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 Mon Nov 6, 2006
Helio Reports Drill Result Checks from the Saza Gold Project, Tanzania

 Helio Resource Corp. ("Helio" or the "Company") (TSX-V: HRC) announces the results of check assays undertaken on selected mineralized intercepts from the first-pass RC drilling programme at the Saza gold project, SW Tanzania (see Company press release dated September 6, 2006).

A total of nine complete mineralized intersections previously reported were re-assayed. All the samples were reanalyzed using the screen fire assay technique at a different laboratory. Analytical results of intersections from the Cheche and Kenge targets are broadly similar to the original result, but a substantial increase in grade is noted in the Konokono and Snakebite targets as follows:

SNAKEBITE
  • 8m grading 20.77g/t Au in hole 15 (original assay of 12.65g/t Au)
KONOKONO
  • 18m grading 2.44g/t Au in hole 25 (original assay 2.21g/t Au)
Re-assayed intersections are tabulated below:

Hole From (m) To (m) Length (m) Original Grade (g/t Au) Screen Fire Assay Grade (g/t Au) Target Comment
5 48 54 6 0.92 1.15 Cheche  
               
10 116 132 16 1.63 1.48 Kenge  
11 50 68 18 1.62 1.57 Kenge  
               
15 92 100 8 12.65 20.77 Snakebite  
               
16 16 22 6 3.44 3.30 Snakebite E  
And 92 96 4 1.63 1.63 Snakebite E  
               
18 46 78 32 0.40 0.41 Snakebite W Cut-off <0.5g/tAu 
               
25 18 36 18 2.21 2.44 Konokono W  
Incl 18 24 6 5.94 6.25 Konokono W  
And 74 76 2 11.40 7.74 Konokono W  

NB - the intersections employ a logical 0.5 g/t Au cut-off, unless stated otherwise


The Company intends to commence a second phase drill programme of diamond drilling in the next few weeks.

The screen fire assay technique is designed to give a more representative result when the presence of coarse gold is suspected. The presence of coarse gold gives rise to the so called "nugget effect".

Chris MacKenzie, M.Sc., C.Geol., Helio's COO and a Qualified Person as designated by NI 43-101, supervised the sampling and quality assurance / quality control programmes at Saza, and has reviewed the contents of this news release. All RC chip samples were riffle-split and composited in 2m intervals. QA/QC included use of blanks, standards and rig-duplicates. Original samples were assayed as 50g fire assays at the SGS Laboratory in Mwanza, Tanzania. Re-assaying using the screen fire assay method was undertaken at the Humac Laboratories facility in Mwanza, Tanzania. A 600g sample was prepared from the original laboratory reject sample and was screened and the undersize and oversize fractions analysed. A weighted average gold assay was obtained. As well as Helio QA/QC samples, Humac applied their own internal QA/QC programme, consisting of insertion of blank, standard, and duplicate samples.

Helio Resource Corp., based in Windhoek, Namibia, is one of Southern Africa's leading exploration companies and specializes in project generation. Helio is actively exploring 16 prospective gold, copper and diamond properties in Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Tanzania. As part of its strategic approach to project development, Helio has forged partnerships with firms such as Teck Cominco, Indicator Minerals, and Yale Resources to advance a number of its projects.


For additional information, please contact Richard Williams or Irene Dorsman at (604) 668 8363 or by e-mail to richard@helioresource.com or irene@helioresource.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"Richard D. Williams"
Richard D. Williams, P.Geo
CEO

"Chris MacKenzie"
Christopher J. MacKenzie, C.Geol.
COO

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
 
 

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