Novus Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : NOV

Novus Gold Corp.

March 05, 2010 09:00 ET

Sampling Returns 2.83 g/t Gold Over 48.98 Metres at REN Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) - Novus Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:NOV) is pleased to announce the first batch of gold assay results of re-sampled drill core obtained from Cominco Ltd.'s previous exploration programs (1988 and 1990) conducted on the Company's 100% owned REN gold property in the Northwest Territories. The gold assay results confirm the continuity of a wide, low-grade gold zone to a vertical depth of more than 230 metres. This sampling program will test approximately 30 previously drilled holes for wide zones of low-grade mineralization.

Exploration work completed in 2009 by Novus discovered that the REN property has a number of wide gold-bearing zones hosted in amphibolite iron formation and associated sedimentary rocks.

An ongoing drill core sampling and logging program of drill core is being carried out with the core being split for assay and previously sampled sections are being quartered using a rock saw.

Drill hole 35 and 56 intersect the gold-bearing zone approximately 120 metres apart. The estimated apparent thickness for drill hole 35 is approximately 38 metres and for drill hole 56 is approximately 11 metres. The estimated vertical depth for drill hole 35 is approximately 158 metres and for drill hole 56 is approximately 239 metres.

In addition to sampling the core from Cominco drilling carried out between 1988 and 1990, more sampling will be carried out on the drill holes previously reported by Novus from its 2009 drilling program. After examining the 2009 drilling results, it is possible that the gold-bearing zone is wider than previously thought.

Initial assay results are listed below.

Drill Hole Grid
UTM E
Grid
UTM N
Azi. Dip From
(m)
To
(m)
Width
(m)
Au
g/t
COM-89-35   407599 7252619 East -45 223.02 272.00   48.98 2.83
Including         242.15 261.20 19.05 5.07
Including*         255.00 255.75 0.75 10.55
                 
COM-90-56 407805 7252805 West -70 255.41 269.85 14.44 2.12
Including*         259.77 260.76 0.99 5.31
                 

*highest gold for a single assay interval reported within each drill hole
COM = drilling completed by Cominco in 1989 and 1990
The azimuth and dip angles determined from observed collars during exploration work completed by Novus in October 2009.

Mike Magrum, PEng, a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101, has approved the technical content of this news release.

For further information visit the company's website at www.novusgold.com.

On behalf of the board of directors of NOVUS GOLD CORP.

Mike Magrum, President

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