TORONTO, ONTARIO--(January 11, 2011) US GOLD CORPORATION (NYSE:UXG)(TSX:UXG) is pleased to announce exciting drill results from its Limo Project in Nevada. Four reverse circulation holes have been drilled on the Cadillac target since the discovery of a new zone was announced on December 6th. The best new hole intersected 1.29 grams per tonne (gpt) gold over 94.5 meters (m) and ended in mineralization.
US Gold geologists are excited by the recent results because: 1) thick sections of continuous mineralization are present, 2) the grade appears to be improving at depth, 3) the mineralization is open laterally and at depth, and 4) historic drilling in the area was not deep enough to encounter this new target.
The recent holes were designed to expand the gold mineralization found earlier in hole LB71, which intercepted 1.48 gpt gold over 48.4 meters, by drilling a series of 30 meter (100 foot) step-outs. Gold was intersected in all four of the recent holes, the best of which encountered 1.29 gpt gold over 94.5 meters, and was terminated in gold mineralization due to drilling difficulties. True width of the mineralization is not known.
The significant thickness of the intercept in LB80 is hosted by a large jasperoid body (silicification sometimes associated with gold deposits in Nevada) below alluvial cover as seen on the cross section in Figure 1. With eight vertical and angle holes drilled so far, an area of mineralization measuring 150 x 80 meters (490 x 260 feet) has been identified. This zone is open to the south, east, north and at depth where further drilling is planned to begin in February.
Intercepts from the four holes drilled are summarized below:
HOLE# Gold From Length Gold From Length
opt* feet feet gpt* meters meters
LB77 0.034 415 125 1.15 126 38.1
Incl 0.054 420 20 1.86 128 6.1
Incl 0.058 485 35 2.00 148 10.7
LB78 0.014 395 160 0.49 120 48.8
Incl 0.040 400 15 1.36 122 4.6
LB79 0.092 470 10 3.16 143 3.0
LB80 0.019 425 60 0.64 130 18.3
And 0.038 595 310 1.29 181 94.5
Incl 0.144 875 15 4.93 267 4.6
*(opt = Troy ounces per short ton, gpt = Grams per metric tonne.
True widths of the intercepts are unknown.)
The Limo Project is located 75 miles (120 km) east of Gold Bar, and consists of 44 sq. miles (114 sq. km) of mineral rights. The property produced 91,000 ounces of gold between 1989 and 1990. In July 2009, US Gold released an initial Canadian NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate for the project, outlining 241,000 ounces of gold within the Measured and Indicated categories and 50,700 ounces of gold in the Inferred. US Gold's recent drilling focused on two new areas separate from the mineralization that make up the resource: 1) The Cadillac discovery (described above), and 2) the Continental high-grade silver/gold vein where recent drilling encountered 856 gpt silver and 1.77 gpt gold over 6.4 meters.
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Disclosure for Nevada projects: This news release has been prepared, reviewed and approved by Robert L. Kastelic, CPG, US Gold's Senior Consulting Geologist, who is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for program design and quality control of mineral exploration undertaken by the company at its Nevada exploration properties. Holes drilled by reverse circulation were sampled on 5-ft intervals. All gold assays are uncut, with analyses conducted by Inspectorate Laboratories, Reno, Nevada, utilizing a 30-gram fire assay charge with an AA finish. Quality assurance/quality control is assured by inserting standards and blanks every 40th sample and check assays sent to a second lab every 20th sample.
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Cautionary Note: U.S. investors should be aware that US Gold has no "reserves" as defined by SEC Guide 7 and are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the potential target mineral resources will ever be confirmed or converted into SEC Guide 7 compliant "reserves".
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ins information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties.
To view Figure 1. Cadillac - Cross Section Looking NE, please visit: http://www.usgold.com/news/pdf/fig1_20110110_cross.pdf
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