Scott Weekes, VP Exploration for Skygold, stated: "We are extremely pleased to have a geoscientist of Paul's stature working at Spanish Mountain. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge in SHV deposits and will assist our staff with both on-going exploration and in helping to understand this newly recognized deposit style in British Columbia. The 2007 drill program is focused on defining the extent of the gold mineralization at Spanish Mountain, and as such will have a much broader scope than previous programs. We will be testing an area of approximately 4.5 square kilometers. Paul's intimate knowledge of the alteration and mineralization associated with some of the giant SHV deposits in the world will help direct the work at Spanish Mountain."
Dr Klipfel has worked and consulted for numerous major and mid-tier gold producers including Placer Dome where he was part of their research team that investigated giant gold deposits worldwide. This work included evaluation of some of the sedimentary hosted gold deposits of eastern Russia and resulted in adoption of the term Sedimentary Hosted Vein (SHV) deposits for this style of mineralization. Since that time Dr. Klipfel has continued to study this deposit style around the world and has helped develop a model for this new classification.
SHV gold deposits are a family of deposits with common characteristics and include some of the largest gold systems in the world. Deposits like Murantau (+140 million ounces gold), Sukhoy Log (+20 million ounces gold) and Natalka (+40 million ounces gold) highlight the potential of these deposits. Observations made by Dr Klipfel after visiting the Spanish Mountain property last year helped define Spanish Mountain as an SHV deposit.
Dr. Klipfel is currently working on the property. His extensive knowledge of SHV deposits will help guide the 2007 program. His time on the property will include geological mapping, evaluation of drill core and interpretation of regional and local structural architecture and interpretation of geophysical results. Dr. Klipfel will also work closely with the geological staff on site to help refine the 2007 drill program and provide a thorough briefing on the current research pertaining to SHV deposits.
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About the Spanish Mountain property
The Spanish Mountain property is host to a large size gold mineralizing system which has only been partially tested with diamond drilling. Previous work has outlined a mineralized zone extending approximately 1.2 kilometres by 0.8 kilometres which remains open in all directions. This year's program will test an area approximately five times the size of the Main Zone. This area has similar geochemical and geophysical characteristics to known gold mineralization on the property.
The Spanish Mountain project is a joint venture between Skygold Ventures Ltd. and Wildrose Resources Ltd. in which Skygold has a 70% participating interest and Wildrose has a 30% participating interest.
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Skygold Ventures Ltd. (Skygold) (TSX VENTURE:SKV) (the "Company") is pleased to announce an update of its current exploration program at Spanish Mountain. Skygold and Joint Venture partner Wildrose Resources Ltd. are currently conducting the largest exploration program on the property to date. In addition to 60,000 metres of diamond drilling in 2007, the company will employ several independent geological consultants to help better understand and advance this remarkable project. We are pleased that Dr. Paul Klipfel, a world leader in Sedimentary Hosted Vein deposits, (SHV) is currently on site working with field crews.