US Gold Corporation
TSX : UXG
AMEX : UXG
FRANKFURT : US8

US Gold Corporation

November 19, 2008 14:18 ET

US Gold Hits Significant Intercepts in Mexico

New High-Grade "El Gallo" Discovery: 22.2 opt Silver Over 5 ft, Within 13.2 opt Silver Over 15 ft Palmarito Returns Richest Grades Yet: 24.4 opt Silver Over 5 ft, Within 8.5 opt Silver Over 75 ft

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2008) - US GOLD CORPORATION (TSX:UXG)(NYSE-A:UXG)(FRANKFURT:US8) announces that recent conventional rotary drilling in the Magistral District, Sinaloa, Mexico has intersected high-grade silver in two locations (Figure 1). The first location is a new discovery called El Gallo. The best intercept from El Gallo returned 22.2 ounces per ton (opt) silver over 5 feet (ft) (760.0 grams per tonne (gpt) silver over 1.5 meters (m)), within 13.2 opt silver over 15 ft (453.0 gpt silver over 4.6 m). The second, Palmarito's new Southwest Zone, has returned the richest silver grades since US Gold began exploration at the project: 24.4 opt silver over 5 ft. (836.0 gpt silver over 1.5 m), within 8.5 opt silver over 75 ft (291.9 silver over 22.9 m). Mineralization in both areas starts close to surface.

"US Gold's exploration continues to find higher-grades in unexplored areas. We are increasing our exploration effort in Mexico as our latest results have us very encouraged. One of our objectives this year, besides finding economic gold deposits, has been to drive down the cost of exploration. The steps we have taken to accomplish this goal have certainly given us a competitive edge," states Rob McEwen, Chairman and CEO of US Gold.

EL GALLO - New Discovery

High-Grade, Near Surface: 22.2 opt (760.0 gpt) Silver over 5 ft (1.5 m)

El Gallo is located within the Magistral District on the northern half of US Gold's property. No modern exploration is believed to have taken place in the area, illustrating the regions excellent potential for additional discoveries. Early results from El Gallo have US Gold's geologists encouraged. Drilling occurred in what appears to be a large stockwork vein system, with significant amounts of quartz occurring over a broad area. Soil sampling, mapping and geophysics are currently being carried out to better understand the nature of the mineralization.

Initial conventional rotary drilling designed to test the areas potential has returned the following results:



Hole # Silver Gold Silver Eq.(i) From To Length
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(Imperial) (opt) (opt) (opt) (ft) (ft) (ft)

GABHA08-01 5.0 - 5.0 120.0 125.0 5.0

GABHA08-02 4.1 less than 0.01 4.3 45.0 50.0 5.0
And 2.0 0.05 4.6 60.0 65.0 5.0
And 3.4 - 3.4 120.0 125.0 5.0

GABHA08-03 3.1 - 3.1 15.0 20.0 5.0

GABHA08-004 12.9 - 12.9 40.0 45.0 5.0

GABHA08-05 3.3 - 3.3 15.0 20.0 5.0
And 13.2 0.01 13.7 40.0 55.0 15.0
Including 22.2 - 22.2 40.0 45.0 5.0


Hole # Silver Gold Silver Eq.(i) From To Length
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(Metric) (gpt) (gpt) (gpt) (m) (m) (m)

GABHA08-01 172.0 - 172.0 36.6 38.1 1.5

GABHA08-02 139.0 0.1 146.6 13.7 15.2 1.5
And 69.4 1.7 159.5 18.3 19.8 1.5
And 118.0 - 118.0 36.6 38.1 1.5

GABHA08-03 106.0 - 106.0 4.6 6.1 1.5

GABHA08-004 443.0 - 443.0 12.2 13.7 1.5

GABHA08-05 112.0 - 112.0 4.6 6.1 1.5
And 453.0 0.3 469.6 12.2 16.8 4.6
Including 760.0 - 760.0 12.2 13.7 1.5

(i)Gold:Silver Ratio 3 year average (1:54)
Metallurgical Recoveries and Net Smelter Returns are based on 100%
Numbers may not balance due to rounding


US Gold believes these early results demonstrate the projects ability to produce high-grades that are near surface. More results are expected to be released within the next two weeks. Approximately 4,800 ft (1,450 m) of additional conventional rotary drilling has since been completed at El Gallo.

PALMARITO - New Southwest Zone Delivers Highest Grades Yet

Intersections Up To 24.4 opt (836.0 gpt) Silver over 5 ft (1.5 m)

On November 5th US Gold announced it had successfully intersected a new mineralized area at Palmarito called the Southwest Zone (Figure 2). The initial hole from this zone returned 6.9 opt silver over 25.0 ft. (236.6 gpt silver over 7.6 m), including 12.2 opt silver over 5.0 ft. (418.0 gpt silver over 1.5 m). Further conventional rotary drilling designed to expand the mineralization was successful and extended the zone to the north and south by approximately 275 ft. (85 m). The zone remains open to the north, south and west.

The results below include the highest silver grades returned from Palmarito drilling since US Gold's exploration program began. The most significant intersection from this drilling returned 24.4 opt silver over 5 ft. (836.0 gpt silver over 1.5 m), within 8.5 opt silver over 75 ft (291.9 silver over 22.9 m).



Hole # Silver Gold Silver Eq.(i) From To Length
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(opt) (opt) (opt) (ft) (ft) (ft)
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PMBHA08-007 6.0 less than 0.01 6.1 10.0 35.0 25.0
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Including 9.8 less than 0.01 9.9 25.0 30.0 5.0
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PMBHA08-011 3.8 - 3.8 5.0 35.0 30.0
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Including 6.5 less than 0.01 6.7 15.0 20.0 5.0
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PMBHA08-024 4.2 less than 0.01 4.4 0.0 30.0 30.0
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Including 8.3 0.01 8.9 5.0 10.0 5.0
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PMBHA08-029 9.3 0.01 9.8 60.0 85.0 25.0
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Including 18.4 0.01 18.7 75.0 80.0 5.0
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PMBHA08-032 8.5 less than 0.01 8.7 0.0 75.0 75.0
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Including 12.2 0.01 12.6 30.0 75.0 45.0
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Including 24.4 less than 0.01 24.6 35.0 40.0 5.0
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PMBHA08-033 5.9 less than 0.01 6.0 0.0 75.0 75.0
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Including 13.2 less than 0.01 13.4 60.0 70.0 10.0
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PMBHA08-034 4.6 less than 0.01 4.8 10.0 35.0 25.0
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Including 6.7 less than 0.01 7.0 15.0 20.0 5.0
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PMBHA08-037 3.7 less than 0.01 4.0 5.0 30.0 25.0
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And 12.9 0.01 13.7 45.0 80.0 35.0
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Including 19.4 0.02 20.4 50.0 60.0 10.0
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PMBHA08-039 3.2 less than 0.01 3.4 0.0 10.0 10.0
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And 7.2 less than 0.01 7.3 30.0 40.0 10.0
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PMBHA08-041 7.4 less than 0.01 7.5 50.0 80.0 30.0
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Including 10.5 less than 0.01 10.6 60.0 70.0 10.0
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PMBHA08-043 6.2 less than 0.01 6.5 80.0 105.0 25.0
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And 10.6 less than 0.01 10.7 95.0 100.0 5.0
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PMBHA08-044 6.7 less than 0.01 6.8 80.0 90.0 10.0
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PMBHA08-007 206.0 0.1 208.9 3.0 10.7 7.6
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Including 335.0 0.1 340.3 7.6 9.1 1.5
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PMBHA08-011 128.9 - 128.9 1.5 10.7 9.1
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Including 224.0 0.1 229.5 4.6 6.1 1.5
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PMBHA08-024 145.4 0.1 152.6 0.0 9.1 9.1
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Including 285.0 0.3 303.8 1.5 3.0 1.5
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PMBHA08-029 319.0 0.3 334.7 18.3 25.9 7.6
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Including 631.0 0.2 641.4 22.9 24.4 1.5
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PMBHA08-032 291.9 0.1 299.6 0.0 22.9 22.9
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Including 419.8 0.2 431.7 9.1 22.9 13.7
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Including 836.0 0.2 844.5 10.7 12.2 1.5
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PMBHA08-033 202.1 0.1 207.2 0.0 22.9 22.9
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Including 453.5 0.1 460.9 18.3 21.3 3.0
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PMBHA08-034 156.7 0.1 163.0 3.0 10.7 7.6
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Including 231.0 0.2 239.9 4.6 6.1 1.5
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PMBHA08-037 127.2 0.2 136.3 1.5 9.1 7.6
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And 443.0 0.5 470.0 13.7 24.4 10.7
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Including 663.5 0.7 700.2 15.2 18.3 3.0
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PMBHA08-039 109.0 0.1 116.3 0.0 3.0 3.0
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And 246.0 0.1 251.4 9.1 12.2 3.0
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PMBHA08-041 253.0 0.1 256.5 15.2 24.4 9.1
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Including 358.5 0.1 361.8 18.3 21.3 3.0
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PMBHA08-043 213.2 0.2 222.2 24.4 32.0 7.6
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And 362.0 0.1 367.9 29.0 30.5 1.5
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PMBHA08-044 228.5 0.1 233.5 24.4 27.4 3.0
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(i)Gold:Silver Ratio 3 year average (1:54)
Metallurgical Recoveries and Net Smelter Returns are based on 100%
Numbers may not balance due to rounding


ABOUT US GOLD

US Gold Corporation is a United States based gold exploration company exploring in northeastern Nevada and northwestern Mexico. US Gold's shares trade on the American and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol UXG and on the Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol US8.

QUALIFIED PERSON

This news release has been viewed and approved by 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 Mexican exploration properties. All samples were analyzed by ALS Chemex utilizing a 4 acid digestion with ICP finish.

Holes were drilled with conventional rotary drilling. Samples were taken every 5.0 ft (1.5 m). 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, 2007 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 the associated figures with this press release, please visit the following links:

http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/UXGMagistral.pdf

http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/UXGPalmarito.pdf

Contact Information

  • US Gold Corporation
    Ana Aguirre
    Manager, Investor Relations
    (647) 258-0395 or Toll Free: 1-866-441-0690
    (647) 258-0408 (FAX)
    Email: info@usgold.com