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Balmoral Resumes Drilling on Martiniere Property, Quebec

 
Oct 05, 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - Balmoral Resources Ltd. ("Balmoral" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BAR)(OTCQX:BALMF) today reported that drilling has resumed on the Company's Martiniere Property in Quebec. The Martiniere Property forms part of the Company's Detour Gold Trend Project which spans over 82 kilometres along the Sunday Lake Deformation Zone in Quebec.

The fall drill program will primarily focus on extending the recently identified, shallow high grade gold discoveries associated with the Footwall, Lower Bug, Upper Bug and Hanging Wall structures within the broader Bug Lake Fault Corridor on the Martiniere Property. Gold mineralization within the north-south trending Bug Lake Corridor has now been traced for at least 400 metres along strike and remains open in all directions. Revised schematic long and cross-sections and a drill/geology plan for the Martiniere gold system in the Bug Lake area are now available on the Company's website (www.balmoralresources.com) or by following the links below.

Long Section & Cross Section:
http://www.balmoralresources.com/s/Home.asp
Geology and Drilling Bug Lake:
http://www.balmoralresources.com/i/maps/Bug_Lake_Mart_East_Map_Oct_2012.jpg

While final results from a number of holes, 24 in total, remain pending from drilling in the Footwall, Bug Lake and ME-16/23 areas of the Martiniere Property, recent positive results from a number of gold bearing structures throughout the Property have provided shallow targets for immediate follow-up.

Drilling is expected to continue for approximately one month before a brief hiatus leading into an expanded winter 2012-13 drill program on the Martiniere Property and Detour Gold Trend land package.

Warrants

The Company reminds holders that there are common share purchase warrants, exercisable for one common share of the Company, which will expire November 9, 2012. The Company has recently received approximately $480,000 through the partial exercise of said warrants.

Quality Control

Mr. Darin Wagner (P.Geo.), President and CEO of the Company, is the non-independent qualified person for the technical disclosure contained in this news release. Mr. Wagner has supervised the work programs on the Martiniere Property, visited the property on multiple occasions, examined the drill cores from the majority of holes drilled to date on the Property, reviewed the results with the on-site project geologists and reviewed the available analytical and quality control results.

Balmoral has implemented a quality control program for all of its drill programs, to ensure best practice in the sampling and analysis of the drill core, which includes the insertion of blind blanks, duplicates and certified standards into sample stream. NQ sized drill core is saw cut with half of the drill core sampled at intervals based on geological criteria including lithology, visual mineralization and alteration. The remaining half of the core is stored on-site at the Company's Martiniere field camp in Central Quebec. Drill core samples are transported in sealed bags to ALS Minerals Val d'Or, Quebec analytical facilities. Gold analyses are obtained via industry standard fire assay with atomic absorption finish using 30 g aliquots. For samples returning greater than 5.00 g/t gold follow-up fire assay analysis with a gravimetric finish is completed. The Company has also requested that any samples returning greater than 10.00 g/t gold undergo screen metallic fire assay. Following receipt of assays visual analysis of mineralized intercepts is conducted and additional analysis may be requested to ensure the accurate representation of mineralized zones. ALS Minerals is ISO 9001:2008 certified and the Val d'Or facilities are ISO 17025 certified for gold analysis.

About Balmoral Resources Ltd. - www.balmoralresources.com

Balmoral is a Vancouver-based precious metal exploration and development company focused on district scale gold opportunities in North America. With a philosophy of creating value through the drill bit and with a focus on proven productive precious metal belts, Balmoral is following an established formula with a goal of maximizing shareholder value through discovery.

On behalf of the board of directors of BALMORAL RESOURCES LTD.

Darin Wagner, President and CEO

This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including statements regarding the anticipated content, commencement, duration and cost of exploration programs, anticipated exploration program results, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, the timing of the receipt of assay results, and business and financing plans and trends, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions or are those which, by their nature, refer to future events. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include those related to weather, equipment and staff availability; performance of third parties; risks related to the exploration stage of the Company's projects; market fluctuations in prices for securities of exploration stage companies and in commodity prices; and uncertainties about the availability of additional financing; risks related to the Company's ability to identify one or more economic deposits on the properties, and variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located on the properties; risks related to the Company's ability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities on the properties; and risks related to the Company's ability to produce minerals from the properties successfully or profitably. Trading in the securities of the Company should be considered highly speculative. All of the Company's public disclosure filings may be accessed via www.sedar.com and readers are urged to review these materials, including the latest technical reports filed with respect to the Company's mineral properties.

This news release contains information with respect to adjacent or similar mineral properties in respect of which the Company has no interest or rights to explore or mine. Readers are cautioned that the Company has no interest in or right to acquire any interest in any such properties, and that mineral deposits on adjacent or similar properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on the Company's properties.

This press release is not, and is not to be construed in any way as, an offer to buy or sell securities in the United States.

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 press release.

Balmoral Resources Ltd.
John Toporowski
Manager, Corporate Development
(604) 638-5815 or Toll Free: (877) 838-3664
(604) 648-8809 (FAX)
jtoporowski@balmoralresources.com
www.balmoralresources.com