Iron Road Limited (ASX:IRD) 2011 Stage VI Drilling Programme Update Fortnight to 26 August 2011, Central Eyre Iron Project
Iron Road Limited (ASX:IRD) 2011 Stage VI Drilling Programme Update Fortnight to 26 August 2011, Central Eyre Iron Project
Perth, Aug 31, 2011 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Iron Road Limited (ASX:IRD) is pleased to advise that Stage VI drilling at the Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP) continues to proceed to plan.

CEIP Summary

- The Stage VI drilling programme investigates the western extension of Murphy South.

- Four rigs drilling diamond tails, with several deeper holes now in progress.

- Field staff numbers increased to allow for accelerated processing of diamond core to meet mineral resource estimation deadline.

- Programme on track to define a mineral resource estimate of considerable size and tonnage additional to the current 1.01Bt identified at Murphy South.

Progress to date
Hole Type        Metres Completed (m)  Holes Completed (No.)
RC (pre-collar- 
all complete)            5,078                63
Diamond (tail)          18,562                57
The exploration target for Murphy South (western extension), across the 10 traverses designed for the Stage VI drilling programme, is 500-800Mt magnetite gneiss.

The Stage VI drilling programme comprises 64 diamond drill holes for over 25,000m. Cross-sections of traverses A, D, E, F, G and H are presented below (see link at the bottom of the release). The geology intersected in all traverses is consistent with interpretations from inversion modelling of detailed, high resolution aeromagnetic surveys. As expected a general thickening of the sequence occurs eastwards.

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About Iron Road Limited

Iron Road Limited (ASX:IRD) is an Australia-based company. The Company is engaged in exploration and evaluation of its iron ore ground holdings. Its projects include the Central Eyre Iron project, Gawler Iron project and Windarling Iron project. The Central Eyre Iron Project consists of three distinct prospects: Warramboo, Kopi and Hambidge. The Company focuses on establishing a resource inventory that underpins a 5 to 10 metric tons per annum (Mtpa) magnetite export operation. It contains magnetite-bearing gneiss units with a cumulative strike length. Gawler Iron project includes over ten areas of known iron occurrences, including the Mt Christie deposit. A total of 252 in-situ rock chip and grab samples from 10 localities at the West Gawler project returned an average grade of 53.4% Fe. The Company developed a stage plan of ground work on Windarling project.



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