Stikine to Commence Drilling at Nonda Frac Sand Project


    VANCOUVER, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Stikine Gold Corporation (SKY:TSX.V)
("Stikine" or the "Company") announces that it will commence a heli-supported
diamond drilling and sampling program at its 100% owned Nonda Frac Sand
project in north eastern British Columbia (NE BC) on September 12, 2009.
    Following the successful identification and ranking of priority quartzite
projects, and receipt of required Notice of Work permit, Stikine's next step
is a focused assessment of the Nonda property. Nonda's quartzite occurrence
covers an impressive 11,500m by 1,000m area extent lying approximately 150km
west of the Horn River Gas Basin.
    The purpose of the upcoming work is to assess the thickness and potential
variability of the quartzite in 12 diamond drill holes totaling approximately
1,400 m of HQ diamond drill core. Drill core samples will be sent for
petrography to confirm the grain-size and quartzite quality and to establish
the basis for a resource estimate. Also, additional surface samples will be
taken and used for larger bench-scale processing tests. A sufficient quantity
of frac sand will be produced from this work to submit for API RP19C (American
Petroleum Institute) / ISO 13503-2 (International Standards Organization)
tests, in addition to proppant conductive permeability tests for potential
customers. Based on previous processing trials it is the Company's expectation
that positive results will be readily achievable from Nonda samples.
    Scott Broughton, P.Eng., is the qualified person responsible for the
preparation of this news release under National Instrument 43-101.

                           STIKINE GOLD CORPORATION

                              "Scott Broughton"
              Scott Broughton, P.Eng. - Chief Executive Officer

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

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