December 10, 2015
TSX Venture Exchange
Trading Symbol: BHK.V
Vancouver, December 10, 2015 - BHK Mining Corp. (TSXV: BHK.V) (“BHK” or “the Company”). Further to its press release dated December 2, 2015, BHK reports that reconnaissance soil sampling activities conducted on the Ndjole license have resulted in the identification of two new large zones with anomalously elevated manganese contents.
The soil sampling program commenced in September 2015 and covered four previously untested areas within the Ndjole licence with a total of 1,096 samples. These areas were identified for sampling based on mapped geology, electromagnetic imagery and crucially, the understanding of the sedimentary basin and manganese mineralisation obtained from the current drilling program at the North East manganese prospect.
As indicated by the red dots on Figure 1 below, the new manganese zones discovered include:
The Ndjole North anomaly is 3 km north of the national railway line. Auger drilling and mapping of these newly defined zones is expected to commence in January.
All technical information in this press release has been reviewed, approved and prepared under the supervision of David Underwood, Vice President Exploration who is the Company’s “Qualified Person” under the definitions set forth in the National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
Collection: Soil samples were collected between 20 and 40 cm below surface. Soil locations were saved on a GPS and written on the back of each ticket stub in sample booklet. All locations were recorded in UTM Zone 32S, WGS-84. The samples were collected on reconnaissance scale grids as follows:
Mimbanye – 301 samples collected at 100 meter intervals along east-west lines spaced 800meters apart;
Far West – 119 samples collected at 100 meter intervals along east-west lines spaced 800 meters apart (Grid incomplete – to be finished in the dry season 2016);
North Ndjole – 512 samples collected at 100 meter intervals along north-south lines spaced 800 meters apart;
East Road – 115 samples collected at 100 meter intervals along east-west lines spaced 2,400 meters apart;
The soil lines were orientated to cross the mapped geology in a perpendicular fashion.
Preparation: The samples were taken to the field office where they were dried in the sun. Each sample was then ground with a wooden pestle to break down clay balls. The crushed samples were split using cone and quartering. A representative sample (approximately 200 grams) was placed in a sample envelope and the reject returned to the sample bag for storage.
Analysis: Each sample was measured using a Niton Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) machine. This technique produces reliable analyses for several elements including manganese. No resource estimate can be made from these results and they are only an indication of anomalous manganese within the soil medium sampled.
Quality Control: Manganese standards, blanks and duplicates were inserted into each sample batch. Approximately 1 standard, 1 blank and 1 duplicate were inserted for each 30 samples. The control samples therefore make up approximately 10% of the sample total. The duplicate was created at the splitting phase of the preparation procedure.
BHK is a TSXV-listed junior exploration company with operations primarily in Gabon at the Ndjole Licence, where a new discovery of high-grade, near-surface manganese mineralization has recently been made. In addition to the manganese mineralization, BHK has implemented a drill program to follow up high-grade gold zones previously discovered at the Ndjole License by the former owner of the property. BHK’s operations at the Ndjole Licence open the door to further opportunities in this Central African country, which is among the top four manganese producers in the world (Manganese Investing News, June 8, 2015).
On behalf of the Board of Directors:
Director & Chief Executive Officer
Information in this news release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Such forward looking information may include, among other things, statements regarding the potential exploration and development of the Ndjole Licence, the future plans and objectives for the Ndjole Licence, future opportunities in Gabon, the negotiation and completion of transactions and the future operating results and economic performance of the Company. Such forward-looking information and statements are based on a number of assumptions, including that the exploration and development activities at the Ndjole Licence will continue as planned and that the Company will be able to continue raising the necessary capital to finance its operations. Although we consider these assumptions to be reasonable at the time of preparation, they may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that the actual future exploration results, operating results and economic performance of the Company are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks include the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drilling and exploration results and other geological data, the potential for unsuccessful exploration results, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, fluctuating metal prices, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, defects in title at the Ndjole Licence, the availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, uninsured risks, political instability, regulatory changes, delays in receiving government approvals, changes in general economic, market or business conditions and other risks as may be described herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulatory authorities in Canada. For more exhaustive information on these risks and uncertainties you should refer to our annual filings which are available on www.sedar.com.
Forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on our current estimates, expectations and projections, which we believe are reasonable as of the current date. You should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While we may elect to, we are under no obligation and do not undertake to update this information at any particular time except as required by applicable securities law.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.