2004 News Releases
Drilling Commences on Mt. Kakoulima Nickel Project
TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 14, 2004 – Maple Minerals Corp. ("Maple") (TSXV:MPM) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on its Mt. Kakoulima project in Guinea, West Africa. Initial drilling is taking place on the West Grid in order to take advantage of natural water supplies, with the focus subsequently moving to the North Grid where four holes are scheduled to be drilled. Drilling is being conducted by Boart Longyear. A geophysicist from Crone Geophysics will be on site for the duration of the program to conduct borehole geophysics as the boreholes are completed. Maple’s partner, FNX Mining Company Inc. (“FNX”), is supervising the drilling program.
Reference is made to Maple’s press release of February 10, 2004 for a description of Maple’s option to earn a 50% interest in the Mt. Kakoulima project.
Catharine Farrow, PhD, PGeo (Chief Geologist, FNX) is acting as the Qualified Person for the Mt. Kakoulima project.
Maple is a Toronto based resource company with properties in Africa, Canada, and the Dominican Republic. For more information about Maple, please visit the company’s website at www.mapleminerals.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbour” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause Maple’s results to differ materially from expectations. These include risks relating to market fluctuations, property performance and other risks. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Maple disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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L.M. (Gino) Falzone