Subsequent to the receipt of this data two diamond drill holes, KND 001 and KND 002, totalling 247m, have been drilled into the western side of the Kara North Prospect and these have confirmed the presence of thick zones of magnetite-tin mineralisation as well as providing information on the structural setting of the deposit. KND 001 confirms a very broad envelope of >0.1% Sn and includes 6m @ 0.47% Sn between 19.4-25.4m.
Samples of mineralisation were submitted for preliminary metallurgical testwork by Nagrom during the quarter.
The Kara North Prospect area is located 27 kilometres south of Burnie Port and is 7 kilometres away from the railway line connecting western Tasmania with Burnie. Burnie contains a stable work force with a strong mining culture as well as large workshops and is therefore an excellent base for a potential mining operation at Kara North.
Miaree (Kaninda Well) Project, E08/1350, E47/1309 and E47/1707, Pilbara Region, Western Australia.
In collaboration with Joint Venture partner Iron Mountain Mining Limited a total of 58 reverse circulation (RC) holes for a total of 5,800m were drilled on 13 drilling lines across the interpreted position of the Miaree Magnetite Trend in the December 2008 quarter. Analytical results received in February 2009 have confirmed the presence of extensive magnetite mineralisation within the Miaree Magnetite Trend aeromagnetic anomaly, southwest of Karratha in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
This RC drilling program was the first to be drilled on the Miaree Project and as such tested a variety of targets in order to calibrate aeromagnetic responses to subsurface geology and mineralisation. Therefore, to test the extent of the mineralisation relative to aeromagnetic
responses, not all drillholes were positioned to return optimal results.
Most importantly, the results from drillholes that targeted aeromagnetic peaks encountered magnetite beds with true widths ranging between 50-85m at grades of around 30% Fe including an intersection of 150m @ 30.1% Fe in drillhole MK002 that ended in mineralisation.
Drilling on most of the sections across the Miaree aeromagnetic anomaly containing significant mineralised intersections lines did not extend much beyond the interpreted peak of the aeromagnetic anomaly. Drilling line "L" represents a section across the entire Miaree aeromagnetic anomaly and gives a truer representation of the total Miaree mineralised profile.
Drillholes located on the flanks of the anomaly generally encountered thinner magnetite beds grading 25-32% Fe but still contained intersections of 34m @ 32.2% Fe and 40m at 28.1% Fe.
The total strike length of the Miaree Magnetite Trend residing within the Company's tenements is 25 km. In addition to the Miaree Magnetite Trend, a further 4 km of strike length occurs to the east where field reconnaissance has confirmed that the anomaly is caused by magnetite-bearing beds within a tightly folded syncline.
The Miaree Magnetite Trend occurs in the Cleaverville Formation, the same geological unit that hosts the large, ca 1.6 billion tonne, Cape Lambert magnetite deposit, immediately east of Roeburne and Wickham, held by China Metallurgical and Mining Company. Aeromagnetic data clearly confirms the large magnetite resource at the Cape Lambert deposit, as it does also for the Balmoral Deposit, a 2 billion tonne deposit 20 kilometres south of Cape Preston. Aeromagnetic field strengths over the Miaree Magnetite Trend are similar to those over the Cape Lambert and Balmoral Deposits.
FINANCIALS - APPENDIX 5B
At 31 March 2009, the company had available funds of approximately A$2,609,000. The Appendix 5B highlights the quarter's cash activities and other relevant financial information.
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About Red River Resources Limited
Red River Resources (ASX:RVR) is a diversified mineral explorer currently (late 2009) focusing on gold and also exploring for copper, nickel, tin, magnetite iron ore, tantalum and lithium.
Red River's current projects include; Miaree, Karratha area, Western Australia (Iron Mountain Mining JV): gold. Wongan Hills, Mid West Region, Western Australia (Operator Dominion Mining, Iron Mountain Mining JV partner): gold, copper. Blythe, Burnie area, Tasmania (Iron Mountain Mining JV): magnetite iron ore, tin, tungsten. Hooley Well/Imagi Well, Mid West region, Western Australia (Eagle Nickel JV): nickel. East Kirup, southwest Western Australia (Operator Dunvegan Resources): lithium, tantalite, tin.
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