Sama Resources Intersects 122 metres of Highly Disseminated

Sama Resources Intersects 122 metres of Highly Disseminated
Nickel-Copper Mineralization 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 -- Sama
Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SME) ("Sama" or the "Company") -  
Highlights: 


 
--  Hole SM25-112519: 122 metres of nickel-copper disseminated sulphide
    mineralization including 10 metres of semi-massive (50%-75%) material,
    open laterally and at depth (Samapleu Extension 1) 
    
--  Hole SM19-467515, returned 166 metres of disseminated mineralization
    with stringers of highly disseminated to semi-massive sulphide materials
    at the newly discovered SM19 Sector 
    
--  Nickel-Copper surface mineralization strike length enhanced at Samapleu
    Extension 1 Deposit 
    
--  Aggressive 12,000 m exploration program planned for 2013 

 
Sama Resources Inc. is pleased to announce progress of its 12,000
metres ("m") Phase IV drilling program (using Sama's new 100% owned
drill rig) at the Samapleu Project in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa. The
drilling program is designed to tests regional targets and to
increase mineral strike length of the known poly-metallic deposits;
the "Samapleu Main deposit" and the "Samapleu Extension 1 deposit
(Zone 24)". The drilling program is expected to last the remainder of 
2013.  
Three boreholes have been completed to date (with one currently in
progress) for a total of 640 m. 
Borehole SM25-112519, drilled 50 m north-east from the last hole at
the Samapleu Extension 1 deposit intersected 122 m of nickel and
copper rich disseminated sulphide mineralization starting from 21 m
vertically from surface including a 10 m lens of semi-massive
material at 85 m from surface. The semi-massive material is composed
of 50% to 75% of a combination of pyrrhotite, pentlandite and
chalcopyrite. Pentlandite occurs as large inclusions in pyrrhotite.
Spot checks using a handheld Niton XRF portable analyzer returned
elevated nickel and copper values. Assay results are expected in
approximately 8 to 10 weeks. 
This hole increases the strike length of the Zone 24 by at least 75 m
to the north-east and remains open laterally and at depth. 
Borehole SM19-467515, drilled at the newly discovered Yorodougou
Complex "SM19 Sector", returned 166 m of disseminated mineralization
with stringers of highly disseminated to semi-massive sulphide
materials. Mineralization started at 22 m from surface. 
The reader is invited to view the figure showing the locations of the
drill holes at:
http://www.samaresources.com/i/misc/Samaintersects122metres.png 
All boreholes were drilled vertically; consequently true widths of
these mineralized zones have not been established at this point.  
Table 1 shows the visual mineralization estimates for the 4 holes
drilled to date during the Phase IV drilling program. 


 
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                                                Visual estimate             
                          Hole                  Sulphides                   
                        length FROM   TO LENGTH (Pyrrhotite/Pentlandite/
HOLE-ID      SEQUENCE        m    m    m      m Chalcopyrite)              
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Sector 19                                                                   
SM19-467515       218      226   22  188    166 Disseminated sulphide (trace
                                                to 15%) with stringers of   
                                                semi-massive sulphide       
                                                                            
SM28-504085       219       65   12   52     40 Disseminated sulphide (trace
                                                to 15%)                     
                                                                            
Samapleu Extension 1 Deposit (Zone 24)                                      
                                                                            
SM25-112519       220      180   21  143    122 Highly disseminated sulphide
                                                (3-30%) with 10 m of semi-  
                                                massive sulphide (50-75%)   
                                                and numerous additional     
                                                stringers of semi-massive   
                                                sulphide                    
                                                                            
SM25-112555       221       In   32 170+   138+ Disseminated (trace to 15%) 
                      progress                  to highly disseminated      
                                                sulphide with stringers of  
                                                semi-massive sulphide       
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The Company initiated a Preliminary Economic Assessment study ("PEA")
to evaluate a possible mining operation at its "Samapleu Project" in
Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa (P
lease see December 4th, 2012 Sama Press
Release). The PEA will be based on a revised resource database that
has been updated since the NI 43 101 Technical Report on the Samapleu
Nickel Copper Deposits, Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa, dated July 20,
2012 (the "Technical Report"). The Technical Report was the Company's
maiden mineral resource estimate on the Samapleu Main Deposit and the
Samapleu Extension 1 Deposit, which comprise the Samapleu Project.
Since the date of the Technical Report, a total of 2,069 samples have
been added to the database, which includes 110 boreholes totalling
17,143 metres for a total of 7,835 assay samples. The PEA is being
conducted by the engineering group GENIVAR Inc. of Montreal, Quebec
Canada. 
Core logging and sampling were performed at Sama's facility in
Yorodougou village. Sample preparations for the nickel-copper
exploration program were performed at Societe de Developpement de
Gouessesso's sample preparation facility in Gouessesso village under
Sama's supervision. Sample pulps were delivered to Bureau Veritas
Mineral Laboratory's facility in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire ("BVML) and
then dispatched by BVML directly to their assay laboratory, Ultra
Trace Pty, in Perth, Australia. All samples are being assayed for
nickel, copper, cobalt, iron, sulphur, platinum, palladium, rhodium
and gold using sodium peroxide fusion and have been determined by
inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. 
An updated compilation of details of showings, deposits and locations
may be viewed on Sama's website at
http://www.samaresources.com/i/pdf/Sama_Corporate_Presentation.pdf. 
The Samapleu Project in Cote d'Ivoire is currently in its exploration
phase. Any future production will be managed by a joint venture
controlled 66 2/3% by Sama Nickel Corporation, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the Company, and 33 1/3% by SODEMI. 
The exploration and drill program at Sama's Samapleu Deposits was
designed by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo and President and CEO of
Sama. The technical information in this release has been reviewed and
approved by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo and President and CEO of
Sama, and a 'qualified person', as defined by NI 43-101. 
Forward-Looking Statements 
Certain of the statements made and information contained herein are
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian
securities legislation or "forward-looking information" within the
meaning of the Ontario Securities Act and the Securities Act (British
Columbia). This includes statements concerning Sama's plans at its
mineral properties, which involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of Sama, or industry results, to be
materially different from any future results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements
or forward-looking information. Information regarding drilling
results may also be deemed to be forward-looking statements or
forward-looking information in that they reflect a prediction of what
may be found to be present when and if a project is actually
developed. 
Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information are
subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause
actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the
forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including,
without limitation, the availability of financing for activities,
risks and uncertainties relating to the interpretation of drill
results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the
geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility
that future exploration, development or mining results will not be
consistent with Sama's expectations, metal price fluctuations,
environmental and regulatory requirements, availability of permits,
escalating costs of remediation and mitigation, risk of title loss,
the effects of accidents, equipment breakdowns, labour disputes or
other unanticipated difficulties with or interruptions in exploration
or development, the potential for delays in exploration or
development activities, the inherent uncertainty of cost estimates
and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price
fluctuations, currency fluctuations, expectations and beliefs of
management and other risks and uncertainties.  
In addition, forward-looking statements and forward-looking
information is based on various assumptions. Should one or more of
these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying
assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from
those described in forward-looking information or forward-looking
statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue
reliance on forward-looking statements or forward-looking
information. Except as required under applicable securities
legislation, Sama undertakes no obligation to publicly update or
revise forward-looking statements or forward-looking information,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
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accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Contacts:
Sama Resources Inc.
Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet
President and CEO
(514) 726-4158
www.samaresources.com 
Mr. Matt Johnston
(604) 443-3835
1 (877) 792-6688, Ext. 4
 
 
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