GIG HARBOR, Wash., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LKA Gold Incorporated (OTCQB: LKAID temporary) announced that its project geologist has reason to believe that the existing Golden Wonder workings may be just a small piece of a much larger gold bearing structure.
According to LKA's Project Geologist, Rauno Perttu, "The fact that high-grade gold was discovered at the boiling zone elevation on both sides of the canyon that separates the Golden Fleece from the Golden Wonder, and these are the only two exposures of the boiling zone, strongly suggests that gold mineralization occurs semi-continuously along the boiling zone elevation within the northeast-trending ore structure for several miles. I postulate that the boiling zone below the surface contains additional ore bodies, possibly several. The very high grade, multi-ounce per ton nature of the Golden Wonder ore means that new ore bodies, of even limited size, can contain large volumes of gold, possibly much more than the 144,000 ounces produced at the Golden Wonder to date. Telluride systems, such as the Golden Wonder, can be up to multi-million ounce in ultimate size."
Investors and interested parties are encouraged to assess the full context of Mr. Perttu's observations which are contained in a brief report that will be posted on LKA's website: www.lkagold.com. Excerpts from reports written by other highly respected geologists are also contained on the site.
About the Golden Wonder Exploration Program
Gold enriched vein material is extracted as part of an exploration program designed to determine the width, depth, and lateral extent of the Golden Wonder deposit. Following the Golden Wonder's highly enriched vein system employing exploratory drilling and mining strategies has proven the most effective and cost efficient means of locating commercial ore bodies.
Since exploration commenced in 2009, LKA's has shipped bulk ore samples containing more than 2,942 ounces of gold resulting in net ore sales of $3.3 million. Average ore grades during this exploration program have exceeded 1.52 ounces (43 grams) per ton. Previous commercial production from the Golden Wonder exceeded 134,000 ounces at an average ore grade of 16.01 ounces (453.87 grams) gold per ton. Investors are cautioned that additional exploration is required and a commercially viable ore reserve has yet to be established. There can be no assurance that the current exploration program will be successful.
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 International, Inc.'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 International, Inc. 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