Mr. John Fiorino reports:
AM Gold Inc. (TSX-V: AMG; Frankfurt: AMX) (“AM Gold” or the “Company”) ASSAY RESULTS FOR THE REMAINING 39.17m OF HOLE ICE10028 ARE NOW AVAILABLE. THE ENTIRE HOLE IS MINERALIZED AND CARRIES AN OVERALL TENOR OF 0.75 g/t AU OVER ITS ENTIRE LENGTH OF 526.57m, INCLUSIVE OF 1.83 g/t AU OVER 20.25m FROM NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLE.
In addition, the Company is pleased to announce the results from the second hole, ICE10029. This hole carries 451m at 0.58 g/t Au, inclusive of 1.02 g/t Au over 38m and 0.81 g/t Au over 61m.
As previously reported, Hole ICE10028 was drilled to the west-southwest at minus eighty degrees to a depth of 526.57m. Hole ICE10029 was drilled 75m west of ICE10028 at the same azimuth and dip to a depth of 479.76m.
The entire 12-hole 2010 diamond drill program has been focused on expanding the previously disclosed Inferred Resource of 542,000 troy ounces (23.6 million tonnes grading 0.7 g/t gold) announced on July 16, 2010.
The first two holes of the program, ICE10028 and ICE10029, were planned to test the vertical and longitudinal continuity of the mineralized zone to a target depth 500m below surface, approximately 265m below the deepest previous drilling in the resource area.
Assay results for Holes ICE10028 and ICE10029 are summarized in the table below:
All sample preparation and fire assaying work has been performed by Eco Tech Laboratory Limited in Kamloops, British Columbia. Eco Tech is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited laboratory and subsidiary of the Stewart Group of worldwide laboratories.
Upon completion of the deep drilling phase of the program, core drills began testing the lateral extension of the resource area along the Jethro Structure. Ten additional new holes were collared this season at no less than 50m section step-outs with hole depths ranging between 170m and 527m.
Mineralization has been encountered in all holes drilled. Disseminations of sulphide minerals are predominant (0.5% to 1%,up to 5% locally), with accompanying zones of sulphide-bearing, multi-generational quartz veining being common. Arsenopyrite is the dominant sulphide mineral, followed by lesser amounts of pyrrhotite and chalcopyrite. Mineralization is predominantly hosted in quartz monzonite porphyry intrusive rock, but also in the encasing meta-sedimentary sandstone and quartzite rocks as well.
Assay results for all other drill holes (ICE10030 through ICE10039) remain pending. The turnaround on assay results has been slower than was expected for the program, due to the extraordinary amount of exploration activity in the Yukon and surrounding region this season.
Drilling operations were concluded and the camp demobilized during the third week of September with just over 4,000m drilling completed. Two diamond drill rigs were winterized and left on the property to allow for the resumption of drilling operations approximately one month earlier for the 2011 campaign.
Brian L Cole, P. Geo., has reviewed the technical disclosure contained in this news release and is a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.
This news release was prepared on behalf of the Board of Directors, which accepts full responsibility for its contents.
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