LKA Gold Reports Higher Grades on First Quarter Ore Shipments Ore grades from exploratory mining rise 81% to 2.04 ounces (57.8 grams) gold per ton over 2013 average of 1.13 ounces (32 grams).
LAKE CITY, Colo., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LKA Gold Incorporated (OTCQB: LKAI) reports that the average grade of gold ore shipped/settled during the first quarter of 2014 was 2.04 ounces (57.8 grams) gold per ton. This represents an 81% increase over the 2013 full-year average grade of 1.13 ounces (32 grams) gold per ton.
Three small ore shipments, derived from exploratory mining in the North Raise area of LKA's Golden Wonder mine, yielded 184.06 ounces of gold from 90.35 dry weight tons that were delivered/sold during the quarter. Of these, two shipments totaling 47.91 tons with a grade of 2.9 ounces (82.2 grams) gold per ton were made to a private ore buyer and one shipment of 42.4 tons with a grade of 1.04 ounces (29.5 grams) was made to Kinross.
According to LKA President, Kye Abraham, "The ore grades in the North Raise continue to rise….even beyond these levels. We're anxious to see if it holds up…but it sure looks interesting."
More discussion on this and related subjects can be found in the "President's Email Updates" and "President's Archive" on the Company's website at: http://lkagold.com/Management_Team_-_LKA_Inter.html
Details of Golden Wonder commercial and exploratory ore shipments can be found on the Home Page of the Company's website at: www.lkagold.com
First quarter, 2014 financial results will be reported in LKA's 10-Q which will be filed later this quarter.
About LKA's exploration program at its Golden Wonder Mine
Vein material is extracted as crews follow the volcanic vent system along the wall of the Uncompahgre Caldera. This method of exploratory mining and underground drilling proved successful in locating the first commercial ore body which yielded more than 133,000 ounces of gold from a single ore chute measuring less than 10,000 cubic feet. From 1998, through the second quarter of 2006, the average grade of Golden Wonder ore was 16.01 ozs. (454 grams) gold per ton. LKA believes that additional such ore chutes may exist on its mining claims. Upon resuming exploratory operations in the first quarter of 2009, LKA has shipped twenty-nine bulk ore samples containing nearly 4,000 ounces of gold with a net value, after processing, of over $4.4 million. The Company continues to seek and evaluate financing options to expand/accelerate this program. Investors are cautioned that the Company continues to generate substantial losses and additional funding and exploration work is required. A commercially viable ore reserve has yet to be established.
Safe Harbor Statement
LKA's plans to resume/expand Golden Wonder production are subject to a number of conditions including, but not limited to, favorable geology, successful exploration efforts, favorable financing terms/availability, permits, gold prices, market conditions, etc. Mining and related activities are inherently high-risk endeavors and there can be no assurance that LKA will be successful. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are considered forward-looking. When used in this press release, the words "plan", "target", "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "intend" and "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the statements regarding LKA Gold's future plans for exploration and/or production, future expenses and costs, future liquidity and capital resources, and estimates of ore, ore grades and mineralized material. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon information available to LKA Gold on the date of this press release and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those discussed in this press release. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Jonathan Barkman, President
SOURCE LKA Gold Incorporated