-- Posted 5 April, 2011 | |
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - 04/05/11) - United Mining Group, Inc. ("UMG" or the "Company") (TSX:UMG) (Pinksheets:UMGZF) (Frankfurt:UM8) is pleased to announce geochemical results of the South Vein intercepted by the underground bulk sampling program currently ongoing at the Crescent Silver Mine in the Coeur d'Alene district of north Idaho.
TABLE: SUMMARY BULK SAMPLE ASSAY RESULTS - SOUTH VEIN
Samples reported above are continuous chip channels collected by Company geologists and delivered to American Analytical Services, an ISO 17025- accredited laboratory located in Osburn, Idaho. All results reported are fire assays. Sample widths are horizontal widths; the mineralized zone dips at 70 degrees to the south.
The sampled interval reported here is approximately 20 feet below an intercept of 8.8 feet grading 59.0 opt Ag (corrected to true thickness) in drill hole SNS-403, collared from the surface (2009).
During March, the Company completed the first access slot from the Countess decline across the South Vein structure, one of the principal exploration targets at the Crescent, and commenced test drifting along the structure at an elevation of 3940 feet, an elevation lower than previous surface- collared drilling. Mapping and sampling to date have confirmed the presence of a strongly mineralized shear zone hosting the South Vein mineralization. A sublevel is currently being developed that will allow a second access slot to the west half of the resource area at the same elevation.
The current results of the silver mineralization obtained from drifting on the South Vein are extremely encouraging in that they provide clear evidence that the South Vein remains a highly-potential target for the development of additional resources. The results are being interpreted to mean that the South Vein is completely open to depth from previous drilling making the South Vein the objective for the current decline and associated underground development.
The bulk sample will undergo metallurgical sampling at the local New Jersey mill where the Company has a joint venture expansion program and operating agreement in place. Jersey Mill completion is targeted for the end of 2011. Further stope testing and pre production development will continue on the current resource established by SRK in order to confirm suitable mining methods and reclassification on particular areas of the resource.
ABOUT UNITED MINING GROUP
United Mining Group is a vertically integrated mining company with operations in Idaho, USA. The Company is currently earning, through development and operations, an 80% interest in the Crescent Silver Mine project in Idaho's prolific Silver Belt - directly between two of the world's historically largest silver producing properties, the Sunshine and Bunker Hill mines. The Crescent Mine has historically produced 25 million ounces of silver at an average grade of 27.3 opt (SRK Consulting 43-101 report, March 1, 2010). The Company also offers a full suite of mining services including contract mining and mine machine repair and fabrication services to silver miners in the district. UMG is committed to building a senior silver-producing mining company based on aggressive exploration and development of the highly-prospective current land position at the Crescent Silver Mine project and through the acquisition of additional precious metals interests. The Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "UMG". For more information about the Company, please visit: www.unitedmininggroup.com.
In compliance with NI 43 101, David Deering, P.Eng., is the Qualified Person responsible for the accuracy of this news release.
ON BEHALF OF UNITED MINING GROUP, INC.
Charles Pitcher, Chief Executive Officer
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release contains forward-looking statements, which address future events and conditions, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements in this press release include that we will build a second access slot to the west half of the South Vein resource area at the same elevation; that the South Vein is completely open to depth from previous drilling; that stope testing and pre production development will continue on the current resource; that we can build a senior silver-producing mining company based on aggressive exploration and development of the Crescent Silver Mine project and through the acquisition of additional precious metals interests; The Company's actual results and financial position could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. These factors include: results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties, fluctuations in the marketplace for the sale of minerals, the inability to implement corporate strategies, the inability to obtain financing, currency fluctuations, general market and industry conditions and other risks disclosed in the Company's filings with Canadian Securities Regulators.
Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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-- Posted 5 April, 2011 | |