US Gold Corporation

US Gold Corporation

January 28, 2010 08:00 ET

US Gold Corporation: El Gallo Exploration Off to Excellent Start in 2010



TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2010) - US GOLD CORPORATION (NYSE Amex:UXG)(TSX:UXG) is pleased to announce results from two areas at the El Gallo Project in Sinaloa State, Mexico. These results represent the first four core holes drilled at El Gallo in 2010. Highlights include: 18.6 ounces of silver per ton (opt) over 134.2 ft (feet) (638.0 grams per tonne (gpt) over 40.9 m (meters)) and 4.4 opt silver over 239.2 ft (150.9 gpt silver over 72.9 m). Mineralization in both holes starts near-surface.

"A total of 340,000 ft (100,000 m) of drilling is planned for El Gallo this year and we are off to an excellent start! In addition to the results highlighted in this news release we have completed an additional 25 core holes this year. Results from these holes will be released shortly. US Gold's geologists have also identified two other separate prospects not related to El Gallo where surface sampling over a large area has yielded high-grade samples of gold and silver (Figures 6 & 7). US Gold is planning to drill these prospects during the second quarter," stated Rob McEwen, Chairman and CEO of US Gold.

1) Western Area – Main Zone

18.6 opt Silver over 134.2 ft (638.0 gpt over 40.9 m)

Two core holes were drilled in the western section of the Main Zone that successfully extended the mineralization 110 ft (33 m) to the south (Figure 2 & 3). Hole GAX-046 encountered excellent grades over very good widths and has opened up an exciting area for expansion drilling. The initial interpretation indicates this mineralization is the continuation along strike with hole GAX-010 (Released March 2, 2009), which returned: 31.6 opt Ag over 104 ft (1,082.4 gpt Ag over 31.7 m). GAX-046 also intersected a zone of good mineralization that starts at surface. Additional drilling will look to expand on these encouraging results. Highlights from these two holes are detailed below:

Hole # Silver Length From To   Hole # Silver Length From To
  (opt) (ft) (ft) (ft)     (gpt) (m) (m) (m)
GAX-044 3.1 25.8 128.0 153.7   GAX-044 106.2 7.9 39.0 46.9
GAX-046 7.5 22.0 0.0 22.0   GAX-046 256.2 6.7 0.0 6.7
Including 19.5 6.2 0.0 6.2   Including 667.0 1.9 0.0 1.9
And 18.6 134.2 108.6 242.8   And 638.0 40.9 33.1 74.0
Including 70.9 31.0 200.0 231.0   Including 2,432.1 9.5 61.0 70.4
Including 227.2 3.0 214.1 217.0   Including 7,790.0 0.9 65.3 66.2

*All depths indicated in table are down hole
**0.73 opt Ag (25 gpt Ag) cutoff 
***Numbers may not add due to rounding

2) Eastern Area – Main Zone

4.4 opt silver over 239.2 ft (150.9 gpt silver over 72.9 m)

Two core holes were drilled in the eastern section of the Main Zone. Hole GAX-045 successfully extended the mineralization encountered in hole GAX-043 (Released August 5, 2009) by 65 ft (20 m) vertically. In addition to extending the mineralization at depth this hole intersected a wide zone of good grade consistent with other results in the area. GAX-047 encountered a narrow zone of high-grade silver at a vertical depth of approximately 400 ft (120 m), extending the mineralization by approximately 80 ft (25 m) vertically . This is important because 1) it is one of the deepest high-grade occurrences discovered at El Gallo, showing there is good potential at depth, and 2) this mineralization appears to correlate with other high-grade intercepts in the area that are potentially minable by underground methods. Highlights from these two holes are detailed below:

Hole # Silver Length From To   Hole # Silver Length From To
  (opt) (ft) (ft) (ft)     (gpt) (m) (m) (m)
GAX-045 4.4 239.2 140.4 379.6   GAX-045 150.9 72.9 42.8 115.7
Including 44.5 10.7 293.3 304.0   Including 1,526.5 3.3 89.4 92.7
GAX-047 3.9 23.3 46.9 70.2   GAX-047 133.0 7.1 14.3 21.4
Including 14.2 4.8 58.6 63.3   Including 487.0 1.5 17.9 19.3
And 95.7 6.6 428.9 435.4   And 3,280.0 2.0 130.7 132.7

*All depths indicated in table are down hole
**0.73 opt Ag (25 gpt Ag) cutoff 
***Numbers may not add due to rounding

To review results from all 47 core holes drilled at El Gallo, please click below:


US Gold Corporation is a Colorado incorporated gold and silver exploration company with a strong treasury, no debt and two significant land holdings, one in Nevada next to Barrick Gold's multi-million ounce Cortez project, and the other in Mexico where an exciting high-grade silver discovery has been made. US Gold's shares trade on the NYSE Amex and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol UXG. US Gold has good market liquidity, trading 1.1 million shares daily, and is included in S&P/TSX and Russell indices.


This news release has been viewed and approved by Steve Brown, US Gold's Chief Geologist, who is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for program design and quality control of exploration undertaken by the Company at its Mexican exploration properties.

Samples from the core drilling were split on-site at the Magistral Mine property. One quarter of the split drill core was shipped to ALS Chemex in Hermosillo for sample preparation and analysis by 4-acid digestion with ICP determination for silver and fire assay for gold. Samples returning greater than 1500 ppm silver or 10 ppm gold were re-analyzed using gravimetric fire assay. Standards and blanks were inserted every 25 samples. Rock chip samples shown in figures were analyzed by US Gold's internal lab, located at the Magistral Mine, Sinaloa Mexico, utilizing atomic absorption. Certain rock samples were also sent to ALS Chemex for further analysis and confirmation.

All holes were drilled with HQ bits utilizing a CS-1500 truck-mounted core drill. Samples were taken based on lithologic and/or mineralized intervals and vary in length. The true width of the mineral zone has not yet been determined. 

Certain statements contained herein and subsequent oral statements made by and on behalf of the Company may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "intends," "anticipates," "believes," "expects" and "hopes" and include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's results of exploration, plan of business operations, potential contractual arrangements, receipt of working capital, anticipated revenues and related expenditures. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, those set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, under the caption "Risk Factors". Most of these factors are outside the control of the Company. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Except as otherwise required by applicable securities statutes or regulations, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly these forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

To view "Figure 1 - Magistral District Project Locations", please visit the following link:

To view "Figure 2 - El Gallo Drill Hole Locations - Plan (Aerial) View", please visit the following link:

To view "Figure 3 - El Gallo Cross Section - Expansion Drilling", please visit the following link:

To view "Figure 4 - El Gallo Core Hole GAX-046", please visit the following link:

To view "Figure 5 - El Gallo Core Hole GAX-046", please visit the following link:

To view "Figure 6 - Texcalama Project Area - Plan (Aerial) View", please visit the following link:

To view "Figure 7 - Palmarito II Project Area - Plan (Aerial) View", please visit the following link:

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