News

Jan 13, 2011

LEVON PHASE 3 DRILL RESULTS UPDATE: CORDERO PORPHRY ZONE AND POZO DE PLATA DIATREME DISCOVERIES EXPAND AND REMAIN OPEN

Levon Resources Ltd (Levon) is pleased to report the compiled assays from the first 30 core holes (15,787.6 m) of the ongoing Cordero Phase 3 drill program, which began October 1, 2010 (Table 1 compiled assays [results from 7 holes pending in the lab], Table 2 hole locations). The drill results expand both the Pozo de Plata Diatreme and Cordero Porphyry Zone bulk tonnage Ag, Au, Zn, Pb discoveries at the Cordero Project, located 35 km northeast of Hildalgo Del Parral in southern Chihuahua, Mexico. Both discoveries remain open to expansion as Phase 3 continues. Hole location maps, cross sections, core, project photos, and additional information are posted on the Levon website (www.levon.com). For information relating directly to the results of this News Release, please see the Supporting Graphics on the Levon website.

Drilling

Cordero Porphyry Zone
Phase 3 core holes are being drilled in three 1.4 km long, north-south drill fences, in the Cordero Porphyry Zone to delineate the bulk tonnage mineralization and test it at depth. A recent highlight is the best of three broad, bulk tonnage intersections in core hole C10-87 (124 m grading 26.3 g/T Ag, 0.019 g/T Au, 0.77% Zn, 0.60% Pb (67.8 g/T Ag equivalent) Table 1). Hole C10-87 was a 150 m offset of holes C10-41 (170 m grading 17.33 g/T Ag, 0.03 g/T Au, 0.638 % Zn, 0.438 % Pb (62.9 g/T Ag equivalent) news release of June 1, 2010) and C10-72 intercepts (Table 1) The Porphyry zone remains open and requires continued step out drilling to delineate the mineralization.

The geology of mineralization is porphyry style in terms of it's mode, geologic controls, associated alteration and zoning patterns. The zoning patterns are mapped across the NS drill sections in the core layout on the ground (arranged as the holes appear on the cross sections). Granodiorite porphyry is a common host rock. Mineralized granodiorite dikes cut mineralized rhyolite and dacite porphyries of the felsic volcanic dome complex, the alteration and mineralization patterns are helping guide the drilling. The assays (Table 1) continue to confirm that Ag and Au values are associated with logged argentiferous galena, which is commonly associated with sphalerite, and occasionally iron rich sphalerite (marmatite).

Pozo de Plata Diatreme
Phase 3 offset drilling (typically 100 to 150 m hole spacing on a grid) N, SW, S and SE of the Pozo de Plata Diatreme Phase 2 drill grid, is compiled for 22 holes in Table 1. The drill results delimit the zone to the NW (holes C10-63, C10-65), but continue to expand the mineralized zone, particularly toward discovery intercepts drilled in Phase 2 within the Josefina Mine Zone located 500 m SE (Phase 2 hole C10-23 yielded several broad intercepts, the best of which is 116 m grading 49.7 g/T Ag, 0.10 g/T Au, 1.28 % Zn and 0.94% Pb, news release of May 13, 2010).

Pozo de Plata Diatreme mineralized geology and host rocks are complex with cross cutting relationships that document at least seven pulses of sphalerite and galena rich mineralization that range from pre diatreme breccia (shalerite, galena breccia clasts) to post diatreme breccia veins (diatreme breccia cut by massive sphalerite veins). Ag, Au, Zn, Pb grades in the current drill results (Table 1) are highest within and along the contact zones of particular rhyolite porphyry (and to a lessor extent, dacite porphyry) breccia dikes, which themselves have been incorporated into the diatreme breccias through entirely gradational contact zones. Assays (Table 1) continue to document that Ag and most Au values are associated with argentiferous galena commonly intergrown with sphalerite and some iron rich sphalerite (marmatite) and barite, calcite veins (particularly in the footwall of the diatreme breccia hosted mineralization).

"Now that porphyry controls and associated alteration zoning have been recognized in the Cordero Porphyry target, we are attempting to use the porphyry style zoning patterns to guide the drilling toward the center of the mineralized system. This simple approach becomes complicated due to the presence of multiple episodes of alteration and mineralization and by the presence of composite, nested mineralized rhyolite and dacite stocks, and diatremes in the felsic volcanic dome complex. The mineralized dome rocks are cut by mineralized dikes of granodiorite porphyry at depth. The volcanic dome complex is mushroomed shaped and partly floored by Cretaceous limestone country rocks. Our drills are looking for the intrusive "stems" of the mushroomed intrusives, to test the sources of the bulk tonnage mineralization beneath the discoveries. The stems and their porphyry feeders may represent the ultimate upside of the mineralized system?" comments Vic Cheviillon, VP Exploration, Director, Levon.

Table 1. Compiled Phase 3 core drill hole composites* (37 holes, 15,787.6 m total, 7 holes with assays pending).

Hole

Zone

from (m)

to (m)

length (m)

Ag (g/T)

Au (g/T)

Zn %

Pb %

Ag Eq.(g/T)

C10-61

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

12

88

76

35.8

0.121

0.6

0.4

24.5

C10-61

 

112

124

12

21.1

0.038

0.2

0.2

33.9

C10-61

 

190

206

16

14

0.001

1.49

0.32

67.6

C10-62

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

228

254

26

130.7

0.026

0.39

0.21

149.9

C10-62

 

270

276

6

20.8

0.021

1.57

0.59

85.3

C10-62

 

286

310

24

23

0.025

0.79

0.73

68.9

C10-62

 

346

382

36

10.8

0.014

1.1

0.19

49.3

C10-63

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

No significant intervals

C10-64

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

226

272

47

21.8

0.018

1.72

0.45

86.6

C10-65

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

No significant intervals

C10-66

Cordero Porphyry

78

88

10

24

0.012

1.35

0.14

68.2

C10-66

 

254

260

6

732.9

0.042

6.44

1.08

955.3

C10-66

 

456

474

18

4.2

0.013

1.13

0.05

39.4

C10-67

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

4

12

8

42.6

0.04

0.12

0.31

57.9

C10-67

 

58

100

42

21.6

0.191

0.34

0.28

52.3

C10-67

 

138

150

12

26.4

0.081

0.98

0.43

73.1

C10-67

 

168

178

10

8

0.017

0.59

0.26

33.9

C10-68

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

218

232

14

9.6

0.011

1.13

0.31

52.6

C10-68

 

244

256

12

27.6

0.026

0.68

0.56

65.3

C10-68

 

314

332

18

39.9

0.026

2.4

0.41

123.9

C10-68

 

352

366

14

27.7

0.01

1.67

0.23

83.9

C10-69

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

No significant intervals

C10-70

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

56

86

30

23.3

0.107

0.28

0.22

45

C10-70

 

168

174

6

7.1

0.005

0.8

0.15

34.5

C10-70

 

182

194

12

8.1

-0.005

2.14

0.35

80.5

C10-71

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

2

6

4

367

0.254

0.03

1.07

416

C10-71

 

40

74

34

19.1

0.259

0.26

0.19

49.4

C10-72

Cordero Porphyry

166

216

50

25.1

0.014

0.68

0.61

63.6

C10-72

 

252

286

34

26.8

0.026

0.79

0.77

74

C10-72

 

380

394

14

19.3

0.028

0.63

0.43

52.2

C10-73

Cordero Porphyry

No significant intervals

C10-74

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

314

320

6

11.4

0.013

1.01

0.24

48.9

C10-75

Dos Mil Diez Diatreme

No significant intervals

C10-76

Dos Mil Diez Diatreme

No significant intervals

C10-77

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

4

14

10

25.5

0.035

0.24

0.15

39.4

C10-77

 

116

126

10

8.7

0.341

0.19

0.12

40.6

C10-77

 

436

450

14

21.1

0.008

2.46

0.59

110.6

C10-78

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

14

22

8

14.4

0.099

0.33

0.18

35.9

C10-78

 

30

40

10

16.3

0.062

0.11

0.1

26.6

C10-78

 

120

140

20

13.3

0.039

0.38

0.16

31.6

C10-78

 

322

330

8

2.1

0.009

1.15

0.05

37.9

C10-79

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

140

156

16

62.3

0.216

0.18

0.35

92.2

C10-79

 

172

198

26

63.3

0.271

0.52

0.9

123.1

C10-79

 

208

288

80

41.4

0.499

0.29

0.62

101.2

C10-79

 

300

310

10

25.2

0.138

0.43

0.4

58.6

C10-79

 

346

366

20

13.67

0.01

1.12

0.2

53.41

C10-80

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

176

198

22

10.7

0.048

0.55

0.21

36.2

C10-80

 

224

238

14

21.4

0.044

0.77

0.36

57.2

C10-80

 

284

324

40

12.3

0.009

1.62

0.26

67.8

C10-81

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

No significant intervals

C10-82

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

278

328

50

43.1

0.052

1.65

1.32

133.4

C10-83

 

180

224

44

40.1

0.57

0.22

0.54

100.2

C10-83

 

250

270

20

9.1

0.031

0.48

0.19

30.8

C10-84

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

178

224

46

34.7

0.01

2.23

0.57

117

C10-85

Pozo de Plata Diatreme

252

290

38

23.5

0.018

1.52

0.52

84.2

C10-86

Oesta Pozo de Plata

No significant intervals

C10-87

Cordero Porphyry

12

18

6

20.2

0.025

0.19

0.33

42.8

C10-87

 

44

60

16

26.3

0.012

0.8

0.45

63.6

C10-87

 

66

114

48

27.1

0.019

0.84

0.48

66.8

C10-87

 

128

252

124

26.4

0.019

0.77

0.6

67.8

C10-87

 

306

364

58

23.1

0.029

0.45

0.33

47.7

C10-87

 

524

536

12

14.8

0.018

0.26

0.23

30.2

C10-88

Josefina Zone

190

204

14

6.6

0.055

0.52

0.11

28.9

C10-89

Cordero Porphyry

No assays reported, hole lost at 23 m

C10-90

Porphyry Zone

Assays Pending

C10-91

Porphyry Zone

No significant intervals

C10-92-97

Porphyry Zone

Assays Pending

* Silver equivalent grade, based on assumed recoveries, is calculated using the following metal prices: silver at $15 per ounce, gold at $1,000 per ounce, zinc at 90 cents per pound, lead at 90 cents per pound and assumed recoveries (metallurgical and smelter deductions) of 70% for silver and gold and 50% for zinc and lead. Actual metal recoveries have not been determined. Summary assay intervals as reported above were selected based on a 22.64 g/T Ag equivalent cut-off over significant widths that by inspection show geochemical consistency down the hole among the 2 m sample intervals.

Table 2. Phase three drill hole locations (map projection UTM Nad 27 Conus, Zone 13, m)

HoleID

X

Y

Z

Length

Azimuth

Dip

C10-61

442596

3013904

1571

433.8

180

-60

C10-62

442774

3013965

1575

449

180

-60

C10-63

442498

3014249

1569

340.35

0

-60

C10-64

442799

3013818

1574

446

180

-60

C10-65

442500

3014247

1569

383.4

180

-60

C10-66

443618

3014008

1585

529

0

-90

C10-67

442504

3013901

1560

389.1

0

-90

C10-68

442799

3013816

1569

448

0

-90

C10-69

442700

3014400

1570

407.5

0

-60

C10-70

442400

3013800

1520

476.8

0

-60

C10-71

442400

3013800

1520

459.65

180

-60

C10-72

443394

3015092

1600

458.45

0

-90

C10-73

443620

3014009

1585

419.95

0

-60

C10-74

442706

3014502

1589

395.45

0

-60

C10-75

440698

3012700

1569

164.3

0

-90

C10-76

440698

3012700

1569

137.15

65

-60

C10-77

442700

3013847

1568

535.65

0

-60

C10-78

442402

3013798

1567

488.15

0

-90

C10-79

442702

3014496

1585

462.65

180

-60

C10-80

442700

3013847

1568

451.05

0

-90

C10-81

442900

3013795

1573

101.55

0

-60

C10-82

442901

3013814

1572

430

0

-60

C10-83

442600

3014400

1575

463.95

180

-60

C10-84

442699

3013847

1570

444.75

180

-60

C10-85

442903

3013818

1572

406.65

180

-60

C10-86

441750

3013420

1570

310.2

315

-60

C10-87

443300

3015000

1611

594.4

0

-90

C10-88

443300

3013900

1586

529.7

0

-60

C10-89

443700

3014500

1562

23.5

0

-90

C10-90

443700

3014450

1570

862.95

0

-90

C10-91

443618

3014110

1589

659.85

0

-90

C10-92

443522

3015101

1591

936.55

0

-90

C10-93

443296

3014998

1611

446.9

0

-60

C10-94

434549

3011002

1618

151

0

-90

C10-95

443304

3013901

1586

409.55

180

-60

C10-96

434650

3012050

1617

423

0

-90

C10-97

443299

3014994

1609

317.7

150

-60


Outlying Exploration Targets

The Phase 3 core drilling campaign (59,000 m planned, $14M program, news release of September 30, 2010) began October 1, 2010 starting with two core drills and expanded to four rigs to yield the 37 holes Phase 3 holes (15,787.6 m) drilled by December 18, 2010. Phase 3 has now been ramped up to 5 core drills turning 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by HD Drilling, Mazatlan, Mexico. Phase 3 involves offset grid drilling in the two discovery areas, and exploration drilling in outlying mine-scale target areas,.

SJ Geophysics, Vancouver has completed about two thirds of a 3D induced polarization (IP) survey over the Molina de Viento, Dos Mil Diez, Pozo de Plata Diatreme Complexes, the Pastura Sur, and Cordero Porphyry Zone. The remaining IP survey is slated for completion over the La Ceniza Stock in January. Current IP results are being processed in 3D inversions, which will be integrated with the project data utilizing Gocad 3D pattern recognition software in the field for drill targeting. Initial 3D IP chargeability anomalies are defining drill targets, which are being drill tested, particularly in covered areas. Field follow up of recent IP results in a NW part of the Pozo de Plata Diatreme has defined a rhyolite breccia dike swarm with strong pyryite silica alteration on the surface, that is now being mapped, sampled and scheduled for drill testing at depth. Two holes have been drilled in covered chargeability anomalies in the Molina de Viento Caldera Diatreme Complex, 8 km SW of the Pozo de Plata Diatreme discovery grid within the Cordero Porphyry Belt (assays pending).

Engineering Studies

Engineering studies toward producing a first 43-101 compliant mineral resource, and then a Preliminary Economic Assessment, have been initiated by IMC and M3 engineering firms in Tucson, who are well experienced with Penasquito type deposits. The initial petrographic metallurgical samples have been selected for collection, to help guide bench scale testing. The in house block model of Phase 2 drill results by IMC helps guide Phase 3 offset drilling, along with continued 3D geologic and alteration modeling.

"The early Phase 3 results so far, are opening up rather than closing off the discoveries, and they require continued offset and delineation drilling. This is exactly why we have ramped up the drilling program. We are trying to realize the Cordero upside as soon as we can, and at the same time advance the discoveries toward the feasibility study stage. We believe our Cordero exploration results over the last 23 months, continue to point to a major new bulk tonnage District in Mexico. We are pleased and see a bright future for our shareholders " comments Ron Tremblay, President, CEO, Levon.

QA/QC Procedures and Reporting Parameters

All drill holes are started with HQ diameter core and then rarely reduced to NQ diameter core depending on drilling conditions. The drill core is sawed through its length and samples collected in continuous two-metre intervals. All drill intercepts reported (Table 1) are core lengths and not true widths, which are unknown. All of the samples are being prepared and analyzed by ALS Chemex at its labs in Chihuahua, Mexico, and Vancouver, Canada respectively. Gold analyses are being performed by 30-gram fire assay with an atomic absorption finish. Silver, zinc and lead were analyzed as part of a multi-element inductively coupled argon plasma ("ICP") package using a four-acid digestion with over-limit results being reanalyzed with assay procedures using ICP-AES.

The company employs a rigorous quality assurance and quality control program that include standardized material, blanks and duplicates. AMEC Americas Ltd. has designed the QAQC protocol from a study and review of information provided by the Joint Venture to AMEC. Independent Mining Consultants (IMC), Tuscon, Arizona reviews QA/QC data.

The project is under the direct supervision of Vic Chevillon, MA, CPG, Vice-President of Exploration for Levon Resources Ltd. ("Levon") who is a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101, has read and takes responsibility for this news release.

The property comprises wholly-owned claims and consolidated land agreements that total about 20,000 hectares and is being explored in the Joint Venture by Levon and Valley High Ventures, Ltd. (VHV) wherein Levon is 51% owner and operator of the project and holds 49% in trust for VHV.

Corporate

Levon and Valley High Ventures, Ltd. have signed the definitive Cordero Joint Venture Agreement as of April 01, 2010 with the terms of the original letter of intent signed February 11, 2009.

Levon has set up a wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, Administración de Proyectos Levon en México, S.A. de C.V. (Levon en Mexico) to conduct Cordero and other exploration activities in Mexico. Levon en Mexico is headquartered in Durango, Mexico with its main Cordero Project field office in the historical mining town of Hildalgo Del Parral.

Levon is a junior gold and precious metals exploration company exploring the Cordero silver, gold, zinc and lead project near Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. The Norma Sass and Ruf claims located near the Pipeline gold deposit, which is being mined and explored by Barrick Gold Corporation in the heart of the Cortez Gold Trend in Lander County, Nevada, USA. The Company also holds key land positions at Congress, BRX, and Wayside in the productive Bralorne Gold camp of British Columbia, Canada.

For further information contact Levon Resources Ltd. at (604) 682-3701, or log onto our website www.levon.com.

LEVON RESOURCES LTD.

"Ron Tremblay"
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Ron Tremblay
President and CEO


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