Kootenay Gold Inc.

Kootenay Gold Inc.

May 25, 2009 02:00 ET

Kootenay Completes Forty-Seven Trenches Totalling 2,613m at Promontorio


VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2009) - Kootenay Gold Inc. ("Kootenay") (TSX VENTURE:KTN) is pleased to announce excavation work relating to trenching in and around the Promontorio mine area was recently completed and totalled forty-seven trenches for 2,613m. Twelve mineralized zones were tested and sought to confirm mineralization identified by prospecting and known showings. Mapping and sampling of the trenches continues and results will be reported once received.

Jim McDonald, CEO of Kootenay commented, "The Dorotea Zone remains a high priority target for trenching and additional drilling. The structure has good strike potential and may project into the Pit Discovery area 1600 meters to the southeast. The Dorotea Zone is known to contain significant values of gold and silver as demonstrated from surface samples and drill results in 3 holes drilled during 2008 that included 6 meters grading 5.92 gm/t Au and 167.20 gm/t Ag within 13.5m grading 2.78gm/t Au and 77gm/t Ag in KP-55 from a 3m depth; while 47 drill holes at the Pit Discovery have encountered wide-spread mineralization in an area measuring 300m by 300m on surface and to a 450m depth." (see News Release dated Feb 5, 2009)

A total of eleven trenches were dug, mapped and sampled along the Dorotea Zone focussed on two zones where five trenches for 201m and six trenches for 230m were completed at Dorotea Main and North-West respectively. Trenching successfully intersected a targeted silicified shear/breccia zone in all trenches covering a strike length of 950m from northernmost to southernmost. Assays from this work are still pending. There is approximately 500m of untested strike between the two zones due to overburden and steep slopes. Grab sampling suggests that mineralization is present along the strike extent of the Dorotea structure; however, its location between the two trenching areas is not yet defined.

The Dorotea structural zone comprising several phases and types of breccia and semi ductile shearing may prove to be up to 60m wide and extend for over 1000m to the northwest. The structure has strike potential beyond the 1000 meters as it projects into the Pit Discovery area some 1600 meters to the southeast and is covered to the northwest by post mineral conglomerates. Mineralization is hosted by a silicified and quartz veined, semi-ductile shear zone and breccias within a sequence of sandstones, siltstones and andesite/dacite. Anomalous mineralization within this broad area occurs in a silica rich sheared zone of 10 meters true width or less within the broader 60 meter wide shear. Steep dip and apparent lateral extent combined with highly anomalous drill and grab sampling values make this a highly attractive target.


The remainder of surface grab samples from prospecting have been received and confirm results previously announced. The latest samples grade to 24.9 grams per tonne gold and 269 grams per tonne silver with 13 of 24 samples returning higher than 0.5 gram per tonne gold and 12 samples returning better than 20 grams per tonne silver. These samples are from within the 950 meter strike length tested by the trenching. Gold and silver assay results are reported in the following table.

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Sample_ID Au gm/t Ag gm/t Sample_ID Au gm/t Ag gm/t
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PS937SC 249.00 269 PS938G 0.49 8
PS949SC 186.00 105 PS950SC 0.37 17
PS947SC 89.30 71 PS930F 0.32 3
PS939SC 5.15 98 PS933G 0.26 6
PS940SC 4.96 42 PS943SC 0.19 36
PS948F 3.35 96 PS935G 0.16 7
PS936G 2.85 80 PS941SC 0.08 -1
PS946SC 2.52 127 PS926SC 0.04 1
PS934SC 2.33 24 PS928F 0.04 2
PS932SC 1.92 74 PS927SC 0.03 1
PS944SC 1.72 19 PS931SC 0.02 4
PS942SC 1.23 2 RB0540G 0.01
PS945SC 0.78 8
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The foregoing geological disclosure has 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 the Company.


All samples were placed and sealed with tape into a plactic rock sample bag. Each sample was labeled and catalogued and delivered to ALS Chemex's preparation laboratory in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico where pulps are made of each sample which were then sent to the ALS Chemex laboratory in North Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Each sample was analyzed with a multi acid digestion ICP AES (Plasma Emission Spectroscopy). Samples with precious metals exceeding the upper detection limit of the ICP AES are analyzed again using fire assay methods with either atomic absorption, emission spectroscopy or gravimetric finishes for gold and silver. Base metals exceeding upper limits are reanalyzed using a four acid ore grade analysis. All samples referred to herein are grab samples. ALS Chemex is an internationally recognized independent laboratory operating to ISO 17025 quality assurance standards.


Kootenay is an emerging exploration Company actively developing mineral projects in British Columbia, Canada and the Sierra Madre Region of Mexico. The Company's top priority remains the ongoing development of its 100% owned Promontorio Silver project, which encompasses the former producing Promontorio Silver Mine in Northwest Mexico.

Cautionary Note: 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.

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Contact Information

  • Kootenay Gold Inc.
    James McDonald
    (403) 238-6986
    Kootenay Gold Inc.
    Ken Berry
    (604) 601-5652
    Website: www.kootenaygold.ca