Blackheath Resources Inc. (TSXV:BHR,FWB:04B) announced the first ever diamond drill program at the Santa Helena Breccia located within the historic Borralha Tungsten Project Portugal. Blackheath holds rights to a 100% interest in the largest past-producing tungsten mine in Portugal, the Borralha Tungsten Project. The program will include up to 8 drill holes totalling up to 1,300 metres, and has been designed to test the size, geological structures and continuity of tungsten-bearing quartz-veins while further gauging the grade of the tungsten-bearing breccia body.

As quoted in the press release:

This is the first stage of a potential larger drilling program and is based on previous work on the project including 6 trenches that confirmed significant amounts of tungsten at surface. Theses trenches were excavated across the southern portion of the surface of the Santa Helena Breccia. Results were encouraging and included 20 metres with a grade of 0.33 % WO3 (tungsten trioxide) including 5 metres of 1.09% WO3 within a trench of 100 metres averaging 0.13% WO3. Mineralization of disseminated wolframite occurred in all of the trenches and had widths and grades of potential economic interest, subject to further work.

Blackheath CEO, James Robertson, said:

Evidence of tungsten mineralization disseminated in the breccia and the numerous high-grade tungsten-bearing quartz-veins throughout the zone suggest the opportunity for a large and significant deposit that can be rapidly confirmed. Our exploration objective is to confirm the grade of the tungsten-bearing breccia.

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