TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - Unigold Inc. ("Unigold" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:UGD) is pleased to announce additional drill results. Five holes testing Anomaly B on the Candelones Extension (Lomita Piña) are reported. Candelones Extension is located within the Company''s wholly owned 22,616 hectare Neita Concession, Dominican Republic.
The highlight result is:
- Drill hole LP 62 which returned 102.9 m @ 1.45 g/t gold, including 38.9 m @ 2.43 g/t gold and 0.78 % copper, and also including 8.0 m @ 5.14 g/t gold and 1.05 % copper and 1.7 % zinc.
|Table 1: Recent drill hole results from Candelones Extension (Figure 1)
|Hole ID||From (m)||To (m)||Interval (m)||Au (g/t)||Ag (g/t)||Cu (%)||Zn (%)||Comments|
|includes||59.08||98.00||38.92||2.43||3.39||0.78||0.32||Anomaly B. Shallow|
|LP 60||108.50||149.00||40.5||0.48||2.3||0.1||0.1||Anomaly B|
|LP 59||111.00||117.00||6.0||2.10||5.1||0.7||0.2||Anomaly B|
|LP 58||NSV||Did not intersect dacite target|
Note: True widths are estimated to be equal to drill intercept interval. No top cut applied to assay values
"We were very excited to see the results of LP 62. The mineralization is very close to the surface and the grades are consistent. The increase in copper present in this hole is also very encouraging," commented Andrew Cheatle, President and CEO, Unigold Inc. "A gold equivalent calculation, using metal prices of the day* would re-state this intersection as 102.92 m at 2.2 g/t Au equivalent starting at 50 m below surface."
*Gold Price: $1,650 / oz, Copper Price: $3.72 / lb, Zinc Price: $0.98 / lb. assuming 100% recoveries
Expanding Mineralization at Candelones Extension
LP 62 is a 100 m step-forward from hole LP 53A which also returned positive results. See figures 1 and 2. The mineralization in hole LP 62 is shallow and intersections are broad. The reported drill results (LP 59, LP 60, LP 61 and LP 62) are from the 100 m step-out, systematic drilling program at Candelones. Results continue to expand mineralization to the south and west on IP Anomaly B.
Both IP Anomalies A and B remain open.
These drill results have expanded the known mineralization west at Candelones Extension. The results continue to support Unigold''s interpretation that the Candelones Extension zone is open in three directions. Drilling to date continues to demonstrate a very strong correlation between IP chargeability anomalies and mineralization (Figure 1).
To date the Company has received assay results from a total of 62 diamond drill holes at Candelones Extension over an area having a surface expression of approximately 1,300 m E-W by 700 m N-S. Drill holes are on approximate 100 m centers. Forty of these holes have intersected significant gold mineralization, with important credits in silver, copper and zinc.
More Targets to Test - More Potential for Success
Unigold is committed to extending its current mineralization footprint at the Candelones area on the wholly owned Neita Concession in the Dominican Republic. The 2013 exploration program will continue to build on the success of the 2012 program through testing IP anomalies identified in the 2011 survey. The Company plans to continue expanding known mineralized zones and testing the many coincident soil and IP anomalies with the aim of making new discoveries on the target rich Neita property.
Beyond the immediate work at Candelones, the Company intends to test other regional targets in 2013. Primary targets include Loma de Montazo, Montazo, Rancho Pedro and Naranjo (Figure 4). All of these targets have strong geochemical anomalies and coincident strong IP anomalies. Previous work on the targets did not have the benefit of the 2011 IP survey.
Premier Mining Destination - Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is host to world-class gold and base metal mines and deposits. The government supports development and exploration in the mining sector. In addition, the country has well established Mining Laws and Environmental Laws. Unigold''s wholly owned flagship property, Neita is compliant with all mineral and environmental requirements and work is conducted to internationally accepted environmental and social standards. The Neita concession exploration license was renewed in 2012 and is in good standing.
Unigold is well funded with approximately $7.5 million in cash.
Core drilling is being done primarily with NQ. Samples are logged, split by wet diamond saw, and half sent for assaying with the other half stored on site. Sample lengths typically average 1 m, but vary by geological boundaries. QA/QC included inserting certified standards and blanks into the sample stream at industry standard intervals. Samples are prepped by ACME Analytical Labs in the Dominican Republic, with assaying performed through ACME''s laboratory in Santiago, Chile. Analytical procedures include a 36-element ICP-ES analysis (1E) and a 50 g FA AA finish for gold (G6-50). Jim Robinson, C.P.G., Vice President - Exploration of Unigold, and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has designed and supervised the program, and reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.
About Unigold Inc. - Discovering Gold in the Caribbean
Unigold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol UGD, focused primarily on exploring and developing its gold assets in the Dominican Republic.
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