Cluff Gold plc - Results from the Drilling Programme at the Baomahun gold project in Sierra Leone show strong potential



    
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    LONDON, England, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Cluff Gold plc (AIM: CLF; TSX: CFG)
("Cluff" or "the Company"), the West African focused gold mining company,
announces the successful completion of the 7,000 metre drilling programme at
Baomahun, its flagship gold project located in Sierra Leone. The drill holes
were programmed to intersect depth extensions of known mineralised ore shoots
as announced on 20th April 2009.
    All assay results have been received from the eleven completed holes. The
results demonstrate the down dip continuity of mineralisation at grades and
widths which the Company considers show strong potential to support an
underground operation either alongside or subsequent to an open pit operation.

    
    Highlights:
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    Baomahun gold project, Sierra Leone: (100% ownership)
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    -   Nine holes intersect mineralisation at depth.
    -   High grade intersections were reported in DDH 299A which intersected
        32 metres grading at 2.69g/t including 11 metres at 5.57g/t from 350
        metre inclined depth; DDH 304 which intersected 60 metres at 3.89g/t
        from 632 metres down the hole including 6 metres at 11.7g/t from 657
        metres; and DDH 305 which intersected 18 metres at 4.04g/t from 526
        metres down the hole including 5 metres at 10.8g/t from 532 metres.
    -   Results to be incorporated into a new resource update which is likely
        to be published during October 2009.
    

    Commenting on these results, Mr Douglas Chikohora, Technical Director of
Cluff Gold said, "We are extremely pleased with these drill results which
demonstrate that mineralisation, with excellent grades, extends to a vertical
depth of at least 600 metres. We believe that these results illustrate the
possibility of underground operations at the Baomahun gold project. A resource
update is currently being prepared and it is expected that it will be released
in October 2009."

    
    Below is a table summarising the significant mineralised intersections:

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                     Azimuth                   From
    Hole ID   Dip(0) (0 Mag)  Intercept         (m)   Zone     Comments
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    DDH296      80     227    2m @ 1.20g/t    53  Eastern
                                                     Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              2m @ 1.26g/t   519
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              7m @ 2.02g/t   561
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             11m @ 3.23g/t   578            includes 2m
                                                               @ 7.80g/t
                                                               from 581m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDH297      79     220    3m @ 2.60g/t    42  Eastern
                                                     Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              3m @ 3.06g/t   386
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              8m @ 1.33g/t   486
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              2m @ 2.97g/t   511
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDH298      79     220    3m @ 5.32g/t   400  Eastern   including 1m
                                                     Zone      @ 14.1g/t
                                                               from 400m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              9m @ 5.97g/t   467            including 1m
                                                               @ 22.5g/t
                                                               from 468m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDH299A     81     214    6m @ 1.84g/t    94  Eastern
                                                     Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              4m @ 1.81g/t   260
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             32m @ 2.69g/t   331            includes 11m
                                                               @ 5.57g/t
                                                               from 350m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              4m @ 2.36g/t   372
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              6m @ 2.38g/t   380
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              5m @ 4.76g/t   393
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              5m @ 3.37g/t   439            includes 2m
                                                               @ 6.74g/t
                                                               from 442m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDH300      78     231    2m @ 1.35g/t    41  Central
                                                     Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              4m @ 2.11g/t    56
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              6m @ 5.51g/t   441            includes 3m
                                                               @ 9.48g/t
                                                               from 442m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              3m @ 3.76g/t   476
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              3m @ 3.85g/t   521
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDH301      70     247    3m @ 2.56g/t   458  Central
                                                     Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             10m @ 10.5g/t   487
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDH303A     75     252    3m @ 4.25g/t    69  Central
                                                     Zone
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              3m @ 1.21g/t   399
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDH304      64    66.5   60m @ 3.89g/t   632  Central   includes 6m
                                                     Zone      @ 11.7 g/t
                                                               from 657m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               includes 4m
                                                               @ 10.0g/t
                                                               from 639m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              9m @ 2.9g/t    726
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    DDH305      57      52   18m @ 4.04g/t   526  Central   Includes 5m
                                                     Zone      @ 10.8 g/t
                                                               from 532m
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              4m @ 1.88 g/t  584
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    True thickness of mineralisation may vary from 40% to 70% of intersected
widths.
    Drill cores for assaying were taken at a maximum of one metre intervals
and were cut with a diamond saw and one half of the core placed in sealed bags
and sent to the Company's sample preparation facility at Baomahun, Sierra
Leone. The core samples were then crushed to minus 6mm, and split with half of
the sample pulverised down to 80% passing 106 microns. Approximately 120 grams
of the pulverised sample were then shipped to the SGS Laboratory (which is
independent of the company) in Siguiri, Guinea where the samples were analysed
for gold by fire assay using a 50g charge. As part of the Company's QA/QC
procedures, internationally recognised standards, duplicates and blanks were
inserted into the sample batches.
    Douglas D Chikohora has reviewed and approved the information contained
in this announcement. Douglas D Chikohora, (MSc, MIMMM, CEng) is Technical
Director of the Company.

    About Cluff Gold

    Cluff Gold is focused on the identification, acquisition and development
of gold deposits in West Africa that are amenable to open-pit mining and low
cost production techniques. The Company has assembled a portfolio of mineral
interests at various stages of development in Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso,
Sierra Leone and Mali. Cluff Gold progressed from being an explorer to a
producer in Q1 2008 and is expected to produce 100,000 ounces of gold on an
annualised basis for 2009 from its Angovia Gold Mine in Cote d'Ivoire and from
its Kalsaka Gold Mine in Burkina Faso. Cluff Gold is actively evaluating known
satellite deposits to expand the resource base at both mines.

    This News Release includes certain "forward-looking information" within
the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements
other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including,
without limitation, the positioning of the Company for future success,
statements regarding potential future production at Angovia and Kalsaka,
exploration and drilling results at Baomahun, and future capital plans and
objectives of Cluff Gold, are forward-looking information that involve various
risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will
prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from Cluff Gold's expectations
include, among others, risks related to international operations, the actual
results of current exploration and drilling activities, changes in project
parameters as plans continue to be refined as well as future price of gold.
Although Cluff Gold has attempted to identify important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that
cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.
    There can be no assurance that such 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. Cluff Gold does not undertake to
update any forward-looking statements that are included herein, except in
accordance with applicable securities laws.

    
    NO REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE CONTENT OF THIS
    PRESS RELEASE.
    





For further information:

For further information: Cluff Gold plc, J.G. Cluff/Douglas Chikohora,
Chairman/Technical Director, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7340 9790; Evolution Securities
Limited, Rob Collins, Tim Redfern, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7071 4300; Joanna Longo,
Investor Relations (Canada), The Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 ext 233,
jlongo@equicomgroup.com; Simon Robinson, Investor Relations (U.K.), Farm
Street Communications Ltd, +44 (0) 20 7099 2212,
simon.robinson@farmstreetmedia.com

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