Drilling Commences on Deer Creek Gold Property

Jul 26, 2010  Share:  Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter   Share on Google Plus   Share on LinkedIn

Vancouver, BC - Northern Vertex (NEE: TSX.V) and Kootenay Gold Inc. ("Kootenay") (KTN: TSX.V) are pleased to announce the commencement of a drill program on the Deer Creek Gold Property located in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. Systematic soil geochemistry, airborne geophysical survey, mapping and trenching have identified a gold mineralized structural zone measuring 3km in length.


Initial drilling will focus on an open-ended soil anomaly adjacent and parallel to previously discovered gold bearing quartz veins. The soil anomaly measures about 1km in length, runs north to south and occurs obliquely across two lines implying a width of approximately100 meters. Grab sample values as high as 23g/t gold were found along east trending, crosscutting faults.

The foregoing geological disclosure has been reviewed and verified by Kootenay's CEO, James McDonald, P.Geo (a qualified person for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects). Mr. McDonald is a director of Kootenay.

Sampling, Assaying and QA/QC

Samples were analyzed by Acme Laboratories in Vancouver, British Columbia. All analysis were conducted by Acme Laboratories using an Agua Regia ICP-MS analysis with Fire Assay Fusion Gold by ICP-ES. A QA/QC program was initiated which involved insertion of standards, blanks and duplicates into the sample stream.

For additional information, please contact:
Joe Bardswich, Director at 604-601-5654

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.
Cautionary Note to US Investors: This news release may contain information about adjacent properties on which we have no right to explore or mine. We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties. This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.