Fortuna Silver Reports High-Grade Gold and Silver Values at Radius's Tlacolula Property, Mexico

VANCOUVER, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Radius Gold Inc. (TSX-V: RDU) is pleased to provide an update on recent work completed by Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE: FSM; TSX: FVI) on Radius Gold's Tlacolula Property, Mexico.  Fortuna has an option to acquire a 60% interest in the Tlacolula Property by making cash payments and share issuances to Radius, and by completing expenditures totaling US$2 million on the property (see Radius news release dated Sept. 23, 2009).

Fortuna reports that surface mapping and sampling has identified a large and untested low sulfidation epithermal vein system in the Tlacolula area of central Oaxaca.  Highlights of the surface channel sample results include the following mineralized intervals:

  • CH 136366: 6.30 m averaging 19.34 g/t Au and 986 g/t Ag (open)
  • CH 135709: 9.60 m averaging   0.13 g/t Au and 295 g/t Ag (open)
  • CH 138105:  3.30 m averaging   0.07 g/t Au and 234 g/t Ag
  • CH 135862: 1.00 m averaging   4.28 g/t Au and 367 g/t Ag
  • CH 135820: 1.50 m averaging   0.52 g/t Au and 561 g/t Ag
  • CH 138118: 9.00 m averaging   0.22 g/t Au and 83 g/t Ag (open)

The channel samples are generally oriented sub-perpendicular to the strike of the vein systems and are believed to approximate true widths of the mineralized structures.  For several of the channels, the mineralized intervals are minimum thicknesses as the channels start and/or end in mineralization (indicated as 'open' in above highlights).  Two main veins totaling approximately 1,700 meters in strike length have been identified in the project area to-date with on-going exploration focused on the discovery of further extensions of the veins.  Drill testing of the Tlacolula mineralized vein system is scheduled to start in mid-July.

Qualified Person

David Clark, M.Sc., P.Geo., a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, is the Company's Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and is responsible for the accuracy of the technical information in this news release. Mr. Clark has verified that it is an accurate summary of the reports provided to Radius by Fortuna. However, Radius has not independently verified Fortuna's exploration results.

About Radius

Radius has been exploring for gold in Latin America for over a decade. It has assembled interests in a portfolio of promising gold projects in Guatemala and Nicaragua, and a number of 100% owned exploration plays, including extensive landholdings in southern Guatemala. 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
"Simon Ridgway"
Chief Executive Officer

Investor relations:  Jaclyn Ruptash
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Forward-Looking Statement
Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information that involves inherent risk and uncertainty affecting the business of Radius Gold Inc.  Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statement.

SOURCE Radius Gold Inc.

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