Pinawa, Manitoba July 12th, 2009
EagleRidge Minerals Ltd (ERM) is excited to announce today that is has made some sufficient additions to its mineral claim portfolio in Newfoundland and Labrador. ERM has staked new ground in the Baie Verte area for gold and the Goose Cove area for copper.
ERM has added an additional 13 claims in the Micmac lake region on the Baie Verte Peninsula, approximately 40 kilometres to the south of the community of Baie Verte,, Newfoundland. These claims were staked to cover several known gold showing that were discovered and worked on by Noranda in the late 1980’s. The historical gold showings are known as the Crow Hill South and Raven zones. Both showings are spatially associated with the Crow Hill topographic linear.
Historical exploration work in the area consisted of sampling, geophysics, trenching and limited diamond drilling.
Mineralization is structurally controlled and hosted in quartz veins with intense alteration of the host rock. Channel samples over the Raven zone returned historic surface channel sample values of 1.88 g/t Au over 4 metres and 2.19 g/t Au over 1 metre from diamond drilling. The Crow Hill South Zone yielded historic assays of 1.03 g/t Au over 12 metres from surface channel sampling and 1.87 g/t Au over 11 metres from diamond drilling. Mineralized float in the area returned historic assay values up to 16 g/t Au.
In addition, ERM is pleased to announce that it has added to their mineral claim ground position in the Goose cove area of Newfoundland and Labrador. This area is located approximately 10 kilometres south of the community of St. Anthony’s, Newfoundland. The claims cover the historical past producing Goose Cove Copper Mine. The Goose Cove Mine opened in 1908 and operated for several years. Production records are poorly available but the grade of the copper ore averaged 8-10% copper with approximately 4% copper in the adjacent schist host rock.
Phase 1 of the exploration plan for the Gosse cove area will start in the late summer of 2009. This work will consist of reconnaissance mapping and prospecting. Phase 1 of the new gold claims on the Baie Verte Peninsula will also consist of reconnaissance mapping and prospecting. This work will be carried out in the fall of 2009.
Carey Galeschuk, P.Geo, ERM President and COO, is the qualified person for these projects.