Firestone Ventures completes mapping of Torlon hill high-grade zinc project

Firestone Ventures completes mapping of Torlon hill high-grade zinc project

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Guatemala, 12 July 2006: Firestone Ventures Inc. has announced the completion of an underground mapping and sampling programme on the company’s Torlon Hill high-grade zinc (oxide) property in Guatemala.

Firestone field crews surveyed the extent of the Cinco Hermanos underground workings on Torlon Hill, which were previously unsampled. These workings intersect a previously unmapped and unexposed mineralized zone west of high-grade zinc mineralization exposed at surface in the “Bulge” area.

The mineralized zone observed underground is from one to three metres thick and consists of galena, iron oxides, cerrusite and smithsonite. Massive galena up to one metre thick was observed in places. This new underground mapping indicates that the area west of drill holes TH06-9, TH06-10 and TH06-11 is highly prospective for high-grade zinc and lead mineralization.