Latest Assay Results Spur Phase 3 Drilling at Igor Property



    CALGARY, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - Sienna Gold Inc. (SGP.V TSX Venture Exchange)
announces the latest assay results from surface samples at the Igor property
in Peru. The 68 samples averaged an uncut value of 1.5 grams per tonne gold
and 134.0 grams per tonne silver. Five gold samples were cut to 5 grams per
tonne of gold resulting in an average cut value of 1.1 grams per tonne of
gold.

    Latest Assay Results

    The latest sample results are from a series of fractures and veins that
project radically from the axis of the anticline. The area sampled was at the
base of both the north and south flanks of the anticline and it is presumed
that these structures are associated with the main anticline fault and are
continuous across the mountain. Continuous samples were taken across the width
of the structures which range from 0.5 meters to over 1.0 meter. The anomalous
copper and precious metals values and the strong sericitic alteration is
indicative of proximity to a porphyry structure. The most significant sample
results are shown on the following table.

    
    Tables 1: Significant Sample Results (uncut)

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    Sample       Gold        Silver       Copper
                  Gpt          gpt          ppm
                 (ppm)        (ppm)
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     2907         1.6         263.0         779
     2911         3.7         196.0         296
     2912        13.0         515.0         306
     2923         2.3          84.4         915
     2926         0.6          17.7       1,355
     2942         2.7         135.0         285
     2954         7.7          23.1         987
     2956         6.5          91.1         530
     2957         1.7           7.6         967
     2958         3.5         427.0         162
     2959         1.4         151.0         382
     2962         1.1         763.0         370
     2963         1.3         317.0          40
     2977         4.1         152.0         450
     2960         2.7       1,220.0         426
     2961         2.0         366.0         846
     2970        10.6         481.0         802
     2971         5.2         347.0         569
     2972         2.6         206.0         785
     2973         9.8         736.0         979
     2974         0.8       1,020.0       6,160
     2975         1.5       1,075.0       4,070
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    1 gram per tonne (gpt) is equal to one part per million (ppm)
    10,000 parts per million is equal to one percent
    

    Drill Program

    The Company has all regulatory approvals and has signed a drilling
contract with Pac Rim drilling for an 8 hole program (3500 meters) to test the
porphyry location as inferred from the extensive sampling and geophysics
conducted on the property. Each hole has been selected to test the thickness
and grade of the porphyry mineralization.
    Drilling is projected to start at the end of October when the drill is
available. Access and drill site preparation is being completed in
anticipation of this start date.

    Sampling Methodology

    The samples were taken by taking a 2 centimetre deep channel across the
structures in fresh rock in order to have sufficient material for assaying
that is representative of the mineral of interest. These samples are then
bagged, tagged and sent to the laboratory. GPS coordinates are registered
against each sample.

    Assaying Methodology

    The samples were analyzed by ALS Chemx Laboratories in Lima by
inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy ("ICP-AES") analysis
for silver and 33 other elements and a 30 gram fire assay technique for the
gold analysis. Samples which exceeded the detection limits were re-assayed
using a gravimetric fire assay technique. The specific procedures used by the
lab can be found in the company's 43-101 report on the Igor property.
    This press release has been reviewed and approved by Murray Lytle, P.Eng.
who is the company's Qualified Person.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the
    information contained herein.

    Statements in this press release regarding the Company's business which
are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks
and uncertainties, such as estimates and statements that describe the
Company's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect
that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur.
Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by
their very nature, they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual
results in each case could differ materially from those currently anticipated
in such statements.

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For further information: please contact: John Rucci, President, (403)
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