March 17, 2010
Cu-Ni Potential Independently Confirmed on Cartier’s Rivière Doré Property
Val-d’Or, Quebec, March 17, 2010 – Cartier Resources Inc. (TSX-V: ECR) (“Cartier”) is pleased to announce that the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (“MRNF”) has confirmed the potential for Cu-Ni on its Rivière Doré property through a new mineral potential assessment study carried out using lake bottom sediment geochemical data from MRNF regional surveys (MRNF, EP 2010-01). The assessment study identified that the Doré anomalies are above the 99th percentile of over 90,000 similar samples available for all the province of Quebec.
Processing by CONSOREM (a research institute) of these lake sediment samples showed that base metal (Ni, Cu, Pb, Zn) results require signal enhancement (Trépanier, 2009). The predictability of the proposed target groups was tested in each case by the weights-of-evidence method (W of E), which determines the effectiveness of the approach used (http://www.mrn.gouv.qc.ca/english/mines/quebec-mines/2010-02/maps.asp).
“We had already staked the Rivière Doré property based on our own field exploration findings,” commented Philippe Cloutier, President and CEO of Cartier Resources. “With the release of the results of this study, we staked an additional 20 claims to cover the eastern extension of this highly strategic environment. This staking brings our total claims to 791 for the Rivière Doré property covering a strike length of 85 kilometers for a total area of 459 square kilometers. Given the findings of the MRNF and those of our geological team, I believe we have the potential for many new discoveries in the area, making this an attractive target for exploration and strategic partnership.”
The anomalies that were staked are within a well defined trend that hosts other prominent features for Cu-Ni mineralization potential:
– Geological contact of the ultramafic layered intrusive complex (Bouchette Anorthosite) and meta-sediments to the south;
– Discovery of abundant Cu-Ni-Co glacial float (boulders);
– Discovery in outcrop of Cu (Lac Bruges showing – refer to November 18th, 2009 press release);
The ease of access and lay of the ground allows Cartier to work the property on a year-round basis. A field work program is currently being planned.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
The Rivière Doré exploration program is conducted under the supervision of Mr. Philippe Berthelot, P. Geo., qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Cartier has implemented and adheres to a strict Quality Assurance/Quality Control program which includes mineralized standards and blanks for each batch of samples. Assay samples are taken from drill core sawed in half with one half sent to a commercial laboratory and the other half retained for future reference. Analyses are either performed by Techni-lab S.G.B. Abitibi inc. in Sainte-Germaine, Quebec, or by ALS-Chemex in Val-d’Or, Quebec, both accredited laboratories.
For further information please contact:
President and CEO
Cartier Resources Inc.
Telephone: 819 874-1331
Fax: 819 874-3113
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