MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(CCNMatthews – Nov. 17, 2005) – SIRIOS RESOURCES INC. (TSX VENTURE:SOI) announces that partner Golden Valley Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GZZ) has now completed the second phase of the 2005 field program on the CHEECHOO Gold project. Field work consisted primarily of prospecting and geological mapping in proximity to Virginia Gold’s ELEONORE property. Priority electromagnetic (EM) airborne anomalies identified in March 2005, were “ground truthed”. A number of mineralized outcrops were discovered near target anomalies and sampled. A total of 418 rock samples were collected over the 34 day field program, with assay results expected within the next month. The results of the 440 lake-sediment samples collected earlier in the summer field season are expected imminently.
Several areas of mineralized outcrop and/or boulders were discovered and found to be associated with, or located down-ice of, EM conductors respectively throughout the Cheechoo Block A and B, and Sharks properties. Field work activities outlined at least three potentially favourable gold mineralized corridors associated with sulphide mineralization, principally located along sheared and altered zones hosted by amphibolized basalt or metasediments proximal to intrusive diorite contacts. Prospecting and geological mapping were completed along north-south traverses generally at one-half to one kilometre intervals or across the trend of electromagnetic anomaly traces.
Some initial prospecting was also completed over the Cheechoo C Block and will be the subject of further field exploration work in the summer of 2006.
SIRIOS controls 1,602 claims covering close to 850 square kilometers (210,000 acres) ofhigh potential ground in four projects in the ELEONORE Gold Discovery region: KUKAMES, OPINACA NORD and the ones optioned to Golden Valley Mines : CHEECHOO and SHARKS now known as the CHEECHOO Gold project.
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Dominique Doucet, CEO