VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – September 10, 2013: New Pacific Metals Corp. (“New Pacific” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the diamond drilling program at the RZY silver-lead-zinc exploration project (the “Project”) in Qinghai province, China commenced on September 1, 2013.
The drilling program at the RZY project is designed to test the size and nature of the silver-lead-zinc mineralized structure and to confirm the assay results of historical trenching and drilling by previous owners. Currently four diamond drill rigs have been moved to site and drilling has started. Drilling activities will continue until the onset of freezing winter season in early-mid October, and about 5,000 metres of core is expected to be completed. This drill program will cover the western three kilometre long portion of the six kilometre long mineralized structure with a drill grid of 200 metre on strike by 100 metre down dip.
In addition to the drilling, trenching, and grid soil geochemistry, ground magnetic detailed topography surveys will also be conducted. The drill results are expected to be available in the later part of the year and the Company will release those results in a timely manner.
Alex Zhang, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person on the project as defined under National Instrument 43-101. He has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this news release.
About New Pacific
New Pacific is a Canadian gold and silver exploration and development company which owns the Tagish Lake gold project in Yukon, Canada, and also owns the majority interests of the RZY silver-lead-zinc exploration project in Qinghai Province, China.
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