Stikine - Nonda 100 No. (Mesh) Sand Exceeds Frac Sand Specs


VANCOUVER, June 15 /CNW/ - Stikine Gold Corporation (TSX.V: SKY) ("Stikine" or the "Company") has received new test results for its frac sand processed from Nonda quartz-pure arenite rocks. The Nonda - Ghost Ridge property is located 150 km west of the Horn River Basin ("HRB") shale gas field in northeast British Columbia.

As previously announced, Nonda +40-70 sand samples have demonstrated continuous quality improvements with incremental lab process refinements. New test results show the Company has also perfected the lab-scale processing of +70-140 ("100 Mesh") sand. Processed sand testing by Stim-Lab (a Core Laboratories Company specializing in proppant testing) has been focused on crush resistance and a recent sample of +70-140 sand produced only 2.7% fines at 5,000psi (ISO 13503-2/API RP19c, Section 11 "Proppant Crush Test"), well below the suggested maximum of 6%.

Stim-Lab is now commencing an extended conductive-permeability test on the +70-140 Nonda sample; on June 1, 2010 the Company reported exceptional conductivity results for Nonda +40-70 sand. These tests provide a benchmark for downhole conductivity at various stress levels.

The +70-140 Nonda sand also produced the following test results;

    ISO 13503-2/API RP19c: Test      Nonda V6 +70-140          Recommended
    Section 6, Sieve Analysis        92.6% in size             n/a
    Section 7, Sphericity,           0.6, 0.5, none            0.6, 0.6, n/a
     Roundness, Clusters
    Section 8, Acid Solubility       2.2%                      3.0% max.
    Section 9, Turbidity Test        141 FTU                   250 FTU max.
    Section 10, Bulk Density, SG     1.40 g/cm3, 2.67 g/cm3    n/a

Preparations are underway for larger samples to be obtained from the Nonda project and to deliver these samples to a pilot plant-scale test in the summer of 2010. This work will help to define operating parameters, yield and capital/operating costs for the project.

Scott Broughton, P.Eng. is the qualified person as defined by national instrument 43-101 responsible for the preparation of this news release.

                           STIKINE GOLD CORPORATION

                              "Scott Broughton"
                 Scott Broughton, P.Eng. - President and CEO

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Stikine Energy Corp.

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