Ore Grades Spike in North Raise Area of LKA's Golden Wonder Mine Crushed ore grades from exploratory mining exceed 5.5 ounces (155.9 grams) gold per ton during early Q-2 operations.
LAKE CITY, Colo., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LKA Gold Incorporated (OTCQB:LKAI) reports that the recent average grade of crushed vein material extracted from the North Raise area of the Company's Golden Wonder mine was 5.55 ounces gold per dry ton. These ore grades were derived from detailed sampling and 28 independent assays from the first 50 tons of material mined and prepared for shipment during the current quarter.
According to LKA President, Kye Abraham, "The ore grades we're encountering now in the North Raise exceed anything we've seen since the current exploration program began in 2009. Our guys are pushing hard to determine the size and grade of this structure."
Year-to-date ore grades have risen steadily to 3.55 ounces gold per ton, up more than 214% over the full-year, 2013 average of 1.13 ounces per ton. Some of the material described above has been shipped but sales have yet to be settled.
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
Ore grades, expressed in ounces per dry weight ton, can vary by as much as 15%, in either direction, upon settlement. Final ore shipment and settlement details will be reported at the end of the current 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 thirty bulk ore samples containing over 4,000 ounces of gold with a net value, after processing, of over $4.5 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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