US Gold Corporation

US Gold Corporation

October 14, 2009 09:28 ET

US Gold: Nevada Delivers Good Drill Results


TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2009) - US GOLD CORPORATION (NYSE Amex:UXG)(TSX:UXG) is pleased to announce that drilling at its Gold Bar Project in Nevada's prolific Cortez Trend continues to expand the known mineralization, encountering good grades and widths. Nine out of ten holes designed to follow-up on results released on September 9th hit economically significant mineralization. The objective of the drilling was to increase the size of the NI 43-101 compliant resource in three areas: 1) West Pick, 2) East Pick, and 3) North Ridge as illustrated in Figure 1. (See Table 1 for complete assay results. The true widths of the intercepts are unknown.)


Drilling successfully extended the known mineralization by approximately 170 ft. (50 m) to the southwest of hole GB48, which returned a good result: 0.085 opt (2.9 gpt) gold over 150 ft (45.7 m). Results indicate the gold is localized in two low-angle zones of similar grade and thickness. Hole GB70 had the best intercept from the most recent set of results, returning: 0.065 opt (2.24 gpt) gold over 120 ft. (36.6 m). The mineralization remains open to further expansion and potential remains to join Gold Pick and Gold Ridge. Assays are pending for holes designed to extend the zone farther to the southwest (Figure 1). Highlights of drilling are as follows:

HOLE#GoldFromToLength AuFromToLength
 optftftft gptmmm
GB700.065320440120 2.2497.5134.136.6
Including0.12132536035 4.1599.1109.810.7
GB710.05739040010 1.96118.9121.93.0
Including0.0903954005 3.10120.4121.91.5
GB720.0343203255 1.1797.599.01.5
And0.04638547085 1.59117.3143.225.9
Including0.09042044525 3.07128.0135.67.6
GB890.027254520 0.927.613.76.1
And0.01811513520 0.6235.141.26.1
And0.07421026555 2.5364.080.816.8
Including0.14421524025 4.9265.573.17.6
GB900.04333542085 1.48102.1128.025.9
Including0.10834536015 3.70105.2109.84.6

(opt equlas Troy ounces per short ton, gpt equals grams per metric tonne)


Drilling intercepted 0.064 opt (2.18 gpt) gold over 65 ft (19.8 m) and 0.042 opt (1.45 gpt) gold over 95 ft (29 m) in two holes drilled as follow-up to GB68, which returned a good intercept of 0.070 opt (2.39 gpt) gold over 105 ft (32.0 m). Mineralization in this zone was expanded by 260 ft. (80 m) east from the stated NI 43-101 resource and remains open for further expansion. Drilling to further extend the mineralization is currently underway. Highlights are as follows: 


HOLE#GoldFromToLength AuFromToLength
 optftftft gptmmm
GB840.04249559095 1.45150.9179.929.0
Including0.12350552015 4.22153.9158.54.6
GB850.06446052565 2.18140.2160.019.8
Including0.11050552015 3.77153.9158.54.6


Two holes were completed at North Ridge where the mineralization was interpreted to be open for expansion. Drilling in this area encountered 0.055 opt (1.87gpt) gold over 60 ft. (18.3 m), which extended the mineralized zone 65 ft. (20 m) to the east. Further opportunities to extend the zone in this area are being evaluated. Highlights are as follows:   


HOLE#Gold FromToLength AuFromToLength
 optftftft gptmmm
GB860.0288013050 0.9724.439.615.2
And0.05515521560 1.8747.265.518.3
Including0.09519020515 3.2757.962.54.6
And0.01623526025 0.5471.679.27.6
GB880.05216518520 1.7850.356.46.1
And0.02625029545 0.9076.289.913.7

Drilling at the Gold Bar Project is ongoing, with two drill rigs currently operating on the property.


Drilling at the El Gallo Silver Project in Sinaloa, Mexico, is scheduled to resume during the third week of October 2009. Drilling was suspended in order to permit a larger area around the initial discovery and to accommodate for Mexico's rainy season. US Gold will resume exploration with four core drills in an effort to complete the maximum amount of drilling possible before the end of the first quarter 2010 when an initial resource estimate is scheduled to be published. Surface prospecting over the past month has identified numerous areas of high-grade silver and gold values up to 0.6 miles (1.0 km) north and south of the current area of drilling. These newly discovered areas away from the main zone demonstrate there is considerable potential to expand the size of this discovery.


US Gold Corporation is a Colorado incorporated gold and silver exploration company with a strong treasury, no debt and significant land holdings in Nevada next to Barrick Gold's multi-million ounce Cortez project, along with a high-grade silver/gold discovery in northwestern Mexico. US Gold's shares trade on the NYSE Amex and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol UXG.


This news release has been prepared, reviewed and approved by Steve Brown, US Gold's Chief Geologist and full-time employee of the company, who is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for program design and quality control of mineral exploration undertaken by the company at its Nevada exploration properties.

All assays are uncut, with analysis conducted by ALS Chemex utilizing a 30 gram fire assay charge with an AA finish. Drilling was performed with a standard reverse circulation (RC) rig, and samples are 5 feet in length. Quality assurance/quality control is assured by inserting standards and blanks every 40th sample and check assays sent to a second lab every 20th sample.

Certain statements contained herein and subsequent oral statements made by and on behalf of the Company may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "expects" and "hopes" and include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's results of exploration, plan of business operations, potential contractual arrangements, receipt of working capital, anticipated revenues and related expenditures. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, those set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the caption "Risk Factors". Most of these factors are outside the control of the Company. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Except as otherwise required by applicable securities statutes or regulations, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

U.S. investors should be aware that the issuer has no "reserves" as defined by Guide 7 and are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the potential target mineral resources will ever be confirmed or converted into Guide 7 compliant "reserves."

This press release also contains information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties.

To view Table 1 - All Significant Assays, please click on the following link:

To view Figure 1 - Gold Bar Project Drill Hole Locations - Plan (Aerial) View, please click on the following link:


Contact Information

    Stefan M. Spears
    Vice President, Projects
    (647) 258-0395 or Toll Free: (866) 441-0690
    (647) 258-0408 (FAX)
    Mailing Address
    99 George Street, 3rd Floor
    Toronto, ON M5A 2N4