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Kaminak Gold Corp. has released results from reverse circulation (RC) drilling (46 holes) and diamond drilling (six holes) from the Kona zone, located on the company’s 150,000-acre Coffee gold property, Yukon Territory. Kona represents an early-stage prospect that occurs 5km west of the Latte-Supremo gold zones. The 2011 drilling at Kona focused on evaluating a 400m long portion of the greater than 3000m gold-in-soil trend. Gold was intersected across the entire 400m portion of the soil anomaly, including a near-surface high-grade plunging zone.

Kona Drill Results

CFR-56 - 5.2 g/t Au over 11m (from 66m)                                     
CFR-59 - 1.4 g/t Au over 11m (from 17m)                                     
CFR-60 - 4.5 g/t Au over 9m (from 40m)                                      
CFR-61 - 2.1 g/t Au over 20m (from 66m)                                     
CFR-63 - 2.3 g/t Au over 13m (from 4m)                                      
CFR-64 - 1.3 g/t Au over 23m (from 30m)                                     
CFR-67 - 1.7 g/t Au over 17m (from 29m)                                     
CFR-74 - 2.5 g/t Au over 17m (from 140m)


--  Kona drilling defines near-surface gold mineralization over 400m strike,
    co-incident with an extensive gold-in-soil anomaly. The mineralized zone
    remains open in all directions. Results include 5.2 grams per tonne gold
    (g/t Au) over 11m (from 66m) and 2.5 g/t Au over 17m (from 140m). 

--  Reconnaissance drilling identifies new bedrock gold zone at Kona North,
    including 2.0 g/t Au over 14m (from 51m) and 1.0 g/t over 26m (from
    53m). A significant portion of the extensive gold-in-soil anomaly
    remains untested. 

--  Mineralized zones occur as plunging high-grade lodes hosted within
    steeply-dipping fault zones. Mineralogy and geochemistry suggest a link
    with the Latte-Supremo gold zones located greater than 5km to the east. 

--  Granite-hosted gold targets such as Kona, Espresso and Americano remain
    largely untested despite extensive gold-in-soil trends. Width and grade
    of near-surface Kona gold zones is consistent with Coffee-style
    mineralized trends discovered elsewhere on the property.

Drill Results

The principal objective of the 2011 Kona drilling program was to follow-up on the initial drill discovery made in 2010 comprising intercepts of 2.2g/t Au over 57m and 1.9 g/t Au over 23m in diamond core hole CFD-53 (see news release October 12, 2010). Prior to commencement of drilling in 2011, a horizontal loop EM survey was undertaken over the main Kona gold-in-soil anomaly with results indicating an east-northeast trending bedrock structure coincident with the gold-in-soil trend. Subsequently, the 2011 drill program was designed to step-out along strike to the east and west of the initial 2010 drill discovery on north-south oriented traverses. Drilling successfully intersected steeply dipping east-northeast striking fracture/shear zones, which are co-incident with overlying gold-in-soil anomalies. Gold mineralization was intersected on every drill section over a 400m strike length and to greater than 200m below surface. Multiple close-spaced parallel mineralized structures are present over the majority of the Kona zone tested to date. High-grade gold mineralization is interpreted as forming a near-surface high-grade plunging lode, which includes intercepts of up to 4.51g/t over 20m (CFD-53) and 5.16 g/t Au over 10.67m (CFR-56).

In addition, a previously un-drilled section of the Kona North zone consisting of a +100ppb Au north-south trending gold-in-soil zone over a total length of greater than 500m was tested by reconnaissance RC drilling resulting in the discovery of a new zone of bedrock gold mineralization. Three east-west oriented sections were drilled over the southern portion of the gold-in-soil trend. Two gold mineralized structures were intersected on section 3400N interpreted as steeply-west dipping zones. Drill intercepts include 1.03g/t over 25.91m (CFR-95) and 2.03g/t over 13.71m (CFR-94). Additional drilling is required along strike to north and south to confirm strike orientation.

The host rock at Kona and Kona North comprises granite, which is strongly sericite and clay-altered adjacent to mineralized structures. Gold mineralization is associated with disseminated pyrite and pyrite veinlets in fracture/shear zones. High gold grades correspond with sulfide-matrix fault breccias. Shear zones are oxidized near surface containing abundant limonite after sulfide with oxidation locally persisting up to 100 meters depth. Geological and geochemical similarities between Kona and the Latte-Supremo-Double Double zones greater than 5km to the east suggest all zones are related to the same mineralizing event and, as a result, are potentially connected along trend. The Latte Structure is interpreted to intersect the northern section of the Kona North zone.

Gold mineralization at Kona and Kona North commences at surface and remains open in all directions. Additional follow-up drilling is planned to be undertaken in 2012. Also, extensive gold-in-soil trends remain to be systematically tested at Kona and at the adjacent Espresso and Americano zones.

                         ASSAY TABLE
                                                              Weighted grade
Drill Hole #        From (m)      To (m)      Width (m)(i)          (g/t Au)

Section 9550E                                                               
CFR-75                112.78      114.30              1.52              2.30
CFR-76                 33.83       46.02             12.19              1.60
             and      125.27      128.32              3.05              1.55
             and      172.52      175.56              3.04              0.69
CFR-77                 92.96      100.58              7.62              0.77
CFR-78                 56.69       58.22              1.53              1.08
CFR-79                140.51      148.13              7.62              2.87
Section 9600E                                                               
CFR-72                 49.38       53.95              4.57              1.87
             and       73.76       75.29              1.53              3.44
             and      111.86      119.48              7.62              5.52
CFR-73                 10.67       13.72              3.05              1.93
             and       89.92      106.68             16.76              1.09
             and      117.35      121.92              4.57              2.05
CFR-74                123.44      128.02              4.58              1.21
                      140.21      156.97             16.76              2.54
CFD-150                 76.0        78.0               2.0              1.15
             and       206.0       212.0               6.0              2.31
             and       217.0       220.0               3.0              3.84
             and       253.0       255.0               2.0              1.95
             and       269.0       271.0               2.0              3.30
Section 9650E                                                               
CFR-62                 40.54       42.06              1.52              2.51
CFR-63                  3.96       16.76              12.8              2.33
             and        38.1       47.24              9.14              1.22
             and       59.44       65.53              6.09              1.01
             and       74.68       79.25              4.57              1.01
CFR-64                 30.48       53.34             22.86              1.31
             and      109.73      114.30              4.57              0.89
             and      126.49      129.54              3.05              0.97
CFR-65                 85.95       90.53              4.58              2.24
             and      119.48      122.53              3.05              1.50
             and      174.35      177.39              3.04              1.73
Section 9700                                                                
CFR-54(ii)                 0        4.27              4.27              1.50
             and        7.32       17.98             10.66              0.84
             and       27.13       33.22              6.09              1.43
             and       62.18       77.42             15.24              1.39
             and       83.52       91.14              7.62              1.53
CFR-55(ii)                 0        7.92              7.92              2.51
             and       20.12       47.55             27.43              2.48
             and      152.70      184.71             32.01              1.00
CFR-56                 44.81       55.47             10.66              1.34
             and       66.14       76.81             10.67              5.16
             and       90.53       83.57              3.04              4.00
             and      142.34      145.39              3.05              1.31
CFR-57                 33.53       36.58              3.05              1.53
CFD-137                204.0       209.0               5.0              4.25
             and       228.0       230.0               2.0              3.73
CFD-141                150.0       156.0               6.0              2.20
             and       259.0       261.0               2.0              1.20
             and       273.0       280.0               7.0              1.05
             and       301.0       303.0               2.0              2.04
Section 9750E                                                               
CFR-59                 16.76       27.43             10.67              1.39
             and       50.29       59.44              9.15              1.35
             and      106.68      109.73              3.05              2.33
CFR-60                 39.62       48.77              9.15              4.50
CFR-61                 65.53       85.34             19.81              2.07
             and      109.73      117.35              7.62              0.93
             and      138.68      141.73              3.05              1.45
Section 9800E                                                               
CFR-66                  2.74        5.79              3.05              0.88
             and       85.95       90.53              4.58              1.20
CFR-67                 29.26       46.02             16.76              1.66
       including       29.26       35.36              6.10              1.31
             and       41.45       46.02              4.57              4.23
            also       58.22       59.74              1.52              2.38
CFR-68                 76.20       79.25              3.05              3.39
CFR-69                 98.15      102.72              4.57              2.80
CFD-143                169.0       171.0               2.0              1.07
             and       233.0       239.0               6.0              1.01
Section 9850E                                                               
CFR-70A                17.07       18.59              1.52              1.18
CFR-71                 46.33       50.90              4.57              1.38
CFD-147                135.0       140.0               5.0              2.28
                       149.0       152.0               3.0              1.39
Section 9950E                                                               
CFR-83                 35.05       38.10              3.05              1.35
CFR-84                 89.31       92.35              3.04              5.32

Kona North                                                                  
Section 3300N                                                               
CFR-89A                56.39       59.44              3.05              1.77
Section 3400N                                                               
CFR-93                141.73      150.88              9.15              2.05
CFR-94                 50.60       64.31             13.71              2.03
             and       78.03       81.08              3.05              1.36
CFR-95                 52.73       78.64             25.91              1.03
CFR-96                 15.85       21.95              6.10              2.89
CFR-97                 20.42       23.47              3.05              0.78
CFR-98                 48.46       51.51              3.05              2.49
             and       62.18       66.75              4.57              0.93
             and       75.90       78.94              3.04              1.53
             and       85.04       91.14              6.10              2.16
CFR-99                 72.54       74.07              1.53              1.84

Drill holes CFR-58, 80-82, 85-88, 90-92 and 97 returned no significant      
Drillholes prefixed CFD: diamond core holes. Drillholes prefixed CFR:       
reverse circulation holes.                                                  
(i) True width estimated at approximately 2/3 down-hole length.             
(ii) RC holes 'twin' 2010 diamond core holes.


Kaminak’s disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo., Kaminak’s President and CEO, who serves as a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks and standards into the drill core sample string. Samples are placed in sealed bags and shipped directly by charter plane or barge to the ALS CHEMEX preparatory laboratory in Whitehorse prior to gold fire assay and ICP-MS analysis. The Coffee property is an early stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resources as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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Pacific Ridge Reports Drill Results, Mariposa Property, Yukon’s White Gold District

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — November 29, 2011 — Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSXV: PEX) (the “Company”) reports that all assay results have now been received from the first diamond drill program on its Mariposa Gold Project, in the Yukon’s White Gold District. The 2011 drill program was successful in making a new gold discovery in the White Gold District.

On the Mariposa property, gold was intersected in a total of 20 drill holes: 18 in the Skookum Main and Skookum West areas, and 2 in the Maisy May area. Broad areas of intensely fractured and hydrothermally altered rock, which appear related to deposition of the gold, were noted in both drill core and surface float samples. The results warrant additional drilling and trenching in 2012 to further define geometry and extent of gold bearing structures encountered and to follow-up on additional targets emerging from 2011 soil sampling. Complete results from approximately 9,000 soil samples collected on the Mariposa and Eureka Dome properties remain pending and will be reported when available.

Also of importance is the identification of a 15 kilometre-long brittle deformation zone, referred to as the Mariposa Fault, within which the presence of gold in bedrock has been confirmed from this year’s diamond drilling. In prolific gold mining camps, such corridors have the potential to host significant gold deposits. Within the Mariposa Fault, which remains largely unexplored, additional targets have emerged from geophysical and geochemical coverage completed to date. A comprehensive exploration program, to include diamond drilling, is therefore planned in 2012 to continue to systematically evaluate this prospective corridor.


Skookum Main
• 14 of 18 drill holes intersected gold mineralization within steeply dipping, brittle structures hosted by strongly sericite and quartz K-feldspar altered rock.

• Gold bearing structures within a broad area of altered rock are coincident with linear magnetic lows and elevated gold-in-soil results, which recently returned values up to 1.95 g/t. (grams per tonne).

• Visible gold was noted both in near surface intersections (hole 11MP-01) and at depth (hole 11MP-27), with elevated gold results associated with increased pyrite mineralization, as well as quartz and K-feldspar breccias.

• Drill results indicate gold potential to depth and along strike. Preliminary soil results show gold anomalism to the east and north, where silt samples returned up to 323 ppb gold.

Drill results include the following selected intercepts:

Skookum West
• Soil sampling results identified an open-ended 1.5 kilometre-long trend defined by greater than 50 ppb gold, to a peak result of 514 ppb. Additional soil results are pending.

• Detailed prospecting located gold in float samples, grading up to 19.9 g/t gold.

• Widely spaced drilling intersected narrow gold intercepts in 4 of 14 holes. Strong alteration similar to that at Skookum Main was encountered in drill holes 11MP-10, -11, -32, -33, and -41.

Drill results include the following intercepts:


The 2011 drill program was conducted in the western part of the property where gold-in-soil anomalies were detected in the Mariposa grid area. Five exploration targets were tested with 41 holes comprising 6,000 metres of drilling. The program was carried out within the following target areas: Skookum Main-18 holes (3,005 metres), Skookum West-14 holes (1,671 metres), Maisy May-4 holes (754 metres), Gertie-3 holes (282 metres), and Hackly Gold-2 holes (299 metres). The results for each area are further discussed below, with drill hole assay composites included in the table appended to this report.

The combined results of geophysical and geochemical surveys have identified broad areas of gold anomalism within the Mariposa Fault. This corridor, which contains Skookum Main and Skookum West, is defined by a series of parallel and converging magnetic and topographic breaks interpreted as brittle fault structures. It spans a length of 15 kilometres within the property from the Mariposa grid in the west toward the headwaters of Alberta Creek in the east. The interpreted structures defining the Mariposa Fault cut the prolific placer gold deposits mined in both Scroggie and Mariposa Creeks, suggesting that gold mineralization within these bedrock structures may have contributed to the gold endowment of the placer deposits in the area.

Within the Mariposa Fault, results have identified anomalous gold values in both grid soil and rock sampling along the Skookum Jim trend, which includes Skookum Main and Skookum West, as well as from recent soil sampling in the Alberta Creek area.

Skookum Main
The 2011 exploration program included diamond drilling, airborne and ground geophysical surveys, infill soil sampling within previously defined gold-in-soil anomalies, as well as soil sampling to further define open-ended extensions of the gold-in-soil anomaly. Drilling tested an approximate 600 x 250 metre area of the 3.5 kilometre-long Skookum Jim gold-in-soil trend. A total of 3,005 metres were drilled in 18 holes.

Drill holes targeted 2010 trenching intercepts and combinations of gold-in-soil anomalies and geophysical targets interpreted to represent geological structures. The results of 10 drill holes were previously reported; the results of the remaining 8 drill holes are reported herein. 14 of the 18 holes drilled in this area were successful in identifying a broad gold bearing system closely coincident with a magnetic low response and strong gold-in-soil anomalism.

The first drill hole, 11MP-01, intersected results of 2.44 g/t gold over a drilled interval of 38.9 metres, containing a section of 6.44 g/t gold over 11.1 metres. This hole was drilled under an interval in trench SJ-2, which had returned 1.25 g/t gold over 30 metres. Drill holes 11MP-05 and 11MP-06 also targeted anomalous gold values in trenches, and returned broad sections grading 1.13 g/t gold over 19.8 metres (11MP-05) and 0.63 g/t gold over 45.3 metres (11MP-06). Drill holes cutting deeper in the area of this section (11MP-01, -08, and -27), beyond the extent of oxidation, intersected significant gold results associated with quartz K-feldspar breccias and pyrite, with individual samples up to 9.24 g/t gold.

Drill holes 11MP-01, -02, -05, and -06 intersected gold-bearing intervals hosted within a 75 metre wide (drilled section), steeply dipping corridor of strongly limonitic fractures overprinting quartz veining and breccias, as was encountered in trench SJ-2. This brittle deformation cuts a diffuse contact zone between granodiorite and quartz-biotite gneiss, which have both been hydrothermally altered and cut by local pegmatite and quartz-feldspar pyritic veinlets. Late andesite dykes overprinted by strong faulting and fracturing were intersected in the westernmost drill holes 11MP-22, -23, and -24. Drill hole 11MP-24 encountered mineralization from surface, grading 1.09 g/t gold over 4.5 metres, suggesting that stronger mineralization may be located to the east where there are soil values of up to 620 ppb gold.

Sulphide content varies within the Skookum Main drill holes. Pyrite occurs either as boxworks within limonitic fracture fillings or as grains within quartz veins or silicified sections. Elevated pyrite of 3-5% was noted within intense quartz feldspar breccias encountered in the gold intercept at depth in hole 11MP-27. This style of mineralization was observed at surface in trench SJ-2, and correlates with elevated gold values.

The geometry of observed structures from both drill core and detailed geophysics suggests that a series of steeply dipping, northerly trending (NNW and/or NNE) structures may be important loci for gold mineralization within the northeasterly trend defined by magnetic responses. The predominantly north-south oriented drill pattern of the 2011 program, while successful in encountering significant gold, may have only tested a limited area of these prospective trends. A compilation of exploration results currently in progress should further define the geometry of the gold bearing structures in preparation for drilling in 2012.

Skookum West
Within the 1.5 kilometre-long Skookum West area, a total of 1,672 metres were drilled in 14 holes. The targets included a combination of geophysically defined lineaments, elevated gold-in-soil results, and numerous rock sample results (angular float) ranging in grade from 0.5 to 19.9 g/t gold. Targets were tested by either single holes or the fanning of up to 3 holes from one set-up in order to obtain additional geological information.

Drilling tested an east-northeast trending magnetic low anomaly with 6 widely spaced holes over a 700 metre distance (11MP-10, -11, -31, -32, -33, and -41). Eight holes (11MP-12, and 11MP-34 through 11MP 40), drilled from 4 additional sites, tested geophysical and topographic lineaments and gold values in float sample locations.

The targets drilled in the Skookum West area returned narrow intercepts in holes 11MP-10, -12, -32, -33, and -34. The best results to date, from 11MP-10 and 11MP-33, returned 1.19 g/t gold over 4.1 metres and 3.74 g/t gold over 1.2 metres, respectively. The intensity of alteration, fracturing, and veining is widely variable from strong, in drill holes 11MP-31, -32, and -41, to no alteration in drill holes 11MP-35, -36, -39, and -40. The latter drill holes were not sampled, as the rock encountered appeared barren and unfavorable for hosting gold mineralization.

The drilling results obtained in the Skookum West area have as yet to explain the significance of widespread gold anomalism contained in rocks and soils collected to date. In preparation for on-going drilling proposed in 2012, a program of trenching will be carried out in areas of gold-bearing float in order to expose bedrock sources for sampling and the definition of geological parameters to aid selection of drill hole locations.

Maisy May
In the Maisy May area, a total of 774 metres were drilled in 4 holes. The primary drill target was a multi-element gold, bismuth, copper, arsenic, and mercury soil anomaly coincident with potential NS and NE trending structures defined from airborne magnetic lineaments. Previous prospecting located a 400 metre-long, northwest trending train of siliceous float material. Selected samples of the float returned anomalous results of up to 1.08 g/t gold, with anomalous silver, copper, bismuth, antimony, and tellurium values.

Drill holes 11MP-13 and -14 did not intersect significant gold values. At depth, drill hole 11MP-16 intersected a section of silicified quartz sericite schist with 3-5% pyrite and chalcopyrite containing 0.72 g/t gold over 5.8 metres. This interval appeared similar to the mineralized float boulders sampled on surface.

Drill hole 11MP-15 was located further downslope to the northeast and tested anomalous gold-in-soil results coincident with a linear magnetic low. Anomalous gold results of 0.54 g/t gold over 6.5 metres and 2.13 g/t gold over 2.5 metres were associated with sections of fractured and brecciated quartz veins, similar to those encountered at Skookum Main.

Given the strong geochemical anomalism of both rock and soil samples from this area, additional field reviews are warranted to determine the source of mineralization that has been detected in both float and drill core.

In the Gertie area, a total of 282 metres were drilled in 3 holes. Rock sampling of float in this area returned anomalous copper, arsenic, stibnite, and mercury values. Holes 11MP-17 and -18 encountered poor ground conditions due to strong faulting, and were abandoned before reaching the target depth. Drill hole 11MP-19 did not return significant results.

Hackly Gold
In the Hackly Gold area, a total of 299 metres were drilled in 2 holes. Holes 11MP-20 and -21 were planned to test anomalous 2010 gold-in-soil results. No significant drill results were returned, however, further prospecting in this area is warranted, as contour soil results from 2011 geochemical sampling continue to yield anomalous gold results.


With the success resulting from work completed on the Mariposa property to date, the Company is planning a comprehensive exploration program in 2012. Additional results from this year’s program remain to be compiled, however, an integrated program of continued geochemical and geophysical surveying is recommended to prioritize areas for detailed follow-up. Existing targets can be further refined with detailed ground surveys, geological mapping, prospecting, and trenching. Based on exploration results to date, diamond drilling will further explore the extent and geometry of gold bearing structures in the Skookum Main zone.

Within the Skookum West area continued surface exploration will be carried out to further delineate drill targets. With complete results pending for the Alberta Creek area, it is anticipated that continuing surface exploration may identify potential drill targets.

Elsewhere in the White Gold District, a compilation of existing and pending results from the Goldcap, Polar Stewart, and Eureka Dome properties will determine plans for ongoing exploration in 2012.

Sampling methods, analytical procedures, and QA/QC protocols are as reported in the news release dated July 28th, 2011.

The technical information contained within this News Release has been reviewed and approved by Janice Fingler, P.Geo, Vice President Exploration of Pacific Ridge Exploration, and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 policy.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

John S. Brock

President and CEO
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.

For further information, contact:

Corporate Information
Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd.
John S. Brock
President and CEO
Tel: (604) 687-4951

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Stina Resources Ltd. has released results from DDH-11-06, on its 100-per-cent-owned Dime property located 67 kilometres southwest of Dawson City in the South Klondike/White Gold district. This hole was drilled from the same drill pad as DDH-10-03 and DDH-10-04 in 2010 on the West anomaly, but at a steeper angle. The drill hole confirmed the presence of a steeply south-dipping east-west-trending structure with strong silicification, brecciation and pyrite-arsenopyrite sulphide mineralization. DDH-11-06 was drilled at an azimuth of 20 degrees and an angle of minus 80 degrees dip. The hole was drilled to a 245-metre (804 feet) depth.

Assay results are encouraging and confirm that the structure, silicification and brecciation are hosts to gold-bearing pyrite-arsenopyrite mineralization.

From            To     Interval      Au
(m)            (m)          (m)   (g/t)

7.5           66.0         58.5    0.31
23.65        25.10         1.45    8.32
69.25        73.75         4.50    0.36
79.50        106.3         26.8    0.37
157.75      166.88         9.13    0.20
173.9       185.93        12.03    0.90
173.9        213.0        39.10    0.40
173.90      175.50          1.6    5.37

A rigorous quality assurance/control protocol has been put in place. Core samples were processed by Acme Analytical Laboratories at facilities in Dawson and Whitehorse, Yukon. A one-kilogram split is crushed to 80 per cent passing 10 mesh. A second 250-gram split is pulverized to 85 per cent passing 200 mesh. A 30-gram-silver in-quart fire-assay fusion by ICP-ES methods and a 31-element ICP analysis are completed in Vancouver. Each batch of 36 sample included standards, blanks and duplicates.

R. Allan Doherty, PGeo, is a qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved this news release.

Results for additional 2011 holes will be released shortly after the data are compiled in the near future.

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Kaminak Gold Corp. has provided diamond drill results from the Latte (eight holes) and Connector (four holes) zones, located on the company’s 150,000-acre Coffee gold property, Yukon Territory. The deepest hole ever drilled on the property successfully intersected high-grade gold zones to a depth of 450 metres vertical at the Latte zone. Additional drilling at the Connector zone has extended known mineralization 100 m toward the Supremo zone, supporting the concept that Latte and Supremo are related. A new gold zone at Connector has also been discovered occurring parallel to the original Connector mineralization.

Latte Deep results


  • 5.5 grams per tonne gold Au over 14 m (from 353 m);
  • 1.3 g/t Au over 10 m (from 375 m);
  • 5.5 g/t Au over 11 m (from 433 m);
  • 20.5 g/t Au over three m (from 454 m);
  • 2.8 g/t Au over 13 m (from 464 m).

Connector results


  • 1.8 g/t Au over seven m (from 70 m);
  • 1.5 g/t Au over 17 m (from 139 m);
  • 10.1 g/t Au over two m (from 166 m).


  • 11.1 g/t Au over four m (from 103 m);
  • 1.9 g/t Au over eight m (from 153 m).


  • Deepest hole ever drilled on the Coffee property successfully intersects multiple high-grade zones including 5.5 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) over 14 m (from 353 m core length); 5.5 g/t Au over 11 m (from 433 m); 20.5 g/t Au over three m (from 454 m) and 2.8 g/t Au over 13 m (from 464 m).
  • Drilling extends Connector zone 100 m along trend toward Supremo gold zones. A new gold zone at Connector has also been discovered occurring parallel to the original Connector mineralization, results include CFD-149: 1.5 g/t Au over 17 m (from 139 m), 10.1 g/t Au over two m (from 166 m) and CFD-152: 11.1 g/t Au over four m (from 103 m) and 1.9 g/t Au over eight m (from 153 m).
  • Latte structure extended an additional 200 m east along strike toward Double Double zone and now extends at least 1,550 m long and is open in every direction and at depth. Assays for three additional deep holes at Latte are pending.
  • Latte is one of several closely spaced gold prospects, which also includes the Supremo zone (900 m north) and the Double Double zone (950 m east). Geological similarities on all scales suggest these zones are related to the same mineralizing event and, as a result, are potentially connected along trend and at depth.

Drill results

Two thousand eleven drilling programs were conducted with the objective of extending mineralization along strike and to depth and proving continuity of mineralized structures. In previous news releases, the company announced the extension of the Latte zone over 1,350 m strike length and to 275 metres depth below surface (Sept. 14, 2011) and the discovery of the Connector zone (Nov. 16, 2010) which returned an initial intercept of 5.5 g/t over 11 m on a north-south trend along strike of the Supremo zone.

The drilling covered within this news release extends the east-west-trending Latte mineralized structure to at least 1,550 m along strike and 450 m vertical below surface, and highlights the potential for further extensions to the west and eastward toward the Double Double zone (950 m east). A deep step-back hole at Latte West, CFD-164, drilled to 542.5 m down hole depth, intersected a total of over 250 gram-metres (total grade by width) down hole to a maximum vertical depth below surface of 450 m indicating that the Latte mineralized system persists strongly to depth. Three additional holes to test the depth potential beneath Latte West were drilled along strike of CFD-164 with results currently pending.

In addition, the initial Connector discovery is extended 100 m northward (from CFD-69: 5.5 g/t over 11 m from 133 m depth) thereby confirming the north-south orientation and further highlighting the potential to link this zone with Supremo 900 m to the north along strike. Significantly, a new parallel trending mineralized zone was intersected in drill holes CFD-149 (1.5 g/t over 17 m and 10.1 g/t over two m) and CFD-152 (11.1 g/t over four m), which suggests the potential for the Connector system to host multiple stacked lenses of mineralization akin to the Supremo zones T1 to T7.

Gold mineralization in all zones at Coffee is hosted within brittle fractures and brecciated gneisses and schists accompanied by silica flooding and pyrite/limonite alteration. High-grade intervals are associated with polyphase breccia, microbreccia, quartz vein breccia, coarse sericite and high sulphide content. Geological similarities between all zones and at all scales suggest these zones are related to the same mineralizing event and, as a result, are potentially connected along trend and at depth.

Latte/Connector is one of several closely spaced gold prospects, which also includes the Supremo zone (900 m north) and the Double Double zone (950 m east). The 2011 drilling has extended mineralization at Latte West 400 m beyond the western limit of the gold-in-soil anomaly, and interpretation of geophysical data supported by gold-in-soil anomalies has reinforced the potential for linkages between the known gold zones. All zones are interpreted to come to surface and remain open along strike and at depth. Drilling in 2012 will continue to test for strike and depth extensions and across strike for multiple stacked lenses of mineralization.

All maps, sections and assay sheets are currently available on the Kaminak website.

                               ASSAY TABLE
                           From             To          Width          grade
Drill hole No.               (m)            (m)         (m)(i)       (g/t Au)

Latte West
CFD-164                     320            324              4           1.16
and                         344            348              4           1.54
and                         353            367             14           5.47
and                         375            385             10           1.31
and                         433            444             11           5.49
and                         454            457              3          20.52
and                         464            477             13           2.81
CFD-133                     169            170              1           0.63
CFD-138                      14             15              1           0.61
CFD-145                     239            248              9           2.38
and                         307            311              4           1.05
Latte East
CFD-135                      79             82              3           1.50
and                         126            131              5           3.23
CFD-136                     273            274              1           7.46
CFD-139                     217            219              2           2.51
CFD-142                      92             93              1           1.62
CFD-144                     130            135              5           3.52
and                         199            202              3           1.58
and                         207            211              4           3.99
CFD-146                      62             65              3           1.03
and                          99            105              6           1.00
and                         158            160              2           1.22
and                         302            305              3           0.98
CFD-149                      70             77              7           1.84
and                         127            133              6           2.10
and                         139            156             17           1.51
and                         166            168              2          10.12
and                         195            196              1           9.39
and                         311            313              2           1.26
and                         324            325              1           2.90
and                         362            370              8           1.99
CFD-152                      88             92              4           1.91
and                         103            107              4          11.09
and                         153            161              8           1.90
and                         173            175              2           6.50
and                         230            234              4           0.86

(i) True width estimated at approximately two-thirds core length.

Quality assurance/quality control

Kaminak’s disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this press release has 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. Quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks and standards into the drill core sample string. Samples are placed in sealed bags and shipped directly to the ALS Minerals preparatory laboratory in Whitehorse prior to gold fire assay and ICP-MS analysis. The Coffee property is an early stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resources 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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Kaminak Gold Corp. has released assay results from 31 reverse circulation drill holes from the Supremo T3 zone, located on the company’s 150,000-acre Coffee gold property in the Yukon. The Supremo zone consists of at least 7 north-south trending gold-bearing structural zones (T1 to T7) which are co-incident with a well defined 2km by 2km gold-in-soil anomaly. The T3 structure has been traced for at least 600m and remains open along trend and to depth.

Key Results


CFR-27 - 11.6 g/t Au over 9.1m (from   CFR-45 - 2.1 g/t Au over 27.4m (from
18.3m)                                 110.3m)                             
CFR-31 - 3.0 g/t Au over 13.7m (from   CFR-46 - 4.3 g/t Au over 13.7m (from
41.2m)                                 surface)                            
CFR-33A - 2.5 g/t Au over 19.8m        CFR-50 - 19.9 g/t Au over 6.1m (from
(from 94.5m)                           8.2m)                               
CFR-34 - 9.8 g/t Au over 4.6m (from    CFR-51 - 7.9 g/t Au over 12.2m (from
21.3m)                                 46.9m)                              
CFR-35 - 13.5 g/t Au over 15.2m        CFR-52 - 10.7 g/t Au over 6.1m (from
(from 30.5m)                           87.5m)                              
CFR-36 - 8.7 g/t Au over 9.2m (from    CFR-53 - 8.2 g/t Au over 18.3m (from
50.3m)                                 117m)


Key Points


--  RC drilling at Supremo successfully defines continuous high-grade,
    near-surface and oxidized gold within moderately plunging zones of the
    T3 structure. 

--  Future drilling will focus on extending the T3 structure south of
    section 4325N where the last four consecutive holes yielded 19.9 grams
    per tonne gold (g/t Au) over 6.1m; 7.9 g/t Au over 12.2m; 10.7 g/t Au
    over 6.1m and 8.2 g/t Au over 18.3m down to 175m vertical. 

--  New drilling also scheduled for T1 and T2 structures. Diamond drilling
    at T2 in 2010 yielded 3.73 g/t Au over 16m which remains open along
    trend. The T1 structure comprises a well-defined gold-in-soil trend
    that remains untested. 

--  Gold-in-soil data and geophysical / structural interpretations suggest
    the Supremo gold-bearing structures extend towards the Connector and
    Latte gold zones, and northwards towards the Macchiato / Cappuccino
    Zones, for a possible potential strike length in excess of 2.5


Drill Summary

A total of 31 RC holes were drilled along 25m and 50m spaced sections of the T3 structure. All holes were drilled on a 270 degree azimuth (west facing) angled between 50 and 70 degrees. The T3 Zone is characterized by steep east -dipping, oxidized gold mineralization varying in true width from 5m to 30m. Overall, the results confirm the lateral and vertical continuity of the T3 structure along trend. Notably, holes from the most southerly section 4325N consistently returned strong mineralized intervals down-dip to approximately 175m vertical, including 19.9 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) over 6.1m (CFR-50); 7.9 g/t Au over 12.2m (CFR-51); 10.7 g/t Au over 6.1m (CFR-52) and 8.2 g/t Au over 18.3m (CFR-53). This significant zone of high grade mineralization remains open to the south along strike and at depth.

On cross-section the T3 structure consistently maps as a steep, east-dipping structure comprised of hydrothermally altered felsic gneiss carrying abundant sericite, clay and pyrite. An initial longitudinal section has also been constructed along the trace of the T3 structure and interpretations suggest high-grade intercepts may be controlled by a moderate south plunge. These observations have helped focus the 2011 drill plan and provide priority drill targets. All maps, sections and assay sheets are currently available on the Kaminak website,


Table 1 - Complete Assay Table                                             

Drill                  From              To        Interval           grade
Hole #                   (m)             (m)          (m)(i)        (g/t Au)
CFR-022               22.86           30.48            7.62            2.64
CFR-023               70.71           79.86            9.15            1.77
CFR-024               47.24           53.34             6.1            3.28
CFR-25A               80.77           83.82            3.05            1.06
CFR-027               18.29           27.43            9.14           11.61
Incl.                 24.38           25.91            1.53            58.7
and                    38.1           45.72            7.62            1.54
CFR-028               71.63            76.2            4.57            3.29
CFR-029              135.64          141.73            6.09            1.57
CFR-030              143.26          147.83            4.57            1.19
CFR-031               41.15           54.86           13.71            3.01
and                   65.53           68.58            3.05            3.54
CFR-032               77.72           83.82             6.1            2.26
CFR-033A              94.49           114.3           19.81            2.54
CFR-034               21.34           25.91            4.57            9.82
CFR-035               30.48           45.72           15.24           13.50
Incl.                 35.05           39.62            4.57            29.4
CFR-036               50.29           59.44            9.15            8.67
Incl.                 53.34           56.39            3.05            22.1
CFR-037               93.27           96.32            3.05            1.42
CFR-038               22.86           24.38            1.52            3.41
CFR-038A              24.69           26.21            1.52            2.42
CFR-039               24.99           31.09             6.1            2.37
CFR-040              167.94          169.47            1.53            2.44
CFR-041              148.44          166.73           18.29            0.89
CFR-042              125.58          128.63            3.05            2.33
CFR-043               60.05           61.57            1.52            5.07
CFR-044               93.57          121.01           27.44             1.6
CFR-045              110.34          137.77           27.43            2.11
CFR-046                   0           13.72           13.72            4.28
Incl.                  1.22            2.44            1.22            22.5
CFR-048                82.3           83.82            1.52            1.75
CFR-049               33.83           39.93             6.1             5.3
CFR-050                8.23           14.33             6.1            19.9
CFR-051               46.94           59.13           12.19            7.85
CFR-052               87.48           93.57            6.09           10.66
Incl.                 90.53           93.57            3.04              20
CFR-053                 114          167.34           53.34            3.31
Incl.                117.04          135.33           18.29            8.23
(i) True width estimated at approximately 2/3 core length. Holes CFR-025,  
    026, 33 and 047 were abandoned due to poor ground conditions /         
    mechanical issues.

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Kaminak Gold Corp. has released assay results from 11 diamond drill holes from the Double Double zone, located on the company’s 150,000-acre Coffee gold property, Yukon. The Double Double zone represents one of nine gold targets to be drilled in 2011 by Kaminak as part of its ongoing 40,000m drill program. Each of these zones begin at surface and remain open along trend and at depth.

Key Point Summary


--  CFD-90 yields 74.9 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) over 4m starting at
    105m core length. Re-assay checks and duplicate screen-method fire assay
    sampling of this ultra high-grade interval yielded repeatable results. 
--  CFD-88 yields 25.4 g/t Au over 2m (from 43m); CFD-81 yields 8.37 g/t Au
    over 5m (from 73m); CFD-93 yields 12.15 g/t Au over 3m (from 57m); CFD-
    101 yields 14.35 g/t Au over 2m (from 29m) and CFD-104 yields 56.4 g/t
    Au over 1m (from 71m) 
--  Near-surface and high-grade gold intercepts encountered within vertical
    structural corridor traceable over 200m along trend; remains open in all
--  New structural interpretation suggest the Double Double zone represents
    the easterly high-grade extension of the Latte gold zone located 800m


Drill Results

The Double Double gold zone was discovered in 2010 by drilling beneath a linear gold-in-soil trend that extends for at least 1km along a west to northwest trend which is also co-incident with a magnetic lineament traceable for several more kilometers, suggesting the gold-bearing structures at Double Double extend for several kilometers and possibly link with the Latte gold zones located 800m west. A total of 11 diamond drill holes were completed along a 200m long portion of the gold-in-soil anomaly in order to follow-up drill results from 2010 that included: 6.35 g/t Au over 35m (starting at 139m core depth) from hole CFD-27 and 15.9 g/t Au over 5m (starting at 213m core length) from hole CFD-28 (see Kaminak news releases dated August 11th, 2010 and August 24th, 2010). Complete assay sheets, plan maps and cross-sections of the 2011 drilling are now available on the Kaminak website.

Drill hole CFD-90 yielded an ultra-high-grade intercept between 105m and 109m down-hole (refer to table 1 below). An original 30g fire assay of 1/2 cut core yielded a weighted average of 69.6 g/t Au over 4m with individual assays yielding 105.5 g/t Au (105-106m), 106 g/t Au (106-107m), 62.7 g/t Au (107-108m) and 4.14 g/t Au (108-109m). In order to validate these results, an additional 1kg sample of this material was taken and screened through a 100 micron mesh and analyzed by fire assay. A third fire assay was completed by screening a 1kg sample obtained by re-cutting the remaining drill core stored on site (1/4 core sampling). Results of both screen assays yielded consistent and repeatable results averaging 74.9 g/t Au over 4m with assays averaging 120.25 g/t Au (105-106m), 98.7 g/t Au (106-107m), 76.4 g/t Au (107-108m) and 4.24 g/t Au (108-109m). Coarse gold (greater than 100 micron) accounted for only 4-7% in all samples suggesting minimal nugget effect.


Table 1 - Assays from 105-109m for CFD-90                                 

                  1/2 core    1/2 core 1kg    1/4 core 1kg       Avg. 1kg 
Depth               30g FA       screen FA       screen FA      screen FA 
(m)                (g/t Au)        (g/t Au)        (g/t Au)       (g/t Au)
105-106              105.5             105           135.5         120.25 
106-107                106             109            88.4           98.7 
107-108               62.7              64            88.8           76.4 
108-109               4.14            4.49            3.99           4.24 
(FA = fire assay)


Ultra-high-grade samples in drill hole CFD090 are characterized by increased breccia and intensely silicified material with no recognizable host rock. Silicified host material is overprinted by (micro) breccia as well as chalcedonic silica vein networks. Sericite is low in the samples, as the overwhelming alteration is silica; minor scorodite, fuchsite and leucoxene. The sulphide content is not unusually high for Coffee gold environments, thus the addition of silica appears to be more important to the increased gold tenor. A representative photo montage of mineralized samples is available on the Kaminak website.

Results suggest gold is hosted in a number of near-vertical to steep north-dipping zones traceable within the broader regional magnetic lineament and gold-in-soil anomaly. These high-grade gold zones are typically meter-scale in width and are recognized mainly by increased levels of hydrothermal alteration. The most consistent and traceable structure defined to date is informally known as the “North Trend” and is noted on all cross-sections drilled. For example, drilling on section 5125E intercepted the North Trend in holes CFD-88 (25.4 g/t Au over 2m) and CFD-90 (74.9 g/t Au over 4m). Moreover, section 5275E cut the North Trend in hole CFD-93 (8.23 g/t Au over 3m) and hole CFD-98 (4.32 g/t Au over 4m) and section 5075E drilled through the North Trend in hole CFD-101 (14.35 g/t Au over 2m) and hole CFD-104 (56.4 g/t Au over 1m). Deeper drilling at Double Double uncovered several parallel zones to the North Trend, including the “Central Trend”; however, since the focus of the drilling was on defining the North Trend, little is known about these deeper zones. Collectively, these observations re-affirm the high-grade and continuous nature of gold within the Double Double zone and also illustrate the importance of tracing high-angle structural corridors.

Drill Update

Over 28,000m of drilling has now been completed on the Coffee property during the 2011 season and the Company is on schedule to complete the 40,000m program as initially outlined in the spring of 2011. Three diamond drills and one reverse circulation drill (RC) are currently active on the property. Assays from Latte (50 diamond holes), Supremo (31 RC holes), and Kona (28 RC holes) are currently pending and initial results from Supremo and Latte are expected in the coming weeks. Two drills are currently operating on the Kona zone (1 diamond drill and 1 RC drill) and one diamond drill is located on Latte and Connector zones respectively.

Kaminak is also pleased to report it has begun construction of a 15km long gravel road that will connect the Coffee Camp and airstrip to the main drill areas of Latte, Connector, Double Double and Supremo. The road is expected to be completed by the end of Q3 of 2011 and will allow the Company to extend future drill seasons and reduce aircraft costs. Summer barge season is in full-swing and heavy equipment (bulldozer, loader and dump truck) have been mobilized to site in order to facilitate road construction. Three bulk fuel tanks (75,000 liter capacity each) are also on site and are currently being installed.


Table 2 - Complete Assay Table                                           

Drill                From             To       Interval    Weighted grade
Hole #                 (m)            (m)         (m)(i)          (g/t Au)
CFD-77                 75             77              2              5.78
CFD-79                162            166              4              2.27
and                   191            193              2              4.55
CFD-81                 73             78              5              8.37
Incl.                  77             78              1              34.3
CFD-83                 43             44              1             16.65
CFD-86                260            269              9                 1
CFD-88                 43             50              7              8.29
Incl.                  43             45              2              25.4
CFD-90                105            109              4              74.9
and                   189            191              2              5.89
and                   205            207              2              7.22
Incl.                 206            207              1             13.15
CFD-93                 12             15              3              8.23
and                    57             60              3             12.15
Incl.                  58             59              1              32.9
and                   101            107              6              5.31
incl                  103            104              1              27.5
and                   167            172              5              6.21
CFD-98                 16             20              4              4.32
and                    97            103              6                 2
CFD-101                29             31              2             14.35
CFD-104                71             72              1              56.4
and                   147            148              1              4.29
and                   225            226              1              2.69
(i) True width estimated at approximately 2/3 core length.



Kaminak’s disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo., Kaminak’s President and CEO, who serves as a Qualified Person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks and standards into the drill core sample string. Samples are placed in sealed bags and shipped directly by charter plane to the ALS CHEMEX preparatory laboratory in Whitehorse prior to gold fire assay and ICP-MS analysis. The Coffee property is an early stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resources as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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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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Ashburton Ventures Inc. has disclosed that the 2011 work program has been established and mobilization to the site will begin prior to July 1, 2011. The White Gold property is situated north of and immediately contiguous with the Golden Saddle claim groups where Underworld Resources had their new gold discoveries in 2009. This property area was then acquired by Kinross Gold Corp. in early 2010.

The area of the White Gold property was soil sampled in 2009 and the results from this sampling campaign have highlighted a significant gold, copper, zinc and arsenic northwest-southeast trend that extends across the Ashburton claims to the boundary of the Kinross White Gold claims. The 2011 White Gold property exploration includes trenching with detailed mapping and sampling followed by a selective drill program.

UTM Exploration Services Ltd. of Smithers, B.C., has been contracted to provide exploration support and geological services for White Gold.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Dr. Tom McCandless, PGeo, vice-president, exploration, for Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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Kaminak Gold Corp. has released results from the first three diamond core holes drilled in 2011 at the Latte zone located on the company’s 100-per-cent-owned Coffee property in the White Gold district, Yukon Territory. These holes successfully extended the strike of mineralization an additional 100 metres toward the west beyond the extent of the gold-in-soil trend and intersected a wide high-grade zone over two successive drill sections.

Key drill results


CFD-078:  1.11 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au) over 44 metres starting from 226 metres

CFD-080:  2.83 g/t Au over 62 metres starting at a depth of 60 metres, including 17.36 g/t over seven metres

CFD-082:  9.61 g/t Au over 17 metres starting at a depth of 109 metres, including 24.50 g/t over three metres


Key point summary


  • CFD-080 and CFD-082 returned the highest-grade gold intersections to date at Latte: 9.6 g/t Au over 17 metres and 17.6 g/t Au over seven metres. The new high-grade zones at Latte represent a significant new style of mineralization.
  • CFD-078 and CFD-080 extended the updip and downdip continuity on the 2,950-metre east drill section. Mineralization is interpreted to commence from surface and remains open at 200 metres vertical depth.
  • CFD-082 extended the mineralized zone an additional 100 metres along strike beyond the western limit of the gold-in-soil anomaly. Two thousand ten and 2011 drilling at Latte has now established gold mineralization over a 700-metre strike length.
  • Presently, two diamond core drills are turning at Latte: one drill exploring along strike on 100-metre step-outs to the west and the other drill completing systematic drill fences and 100-metre step-outs along strike to the east.


“Drilling two of the highest-grade intervals to date and outside of the gold-in-soil anomaly are major milestones for the Coffee property,” stated Dr. Rob Carpenter, Kaminak’s president and chief executive officer. “This significant achievement by our technical team opens up the exploration potential of the Coffee property by allowing us to evaluate completely new target types elsewhere on the property.”

The Latte zone is associated with a regionally significant, east-west-trending structural corridor co-incident with a one-kilometre-long-by-100-metre-wide gold-in-soil anomaly. Drilling in 2010 intersected mineralization over a strike length of 600 metres with intercepts including 1.86 g/t over 70 metres and 1.83 g/t over 58 metres. The 2011 drilling program aims to extend the mineralization along strike and to depth.

The new high-grade mineralized zones, intersected over two successive drill sections located 100 metres apart, represent a highly significant new style of mineralization comprising both low-sulphide, intensely silica-altered schist in addition to high-sulphide grey-blue-to-white quartz vein breccias exhibiting crackle, mosaic and cockade to plumose textures. The high-grade intercept in CFD-082 (9.61 g/t over 17 metres) lies 100 metres beyond the western limit of the Latte gold-in-soil anomaly, thereby confirming that mineralization on the Latte structure is continuous to the west beneath five to 10 metres of overburden that obscures the detection of the zone at surface via traditional soil sampling. Geophysics and drill data suggest the Latte structure continues for at least another 800 metres to the west of the soil grid as demonstrated by a 2010 drill hole (CFD-061), located 800 metres to the west of CFD-082, which intersected 3.04 g/t over six metres.

Continuing drilling at Latte will continue to focus on extending the strike length and depth extent, with two diamond core drills currently drilling.


                                ASSAY RESULTS
                                                                    Weighted grade
Drill hole No.           From (m)      To (m)     Length (m)(i)              (g/t)

CFD-078                       175         180                 5               1.17
And                           191         194                 3               5.00
And                           226         270                44               1.11
CFD-080                         7           9                 2               7.29
And                            46          49                 3               2.79
And                            60         122                62               2.83
Including                      60          67                 7              17.36
CFD-082                        94          97                 3               3.19
And                           109         126                17               9.61
Including                     122         125                 3              24.50

(i) True width is estimated at 70 per to 100 per cent of core length.


A detailed plan map, cross-sections, assay sheet and photo montage of select core samples are available on the Kaminak website.


Kaminak’s disclosure of a technical or scientific nature in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Carpenter, PhD, PGeo, Kaminak’s president and chief executive officer, who serves as a qualified person under the definition of National Instrument 43-101. Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks and standards into the drill core sample string. Samples are placed in sealed bags and shipped directly by charter plane to the ALS Chemex preparatory laboratory in Whitehorse prior to gold fire assay and ICP-MS analysis. The Coffee property is an early-stage exploration property and does not contain any mineral resources as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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