Reunion Gold Corporation
TSX VENTURE : RGD

Reunion Gold Corporation

July 06, 2011 09:07 ET

Reunion Gold Announces Grant of Reconnaissance Licences in Guyana

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 6, 2011) - Reunion Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:RGD) ("Reunion" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Reunion Manganese Inc. ("RMI"), has been awarded by the Government of Guyana two Permissions for Geological and Geophysical Survey ("PGGS") for manganese, over an area of 19,770 square kilometres in the North West District of Guyana, South America. The area covered by the two manganese PGGS, known as Cuyuni and Barima, surrounds and augments the area covered by the Company's Matthews Ridge and Pipiani prospecting licenses, and also encompasses the majority of the Barama Group rocks, the host formation to the Matthews Ridge manganese mineralisation. Excluded from the PGGS are the areas covered by licences held by other parties.

The PGGS allows RMI to carry on geological, geophysical and other surveys and investigations for a period of up to three years with no provision for extension. RMI will have to relinquish 25% of the PGGS area on or before the first anniversary of the permissions. RMI may apply for up to 10 prospecting licenses for manganese during the PGGS period subject to satisfying the conditions provided under the Mining Act.

RMI intends to focus its initial prospection efforts on six (6) favourable geomorphic features located on the PGGS by conducting regional soil geochemistry (400m x 50m) and IP surveys. The first priority will be the Arakaka Bend, with dimensions of 60km x 5km.

About the Company

The Company is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in the Guyana Shield of South America. The Company has assembled a large, strategic land position to conduct exploration and development activities for manganese in the North West District of Guyana. The Company is currently executing an exploration program which consists of trenching, geological mapping and drilling on the Matthews Ridge old mine area with the objective of delineating a mineral resource compliant with National Instrument 43-101. The Company also has the right to acquire a 100% interest in an 82,850-hectare gold project located in the Lely Mountain area in Eastern Suriname. Additional information about the Company is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and at www.reuniongold.com.

Manganese is the fourth largest metal consumed in the world, behind iron, aluminum and copper. It is a key component in steel and iron production with no viable substitute, and in short supply.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking information. Although the Company believes in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors that have been considered appropriate that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Forward looking information in this news release includes statements regarding the nature of the mineralization system, the timing and completion of future work programs, the completion of a mineral resource estimate and the manganese potential of the PGGS area. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

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