SOURCE: Serabi Gold plc

Serabi Gold plc

November 22, 2011 02:00 ET

Serabi Gold plc ("Serabi" or "the Company") New Geophysical IP Study Identifies Further Exploration Potential of the Jardim do Ouro Area

LONDON--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Serabi Gold plc (AIM: SRB) (TSX: SBI) (TSX: SBI.WT), the Brazilian focused gold exploration Company, is pleased to announce the final processed results of its recently completed 2011 'Eastern Block' induced polarization (IP) ground geophysical survey in the Jardim do Ouro project.

Results indicate a number of IP chargeability anomalies coincident with airborne electromagnetic (VTEM) geophysical anomalies obtained in the 2008 & 2011 surveys. These VTEM anomalies were targeted as part of the company's ongoing strategy to develop a pipeline of exploration targets, to complement the ongoing mine site exploration programme. The IP survey has also outlined a number of resistive anomalies which correlate well with the VTEM conductive anomalies, and represent further areas of geological interest.

Four anomalies which exhibited both robust chargeability and coincident resistivity have been recorded, with two, (Targets A and B on Figure 1) showing coincident anomalies with strong VTEM conductors and also being coincident with historic alluvial/drainage mining around the "Boca do Rio Novo" garimpeiro prospect. These two targets are of particular interest for future exploration, as both are chargeable anomalies of relatively higher tenor or exhibit a strike length of greater than 400 metres and also correlate with structural intersections of North-West trending structural lineaments with East-West structural lineaments.

The intersection of structural lineaments is considered important to the control of mineralisation in the Jardim do Ouro district as notably the Palito deposit and the Currutela and Piaui prospects occur at or near structural intersections of North-West and East-West structures or North-West and North-East structures.

Two further anomalous areas identified by the IP survey were also defined (Targets C and D on Figure 1). At target C, there exists a series of narrow IP chargeability anomalies coincident with narrow resistive IP anomalies, suggesting a potential stacking of narrow sulphide bearing structures, similar to those existing at Palito and Currutela. Target C also lies along the same North-West trending structure from target B and may represent a continuation of mineralisation along this controlling structure.

At target D a broad area of weakly anomalous chargeability anomalism is coincident with an area containing a number of lower priority VTEM conductivity anomalies. This area lies South East of the historic Rio Novo garimpo workings which were tested by Serabi in 2006 and returned a series of narrow hydrothermal alteration zones containing anomalous but low gold grades.

Mike Hodgson Commented:

"The decision to extend our VTEM programme and subsequent ground geophysics IP survey over the Eastern Block area has been more than vindicated by these results. We are most encouraged by the tenor of the two anomalies that lie towards the north of the eastern block, as they exhibit many of the same characteristics of the Currutela, Piaui and Espeto discoveries, as well as those of the Palito Gold Deposit itself.

"Shallow infill drilling has been ongoing at both the Piaui target and to the south west of the existing Palito resource towards the Espeto target. We are hoping to provide results from these drill programmes shortly."

Please access Figure 1 by clicking on the link below

Figure 1: IP Surveys - Palito-Currutela and East Block, showing newly identified anomalies.

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Qualified Persons Statement
The information contained within this announcement has been reviewed and verified by Michael Hodgson, CEO of the Company. Mr Hodgson is an Economic Geologist by training with over 25 years' experience in the mining industry. He holds a BSc (Hons) Geology, University of London, a MSc Mining Geology, University of Leicester and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of UK, recognizing him as both a Qualified Person for the purposes of Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and by the AIM Guidance Note on Mining. Oil and Gas Companies dated March 2006.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control Procedures Disclosure

The Company has implemented and maintains a Serabi quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) protocol at its JDO Project as defined in its "NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Jardim Do Ouro Project, Para State, Brazil" dated 22 December 2010. This ensures best industry practice in sampling and analysis of exploration and resource definition samples. The insertion of field duplicates, certified standards and blank samples into the sample stream form part of the Serabi procedure (these act as an independent check on contamination, precision and accuracy in the analytical laboratory).

Assay results are reported once rigorous QAQC procedures have been approved

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange, nor any other securities regulatory authority, has approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release.

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