US Gold’s Drilling in the Magistral District Returns 23.7 Opt Silver Over 5.9 Ft., Within 9.2 Opt Silver Over 31.0 Ft. ; Results Continue to Extend Main Zone
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Sept. 25, 2008) – US GOLD CORPORATION (TSX:UXG)(AMEX:UXG)(FRANKFURT:US8) announces that drilling within the Magistral District, Sinaloa State, Mexico, continues to expand the mineralization and intersect richer silver grades at the Palmarito Project. Drilling has successfully extended the Main Zone by 310.0 feet (ft.) (95.0 meters) to the northeast and 105.0 ft. (32.0 meters) vertically. The furthest hole drilled to the northeast returned 23.7 ounces per ton (opt) silver over 5.9 ft., (814.0 gpt (grams per tonne) silver over 1.8 m), within an intercept of 9.2 opt silver over 31.0 ft. (313.8 gpt silver over 9.5 m). The zone remains open and shows good potential for expansion.
PALMARITO – MAIN ZONE
Richer Silver Mineralization at Depth
Core drilling continues to successfully extend the silver-gold mineralization down-dip of the Main Zone (Figure 1 & 2). RC results released earlier this year included 15.7 opt silver eq. over 30 ft. (538.6 gpt silver eq. over 9.1 m) and 13.6 opt silver eq. over 15 ft. (464.7 gpt silver eq. over 4.6 meters). US Gold’s exploration is discovering higher silver grades at depth, which suggests drilling may be nearing a possible feeder system. Recent results from the Main Zone include:
Hole #____ Silver____________Gold__ Silver Eq.(i)__ From______ To__ Length ——————————————————————– ——- ____________ (opt)__________ (opt)__________(opt)__ (ft.)____(ft.)____(ft.) PMX-38________9.2______________ -____________9.2__ 832.3____863.4____ 31.0 including____23.7______________ -__________ 23.7__ 853.7____859.6______5.9 PMX-28________5.0______________ -____________5.0__ 599.4____658.1____ 58.7 Including____ 8.5______________ -____________8.5__ 634.8____651.6____ 16.7 PMX-35________4.4____________0.01____________4.8__ 735.2____745.1____ 10.0 And__________ 5.7__less than 0.01____________5.9__ 763.1____775.3____ 12.5 PMX-25________5.3__less than 0.01____________5.5__ 698.8____709.0____ 10.5 PMX-32________4.3__less than 0.01____________4.5__ 643.3____659.8____ 16.4 Hole #____ Silver____________Gold__ Silver Eq.(i)__ From______ To__ Length ——————————————————————– ——- ____________ (gpt)__________ (gpt)__________(gpt)____ (m)______(m)______(m) PMX-38______313.8______________ -__________313.8__ 253.7____263.2______9.5 including__ 814.0______________ -__________814.0__ 260.2____262.0______1.8 PMX-28______171.8______________ -__________171.8__ 182.7____200.6____ 18.0 including__ 292.0______________ -__________292.0__ 193.5____198.6______5.1 PMX-35______150.0____________0.28__________164.7__ 224.1____227.1______3.1 and________ 194.9____________0.16__________203.4__ 232.6____236.3______3.8 PMX-25______180.0____________0.17__________189.0__ 213.0____216.1______3.2 PMX-32______147.6____________0.12__________153.7__ 196.1____201.1______5.0 (i)Gold:Silver ratio 3 year average (1:53) ____Metallurgical Recoveries and Net Smelter Returns are assumed to be 100% ____Numbers may not add due to rounding
The results above successfully expanded the Main Zone by 310.0 ft. (95.0 meters) to the northeast. The vertical extent of the mineralization was expanded by 105.0 ft. (32.0 meters) to a total of 863.0 ft (263.0 meters) below surface. The furthest hole drilled to the northeast returned our highest assay values to date, 23.7 opt silver over 5.9 ft., (814.0 gpt silver over 1.8 m), within 9.2 opt silver over 31.0 ft. (313.8 gpt silver over 9.5 m). Two additional holes, stepping out 325.0 ft (100.0 meters) further to the northeast, are in progress and are targeting the possible feeder system. The zone remains open and shows good potential for expansion.
“The higher-grades at Palmarito are great to see! Although additional drilling is required, we believe the potential to discover more high-grade is excellent. Overall, our exploration in Mexico is starting to hit its stride and I look forward to watching it unfold,” stated Rob McEwen, Chairman and CEO of US Gold.
ABOUT US GOLD
US Gold Corporation is a United States based gold exploration company exploring throughout northeastern Nevada and Mexico. The Company has large land holdings and a strong treasury. US Gold’s shares trade on the American and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol UXG.
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 HQ and NQ core. Samples were taken every 6.6 ft (2 meters) for areas that were believed to be non- mineralized and selectively chosen for mineralized areas based on geological characteristics.
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.
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