Glass Earth Gold Limited
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Glass Earth Gold Limited

December 01, 2011 06:00 ET

Glass Earth Gold Consolidates New Discovery at "WKP SOUTH" and Commences Further Drilling

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2011) - Glass Earth Gold Limited (TSX VENTURE:GEL)(NZAX:GEL) ("Glass Earth") reports gold assays for WKP 30, and that more drilling is underway at the WKP gold/silver prospect near Waihi, New Zealand (North Island). At WKP South, the first hole drilled in this new target zone was DDH WKP 29 which marked a new gold discovery on the prospect. WKP 30 consolidates this discovery, and for the first time notably intersects a significant body of andesite basement, the preferred host of gold mineralisation in this region.

DDH WKP 30, targeting "WKP SOUTH" intersected 9.0 m @ 3.2 g/t Au and 2.6 g/t Ag; the WKP gold/silver prospect is a joint venture with Newmont (65%) and Glass Earth (35%).

NEW TARGET ZONE - "WKP SOUTH"

DDH WKP 30 drilled westward on section and underneath the initial discovery hole (WKP 29) into this new system, represented by a strong resistor, intersecting a complex zone of quartz veins and faulting, and broad widths of andesite beneath the mineralised zone.

The strong resistor extends both north and south of the current drill holes. Aeromagnetic and CSAMT resistivity geophysical surveys indicate this new zone has a strike potential of at least one kilometre.

Hole No From To Interval metres Gold g/t Silver g/t
WKP 30 194 203 9 @ 3.2 2.6
including 194 237 43 @ 0.93 1.21

Previously reported

Hole No From To Interval metres Gold g/t Silver g/t
WKP 29 216 219.2 3.2 @ 37.0 17.0
including 217.1 218 0.9 @ 89.2 39.2
and 279.8 293 14.8 @ 4.82 2.7

Simon Henderson, President and CEO, commented that, "The WKP Project represents a substantial zone of very encouraging gold-silver mineralisation, with three major zones of gold/silver enrichment in a very large and fertile epithermal alteration system of significant dimensions."

Recent exploration has focussed on the WKP WEST zone, represented by very broad (+150m) widths of +1gm/t gold, highlighted by individual high grade intercepts (highest 1.8m @ 62 g/t gold). The new discovery, 200m to the southwest at WKP South, presents another exciting dimension on this developing project, with individual high grade intercepts (3.2 @ 37.0 g/t gold) and importantly highlighting the intersection of the preferred host lithology, andesite.

Previous work (1980's-1990's) successfully delineated a quartz stockwork zone to the EAST also reporting significant mineralised intercepts in a 23 hole diamond drilling programme. With the resistivity, magnetics and geochemistry on surface indicating more potential zones of interest this project is at an exciting stage.

A substantial infill/expansion drill programme is planned; drilling to establish constraints of depth, continuity to the south, and mineralised structures in the andesite has commenced.

Additional WKP Location and History Information

The WKP prospect is a 3 x 5 km mineralised alteration zone, just 10 km from Newmont's Martha gold mine at Waihi and 5 km northeast of the Golden Cross deposit (634,000 oz gold production in the 1990's). The WKP epithermal system has magnetic/alteration characteristics similar to the Martha epithermal system and has open-along-strike potential of 1-2 kilometres. The WKP West zone currently outlines an area approximately 180 m wide with a strike continuity of over 800 m.

Previous Drilling Results were:

WKP 24 intersected:

Hole No From To Interval m Gold g/t Silver g/t
WKP 24 125.9 282 156.1 @ 1.6 2.6
including 268.2 282 13.8 @ 6.6 3
207.7 209.3 1.6 @ 30.2 44
*within following interval
207 210 3 @ 15.6 23.2
262.5 263.5 1 @ 16 9.8
251 253 2 @ 6.2 2.9
252 253 1 @ 11.3 5.1

WKP 25 collared from the same drill pad intersected:

Hole No From To Interval m Gold g/t Silver g/t
WKP 25 221 236 15 @ 9.3 12.8
including 225 226.8 1.8 @ 61.4 80.3
235 236 1 @ 9.5 19.3
Hole No From To Interval m Gold g/t Silver g/t
WKP 26 115 293 178 @ 1.05 3.0
including 141 205 64 @ 2.0 2.6
141 142 1.0 @ 19.1 71
167.2 168 0.8 @ 24.5 87.8
199.9 200.3 0.4 @ 12.3 23.8
204 205 1.0 @ 17.5 24.2

The remainder of the WKP 26 hole contained many narrow (<150 mm) quartz veins. The entire zone from just above the quartz vein at 115 m to the end of the hole at 552.1 m averaged 436.1 m @ 0.50 g/t Au, 1.8 g/t Ag.

Hole No From To Interval m Gold g/t Silver g/t
WKP 27 129 281.4 152.4 @ 1.16 2.2
including 181.4 182.8 1.4 @ 30.7 77.7
197.8 198.8 1 @ 7.61 11.4
220.7 221.5 0.8 @ 6.4 9.1
223.2 224.3 1.1 @ 10.2 7.0
240 241.1 1.1 @ 11.0 5.7
257.2 258.2 1 @ 7.61 4.60
272 273 1 @ 8.33 6.70

Hole No From To Interval m Gold g/t Silver g/t
WKP 28 174 223 49 @ 1.08 3.3
including 174 175 1 @ 7.69 34.0
177 178 1 @ 4.32 5.2
187 188 1 @ 5.31 35.5
214 218 4 @ 5.15 9.2
214 215 1 @ 11 19.2
Hole No From To Interval metres Gold Silver g/t
g/t
WKP 29 216 219.2 3.2 @ 37.0 17.0
including 217.1 218 0.9 @ 89.2 39.2
279.8 293 14.8 @ 4.82 2.7

About Glass Earth Gold Limited

Glass Earth is one of the largest New Zealand-based gold exploration companies exploring a land position of approximately 10,800 square kilometres in the North and South Islands.

In the North Island, exploration efforts are focused on large epithermal gold systems in the Hauraki/Central Volcanic Region. This Region is host to the 10 million ounce Martha Gold Mine, (Newmont Mining).

Hauraki Region - Glass Earth occupies a significant ground position adjacent to the Waihi/Martha Gold Mine; The Newmont-Glass Earth Waihi West Farm In (Newmont earning 60%) and Hauraki JV (North and Central Areas - 65/35) are currently being explored and managed by Newmont.
Central Volcanic Region - Glass Earth has defined several significant epithermal gold targets in this region including the Muirs Reef project (Mamaku district).

In the South Island, exploration efforts are focused on the Otago Region for mesothermal "Macraes-style" gold targets and placer/alluvial gold.

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