Sulliden Gold Corporation
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Sulliden Gold Corporation

November 23, 2010 07:30 ET

Sulliden Reports Continued Drilling Success at Shahuindo-Intersects 1.29 g/t Au Over 47.7 Meters, Including 3.06 g/t Au over 15 Meters

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2010) - Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd. ("Sulliden", the "Company") (TSX:SUE)(OTCQX:SDDDF) is pleased to announce further positive results from the current exploration program at the Shahuindo Gold Project located in northern Peru.  The results continue to indicate an expanding mineral resource on the Shahuindo property.  Sulliden expects the recent drill results to positively affect the new National Instrument 43-101 ("NI-43-101") mineral resource estimate, expected in early 2011.

Significant intercepts derived from both the Central and Moyan Alto zones in this group of exploration results are highlighted below. An economic cut-off grade of 0.17 g/t in gold oxides was established by AMEC in the NI 43-101 study (see news release of December 8, 2009).

  • 1.29 g/t Au over 47.7 meters including 3.06 g/t Au over 15 meters in hole SH10-132 in the CENTRAL ZONE (See Figure 1)
  • 0.73 g/t Au over 100.5 meters including 1.17 g/t Au over 21 meters, and 1.22 g/t Au over 25.5 meters in hole RSH10-78 in the MOYAN ALTO ZONE (See Figure 2)

Peter Tagliamonte, President and CEO of Sulliden commented, "Results from our current exploration program continue to show a widening of the oxide mineralization above the economic cut-off, increasing our confidence that the mineral resource at Shahuindo will be larger than what is currently outlined.  New areas of mineralized oxide ore are being encountered where waste was previously calculated, which we believe will contribute positively to both an updated resource statement in the new year and a more robust mine plan.  Drilling successes have outlined expanded mineralization along the Central Corridor, and we are now preparing our 2011 exploration program which will expand exploration activities to other new promising targets on the Shahuindo property."

Stephane Amireault, Vice-President of Exploration for Sulliden, commented, "We have obtained some very encouraging initial results from holes SH10-130, SH10-134 and SH10-135 in the south western part of the Central Zone which was previously undrilled.  These results add continuity and strike length to this portion of the mineral deposit and we look forward to following-up on this area with upcoming drilling." 

Sulliden initiated a 30,000 meter resource expansion drilling program in August 2010, following the award of a project-wide exploration permit (See news release of July 20, 2010).  To date, over 110 holes totalling over 24,000 meters of this program have been drilled in the Central Corridor and exploration activities continue on track with five drills currently operating on the site. 

Summary of Recent Results

Results from 16 new drill holes in the tables below represent an additional 3,250 meters of the ongoing 30,000 meter exploration program.  The selected sections 250E (Figure 1) and 1850E (Figure 2) graphically demonstrate the expanding mineral resource in purple from the existing red grade shells in the Central and Moyan Alto zones.

To view Figure 1 – Central Zone, Section 250E, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/SUE250E.jpg.

To view Figure 2 – Moyan Alto Zone, Section 1850E, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/SUEB1850E.JPG.

To view Figure 3 – Plan View of Mineral Deposit with New Collar Locations, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/654705FIG3.jpg.

Table 1 – Drill Results

WEST ZONE
Drill hole # From
(meters)
To
(meters)
Interval
(meters)
True Width
(meters)
(1)
Gold
(g/t)
Silver
(g/t)
RSH10-74 133.5 138.0 4.5 2.9 0.70 4.7
RSH10-74 157.5 171.0 13.5 8.7 0.28 4.5
 
RSH10-73 195.0 201.0 6.0 3.9 0.47 3.7
 
RSH10-72 No significant mineralized intersection
 
 
 
CENTRAL ZONE
Drill hole # From
(meters)
To
(meters)
Interval
(meters)
True Width
(meters)
(1)
Gold
(g/t)
Silver
(g/t)
SH10-134 6.3 57.3 51.0 36.2 0.45 4.1
             
SH10-135 17.3 66.8 49.5 32.1 0.47 2.1
 
SH10-130 12.7 40.1 27.4 17.6 0.27 0.6
SH10-130 65.9 93.7 27.8 17.9 0.81 11.5
             
SH10-139 18.3 24.5 6.2 4.0 0.36 1.2
SH10-139 33.4 123.4 90.0 56.8 0.79 4.8
including 77.0 97.4 20.4 12.8 1.10 8.0
including 106.9 122.6 15.7 9.8 1.63 7.1
SH10-139 138.4 142.3 3.9 2.4 0.64 7.1
SH10-139 150.2 153.4 3.2 2.0 1.27 13.1
SH10-139 169.5 176.1 6.6 4.1 1.31 60.8
SH10-139 18.3 24.5 6.2 4.0 0.36 1.2
 
SH10-132 0.0 47.7 47.7 33.2 1.29 8.6
including 30.0 45.0 15.0 10.4 3.06 20.7
SH10-132 72.0 125.5 53.5 35.9 0.53 48.9
SH10-132 157.6 223.6 66.0 43.5 0.51 8.5
including 160.6 187.4 26.8 17.7 0.81 7.4
including 201.7 206.8 5.1 3.3 0.70 11.0
SH10-132(2) 244.6 248.0 3.4 2.2 0.56 8.6
 
SH10-136 52.3 81.0 28.7 20.1 0.83 2.7
including 52.3 61.8 9.5 6.7 1.85 4.2
SH10-136 121.5 161.5 40.0 27.4 0.27 1.8
SH10-136 187.5 221.0 33.5 22.4 0.32 7.5
SH10-136 241.1 256.2 15.1 10.1 2.05 248.6
SH10-136 291.0 378.0 87.0 58.2 0.31 4.4
 
 
EAST ZONE
Drill hole # From
(meters)
To
(meters)
Interval
(meters)
True Width
(meters)
(1)
Gold
(g/t)
Silver
(g/t)
RSH10-68 (2) 111.0 210.0 99.0 63.6 0.56 11.0
including 111.0 150.0 39.0 25.1 0.87 15.1
 
 
MOYAN ALTO ZONE
Drill hole # From
(meters)
To
(meters)
Interval
(meters)
True Width
(meters)
(1)
Gold
(g/t)
Silver
(g/t)
RSH10-69 (2) 66.0 150.0 84.0 48.2 0.79 10.3
including 73.5 105.0 31.5 18.1 1.20 3.7
             
RSH10-70 0.0 6.0 6.0 3.4 0.35 0.5
RSH10-70 96.0 225.0 129.0 74.0 0.54 5.8
including 156.0 195.0 39.0 22.4 0.79 7.4
 
RSH10-71 34.5 55.5 21.0 13.5 0.38 2.1
RSH10-71 67.5 72.0 4.5 2.9 0.31 0.9
 
RSH10-78 30.0 130.5 100.5 64.6 0.73 2.4
including 40.5 61.5 21.0 13.5 1.17 1.7
including 99.0 124.5 25.5 16.4 1.22 3.6
RSH10-78 141.0 166.5 25.5 16.4 0.33 1.7
 
RSH10-77 22.5 108.0 85.5 55.0 0.47 4.3
including 57.0 84.0 27.0 17.4 0.74 5.5
RSH10-77 120.0 141.0 21.0 13.5 0.54 2.2
including 124.5 133.5 9.0 5.8 0.95 3.9
 
RSH10-75 151.5 154.5 3.0 1.9 0.85 2.8
     
  1) Assuming vertical or near-vertical zone, perpendicular or near-perpendicular to the plane defined by the drill hole
  2) Mineralization found within 10 meters of EOH

QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSURANCE

Stéphane Amireault, P.Eng., Vice President Exploration for Sulliden is the Qualified Person responsible for the management of the exploration program and disclosure of the drill results as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Amireault has read and approved the technical and scientific information in this news release.

The analyses for this drilling campaign were carried out by ALS Chemex in Lima, Peru and ALS Chemex in Lima, Peru exercising a thorough Quality Control and Assurance program (QA/QC).  All ALS Chemex labs are ISO 9000 registered laboratories.  All gold assays reported in the press release were obtained by standard 50g fire assaying with AA finish. All silver assays reported in the press release were obtained by Aqua-Regia dissolution followed by ICP-AES measurement.

ABOUT SULLIDEN

Sulliden is a Canadian-based mining company focused on the exploration and development of its wholly owned Shahuindo Gold Project, located in Peru. This project is located in one of the world's most prolific gold producing districts and is home to world-class gold mines including Barrick Gold's Lagunas Norte Mine, 30 km to the south, and the Yanacocha Mine operated by Newmont Mining Company, 80 km to the north; both million-ounce per year producing mines. A positive Preliminary Assessment for the Shahuindo Gold Project was completed in December 2009 and a Feasibility Study is currently underway. While the Company progresses towards its goal of reaching production in 2012, a significant focus is being placed on exploration drilling to expand the mineral resource, which remains open in all directions and at depth. Sulliden is led by a strong management team with the proven ability to develop, finance and operate mining projects and is poised to generate superior value for its shareholders.

On behalf of Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd.

Peter Tagliamonte Stan Bharti
President and CEO Chairman

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Contact Information

  • Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd.
    Caroline Arsenault
    Investor Relations Manager
    (416) 861-5805
    or
    Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd.
    Scott Moore
    Vice President Corporate Development
    (416) 861-5903
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