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Central Resources Corp. has released results of the 2011 surface exploration program conducted at its LLL property located in the Dawson Range gold belt of southwestern Yukon. Highlights from the program include:

  • Discovery of highly prospective rocks grading between 0.697 and 14.15 grams per tonne gold from quartz veined samples;
  • Expansion of a 2010 soil geochemical anomaly — resulting in a 1,200-by-1,000-metre area of coincident, strongly elevated gold and arsenic values;
  • Identification of three new moderately to strongly anomalous areas of gold and arsenic soil geochemistry.

In 2011, prospecting at the LLL property identified a breccia zone that lies on the western edge of a broad ridge. This zone appears to be oriented subparallel to a geological contact between quartzite and gneiss, in an area where a porphyry dike cuts both units. Geologically favourable material typically ranges from weakly silicified fault breccia to strongly silicified hydrothermal crackle breccia. Visual mineralization includes arsenopyrite, minor stibnite and alteration minerals — scorodite, limonite and jarosite. This breccia zone has never been drilled or trenched and contains no outcrops. Limited sampling of mostly grass-covered talus returned encouraging values, including 0.697 g/t, 1.125 g/t and 14.15 g/t gold.

“These results are very exciting because we have discovered significant gold mineralization in rock samples located within a large gold-arsenic soil anomaly,” said Paul Reynolds, president and chief executive officer of Central. “These rock sample results range from anomalous to 14.15 g/t gold.”

Soil sampling expanded a zone of coincident, strongly anomalous gold and arsenic soil geochemistry, which encompasses the breccia zone and covers an area 1,200 metres long and 1,000 metres wide. Values from 2011 sampling in this anomaly range from 20 to 502 parts per billion gold in soil and 100 to 810 parts per million arsenic in soil. Antimony values within this zone were weak to strongly anomalous (five to 23 ppm). Gold and arsenic soil geochemical maps are posted on the company’s website.

Three additional soil geochemical targets comprising clusters of moderately to strongly anomalous gold and arsenic values have been identified elsewhere on the property. Values within these anomalies range from 20 to 391 ppb gold and 100 to 301 ppm arsenic. No follow-up prospecting has been done in the vicinity of these anomalies. The highest soil result on the property is an isolated gold value of 1,060 ppb.

Most of the LLL property is underlain by brittle graphitic quartzite, hornblende-biotite granite gneiss and two whitehorse suite granitic plutons. Quartz-feldspar porphyry dike swarms intrude all of these units. This geological setting resembles the setting at the nearby Coffee property of Kaminak Gold Corp.

Analytical work was done by ALS Chemex with sample preparation in Whitehorse, Yukon, and assays and geochemical analyses in North Vancouver, B.C. All rock samples were initially analyzed for gold by fire assay followed by atomic absorption and 35 other elements by inductively coupled plasma — atomic emission spectroscopy. Overlimit values for gold were determined by fire assay and gravimetric finish. All soil samples were analyzed for gold by inductively coupled plasma and atomic emission spectrometry, and the multielement analysis was done by ME-ICP41.

The 2011 program was conducted by Archer, Cathro & Associates (1981) Ltd. under the supervision of Heather Smith, PGeo. The technical information in this release has been reviewed by Ms. Smith, PGeo, and Mr. Reynolds, PGeo, president of Central, both of whom are qualified persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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Castillian Resources Corp. has released the results of its 2011 exploration program at its Canadian Creek property. The property consists of 320 claims covering approximately 6,180 hectares located 160 kilometres south of Dawson, approximately 50 kilometres southeast of Kinross Gold Corp.’s White Gold discovery and 25 kilometres southeast of Kaminak Gold Corp.’s Coffee gold discovery. Work completed in 2011 included soil geochemistry grid sampling, detailed ground magnetic surveys, induced polarization surveys, trenching and geological mapping. Assay results are pending for the trench samples.

Dr. Bill Pearson, PGeo, president and chief executive officer of Castillian, commented: “The exploration results for the Canadian Creek property are very promising. The fact that the extensive gold-in-soil anomaly is associated with a major structural zone with significant historical drill intersects suggests the potential for a very large gold-mineralized system on the property. In spring 2012, we plan to follow up with diamond drilling and additional trenching and induced polarization surveys.”

A total of 5,660 soil geochemical samples, including quality assurance/quality control duplicates, were collected in 2011 at 50-metre intervals on lines spaced 200 metres, with infill sampling on 100-metre lines over areas with prospective gold-in-soil anomalies. In addition, infill sampling was completed in some of the areas with historic soil sampling, particularly in the northeast part of the property, to better define existing anomalies. Soil results (greater than 40 parts per billion gold) define an extensive gold-in-soil anomaly with a strike length of 7.5 kilometres and a width of two kilometres. This new gold-in-soil anomaly, which is 3.5 kilometres in strike length, extends a historic gold-in-soil anomaly on the property, previously named the Casino B trend, to form one large gold-in-soil trend that is 7.5 kilometres long by two kilometres wide, named the Canadian Creek trend.

The highest gold-in-soil results of the 2011 survey were returned in the eastern three kilometres adjacent to the boundary with the Casino property. The anomaly in this area consists of a total of 310 samples, of which 56 per cent or 173 are considered to be anomalous (above 40 ppb Au), with values ranging from less than one ppb Au to 970 ppb Au (0.97 gram per tonne Au). Historic gold-in-soil values within this trend range from less than one ppb Au to 2,289 ppb Au (2.29 g/t Au).

A 391-line-kilometre detailed magnetic survey was completed in 2011 on the Canadian Creek property. A structural interpretation of this survey suggests that the Canadian Creek property contains a major east-northeast-west-southwest-trending structural zone that is subparallel with the trend of the extensive gold-in-soil anomaly and may provide a significant control on gold mineralization on the property. The structural zone was later modified by a series of north-northwest-striking faults which may also be important for location of gold mineralization.

A limited induced polarization survey of five north-south lines spaced at 200-metre intervals totalling 10 line kilometres was completed in the area of historic drill holes CC09-08 and CC09-10, which intersected 3.46 g/t Au over 1.5 metres and 1.09 g/t Au over three metres, respectively. This survey has outlined two distinct zones of elevated chargeability that appear to correlate with magnetic and gold-in-soil anomalies in the general vicinity of the historic drill holes. Further survey lines need to be completed to better define the full extent of the anomaly, but initial results are encouraging.

The Canadian Creek property abuts Kaminak’s Coffee gold property immediately south of the recently discovered Sugar gold-in-soil trend (see Kaminak’s press release dated Dec. 2, 2010). On its eastern claim boundary, the property is bordered by the very large-tonnage, low-grade Casino copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry deposit owned by Western Copper & Gold Corp. Castillian has an option to acquire a 60-per-cent interest in the Canadian Creek property from Cariboo Rose Resources Ltd. (see press releases dated Oct. 18, 2010, and Jan. 28, 2011).

Tony Gilman, PEng, consulting geologist/geological engineer with Terrane Geoscience Inc., and Kevin Brewer, PGeo, manager, Yukon, for Castillian, both of whom are qualified persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101, have reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this press release. Geophysical surveys were completed under the direction of Dr. Chris Hale, PGeo, chief geophysicist for Castillian. Dr. Hale is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.


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Kaminak Gold Corp. has provided soil results from grid sampling of the Sugar area located approximately 20 kilometres southeast of the Supremo-Latte drill discoveries. The soil results from Sugar further reinforce the company’s belief that a district-scale gold system is present at Coffee. No previous drilling has been completed on the Sugar prospects. Additional widely spaced reconnaissance soil sampling has also been completed on previously unexplored portions of the 150,000-acre Coffee property. Basic soil sampling is a reliable exploration tool at Coffee due to the lack of glacial influence and near-surface nature of gold mineralization.

“These results continue to illustrate the excellent early stage exploration potential of the Coffee property. The scale and intensity of the new Sugar soil results are strikingly similar to the original soil results that led to Kaminak’s drill discoveries in 2010,” stated Dr. Rob Carpenter, Kaminak’s president and chief executive officer. “The Sugar anomalies represent the most significant untested gold-in-soil trends in the Yukon and an extensive drill program is currently planned for early 2012.”

Key point summary

 Several kilometre-scale-long gold-in-soil trends identified in the Sugar area, including Sugar North (minimum one km long) and Sugar South (minimum two km long);

  • Geological setting and geochemical pathfinders suggest mineralized trends at Sugar are typical Coffee-style structurally controlled occurrences;
  • Widely spaced ridge line samples within previously unsampled portions of the Coffee property yield results as high as 3,086 parts per billion Au;
  • Continuing drill program now exceeds 46,000 m completed since April. Current focus is on the Supremo and Latte gold zones.

 Sugar soil results

The Sugar trend was identified by a first-pass ridge and spur sampling in 2010 comprising a broad consistent zone of gold-in-soil located 20 km from the Supremo-Latte zones at Coffee. A follow-up 100 m by 50 m grid soil sampling program was completed in July, 2011. Soil assay results delineate a broad new gold-in-soil footprint measuring four km by 1.8 km. The Sugar zone is now directly comparable in scale and tenor to the original gold-in-soil anomaly over the Supremo-Latte-Double Double areas at Coffee that led to Kaminak’s drill discoveries in 2010.

A total of 2,916 soil samples from Sugar were analyzed and 92 of these samples yielded results greater than 100 ppb Au. Over all, results ranged from background (less than 10 ppb Au) to a high of 2,135 ppb Au (2.135 grams per tonne (g/t) Au). Gold-in-soil anomalies are also associated with high arsenic (As) and antimony (Sb), which is also identical to the Coffee geochemical suite. Two broadly east-west-trending zones are identified as Sugar North and Sugar South.

The core zone of Sugar North (consistent more than 50 ppb Au gold-in-soil) measures one km east-west by 500 m north-south, with 27 more than 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 522 ppb Au. The Sugar North trend can be traced 900 m farther to the west, across a section of north-facing slope where soil sampling is subdued by permafrost, to a zone measuring 600 m by 300 m containing an additional four plus 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 255 ppb Au.

Sugar South comprises an eastern and western zone, separated by a section of north-facing slope where soil sampling is subdued by permafrost. The eastern zone measures 900 m east-west, by 350 m north-south, with 23 more than 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 1,142 ppb Au (1.142 g/t Au). The western zone measures 1,200 m east-west, by 600 m north-south, with 19 more than 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 1,450 ppb Au (1.450 g/t Au). The total combined strike length, if proven by future sampling to be a continuous alteration system, could be in excess of 2.3 km east-west.

Preliminary interpretation of geophysical data suggests east-west-trending structural zones marked by magnetite destruction at both Sugar North and Sugar South, plus additional possible structural trends in other orientations akin to those observed at Coffee. An initial trenching program was completed over the Sugar North and South zones in September, 2011, with assay results currently pending. A follow-up drilling program is planned for 2012.

Several smaller plus 100 ppb Au zones are located throughout the Sugar grid survey, and ridge and spur sampling returned an additional six plus 100 ppb Au samples peaking at 3,086 ppb Au located within an area measuring seven km by five km to the east of the current Sugar grid. This zone will be targeted for follow-up grid soil sampling in 2012.

Maps are currently available on the Kaminak website.

Subject to regulatory approval, the board of directors has granted an aggregate of 150,000 stock options under the company’s stock option plan to newly appointed chief financial officer, Jonathan Singh. The stock options have an exercise price of $2.82 per share, will vest according to schedules set by the board of directors and are exercisable for a period of five years.

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Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd., during exploration at the Mariposa property, located within the Yukon’s White Gold district, has completed 34 drill holes for a total of 5,350 metres drilled so far this season. Receipt of assay results has seen delays due to high volume and continuous sample submittals as a result of increased exploration activity in the Yukon.

The objective of the 2011 drilling program is planned around completion of approximately 6,000 metres of diamond core drilling to test five gold exploration targets located within an approximate 26-square-kilometre area of the overall 262-square-kilometre Mariposa property.

The following exploration targets currently defined within the Mariposa property have seen preliminary drilling: Skookum Main — 18 holes, Skookum West — seven holes, Hackly — two holes, Gertie — three holes and Maisy-May — four holes. The Big Alex target will be drill tested next season.

Drilling is currently focused on the Skookum West area of the 3.5-kilometre-long Skookum Jim gold-in-soil trend where recent surface exploration has generated new drill targets over a two-square-kilometre area. This area lies approximately 1.5 kilometres to the southwest of the Skookum Main area, where this year’s drilling has reported results of up to 2.44 grams per tonne gold over 38.9 metres.

The Skookum Jim trend is centred along an east-northeast-trending plateau which coincides with a structural corridor that is clearly defined by disruptions and offsets of linear airborne magnetic features. The Skookum Main area lies to the north of the most prominent of these structural breaks, whereas the Skookum West straddles this break at a location where an array of northwest-, northeast- and north-south-trending structures appear to be crosscutting the main east-northeast-trending structure. Elsewhere in the White Gold district, similar structural settings are of key importance for the hosting of gold mineralization. It is also notable that north-trending structures in the Skookum West area are parallel to the prolific placer gold drainage of Scroggie Creek that flows to the north, through the western part of the Mariposa property.

In 2010, widely spaced soil sampling along 100-metre lines at Skookum West first detected gold-in-soil anomalism of up to 512 parts per billion gold, with locally elevated molybdenum values. During 2011, infill soil sampling at 25-metre stations further defined strong gold anomalism over a minimum 1,500-metre-by-800-metre area. Gold-in-soil results ranging from 20 parts per billion to a peak of 514 parts per billion appear to coincide with linear magnetic lows and/or flank magnetic highs. These features, interpreted as reflecting brittle structures and underlying mafic rock types, provide a geologic setting with potential to host gold mineralization.

Detailed prospecting and rock sampling of surface float has returned significant results within the Skookum West gold-in-soil anomaly. Of a total of 117 rock samples from a two-square-kilometre area, 27 returned results greater than 0.5 g/t gold, to a high of 19.98 g/t gold. The average grade of these results is 3.3 g/t gold. Again, as seen elsewhere in the White Gold camp, these elevated gold assays are hosted in well-silicified rocks cut by limonitic fracture nets and hematite-specularite alteration along with minor disseminated pyrite.

Some of the anomalous gold results were obtained from rock samples in areas with no indicated gold-in-soil response, but along structures interpreted from magnetic surveys. This suggests that the prospectivity of the Skookum West area may cover a larger area than indicated by the soil geochemical results. Continuing diamond drilling is therefore testing a combination of targets in the Skookum West area that include structural trends and soil and rock geochemical signatures.

It is contemplated that the drilling season will come to a close in mid-September with approximately 40 holes completed.

The technical information contained within this news release has been reviewed and approved by Janice Fingler, PGeo, vice-president, exploration, of Pacific Ridge Exploration, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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Stina Resources Ltd. has provided an update on the continuing 2011 exploration work on its Dime property in the South Klondike/White Gold district.

Drilling update

Drilling is under way and holes DDH-11-6 through DDH-11-08 have been completed for a total of 560 metres drilled to date. These holes intersected the same lithology as holes DDH-10-03 and 10-04, including silicified and pyritized vein breccias and strongly silicified and pyrite- and arsenopyrite-bearing silicified zones. Drill core is now being processed.

Trenching results

Results from trench sampling completed in July (313 five-metre-long continuous trench samples) were collected from 13 trenches over 1,565 metres total length and 35 additional samples were collected from 35-by-one-metre-deep pits. Samples consist of a representative sample of bedrock and colluviums weighing, on average, six pounds per sample. This has proven to be a very effective method of identifying areas for additional surface work or drilling in the South Klondike/White Gold district.


                      TRENCHING RESULTS

Trench No.            Sample       Au        Pb        Cu
and interval       length (m)    (ppb)     (ppm)     (ppm)

Tr-15, 5-80 m             75       46
Tr-15, 95-200 m            5      955
Tr-15, 280-285             5    1,050
Tr-17 pit No. 2                   508
Tr-10, 65-70 m             5      250
Tr-10, 75-80 m             5      536
Tr 10, 100-120 m          20      912
Tr-10, 100-105 m           5    1,454
Tr-10, 105-110 m           5      200
Tr-10, 110-115 m           5      323
Tr-10, 115-120 m           5    1,672     2,966      432
Tr-26, 130-135 m           5    1,035


Trenches 10 and 15 are located on the east anomaly and trench 26 is on the central anomaly.

Air magnetic survey results

Final airborne magnetic and total count radiometric survey data have been received from Precision GeoSurveys Inc. The total field magnetic data clearly show two parallel and very strong linear seven-kilometre-long northwest-southeast-trending magnetic low anomalies that are both offset a distance of one kilometre along a left lateral zone trending 70 degrees. Stina is still waiting to receive uranium, potassium and thorium maps from Precision. Total count radiometric has been provided, and those data also reflect the prominent northwest-southeast structures obvious in the magnetic data. Once the final data for uranium, potassium and thorium are received, Stina will report it in a subsequent news release.

This northwest-southeast structural trend, along with second and third order east-west and northeast-southwest trends, is important in the South Klondike/White Gold district. All major soil anomalies in this region are located proximal to the 70-degree offset of the northwest-southeast-trending magnetic low.

The west, central and eastern soil anomalies are all located adjacent to the left lateral offset, are within magnetic highs adjacent to the left lateral offset and are part of a 4.5-kilometre soil system identified in 2010.

The initial drill holes DDH-11-06 to DDH-11-06-08 were collared on the western anomaly at the site where DDH-10-03 and DDH-10-04 were collared in 2010. DDH-11-06 was a steeper cut on the zone located in 2010 that returned the following results last season.


Drill hole  From (m)    To (m)  Interval (m)     Grade  (g/t Au)

DDH-10-03      58.5     60.00           1.5                4.15 
DDH-10-04     59.90     92.00          32.0                0.71 
Including     59.50     69.50           9.6                1.10


Additional drill holes will be based on results of the 2011 trench sampling, soil sampling, and airborne magnetic and radiometric survey data. Initial drill results expected in September. The company expects to drill 15 to 20 core holes on Dime in 2011.

James Corrigan, president of the company, commented on this year’s exploration program: “Mr. Doherty is a consummate professional and has done a tremendous job managing our Yukon Dime project, despite weather and inherent logistical challenges of the region. Mr. Doherty has done a commendable job of bringing in highly experienced people and staying within a tight work schedule and budget throughout the 2011 season, and we are very pleased to see Stina functioning efficiently on all levels of management. We look forward in anticipation to furthering our 2011 Yukon exploration program by staying within noted prospector Shawn Ryan’s unique and successful exploration method of soil sampling, trenching, magnetic survey evaluation and drilling in an orderly manner, which has a proven track record on other Shawn Ryan properties.”

Al Doherty of Whitehorse, Yukon, is a designated qualified person acting for the company and assisted in the preparation of this news release.

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Ethos Capital Corp. has gold analyses from soil samples up to 277 parts per billion gold. It also has provided an update on the continuing exploration at the Betty property located southeast along strike of Kaminak Gold Corporation’s Coffee discovery in the White Gold district, west-central Yukon Territory, Canada, and just one of the five properties that Ethos owns in the area.

Ethos is currently exploring 4,963 claims covering an area of 1,038 square kilometres in the emerging White Gold district. Ethos’s Betty property, comprising 730 claims covering 152 square kilometres, is situated immediately east of Kaminak’s Coffee property. Gold mineralization at Kaminak’s flagship Coffee property is associated with a regional-scale structural corridor termed the Coffee fault. The Coffee fault is defined by a pronounced east-west-trending topographic and magnetic lineament that transects Ethos’s Betty property. The Coffee fault and subordinate structures are the focus of Ethos’s Betty property exploration program.

A total of 3,875 reconnaissance ridge-and-spur soil samples representing 194 line kilometres of soil data have been collected. Results have now been received for 2,354 samples representing 60 per cent of the total collected at the Betty property. Remaining samples have been delivered to the analytical lab for processing.

A previously reported ridge-and-spur soil result of 597 parts per billion gold (see July 12, 2011, news release) led to the discovery of 2.1 grams per tonne gold in rock at the Buck zone (see July 25, 2011, news release). At present, the Buck zone is defined by trenching to occupy a 250-metre-by-250-metre area of alteration, as described in more detail below. The nearest adjacent ridge-and-spur soil lines are 700 metres away, also with anomalous gold and arsenic geochemistry.

Numerous other gold anomalous soil sites have now been identified. These are all in the process of being field-checked. A gold-in-soil map of results received to date has been posted on the company’s website.

New Mascot Creek soil anomaly

New results reveal significant gold-anomalous soils in the area of Mascot Creek located south of the main Coffee fault. A line of reconnaissance ridge-and-spur soils collected at 50-metre intervals above the west bank along Mascot Creek returned a continuous gold-in-soil anomaly above 10 ppb gold that is 2,500 metres long, then a 650-metre interval gap not anomalous, then an additional 650-metre-long gold-in-soil anomaly. The entire soil line ranges in value from 10 ppb, with the numeric average of 34 ppb gold, and with multiple sites above 100 ppb gold to a maximum of 277 ppb Au. Soil values above 14 ppb Au are statistically anomalous above the 95th percentile for Ethos’s soil sample database. These gold-anomalous sites are also uniformly highly anomalous in arsenic with many values above 250 ppm and six values between 505 ppm to 1,611 ppm As. These Au and As values are consistent with results reported by Kaminak from soils in proximity to gold-mineralized zones.

A second line of reconnaissance ridge-and-spur soils was collected at 50-metre intervals along the ridge top 900 metres west of the line in Mascot Creek with similar results. There is a 1,400-metre-long gold-in-soil anomaly above 10 ppb, then a 500-metre interval gap not anomalous, then an additional 450-metre-long gold-in-soil anomaly. The anomalous values begin at 10 ppb and reach a maximum of 134 ppb Au along this line, with a numeric average of 34 ppb Au. These gold-anomalous sites are also uniformly anomalous in arsenic with several values above 250 ppm As and one value of 501 ppm As.

Samples from adjacent soil lines which would help refine the geographic extent of this anomalous area are still in the lab with analytical results pending.

The Mascot Creek area is now a priority area for follow-up. Prospecting surveys have begun. Trenching of the anomalous gold-in-soil line along the ridge top is planned as soon as the backhoe completes Buck zone trenching. An additional 1,000 soil samples from a follow-up detailed soil grid are planned for collection to expand the soil coverage; this program should begin shortly.

Airborne surveying

A total of 2,406 line kilometres of magnetic and radiometric surveying of the Betty property has been completed, and preliminary results are in hand. The magnetic survey clearly images the first-order Coffee fault as well as many additional second- and tertiary-order structures. The Buck zone is shown to be an area of intersecting east-west and north-south magnetic linears interpreted as faults. The Mascot Creek area gold-anomalous soils are also associated with strong magnetic linears.

Buck zone trenching

The company has completed 1,500 metres of trenching at the Buck zone gold discovery in the immediate area of the 2.1-gram-per-tonne-gold sample site. The trenches cover approximately a 250-square-metre area and are spaced 50 metres apart. The area is confirmed to have abundant silicification, quartz veining, iron oxidation and locally relict arsenopyrite and pyrite. Prospecting the immediate area has uncovered an outcrop containing boulangerite (antimony-arsenic sulphide), stibnite (antimony sulphide) and arsenopyrite (arsenic sulphide) approximately 600 metres south of the Buck zone. The outcrop is along a north-south structure interpreted from the magnetic data extending from the Buck zone. Photographs of rock samples and trenching are available on the company’s website.

A total of 298 rock samples have been collected from the Betty property predominantly from the Buck zone trenches and the antimony-arsenic-bearing outcrop. All rock samples have been submitted as a rush order to the analytical lab.

Peter Tallman, PGeo, chief operating officer of Ethos, states, “The recognition of antimony and arsenical sulphides associated with gold mineralization and strong alteration adjacent to the Coffee fault, combined with the general level of oxidation of the host rocks, continues to compare favourably with extremely similar early results obtained by Kaminak Gold Corp., our neighbour to the west.”

Gary Freeman, chief executive officer and president of Ethos, states, “We continue to work diligently and methodically in investigating the many new gold target areas which continue to come to light and we are excited by the preliminary indications received to date.”

A comprehensive quality assurance/quality control program is in place to monitor precision and accuracy of the assay results. All soil samples are submitted with certified reference materials. Soil sample duplicates are routinely collected, and pulp duplicates are obtained for all soil samples. Ridge-and-spur soil samples are analyzed by Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. A 15-gram subsample of soil material is ignited, acid digested, and gold determined by ICP-MS; a 0.5-gram subsample undergoes aqua regia digestion with ICP-MS analysis for 36 reporting elements including arsenic. Analytical QA/QC programs monitoring the precision and accuracy of results includes the routine use of assaying sample duplicates, certified reference standard(s); and both assay and prep wash blanks. Acme is ISO 9001-certified.

The technical information contained within this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Tallman, PGeo, chief operating officer of Ethos Capital and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 policy.

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Stina to start drilling on Dime property next week, Yukon

Diamond drilling on Stina Resources Ltd.’s Dime gold property in the Yukon Ten Mile Creek region is expected to start next week. Kluane Drilling has been contracted for the drilling.

The company will issue an exploration update news release next week with further information.

Al Doherty, PGeo, of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, is a qualified person for the company and assisted in the preparation of this news release.

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Ethos Identifies Gold Anomalies in the Coffee Fault, White Gold District, Yukon

Ethos Capital Corp.  is pleased to report preliminary gold soil geochemical results from ongoing exploration at the Betty Property located southeast along-strike of Kaminak Gold Corporation’s (“Kaminak”) Coffee discovery in the White Gold District west-central Yukon Territory, Canada.

Ethos is currently exploring 4,963 claims covering an area of 1,038 square kilometers in the emerging White Gold District. Ethos’ Betty Property, comprised of 730 claims covering 152 square kilometers, is situated immediately east of Kaminak’s Coffee Property and covers approximately 15 kilometers of the highly prospective Coffee Fault.

Gold mineralization at Kaminak’s flagship Coffee Property is associated with a regional scale structural corridor termed the “Coffee Fault”. The Coffee Fault is defined by a pronounced east-west trending topographic and magnetic lineament that transects Ethos’ Betty Property.

This part of the Dawson Range has not been glaciated and soil sampling, which has led to the Coffee and White Gold discoveries, is an important component in Ethos’ 2011 exploration program and is a highly effective exploration tool for locating in-situ gold mineralization.

A total of 15,752 reconnaissance ridge-and-spur soil samples have been collected to date, which represents just over half of the 32,750 samples that will be collected during the 2011 exploration program. The soil collection program has been contracted to Ground Truth Exploration Inc. of Dawson City Yukon. Results from the Betty portion of this survey are reported herein.

Betty Property Preliminary Soil Results

A total of 3,875 reconnaissance ridge-and-spur soil samples representing 194 line kilometers of soil data have been collected from the Betty Property. Results have been received for 1,153 samples representing 30% of the samples collected at Betty. Results are therefore not comprehensive or complete, however significant gold-in-soil anomalies have been discovered.

Anomalous gold soil values up to 384 ppb occur along or immediately adjacent to a 5 kilometer-long segment of the highly prospective Coffee Fault. A second highly anomalous area occurs at the intersection of the Coffee Fault and the Dip Creek Fault defining a 3 square kilometer area of anomalous gold (597 ppb) and arsenic (920 ppm). Follow-up prospecting has identified quartz vein subcrop containing pyrite and arsenopyrite hosted by altered intrusive rocks over a 70 meter by 150 meter area within this anomaly.

“We are extremely happy with the progress our field crews have made so far and we are very excited about the soil survey results that we have received to date. The anomalies outlined by the 2011 soil program indicate that the sampling methodology executed by our partner Shawn Ryan is working” stated Gary Freeman, President and CEO of Ethos. “These results are especially exciting given their close proximity to the Coffee discovery”.

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Kaminak Gold Corp. has begun an aggressive 2011 soil sampling program on its 100-per-cent-owned Coffee gold project located in the White gold district. A 20-man crew has been mobilized to the property to collect a minimum of 10,000 soil samples across the 150,000-acre Coffee property. Priority targets include extensions to the existing high-tenor anomalies within the core Coffee area, systematic grid sampling over last year’s newly defined Sugar trend gold-in-soil anomaly, and comprehensive first-pass ridge and spur soil sampling across the remainder of the property. Gold mineralization at Coffee is associated with regional-scale structural corridors and to date only approximately 10 per cent of prospective targets have been systematically sampled. A detailed plan map showing the proposed soil sample locations is available for viewing on the company’s website.

The first area of focus for the 2011 soil sampling program is the Sugar trend, a consistent zone of eight kilometres by four kilometres of elevated gold in soil, peaking at 248 parts per billion gold approximately 20 kilometres east-southeast of the known drill discoveries at Coffee. The gold-in-soil anomaly is underlain by a zone of dikes intruding granite which are intermediate to mafic. Kaminak considers the Sugar trend to be extremely significant as the scale and tenor of gold-in-soil geochemistry is similar to early sampling over the Coffee core area that produced several gold occurrences, such as Supremo and Latte. Pending favourable soil results, drilling at Sugar is expected to take place in early September, 2011.

Lack of glaciation over the Coffee property has allowed in situ soil sampling to be employed as a highly effective exploration tool. All of Kaminak’s gold discoveries to date have been found by drilling directly underneath gold-in-soil anomalies. Approximately 19 kilometres of untested soil anomalies are known on the property, each warranting drill follow-up. Only 10 per cent of the property has experienced systematic grid soil sampling.

Kaminak has contracted Ground Truth Exploration Inc. of Dawson City, Yukon, to complete the 2011 soil sampling program.

Drill update

Presently, three diamond drills are located at the Latte zone and are focused on expansion drilling and targeting the newly discovered high-grade zone of 9.6 grams per tonne gold over 17 metres and 17.4 g/t Au over seven metres.

Reverse circulation drilling at the Supremo zone is complete and assays are pending. The RC drill has now been mobilized to the Kona zone for follow-up on the 2010 drill discovery of 2.2 g/t Au over 57 metres. The total strike length of the untested Kona gold-in-soil trend exceeds two kilometres.

Kaminak’s disclosures of a technical or scientific nature in this press release have been reviewed and approved by Dr. Rob Carpenter, PhD, PGeo, Kaminak’s president and chief executive officer, who serves as a qualified person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101.

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Central Resources Corp. has begun the 2011 exploration program on its Selwyn Creek properties located in the Dawson Range area of the White Gold district, Yukon.

Initial work consisting of wide-spaced and detailed soil sampling, prospecting, geological mapping and trenching will be focused on the L block to identify potential drill targets for subsequent testing. The detailed soil sampling will follow up soil anomalies generated last year, the largest of which defined a roughly linear northeast-trending, greater-than-20-parts-per-billion gold anomaly, at least 1,000 metres long and up to 500 metres wide. This anomaly remains open to the northeast and southwest. Within this anomaly, 16 samples ran greater than 50 ppb gold, and six samples ran better than 100 ppb gold, with the highest sample running 470 ppb gold (see news release dated Oct. 13, 2010).

The L block consists of 777 claims with an area of 16,250 hectares. The properties were staked on the basis of historic sampling conducted by Archer Cathro & Associates (1981) Ltd. Central has the right to earn a 100-per-cent interest in the properties from Strategic Metals Ltd.

The 2011 fieldwork will be carried out by Archer Cathro and Associates and will be supervised by Heather Smith, PGeo. Ms. Smith is responsible for all aspects of the work including the quality control/quality assurance program.

Paul Reynolds, PGeo, president of Central, and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical disclosure made in this press release.

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