ATLANTA, GA-- Aug 7, 2012 - Dutch Gold Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: DGRI) (PINKSHEETS: DGRI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it has received the results from its recent bulk sample in Nicaragua. The Company confirms that it has made an initial decision as to the optimal recovery method for its joint venture.
Initial results of gold recovery testing conducted by Norris Lab of Norris, Montana utilizing cyanide has yielded excellent results on ore from Dutch Gold Resources joint venture partner in Nicaragua. Initial head assays of the oxide ore were 0.548 ounce per ton (opt) gold and 0.33 opt silver. Calculated heads for the ore based on actual test recoveries were 0.6 opt gold and 0.4 opt silver. Assays of the leached ore tails were 0.012 opt gold and 0.14 opt silver, indicating a 98 percent recovery of the gold and a 65.25 percent recovery of the silver. Cyanide consumption for the testing was a very modest 1.5 pounds per ton.
"These excellent results indicate that cyanide leaching of the ore will result in very strong gold recoveries," said Dutch Gold CEO Daniel Hollis. "Based on these results, we are reviewing the use of a vat leaching system for gold recovery in the project. The very low cyanide consumption suggests our operating cost will be low for such a system. We will conduct further testing, but we feel these initial results confirm that we can use a vat leaching system very effectively, and based on the ore grade of the sample, we anticipate a successful project."
About Dutch Gold Resources
Dutch Gold Resources, Inc. is engaged in the acquisition and development of gold properties in North America. The company's strategy is to focus on overlooked resources that have the potential to have a value creation event within 24 months of acquisition. The Company criteria calls for a property to reach either near term production, or be a candidate for development through joint venture financing during the two years subsequent to acquisition. The Basin Gulch project Montana, the Jungo property in Nevada, and the Gold Bug Mine in Oregon comprise the Company's current portfolio, along with its previously announced joint venture in Nicaragua. The DGRI management team is composed of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in geology, and in mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate finance. For further information, please see www.DutchGold.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectation regarding future events. Actual events could differ materially and substantially from those projected herein and depend on a number of factors. Certain statements in this release, and other written or oral statements made by Dutch Gold Resources, Inc. are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's expectations include, but are not limited to, those factors that are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in documents filed by the company from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and other regulatory authorities.
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Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors
Dutch Gold Resources, Inc. is subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act"), and applicable Canadian securities laws, and as a result we report our mineral reserves according to two different standards. Canadian reporting requirements for disclosure of mineral properties are governed by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). The definitions of NI 43-101 are adopted from those given by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. U.S. reporting requirements are governed by the SEC Industry Guide 7 ("Guide 7"). These reporting standards have similar goals in terms of conveying an appropriate level of confidence in the disclosures being reported, but embody different approaches and definitions. Under Guide 7, mineralization may not be classified as a "reserve" unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made.
We disclose mineral reserves and mineral resources according to the definitions set forth in NI 43-101 and modify them as appropriate to confirm to Guide 7 for reporting in the U.S. In our Form 10-K, filed with the SEC, we use the term "mineralized material" to describe the amount of mineralization in mineral deposits that do not constitute "reserves" by United States standards. This is substantially equivalent to the total measured mineral resources and indicated mineral resources (disclosed as inclusive of reserves), which we disclose for reporting purposes in Canada. U.S. investors are cautioned that, while the terms "measured mineral resources," "indicated mineral resources" and "inferred mineral resources" are recognized and required by Canadian securities laws; rules adopted by the SEC do not recognize them. U.S. investors are also cautioned not to assume that any measured or indicated resources will ever be converted into Guide 7 compliant reserves.
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission limits disclosure for U.S. reporting purposes to mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this web site, such as "reserves," "resources," "geologic resources," "proven," "probable," "measured," "indicated," or "inferred," which may not be consistent with the reserve definitions established by the SEC. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our most recent Form 10-K filed with SEC. You can also review and obtain copies of these filings from the SEC's website.
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