Near-surface gold mineralization exposed by on-going trenching and drilling indicates the strong potential for a high-grade open-pittable resource at the San Albino Mine area. Underground resources are currently being evaluated by the 2011/2012 definition drill program.
Based on drill intercepts the Company projected the surface exposure of the San Albino mineralized zone. As a result, trenching along the eastern slope has confirmed and extended the mineralized zone for an additional 75 metres. This is the first time that the eastern slope of the San Albino hill has been successfully tested for gold mineralization. Trenching is on-going.
The western slope of San Albino hill, initially worked by the Spanish in the late 1700's, hosts the historic San Albino Mine which was developed in the 1920's. Historical estimates suggest that 5,000 tonnes of material averaging 0.58 ounces per tonne remains to be mined from the western slope. (Note: This information is historical and therefore not NI 43-101 compliant. It should not be relied upon.)
These results correlate strongly with previously reported near-surface drill intercepts of the San Albino mineralization, as presented below:
Drill Hole From (metres) To (metres) Width (metres) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) SA 11-12 49.00 56.00 7.00 8.40 14.8 SA 12-49 58.00 64.50 6.50 13.45 16.6 SA 12-48 64.00 70.00 6.00 9.07 14.3 SA 12-46 69.00 74.50 5.50 20.70 16.6 SA 10-01 29.00 33.00 4.00 7.38 144.4 SA 10-09 38.90 43.73 3.80 24.98 17.7 SA 11-24 59.00 62.50 3.50 13.20 21.1 SA 10-06 48.20 51.30 3.10 22.40 23.1 SA 10-03 45.12 47.25 2.10 10.75 17.5 SA 10-02 54.00 56.00 2.00 29.32 17.2
John M. Kowalchuk, P.Geo, a geologist and qualified person (as defined under NI 43-101) has read and approved the technical information contained in this news release.
On behalf of the Board,
Kim Evans Kim Evans, CGA President & CEO
About Golden Reign: Golden Reign Resources Ltd. is a publicly listed (TSX-V: GRR) mineral exploration company engaged in exploring the San Albino-Murra Property and the El Jicaro Property, both of which are located in Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. The Company recently earned an 80% interest in the San Albino-Murra Property, approximately 1.5 years ahead of schedule. The El Jicaro Property is 100% owned by Golden Reign.
The Company's land package comprises 13,771 hectares (138 km2) of highly prospective ground. Hundreds of historical mines and workings exist within the Corona de Oro Gold Belt, which is approximately 3 kilometres wide by 20 kilometres long and spans the entirety of the Company's land package.
Nicaragua, a mining-friendly jurisdiction, is situated in the Central American Gold Belt, which extends from Costa Rica in the south to Guatemala in the north. Within this prolific gold belt, estimates of historical production total more than 20 million ounces.
For additional information please visit our website at www.goldenreign.com and SEDAR www.sedar.com.
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