TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX: GUY) ("GGI" or the Company") is pleased to provide details on its 2012 exploration program for the
Aurora and Aranka projects located in Guyana, South America.
Six target areas have been selected for follow-up work and diamond
drilling. These areas were defined by baseline exploration work over
the past three years including geophysics, stream and soil sampling.
At the Aurora Property, the exploration has identified a new target
known as Sand Creek, located approximately 4kms northwest across the
Cuyuni River and along strike of the Aurora Gold Project, where the
Company currently has a measured & indicated resource of 5.71 million
ounces of gold at an average grade of 3.83 g/t (see press release
September 9, 2011). This target was discovered through prospective soil
sampling and trenching results in 2011 and drilling will commence on
this target by the end of the first quarter of 2012. (See Exhibit 1).
Exhibit 1: http://files.newswire.ca/826/Exhibit_1.pdf
Continued reconnaissance and mapping work around the Aranka concessions
has identified several zones of anomalous gold mineralization within a
5km radius of the Company's Sulphur Rose deposit, where a total
resource of 566,830 ounces (277,580 indicated and 289,250 inferred) was
discovered in 2010 (see press release dated December 14, 2011). Of
particular note is the N-1 target area (see Exhibit 2). This area is
defined by a 400m by 300m soil anomaly located approximately 5kms
northeast of Sulphur Rose. Initial soil samples have returned grades up
to 25 g/t Au (see Exhibit 3) and drilling on this target will commence
by the end of January.
Exhibit 2: http://files.newswire.ca/826/Exhibit_2.pdf
Exhibit 3: http://files.newswire.ca/826/Exhibit_3.pdf
In addition, approximately 35kms north from Sulphur Rose, soil sampling
programs followed up the previously completed stream sediment sampling
at the Wynamu prospect that identified a very broad alteration zone
measuring approximately 3km by 2km. A thirty man camp has been
established and the company plans to commit additional resources to
this area as drill targets are further defined.
Dan Noone, VP Exploration stated, "We have confidence in our exploration
models and in the work that has identified and developed this pipeline
of exploration targets. We are excited to be able to drill test these
prospects and hope to discover additional and entirely new gold
mineralization outside of the known Aurora and Sulphur Rose resources."
Up to 8 rigs will be utilized for this 2012 exploration program with a
total of 11 geologists. This early exploration program detailed above
is budgeted for $5 million and the Company will continuously assess the
results of each program and will systematically increase funds as
warranted as each target is explored.
About Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Guyana Goldfields Inc. is a Canadian based mineral exploration company,
primarily focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits
in Guyana, South America where the Company has operated since 1996.
The Company is currently undertaking drilling and studies to advance
and develop the Aurora Gold Project in Guyana with a current measured
and indicated resource of 5.71 million ounces gold (47.040 million
tonnes at a grade of 3.83 g/t). The completion of a Feasibility Study
is expected in Q1 2012 followed by a revised resource estimate by the
end of the first quarter in 2012.
At the Aranka Properties, the Company has discovered a gold deposit at
Sulphur Rose and other highly prospective targets have been identified
for drill testing. As at the date hereof, the Company has approximately
$33 million in cash and short-term bank guaranteed investment
certificates and no debt; there are approximately 83 million shares
issued and outstanding.
All scientific and technical disclosure contained in this press release
has been approved by Mr. Augusto Flores IV (P.Geo), a "qualified
person" within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101
This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may
include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the
estimation of mineral resources. Often, but not always, forward-looking
statements can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as
"plans," "expects," "is expected," "budget," "scheduled," "estimates,"
"forecasts," "intends," "anticipates," or "believes" or variations
(including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state
that certain actions, events or results "may," "could," "would,"
"might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of
management as of the date such statements are made and are based on
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of GGI to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the
final findings set forth in the Feasibility Study , general business,
economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual
results of exploration activities; changes in project parameters as
plans continue to be refined; accidents, labour disputes and other
risks of the mining industry; political instability; delays in
obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of
development or construction activities, as well as those factors
discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in GGI's annual
information form. Although GGI has attempted to identify important
factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ
materially from those described in forward looking statements, there
may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ
from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking
statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news
release and GGI disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
results, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. There
can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be
accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially
from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should
not place undue reliance on forward looking statements.
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SOURCE Guyana Goldfields Inc.
For further information:
Guyana Goldfields Inc.
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Tel: (416) 628-5936 Ext. 2295
Fax: (416) 628-5935