US Gold Corporation

US Gold Corporation

June 12, 2007 12:35 ET

US Gold Corporation-Intriguing Grab Sample: Metal Value $2,200 Per Ton(i)


DENVER, COLORADO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - US GOLD CORPORATION (TSX:UXG)(AMEX:UXG)is pleased to highlight some of the captivating exploration results(i) of the companies recently acquired.

- Keystone surface sample returned values of 23.8 opt (ounces per ton) silver, 25.2% zinc, 10.3% copper, and 28.1% lead; with an approximate metal value of $2,200 per ton in today's market; equivalent to 3.4 ounces of gold per ton.

- Gold Bar drilling encountered 0.212 opt gold over 85 ft., including 0.46 opt gold over 40 ft., and 0.209 opt gold over 60 ft.

- Limousine Butte drilling encountered 0.143 opt gold over 190 ft., 0.096 opt gold over 235 ft., 0.136 opt gold over 115 ft., and 0.249 opt gold over 60 ft.

"Our acquisitions are complete and US Gold's property has grown from 36 square miles to approximately 250 square miles in Nevada," said Rob McEwen, Chairman and CEO. "Our drill results are similar to early-stage discovery holes at major Nevada deposits that host millions of ounces of gold. We are continuing our aggressive drilling and exploration program at our top-priority targets: Keystone, Limousine Butte, Gold Bar, and Tonkin."

Acquired Properties

Our strategic land holdings in the Cortez Trend dramatically increased from 36 to 170 square miles with our recently completed takeover of Nevada Pacific, White Knight, and Tone Resources. In the process, we have also acquired an additional 80 square miles of prospective land in Nevada. Set out below are descriptions of 3 properties with very interesting exploration results.

Keystone(i) adjoins Tonkin to the west and has characteristics similar to other Nevada mines that are associated with base metals such as Barrick/Rio Tinto's Cortez Joint Venture and Newmont's Gold Quarry. Earlier surface samples have returned up to 0.867 opt gold and a 2005 drill hole intersected 1,100 ft. of anomalous Carlin style pathfinder elements in Lower Plate Roberts Mountain Formation. US Gold's current exploration program at Keystone is focused on testing the base metal potential and a typical Carlin-style gold system. Results from US Gold's first drill hole testing the base metal area are summarized below:

Hole Interval (ft.) Interval (m) Ag opt Ag gpt Cu% Pb% Zn%
KS01 54 16.5 2.34 80 0.99 1.19 1.23

(opt equals ounces per ton, gpt equals grams per tonne)

Gold Bar(i) adjoins Tonkin to the south and covers an area of Lower Plate host rocks. US Gold's exploration has also identified altered dikes with strongly anomalous Carlin geochemistry on the property. Several historic intercepts are summarized below:

0.212 opt over 85 ft. (7.25 gpt over 25.9 m)
Including 0.46 opt over 40 ft. (15.73 gpt over 12.2 m)

0.209 opt over 60 ft. (7.15 gpt over 18.3 m)

Limousine Butte(i) is located approximately 60 miles east of Tonkin. The property covers mineralization scattered over 15 miles. This property has a similar setting to Barrick's Bald Mountain Mine, approximately 20 miles due west. Past production from the Resurrection Ridge portion of the property totaled 120,000 ounces of gold. Several impressive drill intercepts present on the property are summarized below.

0.143 opt over 190 ft. (4.89 gpt over 57.9 m)

0.096 opt over 235 ft. (3.28 gpt over 71.6 m)

0.136 opt over 115 ft. (4.56 gpt over 35.1 m)

0.249 opt over 60 ft. (8.51 gpt over 18.3 m)

Tonkin Exploration Update - Grades and Widths Improving

North Rooster

Drilling continued on the North Rooster targets and encountered 0.028 opt gold over 296.5 ft., 300 feet to the north of a previously announced hole that intersected 0.039 opt gold over 145 ft. These results are interpreted as a thickening of favorable gold bearing rocks along a northeast trending structure (see Figure 1). Further drilling along this feature is underway.

Hole 87 0.028 opt over 296.5 ft. (0.95 gpt over 90.4 m)
Including 0.048 opt over 21 ft. (1.65 gpt over 6.4 m)
Including 0.060 opt over 20 ft. (2.05 gpt over 6.1 m)

Southern Area

The highest grade mineralization encountered to date was 1.175 opt gold over 1.7 ft. in the Southern Area. This hole offsets previous drilling in an area between resources that comprise the main Southern Area mineralized material. Our geological interpretations suggest that this is an east-west structure and future drilling is planned to test for continuation of this mineralization (see Figure 1).

Drilling also intersected mineralization approximately 350 feet to the north of the high-grade mentioned above at a similar depth. Additional drilling is planned to test for extensions to this mineralization. The highlights are summarized below:

Hole 129 0.111 opt over 14 ft. (3.78 gpt over 4.3 m)
Including 0.212 opt over 5.5 ft. (7.25 gpt over 1.7 m)
0.149 opt over 54 ft. (5.10 gpt over 16.5 m)
Including 1.175 opt over 1.7 ft. (40.19 gpt over 0.5 m)
Including 0.182 opt over 29 ft. (6.24 gpt over 8.8 m)

Hole 125 0.090 opt over 35 ft. (3.06 gpt over 10.7 m)
Including 0.296 opt over 6 ft. (10.12 gpt over 1.8 m)

Testing for lateral extensions of deeper mineralization encountered results including 0.203 opt gold over 25 ft. and 0.107 opt gold over 25 ft. The highlights from these holes are summarized below:

Hole 133 0.124 opt over 45 ft (4.25 gpt over 13.7 m)
Including 0.203 opt over 25 ft. (6.94 gpt over 7.6 m)

Hole 105 0.107 opt over 25 ft. (3.65 gpt over 7.6 m)
0.054 opt over 45 ft. (1.84 gpt over 13.7 m)

Hole 104 0.053 opt over 50 ft. (1.81 gpt over 15.2 m)

Hole 77 0.109 opt over 20 ft. (3.72 gpt over 6.1 m)

A complete listing of all uncut drill hole assay results, since our last exploration update in April 2007, are attached in Table 1.


US Gold Corporation is aggressively exploring for gold in Nevada. The Company's goal is to become NEVADA'S PREMIER EXPLORATION COMPANY with a large land position, strong treasury, liquid shares and the upside of a junior. US Gold's shares trade on the American and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol UXG, and on the Frankfurt and Berlin exchanges under the symbol US8.

(i) Metal value is not indicative of economic feasibility or of the grade of any deposit or mine. Results from historic samples and assays are not 43-101 compliant and readers are advised to use caution. Future results may differ materially from historic results.

Metal Price Assumptions (June 12, 2007)

Gold Silver Lead Zinc Copper
(US$/oz.) (US$/oz.) (US$/lb.) (US$/lb.) (US$/lb.)
Price Used 640.00 12.00 1.00 1.50 3.10


This news release has been prepared under the guidance of Steve Brown, Senior Geologist and Project Manager, 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 Tonkin Springs property. All samples were analyzed by ALS Chemex.

All assays are uncut, with analysis conducted by ALS Chemex utilizing a 30 gram fire assay charge with an AA finish. Sample length is by geologic boundary with a maximum 5 foot length and core recovery averages 95-98%. Quality assurance/quality control is assured by inserting standards and blanks every 40th sample and check assays sent to a second lab every 20th sample.

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-KSB for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 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.

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Contact Information

  • US Gold Corporation
    William F. Pass
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    (303) 238-1438
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    US Gold Corporation
    Ana Aguirre
    Investor Relations
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