Sunridge Gold Corp.

Sunridge Gold Corp.

October 27, 2005 13:01 ET

Sunridge Gold Reports Drill Results From Adi Nefas VMS Project, Eritrea; Check Assays Result in Revised Higher Zinc Values

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 27, 2005) - Sunridge Gold Corp. (Sunridge) (TSX VENTURE:SGC) reports assay results from another six holes, NG-017-D to NG-022-D, completed to date in the 2005 drill program. These results are from the Adi Nefas Gossan gold-copper-zinc volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) project, part of the Asmara Project in Eritrea. Thirty-seven diamond and reverse circulation drill holes have been completed to date for a total of 5,600 metres. With these latest assays, results have now been reported from drill holes NG-00-RD to NG-022-D.

These latest results verify the continuation of the wide zones (drill intersections of between 8.95 and 14.80 metres) of high grade copper and zinc supergene mineralization over at least a 200 metre strike length. This style of mineralization is open along strike to both the north and south. In addition four of the new holes have successfully tested the deeper primary mineralization to depths of 130 to over 200 metres. In particular results from NG-020-D show that strong primary zinc, copper and gold mineralization exists at below 200 metres vertical depth and is open in depth and along strike.

A second drill rig has been contracted from Boart Longyear and is scheduled to be operating by the first week of November. A minimum of another 25 drill holes will be completed to test the Adi Nefas structure for an additional 700 metres to the north, 1,000 metres to the south and at depth.


NG-017-D - 8.95 metres grading 4.45 g/t Au, 162.05 g/t Ag, 2.17% Cu & 10.13% Zn

NG-020-D - 8.50 metres grading 8.77 g/t Au, 214.44 g/t Ag, 2.13% Cu & 13.29% Zn

NG-021-D - 14.80 metres grading 4.48% Cu & 7.11% Zn

Gold Silver Copper Zinc
Drill From To Length (Au) (Ag) (Cu) (Zn)
hole # metres metres metres g/t g/t % % Zone
NG-017-D 55.75 64.70 8.95 4.45 162.05 2.17 10.13 SG
NG-018-D 186.90 191.40 4.50 5.08 193.79 1.19 13.02 P
NG-019-D 217.20 222.57 5.37 0.69 24.13 0.15 3.02 P
NG-020-D 248.70 257.20 8.50 8.77 214.44 2.13 13.29 P
and 260.20 263.15 2.95 2.64 113.46 1.66 9.54 P
NG-021-D 57.20 72.00 14.80 0.58 49.55 4.48 7.11 SG
NG-022-D 184.60 192.65 8.05 0.61 66.20 0.63 8.08 P

Assay Method:

Due to the exceptionally high zinc values seen in some of the Adi Nefas drill core samples (over 40% zinc in some cases) the assay laboratory, Genalysis Laboratories, has advised Sunridge that the massive sulphide samples containing these very high grade zinc values (greater than 10%) should be assayed using a refined assaying method that more accurately determines the sample grade. The modification to the method involves the use of a four acid digestion method (AX/OES) which more effectively keeps all metals in solution, recalibration of equipment and the use of more appropriate reference materials in each batch. Massive sulphide samples from the Adi Nefas drilling are now being segregated on site and are being routinely assayed by this more accurate assay method. As a result, Genalysis is reexamining the assay method used on all very high-grade base metal values reported prior to September, 2005.

High-grade zinc samples from the previously reported assay results, September 13, 2005 (NR 2005-11) have recently been re-assayed by Genalysis and the more accurate and higher values per interval compared to the previously reported assay values can be seen in the following table:

Inter- Zinc Zinc
Drill From To val Gold Silver Copper % %
hole # metres metres metres g/t g/t % prior revised Zone
NG-007-D 82.00 88.40 6.40 3.77 214.48 2.27 5.32 5.32 P
NG-009-D 90.10 96.00 5.90 2.23 115.03 1.56 20.03 30.91 P
NG-010-D 50.90 56.95 6.05 7.17 202.89 2.03 14.35 17.82 SG
NG-013-D 74.54 86.33 11.79 7.57 212.38 4.25 19.70 23.41 SG/P
NG-014-D 148.20 151.70 3.50 10.96 184.84 1.85 6.51 10.70 P
and 157.25 160.70 3.45 3.13 118.94 1.03 9.10 9.10 P
NG-015-D 63.85 73.63 9.78 0.62 55.12 3.05 9.91 10.56 SG/P
NG-016-D 173.95 184.42 10.47 3.96 96.81 1.19 10.60 11.98 P


1. Drill intercept lengths only are reported in the tabulations; it is estimated that true width will be approximately 80% of the reported drill intercept length.

2. Hole designation ending in "D" are all drilled by diamond drilling methods only. Hole designation ending in "RD" are those started with reverse-circulation and completed with diamond drilling.

3. Zones of mineralization in the tabulations are as follows: SG equals Supergene, P equals Primary zones of mineralization

4. A Quality Assurance/Quality Control program is part of the drilling program on the Asmara Project. This program includes chain of custody protocol as well as systematic submittals of standards, duplicates and blank samples into the flow of samples produced by the drilling.

5. A description of the geology, sampling procedures, and the Company's laboratory Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures are as described in the Company's National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report filed on February 17, 2004 and amended by the Amended Technical Report filed dated April 27, 2004. This report is available at

6. Samples are prepared at African Horn Testing Services (Eritrea) and analyzed at Genalysis Laboratories (a NATA registered laboratory) in Perth Western Australia.

7. The Qualified Person for the release of this exploration information is Michael Hopley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunridge Gold Corp.

Sunridge Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, discovery and development of precious and base metal projects. The Company is currently conducting exploration on the Asmara Joint Venture Project in Eritrea. The Company is continuing to be the sole financial contributor to the JV to earn a 70% interest. The Company has 28.4 million shares outstanding, $5.0 million in cash and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SGC. For additional information on the Company and its projects please view the slide show on our website at or call Don Halliday at the number listed below.


Michael Hopley, President and Chief Executive Officer

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