SOURCE: American Sierra Gold Corp.

October 06, 2009 09:00 ET

American Sierra Gold Corp. to Start Field Work at Urique

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - American Sierra Gold Corp. (OTCBB: AMNP), an independent gold exploration company headquartered in Reno, Nevada, is pleased to announce an initial field program at the Urique Gold-Silver Project.

The objective of the upcoming field program will be to prepare the El Rosario target for drilling. The work program will consist of the rehabilitation of the access to the underground workings, confirmatory and in-fill sampling, as well as compilation mapping.

The El Rosario target is one of ten known targets within the Urique Project and measures approximately 175 metres wide by 400 metres long. It is open both along strike and at depth. The zone is host to multiple historic mines and prospects that exploited a system of high grade veins.

At El Rosario, fieldwork in 2008 identified at least five vein sets hosted within altered andesite. Bonanza grades (as much as 10.6 g/t Au and 8,290.0 g/t [or 241.5 ounces per ton] Ag occur within 10 to 40 cm veins that make up the vein sets, which are 1 to 7 metres in width. Multiple +1 kilogram per tonne silver assays have been collected from various veins throughout the El Rosario target. Significant silver mineralization also occurs within the altered andesite host rocks (257 g/t silver and 0.78 g/t gold over five metres), which adds to the bulk tonnage potential of the target.

"We are delighted to initiate the preparatory work for the drilling of El Rosario zone. Previous results from this area suggest it has the potential to host a bulk tonnage open pittable resource. American Sierra's team and partners will continue to work diligently towards trying to find the next large mine in this historically rich region," commented American Sierra Gold's CEO, Mr. Wayne Gruden, on the commencement of the field program.

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