Endurance Gold Corporation (EDG -- TSX.V) is pleased to announce that, through its 100% owned US subsidiary Endurance Resources Inc., it has acquired by staking a 100% interest in five properties, totaling 45 claims and 930 acres, in the Rattlesnake Hills area of Wyoming.
The five properties are located between two to eight kilometres from the recently announced gold discovery by Evolving Gold Corporation (see Evolving Gold News Releases dated September 8, 2008, December 2, 2008, December 17, 2008, and January 13, 2009), on the North Stock Target of its Discovery Project. At that location, announced drill results include 2.92 grams per tonne gold ("gpt Au") over 146.3 metres (Hole RSC-003), 2.74 gpt Au over 131.1 metres (Hole RSC-007) and 0.90 gpt Au over a composite interval of 359.6 metres (Hole RSC-012).
The Endurance properties cover areas mapped as being underlain by Tertiary phonolite (alkalic) intrusions, emplaced into Precambrian aged metavolcanics. This geological environment is identical to that hosting the Evolving Gold discoveries, where gold mineralization occurs in brecciated zones within the alkalic intrusions, and extends into the surrounding schists of the Precambrian country rock.
The geologic setting of the Evolving Gold discovery and the claims acquired by Endurance Gold Corporation are similar to large scale alkalic intrusive hosted gold deposits within the Rocky Mountain alkalic gold province, that include Cripple Creek, in Colorado, that has produced 20 million ounces of gold to date.
A map illustrating the location of the Endurance Properties is available for viewing on our website at www.endurancegold.com.
Duncan McIvor, P. Geo, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and is responsible for the content of this news release.
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