VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2011) - Taku Gold Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TAK) is pleased to announce final results from a preliminary deep auger-type, soil geochemical survey completed over the 227-claim (4,699 hectare) Bishop property in late June 2011. The Bishop property is located approximately 45km south of Dawson City in the Klondike gold camp of Yukon. The goal of the survey was to identify areas prospective for detailed soil geochemical, prospecting and sampling work.
A total of 838 soil samples were collected along ridges and spurs at 50m intervals. Two clusters of anomalous gold, silver, arsenic and antimony were identified by the sampling. The first area is located in the north-central part of the property and shows gold-in-soil values up to 41.2 parts per billion gold (ppb Au) over a continuous distance of 800m. The second area is located 2km west and shows gold-in-soil anomalies up to 88.8ppb Au over a continuous distance of 600m. Both areas also show consistent moderate to strong silver, arsenic and antimony values. Detailed sampling is now underway over these areas with sample stations every 50m on lines spaced 100m apart in order to follow up the encouraging initial results. Distribution maps for gold, silver, arsenic and antimony will be posted on the Taku website shortly.
"The gold zones at Bishop are remarkably persistent over long distances and we are looking forward to the results from the detailed sampling to see just how extensive these zones are," comments Zak Dingsdale, President.
All soil samples were collected by Breakaway Exploration Management Inc. All analytical work was completed at Acme Analytical Laboratories Ltd. ("Acme") in Vancouver, British Columbia. Acme is accredited under ISO 9001. Soil samples were prepared by drying and sieving 100g to -80 mesh, and then analyzed for 36 elements (including gold) by 15 gram Aqua Regia digestion, ICP-MS finish. Mark Fekete, P.Geo is the designated "qualified person" as defined in Section 1.2 in and for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the technical content of this release.
On Behalf of the Board,
Taku Gold Corp.
Zachery Dingsdale, CEO and President
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