Appleton Exploration Inc. discovers additional copper mineralization during its Phase I Exploration Program on the Sping Property
September 6, 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: AEX) has completed its Phase I 2007 exploration on the Sping copper/silver project north of Smithers, British Columbia. The program consisted of geological mapping, and geochemical silt and soil sampling over the 4,600 hectare property. The mapp ing substantiated the location of previously known copper m ineralization in a limestone unit. Additional copper mineralization was discovered within faults or shear zones within Hazelton Group volcanic rocks at three other locations on the property.
Soil geochemical samples were collected along a series of 1.5 kilometre to 2 kilometre long north-south trending lines and along a 6 kilometre long east to southeast trending baseline. A 500 metre by 500 metre grid was also completed in the northeast corner of the property where new copper mineralization was discovered.
The Sping property is under 100% option to the Company as was previously disclosed in a news release dated May 29, 2007. In the mid-1970’s, Canadian Superior Exploration Inc. identified a pre-NI 43-101 historical resource of 5,000,0000 tons grading 0.50% Cu and 11.9 grams per ton Ag in a limestone unit on the Sping property. Appleton has not prepared nor confirmed this resource estimation and as it pre-dates National Instrument 43-101, it does not
comply with NI 43-101 requirements for mineral resource estimation. No qualified person has done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as a current resource.
The Company does not treat these numbers as a current resource on the property and the resource should not be relied upon, but remains an historic figure. The Company is pleased with the discovery of additional copper mineralization on the Sping property. Assay results are pending.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
“R. Tim Henneberry”
R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.
President and CEO
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