said April 13 thatit has identified a large zinc system extending over 2 kilometers of strike in itsmaiden soil sampling and mapping program at the Pak Yang project in Thailand.
The initialprogram identified anomalous zinc and lead, with zinc values peaking at 850 partsper million in soils.
The new discoverywas the result of surface sampling targeting a sequence of veins and rock formationswidely associated with base and precious metal deposits within the .
Having identifiedthe new base metals system, the company will now focus on extending known surfacemineralization and completing a detailed geological mapping and rock chip samplingprogram to assess its potential.
Venture is currentlyfinalizing details of a maiden drill program for Thali, where surface sampling hasalready recorded rock chips assays of 1,860 g/t of silver, 57.7 g/t of gold and27% lead.
The Loei Belthosts copper and gold deposits including KingsgateConsolidated Ltd.'s Chatreedeposit and PanAust Ltd.'sPhu Kham deposit.
Venture alsohas a number of other areas under application which are prospective for both baseand precious metals.