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Blackheath Announces Award of Mining Licence for Covas Tungsten Project

20/08/2013 11:00am

Marketwired Canada


Blackheath Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BHR)(FRANKFURT:04B) ("Blackheath) is
pleased to announce that the Government of Portugal has granted an Experimental
Mining Licence ("Licence") for the Covas Tungsten Project in northern Portugal.
The Licence is valid for a period of three years, which may be extended by a
further two years, and is held by Blackheath under an option from Avrupa
Minerals Ltd. Under the terms of the Licence, which replaces the previous
exploration licence, Blackheath may carry out test mining programmes as well as
further drilling and metallurgical work at Covas.


The Licence covers an area of approximately 1,948 hectares and has been granted
for the exploitation of mineral deposits of tungsten, tin and gold. Granting of
the Licence follows the established practice under Portuguese mining law and may
be followed, if warranted, by the grant of a full licence for full-scale
commercial exploitation of mineral deposits on the property.


"We are delighted that the Experimental Mining Licence has been granted at Covas
and we will now be able to proceed with the next phase of our work programme,"
said James Robertson, P. Eng., President and CEO of Blackheath. "We plan to
complete trenching and other surface work in preparation for starting our next
round of diamond drilling at Covas, as well as at our contiguous tungsten permit
at Arga, in September."


Covas is a past-producing tungsten mine and remaining historic resources on the
property have been estimated at 922,900 tonnes of 0.78% WO3 (tungsten trioxide)
by Union Carbide in 1980, based on work including 329 drill holes on the
property. Mineralization is open to expansion. The price of tungsten has
increased significantly in recent years and is currently approximately $42 per
kilogram of contained tungsten trioxide. (These resources are historic in
nature, prepared by Union Carbide Corp. in 1980 and are considered relevant.
However, a qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the
historical estimates as current mineral resources and the Company is not
considering the historical estimates as current mineral resources.) 


Highlights from the Phase 1 program completed by the Company early in 2013
included high grade tungsten mineralization of 2.11% WO3 over 7.98 metres
starting at a depth of 44.57 metres in Hole CO 7/12 at the Telheira target and
2.89% WO3 over 5.10 metres in Hole CO 13/12 starting at a depth of 52.70 metres
at the Lapa Grande target at Covas, as previously reported. Other results from
the program confirmed extensions of tungsten mineralization in the skarn zones
at Covas. (See news releases dated November 26, 2012 and March 1, 2013 for
details)


The Covas property is located about 100 kilometres north of Porto, Portugal's
second largest city. Blackheath holds the property under an option from Avrupa
Minerals Ltd. to earn up to an 85% interest in a joint venture in the project,
after incurring minimum exploration expenditures of EUR1 million in two stages
to earn a 70% interest followed by completion of a prefeasibility study to earn
the additional 15% interest. Blackheath also holds options for a 100% interest
in the past-producing Borralha tungsten mine and the Bejanca tungsten-tin mine
where exploration is also underway.


About Avrupa:

Avrupa Minerals Ltd. is a growth-oriented junior exploration and development
company focused on discovery, using a prospect generator model, of valuable
mineral deposits in politically stable and prospective regions of Europe,
including Portugal, Kosovo, and Germany.


About Blackheath:

Blackheath Resources Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, and is focused
on tungsten exploration and development in Portugal. The Company holds the Covas
and Borralha tungsten projects, where exploration is currently underway, and
also the Bejanca tungsten/tin project. Management of Blackheath has previous
experience in tungsten mining operations in Portugal through Primary Metals
Inc., the operator of the Panasqueira Tungsten Mine from 2003 to 2007.


Further information about the company's activities may be found at
www.blackheathresources.com and under the company's profile at www.sedar.com. 


On behalf of the Board,

James Robertson, P. Eng., CEO, President & Director

This news release was prepared by Company management, who take full
responsibility for its content. James Robertson, P.Eng. is a Qualified Person as
defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
He has reviewed the technical disclosure in this release.


Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that
term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: 
Blackheath Resources Inc.
Alexander Langer
604 684-3800
info@blackheathresources.com
www.blackheathresources.com

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