Kootenay Gold Inc.
TSX VENTURE : KTN

Kootenay Gold Inc.

September 27, 2010 05:00 ET

Kootenay Commences 10,000 Meter Multi-Phase Drill Program Aimed at Expansion of Current Resource and Premier Promontorio Targets

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2010) - Kootenay Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KTN) ("Kootenay") is pleased to announce the 10,000 meter drill program is now underway at Promontorio Silver Project. The Multi-Phase drill program will seek to expand the Pit Zone Resource which is open in three directions (NE, NW, and at depth) and test a 800 meter mineralized corridor trending to the North East.

Highlights of the Promontorio Pit Resource (Indicated & Inferred based on 27 drill holes):*

Contained Silver 10,070,000 oz
Contained Lead 112,700,000 lbs
Contained Zinc 125,100,000 lbs
*Metal recoveries used for the above calculations: Ag-82%; Pb- 85%; Zn-91%

Promontorio 43-101 Resource Calculation:

The 2010 mineral resource estimate reported in the August 18, 2010 news release provided two different cut-offs for two depth ranges to reflect the mining methodology likely to be employed at Promontorio. AGP Mining Consultants (AGP) used a cut-off of $12.50 USD for resource the first 200 m of the deposit and for resources below that, a cut-off of $32 USD was selected.

The AGP resource estimate comprises Indicated Mineral Resources of 5.22 million tonnes averaging 52.7 g/t silver, 0.86% lead and 0.96% zinc, containing 8.9 million oz Silver, 99.3 million pounds of lead and 110.8 million pounds of zinc. AGP also estimated that Promontorio contains 0.65 million tonnes averaging 55.7 g/t silver, 0.94% lead and 1.00% zinc in the Inferred category, containing 1.17 million oz Silver,13.4 million pounds of lead and 14.3 million pounds of zinc (Additional information can be found in the August 18, 2010 News Release or at www.kootenaygold.ca).

The foregoing geological disclosure has also been reviewed and verified by Kootenay's CEO, James McDonald, P.Geo (a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects). Mr. McDonald is a director of Kootenay.

ABOUT KOOTENAY

Kootenay is actively developing mineral projects in the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico and in British Columbia, Canada. The Company flagship property is the former producing Promontorio Silver Mine in Sonora State, Mexico.

Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

2010 number 20

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Contact Information

  • Kootenay Gold Inc.
    James McDonald
    CEO and President
    403-238-6986
    or
    Kootenay Gold Inc.
    Ken Berry
    Chairman
    604-601-5652; 1-888-601-5650
    www.kootenaygold.ca