MANCHESTER, England, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gunpowder Gold Corporation (Gunpowder or "the Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GUNP) is pleased to announce that its Phase 1 Exploration Program on the Dome Rock property in La Paz County, Arizona is currently underway and proceeding as planned. A Phase 1 exploration update is expected to be released as early as April 15, 2011.
The Phase 1 exploration program will include stream sediment sampling wherein multiple stream sediment samples will be taken on several of the washes draining the claims. Sample locations will be determined in the field and established by GPS. Samples will be submitted for 34 element analysis by ICP (inductively-coupled plasma) and gold analysis by gold assay and ICP finish. The 34 element analysis will cover "pathfinder minerals" which often occur with gold deposits.
Outcrop merit sampling will also be conducted during stream sediment sampling and chip samples will be taken for assaying. Fire assays of previously taken samples will also be undertaken. The company will fire assay samples taken from BHR claims 1 through 61 together with 5 samples taken from a vein located in the BHR 62 claim.
Further recommendations will be provided to management so that other exploration may take place on the property as expeditiously as possible.
The 1,280 acre Dome Rock property, consists of 62 unpatented mining claims in the Dome Rock Mountains in the northwest area of the State of Arizona, in the fairway of the world famous Walker Lane Gold Trend. The Walker Lane has historically produced over 50 million oz of gold and 400 million oz of silver.
Dome Rock is just 9 miles south of the famous Copperstone mine which is located at the Northern tip of the Dome Rock Mountain chain. To this day, Copperstone lays claim to the largest gold discovery in Arizona in recent history. Cyprus Gold's profitably open pit mined 500,000 oz of gold. American Bonanza Gold Corporation is presently exploring the remaining underground resource, which contains a 0.363 oz/t oxide gold resource with 313,000 ounces of gold in the Measured and Indicated categories and 256,000 ounces of gold in the Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves category.
About The Company
Gunpowder Gold Corporation is a gold exploration Company in pursuit of high impact gold projects in the Walker Lane Trend, as it extends into Arizona. The Company has developed a portfolio of strategically-located claim blocks in the fairway-tract of the trend, known as the Dome Rock Project. Dome Rock is nine miles from American Bonanza's Copperstone mine, the largest gold discovery in Arizona's recent history. The Copperstone open pit and underground workings are located at the northern tip of the Dome Rock Mountains in southwest Arizona.
Shareholders and the public are encouraged to visit www.GunpowderGold.com for more information and to request an Investor Package.
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