Stikine - Nonda Sample Yields Exceptional Conductivity Results


VANCOUVER, June 2 /CNW/ - Stikine Gold Corporation (TSX.V: SKY) ("Stikine" or the "Company") announces that it has received excellent results from Long-term Conductivity and Permeability testing of its Nonda +40-70 processed sand from Stim-Lab, Inc. based in Oklahoma, USA.

The results include an average conductivity of approximately 600 millidarcy-ft (md-ft) at a closure stress of 6000psi, or approximately 50% higher conductivity than typically specified in the industry (400 md-ft at 6000psi) for Horn River Basin ("HRB") well completions. Stim-Lab carried out duplicate evaluations for Nonda +40-70 processed sand, and continuously monitored conductivity and permeability at 150 degrees F for 50 hours for closure stresses of 2000, 4000, 6000 and 8000 psi, respectively. The following table summarizes the results;

    Table 1: Measured conductivity results in milliDarcy-ft (md-ft)
    Sample                  2000 psi    4000 psi    6000 psi    8000 psi
    Nonda 40/70               1447        1027         583         241
    Nonda 40/70 duplicate     1467        1146         618         270

A review of sand supply from various sources indicates that some of the better commercially available materials have conductivity results up to 570 md-ft at 6000psi, and therefore the Nonda processed sand sample ranks among the best compared to commercially available frac sands in North America.

Stikine's Nonda project is located within 150km of the western edge of the HRB and has a significant transport advantage over other sand supply to the area. Planning is 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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