Trio Gold Corp (TSX VENTURE:TGK) (PINK SHEETS:TROOF) announced that drilling will continue on its Rodeo Creek property located on the prolific Carlin gold trend in Elko county Nevada. Amarok Resources Inc., the funding partner of the project, has advised Trio that they will conduct a phase two follow-up deep drill program commencing as soon as a drill rig becomes available.
The first hole, AMK10-04, will be a deep hole in the Flower area to follow up on the results obtained from the shallow drilling completed earlier this past summer. In 2010, hole AMK-FZ-3 encountered an 85 ft interval assaying 1.64 gm/T gold (0.05 oz/t) including 20 ft grading 4.22 gm/T (0.12 oz/t). AMK-FZ-4 penetrated 48 ft grading 1.22 gm/T (0.04 oz/t) including 5 ft grading 7.26 gm/T (0.21 oz/t). Historical drill intercepts from the area range up to 9.60 gm/T Au (0.28 oz/t) over 20 ft, including 29.1 gm/T Au (0.85 oz/t) over 5 ft. It is believed that the high-grade shallow mineralization in the Flower zone represents "leakage" from a larger deep-seated structure. The objective of AMK10-04 will be to test the potential for this deep-seated structure.
The second target, AMK10-05, will be an offset of AMK10-02, drilled earlier this year in the southwest portion of the property. AMK10-02 provided significant geological markers which are believed by the Company to relate directly to close proximity to gold mineralization; in particular, more than 800ft of Popovich Formation, 460 ft of which is highly silicified. Silicified Popovich Fm is one of the main hosts for gold mines along the Carlin Trend. Hole AMK10-05 will target the Popovich Formation near the intersection of two major auriferous faults.
The Rodeo Creek property is located in the northern portion of the prolific gold-producing Carlin Trend which hosts as many as 30 producing gold mines, on which more than 100 million ounces of gold production and inventory have been identified, including the world class Goldstrike, Meikle and Carlin mines.
This release has been prepared by Philip van Angeren P.Geol., director of Trio Gold Corp., and a "qualified person" under National Instrument 43-101 guidelines.
Source: Trio Gold Corp.