TORONTO, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pure Nickel Inc. (TSX:NIC) is pleased to report on the Tower Property located in Manitoba. A press release, outlining a new intersection of high grade copper mineralization at the T-1 Copper Deposit, issued by its partner on the property appears below in its entirety. Rockcliff Intersects High Grade Copper at Tower Property 4.3% Copper, 0.5g/t gold, 1.3% Zinc, 23.5g/t Silver across 5.5m including 8.4% Copper, 0.9g/t Gold, 2.4% Zinc, 44.6 g/t Silver across 2.7m TORONTO, Ontario (March 19, 2013) Rockcliff Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that drilling at the Tower Property has intersected high grade copper mineralization at the T-1 Copper Deposit. Additional drilling and a DPEM Geophysical survey completed east of the Deposit have identified the potential sulphide source of the T-2 Copper Zone. Significant assay results from TP13-34 and TP13-35 drill holes are tabulated below.
- 2.8% copper, 0.7g/t gold, 0.9% zinc, 17.2g/t silver across 3.0m including
6.8% copper, 1.6g/t gold, 1.8% zinc, 41.5g/t silver across 1.1m (hole 34)
- 4.3% copper, 0.5g/t gold, 1.3% zinc, 23.5g/t silver across 5.5m including
8.4% copper, 0.9g/t gold, 2.4% zinc, 44.6g/t silver across 2.7m (hole 35)Rockcliff's winter drill program at the Tower Property has now been completed in five (5) drill holes totalling almost 1500m. Two holes tested within T-1 Copper Deposit and three holes tested the T-2 Copper Zone. At the T-1 Copper Deposit, two holes (hole TP13-034 and TP13-035) tested an area south of the Deposit's high grade copper Indicated Resource within the Deposit's lower grade Inferred Resource in an area void of drilling. Both holes intersected high grade copper mineralization (2.8% copper across 3.0m and 4.3% copper across 5.5m) which was significantly higher than the overall Inferred Resource grade of 2.0% copper.