as observations from the Diamond drill core and RC chips of the recent drilling at the Endeavour Prospect. Interpretations generated from aeromagnetic and gravity geophysics supports the view that the structure extends further to the WNW ultimately causing a >100m displacement of stratigraphy. The gives the structure a 2.5km strike length, a direct association with gold endowment, and a favourable geological setting to host significant gold accumulation. Currently, vein-hosted gold mineralisation has been modelled at the A1 Prospect and the Endeavour Prospect. Potential exists to explore for extensions of this structure to the ESE as well as across strike.

A1 Prospect Historical Results

The significant historical results for the A1 Prospect were:

  • 1m at 19.2 g/t Au from 22m.
  • 2m at 4.3g/t Au from 37m.

The Company envisages that an exploration target will be completed for the Endeavour prospect in the next few weeks.

Mermaid Prospect

The drilling at the Mermaid Prospect included 3 reverse circulation drill holes for resource definition, 2 holes for metallurgical test work and 1 Diamond tail for geotechnical test work. A total of 463 metres will drilled at the Mermaid Prospect as part of this program. The highlight drill results include

  • 3m at 1.8g/t Au including 1m at 3.8 g/t Au from 66m.
  • 1m at 1.2 g/t Au from 57m.
  • 1m at 1.6 g/t Au from 51m.
  • 1m at 1.6 g/t Au from 56m.
  • 1.35m at 1.9 g/t Au from 86.15m.

The drill results confirm the structure identified from historical drilling and recent surface sampling and mapping. The significant historical results for the Mermaid Prospect were:

  • 5m at 348.9 g/t Au including 1m at 1510g/t Au from 79m.
  • 3m at 13.0g/t Au from 11m.
  • 4m at 13.0g/t Au from 7.9m.

The widths described are drill intersection lengths and the true widths have not been estimated. The true widths will be estimated as part of the exploration target process.

Geotechnical Data

Diamond drilling at the Mermaid Prospect (MER004) totalled 42.4m (59.9m precollar) and intercepted the gold mineralised quartz vein at 85.8m. Geotechnical rock mass measurements have been attained from the drill core. In addition 99 orientated discontinuity measurements were collected. Excellent drill core preservation will ensure functional reuse of the drill core as the Mermaid Prospect progresses.

Mermaid Structure

The recent drilling confirmed the geometry and orientation of a vein-hosted gold structure at the Mermaid Prospect. It has been interpreted that this structure has very high gold intercepts that are not consistent throughout the structure (this feature is commonly known as the "nugget effect"). Future exploration is required to quantify this effect and exploration will continue to the west, to focus on the interpreted intersection of the Mermaid structure and the Emperor shear zone.

Summary of Drill Results

Prospect Hole Id Easting Northing AHD
(RL)
From To Width
(m)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Endeavour END0001 6905811 328131 446.2 46 53 7 27.1
including         46 47 1 159.0
Endeavour END0002 6905825 328136 446.2 28 32 4 23.2
including         29 30 1 81.8
Endeavour END0003 6905804 328145 446.3 43 47 4 50.2
including         44 45 4 158.0
Endeavour END0004 6905822 328153 446.3        
Endeavour END0005 6905795 328163 446.3        
Endeavour END0006 6905837 328157 446.3        
Endeavour END0007 6905816 328169 446.3        
Endeavour END0008 6905831 328173 446.3        
                 
Endeavour WDRC0101 328138 6905812 450 36 40 3 70.6
Endeavour WDR1220 328138 6905807 450 34 42 8 23.6
                 
Mermaid MER0001 6906086 327839 445.5 57 58 1 1.2
Mermaid MER0002 6906082 327860 445.5 66 69 3 1.8
including         68 69 1 3.8
Mermaid MER0003 6906098 327865 445.5 51 52 1 1.6
and         56 57 1 1.6
Mermaid MER0004 6906072 327875 445.6 86.15 87.5 1.35 1.9
and         88.5 89 .5 1.9
Mermaid MER0005 6906094 327882 445.5        
Mermaid MER0006 6906110 327886 445.6        
                 
Mermaid WDRC0099 327858 6906077 450 79 84 5 348.9
including             1 1,510
Mermaid PDERB0002 327867 6906120 450 11 14 3 13.0
Mermaid WDRC0111 327829 6906100 450 31 35 4 7.9
                 
A1 BRC0093 327363 6906189 450 22 23 1 19.2
A1 WDRC0033 327363 6906167 450 37 39 2 4.3

Italics indicates historical results
The widths described are drill intersection lengths

Quality Control and Analytical Procedures

The Company has a rigorous QA/QC program in place to ensure best practices in sampling and analysis of drill samples. Commercial standards, blanks and duplicates were inserted in every batch of samples submitted for analysis in accordance with industry practice. Gold analysis was carried out by ASL in Kalgoorlie Western Australia, with a 30 g charge by Fire Assay with Atomic Absorption finish method. ALS are certified and registered in each region with global application of standard procedures and audits to maintain standard practice throughout the laboratory network.

Summary

The Endeavour and Mermaid Prospects are a part of the Barrick JV properties. The drilling program was carried out on mining lease 37/631. The importance of the status of this being a granted mining lease should not be underestimated in a development context as it gives CIO a significant cost and time advantage of the order of 18 to 24 months.

The exceptional drill results from the Endeavour Prospect and the confirmation of the Emperor shear zone provide CIO with a platform to rapidly explore and exploit this target. The Company envisages that an exploration target will be completed for Endeavour Prospect in the next few weeks.

Mr Brett Hodgins, President and CEO, said "We are delighted with the results from the recent drilling program at our South Darlot Gold Project. Endeavour is shaping up as a very important prospect for CIO. The high grade gold results, combined with the prospect being on a granted mining lease, allow CIO to rapidly add value to this asset.

I believe this to be an important moment for CIO with high grade gold discovered close to surface, the identification of a structure which can be extended along strike and the first stage of the Barrick JV farm-in almost complete. This combined with our 31 targets and a large property holding of over 320km2 provides CIO with the platform to grow our gold resources rapidly."

SOUTH DARLOT GOLD PROJECT (Western Australia)

The South Darlot Gold Project area is approximately 320km northwest of Kalgoorlie and includes:

  •  The British King Mine which is 100% owned by the Company and NI43-101 compliant. The British King Mine is 5km southwest of Barrick Gold Corporation Limited's Darlot Mine. The British King Mine is currently under care and maintenance.
  • 100% CIO owned tenement package covering 324km2.
  • The Barrick JV tenements, in which CIO can earn an interest of up to 70%.

Note: To view the third figure associated with this release, please click the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cio1108c.pdf.

100% CIO Owned South Darlot Gold Tenements

The Company's current 100% owned South Darlot Gold Project tenement package covers 324km2.

Project Tenement Status Area (km2)
South Darlot E37/882 Granted 141
South Darlot E37/1054 Granted 33
South Darlot E37/1085 Granted 24
South Darlot E37/1086 Granted 3
South Darlot E37/1106 Granted 123
British King M37/30 Granted 0.1
British King P37/7026 Granted 0.1

For the South Darlot Gold Project, the Company's strategy and objective will be to evaluate the gold prospectivity of the region, generate targets, expand the tenement position and acquire all access approvals. The Company currently has 7 prospective targets identified on its 100% owned tenements and will systematically evaluate these targets over the next 12 months.

Barrick Joint Venture Tenements

The Barrick JV tenements are situated southwest of Barrick's Darlot gold mine and are contiguous with CIO's current holdings in the area which includes the British King Mine which is 100% owned by CIO and which is NI43-101 compliant. The tenements covered by the Barrick Joint Venture are detailed below.

Project Tenement Status Area (ha)
Barrick JV M37/421 Granted 381
Barrick JV M37/552 Granted 200
Barrick JV M37/631 Granted 776
Barrick JV M37/632 Granted 595
Barrick JV M37/709 Granted 98
Barrick JV M37/1045 Granted 90
Barrick JV P37/7364 Granted 197
Barrick JV P37/7365 Granted 200
Barrick JV P37/7366 Granted 113
Barrick JV P37/7367 Granted 45

For the Barrick JV tenements, the strategy and objective of CIO will be to evaluate the gold prospectivity and deliver on target generation and access. The Company currently has 24 targets identified on the Barrick JV tenements and will systematically evaluate these targets over the next 12 months. CIO has prioritised the exploration on the Endeavour Prospect.

The Company envisages that on the completion of the current drill program spend it will have earned a 51% interest in the Barrick JV tenements. CIO can earn an additional 19% interest (equal to a total interest of 70%) by spending and additional AUD$250,000.

QUALIFIED PERSON

Mr Darryl Mapleson who is a Fellow of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy has compiled the information within this report relating to mineralisation. Mr Mapleson has sufficient experience relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the activity currently being undertaken to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101").

On behalf of the Board of Directors

CENTRAL IRON ORE LTD.

Brett Hodgins, President/CEO

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Although the Company believes that such information is reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking information is typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking information provided by the Company is not a guarantee of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking information as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, the state of the financial markets for the Company's equity securities, the state of the market for iron ore or other minerals that may be produced generally, recent market volatility; variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, the Company's ability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies and other risks associated with the exploration and development of mineral properties. The reader is referred to the Company's disclosure documents for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effects, copies of which may be accessed through the Company's page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

ABN: 32 072 871 133

Neither the 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.

Investor and Media Inquiries:
Capital Street Group
Direct: (604) 988-8186 or TOLL Free IR Line: 1-888-684-1183
info@capitalstreetgroup.com
www.centralironorelimited.com
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