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Blackheath Completes Preliminary Work at Borralha Tungsten Project

16/09/2013 11:00am

Marketwired Canada

Blackheath Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BHR)(FRANKFURT:04B) ("Blackheath") is
pleased to report the completion of a preliminary trenching program at the
past-producing Borralha Tungsten Project in northern Portugal, where Blackheath
holds the rights to a 100% interest. The program successfully confirmed
significant amounts of tungsten at surface in the Santa Helena Breccia both in
areas that were previously mined and also in new discovery zones. 

Six trenches were excavated across the southern portion of the surface of the
Santa Helena Breccia zone at Borralha. Results are encouraging and included 20
metres with a grade of 0.33 % WO3 (tungsten trioxide) including 5 metres of
1.09% WO3. Two geological test holes were also drilled into the sub-horizontal
quartz-wolframite (tungsten) vein system (see Figure 1). Other work included
mapping and topographic surveys, grid preparation and geochemical sampling.

Santa Helena Breccia Trenching (see Figure 2)

The Santa Helena Breccia zone at Borralha, which has never been drilled, has
been partially mined by open pits in areas of more extensive tungsten-bearing
quartz veins. Other tungsten veins have been scavenged over the years, often by
"apanhistas" or illegal miners, and all mining ceased in 1985 as a result of
world-wide low tungsten prices. The breccia body is over 500 meters in length,
200 meters wide at the south end and open to an unknown depth.

The goal of the initial trenching program, in the Santa Helena Breccia, was to
assess the area outside the partially mined open pits prior to commencing a
drill program. Six trenches were excavated and, while it was not possible to
recover samples from most of the previously scavenged surface workings,
trenching results outside these workings are encouraging and showed extensive
tungsten mineralization at surface in the breccia. The trenches were dug with a
backhoe, cleaned and then the bedrock was sampled using a hand held diamond saw
to cut a channel sample along their length of the trench. 

Five trenches have widths and grades of potential economic interest, subject to
further work. Mineralization of disseminated wolframite occurred in all of the
trenches in the breccia and appears to be concentrated in some zones. Trenching
results included the following among others of lower value. (A general cut-off
grade of 0.05% WO3 has been used) 

                                            From     To  Trench Width       
Sample                                       (m)    (m)           (m)  WO3 %
Trench T1 (all samples)                        0    100           100   0.13
  including                                   75     95            20   0.33
  including                                   85     90             5   1.09
Trench T2                                      0      5             5   0.23
  and                                        120    125             5   0.27
Trench T4                                     35     85            50   0.10
  including                                   35     65            30   0.14
Trench T5                                     55    110            55   0.14
  including                                   55     65            10   0.41
  and including                               85     90             5   0.24
  and including                              105    110             5   0.33
Trench T6                                      0     50            50   0.10
  including                                    0     25            25   0.13

Trench 3 showed anomalous values less than 0.05% WO3.


The two preliminary geological test drill holes, BO-1 and BO-2, of approximately
150 meters depth each were completed in an area on strike with past productive
sub-horizontal quartz-wolframite veins on the far north side of the property
well outside the Santa Helena Breccia. 

Both holes were geologically interesting as Hole BO-1 intersected 14 quartz
veins and veinlets and Hole BO-2 intersected 4 quartz veins and veinlets.
Encouragingly, Hole BO-1 also intersected at a depth of 29 metres, what appears
to be an old "apanhista" working, not visible at surface, with 90 cm of no
recovered core. This large gap corresponds to an area that was exploited in a
previously unknown sub-horizontal vein. 

Drilling results included the following among others of lower value:

                                          From        To  Interval          
Drillhole                                  (m)       (m)       (m)     WO3 %
BO-1                                     19.40     20.40      1.00      0.23
BO-1                                     47.30     48.30      1.00      0.21
BO-2_13                                     48        49      1.00      0.29

"We are greatly encouraged by the results of this preliminary exploration
program at Borralha," said James Robertson, President & CEO of Blackheath
Resources. "The potential of the Santa Helena Breccia zone, surrounding and
including the partially mined historic open pits, could be demonstrated in a
short time with a surface drill program. We are now at a stage that we can
confidently proceed with drill target locations. The exact magnitude of Borralha
will be realized over time, but we can now start to see why Borralha was such an
important and prolific tungsten mine."

The Borralha concession is located 60 km northeast of the major northern city of
Porto and covers 127.5 km2 over several past producing zones. The mine was the
second largest tungsten mine in Portugal, after Panasqueira. Tungsten occurred
in numerous vertical and sub-horizontal veins as well as two breccia bodies, of
which the Santa Helena breccia is the larger. 

Mining continued almost uninterrupted from 1903 to 1985, by French, British and
German companies with two standstill periods; from mid 1944 to late 1946,
imposed by law, and from 1958 to late 1962. Production ceased in 1985 when
tungsten prices dropped to sub-economic levels. The total production of
wolframite and scheelite (tungsten minerals) concentrates from 1904 until the
closing of Borralha is estimated at about 18,500 tonnes, although this number is
approximate, and may be substantially less than the true value.

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, Arga and Borralha tungsten projects and also the Bejanca tungsten/tin
project. Exploration is currently underway at all four projects. 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. Barry J. Price, M.Sc., P.Geo. 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.
Tungsten analyses were performed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, Canada using
standard ME-XRF05 assay techniques. 

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.

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Blackheath Resources Inc.
Alexander Langer
604 684-3800

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