Atlanta Gold Inc. announces continuing compliance with the U.S. Clean Water Act

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSXV: ATG) (OTCQX: ATLDF) (the "Company") announces that its subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation ("AGC") has continued to maintain compliance with the United States Clean Water Act for the past four months.  The Company's innovative water treatment facility installed in October 2012 and expanded in 2013, is treating water discharge from the 900 level adit of the historic Atlanta mine.  The expanded facility became fully functional in September of 2013 and since early October, has been successful in improving the quality of the water to standards better than the effluent compliance thresholds set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") for arsenic, iron and suspended solids.  The water treatment facility is an integral part of the Company's overall environmental plan.

"We are very proud of our water treatment facility.  It has removed the contamination emanating from the historic (1917) mine tunnel and flowing into Montezuma Creek, a tributary of the Boise River, and changed it to one of the cleanest water sources," said Eric Berentsen, Vice President of AGC. "We made various upgrades to the system in the past four months eliminating chemical additives and the need for electrical power.  The system upgrades also expanded our capacity to treat increased flows during high run-off years.  Any time that you can reduce or eliminate a contaminant, this is a success and to do so to a virtually non-detectable level is a significant win for all concerned."

All water samples are submitted to Analytical Laboratories, Inc. located in Boise, Idaho, an EPA certified lab.  The EPA standards and the results achieved by AGC during the fourth quarter of 2013 and January 2014 were as follows:

  Arsenic Suspended Solids Iron
Measurement Unit ppb ppm ppb
EPA Standard 10 30 1,000

Sampling Date
4th Quarter 2013
Arsenic Suspended
Solids
Iron   Sampling Date
1st Quarter 2014
Arsenic Suspended
Solids
Iron
10/7/2013 5 <3 <50   01/06/2014 5 <3 60
10/14/2013 <5 <3 <50   01/13/2014 5 <3 50
10/21/2013 9 <3 100   01/21/2014 <5 <3 <50
10/28/2013 7 <3 70   01/26/2014 <5 <3 <50
11/4/2013 <5 <3 <50          
11/12/2013 <5 <3 <50          
11/18/2013 <5 <3 115          
12/02/13 <5 <3 95          
12/09/13 <5 <3 63          
12/16/13 <5 <3 70          
12/22/13 <5 <3 91          
12/30/13 9 <3 70          
                 

About the Company

Atlanta Gold Inc. holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation, leases, options or ownership interests in its Atlanta properties which comprise approximately 2,159 acres (8.74 square kilometres) located 90 air kilometres east of Boise, in Elmore County, Idaho. A long history of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for development of new mining projects.  The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards mine development and production.

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SOURCE Atlanta Gold Inc.

For further information:

Atlanta Gold Inc.
Wm. Ernest Simmons
President and CEO
Telephone: (208)-424-3343
Fax: (208) 338-6513
Email: esimmons@atlantagold.com

Atlanta Gold Corp.
Eric J. Berentsen
Vice President
Telephone: (208) 424-3343
Fax: (208) 338-6513
Email: eberentsen@atlantagold.com

CHF Investor Relations
Jeanny So
Director of Operations
Telephone: (416) 868-1079 ext. 225
Fax: (416) 868-6198
Email: jeanny@chfir.com