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Aurora, Ontario CANADA, January 16, 2013 /FSC/ - Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. (TOE - TSX Venture), ("Tri Origin" or "The Company") has received final results from a diamond drilling program completed at its Sky Lake gold property located 30 kilometres southwest of Pickle Lake, Ontario.
Seven holes were completed for a total of 1,180 metres of drilling. Holes targeted induced polarization (IP) geophysical anomalies within a 1.5 kilometre-long area at the east-central part of the property. Five of the seven holes successfully intersected sulphide-bearing rocks that would explain the IP anomalies and two holes did not explain their targets. Sulphide-bearing intervals ranged from 1 to 17 metres in core length and generally averaged between 1% and 4% combined pyrrhotite and
pyrite although locally, intervals up to 0.5 metres in length contained up to 50% of the sulphide minerals. Anomalous gold values (from 50 to 970 ppb) were returned from 26 of the 178 samples submitted for assay. Although gold values obtained from these holes were low, Tri Origin remains optimistic about its prospects at Sky Lake and is planning additional drilling.
The Sky Lake gold property covers a 23 kilometre long portion of a well-mineralized belt of volcanic and sedimentary rock that lies midway between the past-producing gold deposits of the 2 million ounce Pickle Lake Gold District to the northeast and the Golden Patricia gold mine to the west. The geological environment being investigated by the Company strongly resembles that hosting the important 25 million ounce Bousquet-LaRonde Gold District in Quebec.
The program at Sky Lake was supervised by Mr Frank Kendle and conducted by Mr Martin King, both exploration geologists with over 25 years of experience in mineral exploration. Gold assaying was conducted by SGS Laboratories ("SGS") at its lab in Red Lake, Ontario which is certified for the work undertaken. A fire assay/atomic absorption method on 30 gram samples was used. Samples were prepared for assay by SGS from sawn, BTW-size drill core taken from continuous intervals of drill core, generally between 0.5 and 1.0 metre in length.
For more information about Tri Origin, please visit www.triorigin.com or SEDAR at www.sedar.com, or contact:
Dr. Robert Valliant, President
Tel: (905) 727-1779
Tri Origin Exploration Ltd. is publicly listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol TOE. Tri Origin is a leading Canadian exploration company with gold and base metal projects in Canada. Tri Origin has leveraged exposure to mineral discoveries in Australia through its equity interest in TriAusMin Limited which holds gold and base metal resource-based assets in New South Wales.
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