|Mon Oct 6, 2003|
Emgold Commences Work On Rozan Property
| ||Emgold Mining Corporation (EMR-TSX Venture) is pleased to report that it has commenced an exploration program on its Rozan Property, located north of Ymir in southeastern British Columbia. Prior work on the property by the Company located a large area of historic workings. These historic workings at Rozan are located approximately 1.6 kilometres east of the "Main Vein" which was drill tested by Emgold with 2 diamond drill holes in 2000. As previously reported, Hole 00ROZ-01 returned 1.45 g/t gold over 4.1 metres and hole 00ROZ-02 returned 60.73 g/t gold over 0.25 metres.|
During the 2001 prospecting program several of the historic workings, consisting of trenches and adits, were discovered. These workings correlate with the location of the historic "Flying Dutchman" claim group worked in the early 1900s. Grab sampling by Emgold from the waste dump of one of these workings returned an assay value of 29.68 g/t gold. A grab sample from a second waste dump located 400 metres away returned an assay of 1.82 g/t gold.
Historic reports and maps show that this area lies within altered Elise volcanic rocks and is crossed by numerous large quartz veins. The quartz veins range in width from 0.8 to 6.1 metres and have strike lengths of up to 1590 metres. Assay data compiled from Minister of Mines and other historic reports state that samples from the upper adit on the Flying Dutchman average 2.5 g/t gold over 3.9 metres vein width. The lower adit vein varies from 0.5 to 2.1 metres wide and gold assays collected there range from 0.7 g/t to 10.5 g/t. A narrow pyrite vein (20 centimetres wide) assayed 27.2 g/t gold.
The current Emgold program is designed to locate, map and chip sample these numerous gold bearing quartz veins in order to confirm information contained in historic reports. Also, a 2 x 2 kilometre soil sampling grid will be established over the area of quartz veining in order to better trace the veins in areas of poor outcrop exposure. Linda Dandy, P.Geo, of P&L Geological Services, is the Qualified Person for this exploration program.
William J. Witte, P.Eng.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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