Sienna Gold Inc.

September 20, 2011 12:20 ET

Sienna Gold Inc.: Surface Samples Confirm High Grade Gold & Silver Mineralization Along the Callanquitas Structure

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2011) - Sienna Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SGP) (BVLAC:SGP) is pleased to announce the results of recent surface sampling along the Callanquitas Structure on company's Igor project in Perú. It confirms the high grade gold and silver potential of the structure.

Sampling assay results

A total of 76 samples were collected along the main trend of the Callanquitas Structure. Of these, 42 were equal to, or greater than, 0.5 grams/ton (g/t) gold while 31 were equal to, or greater than, 1 g/t gold. Thirteen samples were equal to, or greater than, 31 g/t silver.

Most significant samples

Sample No Gold g/t (ounces) Silver g/t (ounces)
I237655 61.4 (1.97) 329 (10.5)
I237659 31.5 (1.01) 66.2 (2.1)
I237658 26.2 (0.84) 182 (5.9)
I237665 15.5 (0.49) 804 (25.9)
I237666 11.8 (0.38) 742 (23.9)
I008871 15.3 (0.49) 626 (20.1)

These samples lie along a 370 m section of the Callanquitas Structure as shown in the following figure.

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Figure 1: Gold results from recent sampling along the central part of the Callanquitas Structure. Also shown are the previous sample locations and drill hole traces with their mineralized intercepts.

Sampling methodology

Sampling was carried out on surface outcrops, structures, and underground workings (adits). All samples are from areas not previously sampled.

Wherever possible, channel samples were taken. If this was not feasible, chip samples were collected. Each sample was between 2 to 3 kg in weight. Samples were collected under the supervision of a geologist from Sienna Minerals (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sienna Gold Inc.) who marked the areas and sections to be sampled, checked the sampling method, numbered the samples, and did the corresponding descriptions.

Rigorous QA/QC procedures have been followed during the sampling program with either a standard, blank or duplicate inserted every 9th sample. Samples were shipped to ALS Chemex in Trujillo and analyzed by ALS Chemex in Lima.

Assaying methodology

The samples were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy for silver and 33 other elements and a 30 gram fire assay technique for gold. Samples above detection limits were re-assayed using a gravimetric fire assay technique. The specific lab procedures can be found in the Company's 43-101 report on the Igor property.

This press release was reviewed and approved by Dr. Warren Pratt, a Director of Sienna Gold Inc., who is a 'Qualified Person' according to National Instrument 43-101.

Sienna Gold Inc. is a gold exploration company with property interests in Peru. Its key prospect is Igor, a formerly producing mine that the Corporation plans to explore further.


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