|October 25, 2010|
Focus Signs Drill Contract for its Chúcara Gold-Silver Project, Peru
|October 25, 2010; Vancouver, Canada: Focus Ventures Ltd. (TSX-V: FCV.V) is pleased to report that it has signed a contract with MDH S.A.C. of Lima, Peru, to undertake approximately 3,000 metres of drilling at the Chúcara project, located in Peru's La Libertad mining district. The contracted drill is a modified Boyles BBS-45 which is a larger, more powerful rig with the capability to drill HQ size core and reach deeper targets to at least 400 metres. The rig is expected to mobilize to site in early November. |
Drilling will test the robust system of high-grade gold and silver veins that outcrop within a northwest-southeast trending corridor at least 2 kilometres long. No previous drilling has ever been undertaken on the property. Extensive sampling by Focus of surface vein outcrops over the length of the property indicates grades averaging between 10 -- 15 g/t Au Eq.* over widths of approximately 1 metre. Specific targets include:
Focus is evaluating a system of intermediate sulphidation-type epithermal veins at Chúcara for a high-grade gold and silver deposit. The 700 hectare property, located within a highly endowed mineral belt in north-central Peru, is 45 kilometres southeast of Barrick's Lagunas Norte Mine and 18 kilometres east of the Comarsa Au-Ag Mine. Chúcara covers the majority part of an historic Ag-Au (Pb-Zn) mine and the recently defined south-eastern extension of the mineralization. The drill targets are a result of a comprehensive exploration program undertaken by Focus that comprised digital compilation of historical work, property-scale mapping, surface channel sampling, a geophysical CSAMT survey and 3D modelling.
Maps and sections are available on the Company website www.focusventuresltd.com.
The scientific and technical information in this release was prepared under the supervision of Mr. David Cass, Focus's President, who is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and a "Qualified Person" in accordance with NI 43-101.
Samples were analyzed by ALS Chemex Laboratories in Lima. Gold was assayed by Atomic Adsorption Spectrometry with fire assay gravimetric finish. Silver was determined by multi-acid digestion and ICP-AES, with fire assay gravimetric finish. ALS Chemex's quality control system complies with International Standards ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 17025:2005. Analytical accuracy and precision are monitored by the analysis of reagent blanks, reference material and replicate samples.
About Focus Ventures
#Focus Ventures is acquiring advanced, drill-ready projects in Peru. Backed by an experienced technical team of geologists and consultants, Focus's strategy is to identify and acquire former producing mines or un-tested gold properties that show potential to become new mines. For further information, please call 604-688-5288 or visit our web site www.focusventuresltd.com.
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Ralph Rushton, Vice-President, Corporate Development
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