Appleton Exploration Inc. Refines Gold Anomalies on its Spences Bridge Gold Project
September 24, 2007 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: AEX) has received assay results from the initial follow-up on two of the six substantial inear cross-cutting gold-in-soil anomalies identified earlier this summer on its wholly owned Dora property in the Spences Bridge Gold Belt. Appleton is exploring the Dora property for low-sulphidation epithermal precious metal mineralization.
The Company is employing a cost effective exploration technique found successful by other explorers in the Spences Bridge Gold Belt to focus and optimize its excavator trenching in finding epithermal gold mineralization. Upon defining a gold-in-soil anomaly from grid-based 25 metre by 50 metre point sampling, the Company conducted continuous 1 m long channel soil sampling across the full width of the goldin-soil linear anomaly. By doing so prior to excavator trenching to bedrock, the Company can anticipate and interpret detailed anomalies within the larger anomaly.
A total of 12 channel soil trenches were completed, varying from 10m to 104m long across parts of two linear gold-in-soil anomalies previously reported. Assay results from 6 channel soil trenches have been received.
Trenches 1 and 2 have returned significant numbers. These two trenches cross cut a north trending 100m wide buried structure where grid-based soil values of between 112 and 800 ppb Au were previously encountered. The east-west oriented trenches are 40m apart. Trench 1 identified a 38m wide gold anomaly where 38 consecutive one metre channel soil samples exceeded 10 ppb Au to a maximum of 951 ppb Au. The average value was 176 ppb Au. Trench 2 encountered a similar 38m wide anomaly where consecutive channel soil gold values exceeded 32 ppb Au to a maximum of 1726 ppb
Au. The average gold value was 377 ppb Au. The two 38m wide anomalies line up in a northern trend that appears to mimic the buried structure. The Company geologists consider these early results as significant in light of >10 ppb Au from soils being considered important by other successful explorers in the Spences Bridge Gold Belt.
Subsequent excavator trenching has encountered strong to intense clay alteration, bleaching, silicification and chalcedonic quartz in bedrock 50 metres north of Trenches 1 and 2. Excavator trenching will continue to evaluate this and other gold anomalies on the Company’s Dora Property through the fall.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
“R. Tim Henneberry”
R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.
President and CEO
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