Banks Island Gold Ltd.

Banks Island Gold Ltd.

November 21, 2011 09:30 ET

Banks Island Gold Ltd. Reports Drill Intersections of 19gpt Gold (0.55oz/ton) Over 2.2m and 117gpt Gold (3.41oz/ton) Over 0.4m

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2011) - Banks Island Gold Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BOZ) announces that it has received assay results for eight diamond drill holes completed at the Tel Zone in October 2011.

Based on the assay results in comparison with observations on the drill core, high gold values ranging from 15-117gpt Au are present where massive sulphide mineralization occurs in the Tel vein. Massive sulphide minerals observed include pyrite, sphalertite, galena, and arsenopyrite. Significant gold, silver, lead, and zinc values were present in the mineralized intersections.

Mr. Mossman, President of the Company stated; "The confirmation of the nature and tenor of the mineralization at the Tel Zone is important to our goal of discovering a major gold deposit on Banks Island. We are highly encouraged by these initial intersections since they demonstrate the unique nature of the mineralization, with high gold values present in association with massive sulphides. We consider this to be a large advantage for exploration efforts. For example, the Tel Zone was detected as a conductor in our recent VTEM geophysical survey. Important untested conductive anomalies with significantly higher conductance and size than the Tel Zone anomaly were also detected during the survey."

Significant mineralized intersections are displayed in Table 1.

Table 1 - Significant Mineralized Intersections at the Tel Zone







BIG-11-04 47.91 50.64 2.73 2.1 8.8 111 1.9 3.9
Including 48.28 48.78 0.50 0.4 34.8 30 8.4 10.4
BIG-11-05 33.32 33.69 0.37 0.2 117.0 83 0.0 1.0
BIG-11-06 47.08 49.40 2.32 1.3 16.5 91 2.8 5.6
Including 47.08 47.54 0.46 0.3 45.5 52 0.0 5.1
Including 48.21 48.89 0.68 0.4 20.9 158 7.5 10.2
BIG-11-07 40.84 43.06 2.22 1.7 18.8 47 0.5 1.3
Including 40.84 41.76 0.92 0.7 41.3 66 0.6 1.3
BIG-11-08 55.90 57.05 1.15 0.7 8.6 37 0.7 1.1
Including 56.43 57.05 0.62 0.4 15.4 60 0.8 0.7

The mineralized intercepts within the current Tel resource intersected the zone at the expected location based on the resource model. The Company plans to continue drilling at Tel in order to target the potential projection of the mineralized zone to depth. The current resource at the Tel Zone is open at depth and is currently defined to a depth of only 150m below surface. The Company anticipates that diamond drilling at the Tel Zone on Banks Island will recommence within the next week.

Hole 11-05 was drilled above and outside of the current resource at the Tel Central Zone. Holes 11-06, 11-07, and 11-08 were drilled in the upper portion of the Tel Central current resource. Drill Hole 11-04 was drilled west of the current resource.

Dr. Dirk Meckert, PhD, P.Geo is the qualified person who reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

Analytical work was carried out by Agat Laboratories Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario. Quality assurance and quality control programs include the use of analytical blanks, standards, and duplicates in addition to the labs own internal quality assurance program. Samples are fire assayed with an ICP-EOS finish to determine gold values. Samples containing greater than 10 g/t gold are fire assayed with a gravimetric finish.

The Company is a junior mining resource exploration company focused on exploring for and developing economically viable mineral resources. The Company's mineral property is located in British Columbia. For more information, please refer to the Company's website at


Benjamin W. Mossman, P.Eng, President, Director, & Chief Executive Officer

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