Sierra Gold Corporation Announces Property Acquisition in Region Known for Coloured Diamonds and Gold
TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sierra Gold Corporation (Pink Sheets:SGCP) announced today the acquisition of a 12 mile long concession on the Manu river in the Zimmi region with an option to expand down to the Atlantic ocean. The company has investigated the property and has discovered small coloured and clear diamonds. Also discovered was coarse gold. Coarse gold indicates proximity to the original source of the gold vein. The property is now being cleared to allow equipment to be deployed on site.
Sierra Leone is a major exporter of diamonds and is recognized internationally for the size and quality of its diamonds. The country’s major source of hard currency has come from the sale of diamonds. Sierra Leone’s production is characterized by a high proportion of gem quality diamonds. The country became famous world-wide after the discovery of the Star of Sierra Leone, a magnificent 969 carat diamond. In 2002, a 1440 carat, gem quality diamond was discovered in the Kono district, which was later sold in Belgium for approximately US$75 million. Sierra Leone has produced many of the largest alluvial diamonds ever discovered.
The gold mining operation has been delayed by the unusually long rainy season. The rivers are still swollen and the ground very muddy. The transport of the two 10 ton processing plants has been delayed until the conditions become more favourable.
Sierra Gold is engaged in the exploration and development of gold and diamond properties in West Africa. The Birimian greenstone belt of West Africa has had a long history of gold mining and prospecting. The region has been one of the fastest growing gold producing areas worldwide.
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CONTACT: Sierra Gold Corporation John Semachko Jr. - President 330-273-6183 Website: www.sierragoldcorp.com