Vangold Resources Ltd.
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Vangold Resources Ltd.

September 09, 2009 11:08 ET

Vangold's Kanon Samples 21m at 2.51 g/t Au and 57m at 1.23 g/t Au in Trench at Fergusson Gold Project, PNG

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2009) - Vangold Resources Ltd ("Vangold") (TSX VENTURE:VAN) is pleased to announce encouraging results from the 2007 soil and 2008 trench programs conducted by Kanon Resources Ltd. ("Kanon"), which were previously un-announced.

Fergusson is one of three gold projects (Mt Penck, Allemata and Fergusson) owned by Pacific Kanon Gold Corp's ("PKGC") wholly owned subsidiary Kanon. Vangold has recently executed a full and binding agreement to acquire New Guinea Gold's ("NGG") share of PKGC which through Kanon owns (Mt Penck, Allemata and Fergusson gold projects) and NGG's share of the Feni Island property (see press release dated September 2, 2009). (The Agreement with NGG is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.)

Fergusson EL1324 (115.2 sq km across two blocks) is located on Fergusson Island, Papua New Guinea. The property is positioned along the Pacific Rim of Fire, the active circum-Pacific volcanic belt that is host to large copper-gold porphyry systems (Grasberg, Ok Tedi, Panguna and Frieda River) and a number of world class epithermal gold deposits including Porgera and Lihir.

Kanon's recent focus of the exploration work at Fergusson has been on Block 1, the Igwageta prospect (Figure 1). The area of gold mineralization at Igwageta, as identified by soil, trench and historic drilling, is 700m by 250m.

Epithermal gold mineralization on Fergusson is controlled by deep-seated detachment faults (DFZ) separating metamorphic basement (gneissic fault-bounded core complexes) and slices of younger ultramafic volcanics and sediments (limestones, sandstone). Gold is localized by the DFZ and is hosted by epithermal quartz-carbonate veins and argillic-silicic altered breccias associated with Pliocene to recent volcanism. This exploration model has similarities to the 4 million ounce Misima Island gold mine to the southeast of Fergusson Island.

In April of 2009, assay results from 2007 soil sampling and 2008 trenching done by Kanon at Fergusson were compiled and interpreted. Hereby listed are the highlights of 2007 soil and 2008 trench programs conducted by Kanon, previously un-announced. Table 1 lists highlights of trench results, Figure 2 shows trench locations and historic drill hole locations; Table 2 lists highlights from historic drilling of shallow (average depth of 40m) RC drill holes by Union Mining in 1998. In May of 2009, a site visit was made to try and explain the anomalous zones as evident from the soils and trench assays at Igwageta.

Gold in soil anomalies generally correspond well with areas with elevated gold in trenches and drillcore. A particularly strong gold in soil anomaly, with values of 28.1 g/t Au; 7.42 g/t Au and 9.47 g/t Au consecutive, over 60m, is located approximately 150m to the south of the main mineralized trend.

Trenching in 2008 by Kanon consisted of sampling in 12 trenches at 3m intervals for a total of 821 samples. 139 of these samples assayed greater than 0.5 g/t Au with a high value at 8.83 g/t Au over 3m. Highlights of these results from trench samples are listed in Table 1. Typical trench results include 30m at 1.01 g/t Au and 12m at 1.41 g/t Au (Table 1). Gold in trench results from this program define a zone approximately 700m by 250m, trending northwest (Figure 2).

Encouraging gold assay results returned from Trench 12, located to the south of the known mineralized zone, with trench results of 21m at 2.51 and 57m at 1.23 g/t Au (Figure 2). This zone is also marked by the very strong gold in soil anomaly from Kanon's 2007 program, with gold in soils of 28.1 g/t Au; 7.42 g/t Au and 9.47 g/t Au in a north-south line over 60m. This same zone was intersected in a 1998 RC drill program by Union Mining and returned 11m at 7.47 g/t Au, including 3m at 20.82 g/t Au (IRC-07 see Table 2). Field investigation by Vangold's geologist in May 2009 revealed the area is underlain by argillically altered siliceous breccias that contain fine free visible gold. Historic drilling at Igwageta was limited to shallow (average 40m) depth RC holes. This high grade zone is open in all directions and is a hot target for further exploration.

Vangold plans to correlate this information, and commence a diamond drill program at Fergusson in the last quarter of 2009 or first quarter of 2010.

Dal Brynelsen, President and CEO of Vangold, states: "Vangold is very pleased to see results like these from Fergusson, particularly since we have entered into a full and binding agreement with NGG where (subject to TSX Venture approval) we will acquire 100% of four promising gold exploration projects, equipment, drill rigs and a very talented team in Papua New Guinea, which, we believe, represents an extraordinary opportunity to create significant shareholder value and the potential for one or more significant gold discoveries."

All technical information in this press release has been reviewed by Danae A. Voormeij, M.Sc., P.Geo. and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Further to the news release of September 2, 2009, Vangold would like to declare that the reference to US dollars was in error and all amounts for the agreement with NGG are in Canadian funds.

For more information on Vangold's mineral exploration projects in Papua New Guinea, including Fergusson, Mt Penck, Feni Island and Allemata, please visit our website at www.vangold.ca or contact Dal Brynelsen at 604-684-1974 or by email Brynelsen@vangold.ca.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Information in this news release respecting the proposed spin-off and the transaction with NGG constitutes forward-looking information. Statements containing forward-looking information express, as at the date of this news release, the Company's plans, estimates, forecasts, projections, expectations, or beliefs as to future events or results and are believed to be reasonable based on information currently available to the Company.

Forward-looking statements and information are based on assumptions that financing and personnel will be available when required and on reasonable terms, and all necessary regulatory approvals and shareholder approval will be obtained, none of which are assured and are subject to a number of other risks and uncertainties.

There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

To view Figures 1 and 2 please click on the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/VAN0909.pdf



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Interval Gold
Trench No (m) (g/t)
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TR-01-08 12 1.27
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TR-03-08 27 0.76
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TR-04-08 6 0.91
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TR-05-08 30 1.01
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TR-06-08 9 0.63
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TR-07-08 12 1.41
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15 1.14
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TR-08-08 3 1.44
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TR-09-08 3 3.16
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3 1.43
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TR-10-08 21 0.79
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TR-12-08 21 2.51
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12 0.67
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57 1.23
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Table 1. Kanon 2008 Trench results highlights
(0.5 g/t Au cut-off)


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Drill Hole From To Interval Gold
ID (m) (m) (m) (g/t)
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IRC 02 0 8 8 1.20
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IRC 03 0 12 12 1.12
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15 26 11 0.94
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IRC 07 0 11 11 7.47
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incl 3 20.82
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IRC 09 0 5 5 3.34
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IRC 10a 6 9 3 21.83
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incl 1 64.00
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IRC 20 3 6 3 19.84
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incl 1 42.9
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7 15 8 0.78
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IRC 25 2 7 5 0.99
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8 15 7 0.94
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23 27 4 0.86
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IRC 42 10 21 11 5.44
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incl 1 42.18
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Table 2. RC drilling at Igwageta prospect, Fergusson, by Union
Mining in 1998. Drill result highlights (0.5 g/t cut-off).
Average drill depth 40m.

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