Calvista Gold Corporation

Calvista Gold Corporation

July 03, 2012 15:59 ET

Calvista Concludes Phase II Drilling Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2012) - Calvista Gold Corporation (TSX:CVZ)(OTCQX:CAGOF) ("Calvista" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Phase II drilling program consisting of approximately 5,000 metres of diamond core drilling has been successfully completed.

The Company's President & CEO, Mark Haywood, stated that "with the conclusion of the Phase II drilling program, all assays will be processed with a view to updating our recently announced NI 43-101 inferred mineral resource this quarter."

Phase II, which began on the 20th of March 2012, was completed on the 18th of June and consisted of 4,973.90 metres of diamond core drilling over 11 holes in total (see Table 1). Including the 38 holes from the Phase I program, a total of approximately 20,000 metres have now been drilled by Calvista on its two main prospects, namely, Callejón Blanco (39 holes) and Buenavista (10 holes). Of the Phase II program, 2,536.60 metres (6 holes) were drilled at the Callejón Blanco prospect and results were press released on the 19th of June, and 2,437.30 metres (5 holes) were drilled at the Buenavista prospect, and results are expected to be press released shortly.

Table 1: Calvista Drilling Summary for Phase II
Hole Easting Northing Elevation Depth AZ DIP
DDH-38 1127672 1306379 2393 550.00 0 -45
DDH-39 1127672 1306379 2393 429.50 0 -75
DDH-40 1127537 1306371 2401 496.60 0 -45
DDH-41 1127882 1306502 2453 158.00 330 -75
DDH-42 1127882 1306502 2453 501.00 0 -45
DDH-43 1129457 1307293 2580 401.50 190 -75
Callejón Blanco Prospect 2,536.60 metres
DDH-44 1129648 1307330 2703 501.00 225 -75
DDH-45 1129891 1307020 2763 510.10 250 -65
DDH-46 1120648 1307330 2703 495.10 160 -60
DDH-47 1129808 1307173 2746 479.50 170 -45
DDH-48 1129808 1307173 2746 451.60 230 -45
Buenavista Prospect 2,437.30 metres
Total Phase II Drilling 4,973.90 metres

A phase III drilling program is also being prepared, which is planned to include 10,000 metres of diamond core drilling, and expected to commence during the last quarter of this year.

Quality Assurance

Calvista has developed and implemented Quality Assurance/Quality Control protocols that exceeds current industry best practices. Calvista's exploration protocol includes the insertion of blanks, duplicates, standards and external controls on all their samples. Samples with assay results greater than 10 g/t Au are re-assayed by metallic screen analysis. Sample preparation is conducted by the ALS Group ("ALS") in Bucaramanga, Colombia before being analyzed at the ALS certified assay laboratory in Lima, Peru.

Technical Information

Mr. Ricardo Valls, P. Geo., Calvista's VP Exploration, is the Company's designated Qualified Person for this press release within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and has reviewed and validated that the technical information contained in the release is accurate.

About Calvista

Calvista is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of properties for the mining of gold and other minerals. All our prospects in the California Valley are located below 3,200 metres and are not affected by the Paramo ecosystem law. With a head office in Toronto and Colombian headquarters in Bucaramanga, Calvista is led by a management team with over 50 years of exploration and mining experience, principally in South and Central America. For further details on Calvista, please refer to our web site ( and Calvista's Canadian regulatory filings on SEDAR at

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: This news release contains forward-looking information, which is not comprised of historical facts. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, Calvista's objectives, goals or future plans, statements regarding exploration results, exploration plans and the timing of a potential resource estimate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, uncertainties inherent to preparing a resource estimate within expected timeline, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, enhanced risks inherent to conducting business in a jurisdiction such as Colombia, and those risks set out in Calvista's public documents filed on SEDAR. Although Calvista believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Calvista disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

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