VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - Bravada Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:BVA)(FRANKFURT:BRT) ("Bravada") announced today that drilling has commenced at the Wind Mountain gold/silver property, located in northwestern Nevada. A program of seven to ten reverse-circulation holes are planned for a total of 1200 to 1500 meters, which should take approximately two months including receipt of assays.
Bravada has delineated a NI-43-101 resource at Wind Mountain of 570,000 ounces of gold and 14.7 million ounces of silver in the Indicated category and an additional 354,000 ounces of gold and 10.1 million ounces of silver in the Inferred category (see NR-06-12, dated April 11, 2011). The current program is an initial test of two large exploration targets that could significantly add to the resource and is based on mapping and 2011 drilling by Bravada. The targets, hidden beneath shallow alluvial cover, are the undrilled Zephyr target and the down-dip extension of shallow oxide mineralization that Bravada drilled at the North Hill target during 2011. For example, previously announced WM11-038 at North Hill intersected 6.1m of 0.619g/t Au and 17.9g/t Ag beginning at surface.
The program is being funded by Argonaut Gold Inc. (AR.T, "Argonaut"). Argonaut can fund staged expenditures totalling US$7.5million over a three-year period to earn the option to purchase the project by paying Bravada a price of $30 per ounce of gold-equivalent contained within Measured and Indicated resource categories as determined by independent Qualified Persons. Further details of the agreement can be found in Bravada's news release of September 18, 2012 (NR-11-12).
About Wind Mountain
The past-producing Wind Mountain gold/silver project is located approximately 160km northeast of Reno, Nevada in a sparsely populated region with excellent logistics, including county-maintained road access and a power line to the property. A Technical Report for an independent Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) and resource estimate was conducted by Mine Development Associates (MDA) of Reno and has been posted on SEDAR, as previously reported (see NR-07-12 dated May 1, 2012).
Mine Development Associates compiled the technical report. Thomas Dyer, P.E. is a Senior Engineer for MDA and is responsible for sections of the technical report involving mine designs and the economic evaluation, and Steven Ristorcelli, C.P.G., is a Principal Geologist for MDA and is responsible for the sections involving the Mineral Resource estimate. These are the Qualified Persons of the technical report for the purpose of Canadian NI 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Economic Analyses of Mineral Projects.
About Bravada Gold Corporation
Bravada is a member of the Manex Resource Group of companies with an exploration office in Reno, from which it is exploring its extensive Carlin-type and low-sulfidation-type gold holdings strategically located within numerous productive gold trends in Nevada. Homestake Resource Corporation owns 10.19% of Bravada's 114,834,282 outstanding common shares.
Joseph Anthony Kizis, Jr. (AIPG CPG-11513, Wyoming PG-2576) is the Qualified Person responsible for reviewing the technical results in this release.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Bravada Gold Corporation
Joseph A. Kizis Jr., Director, President
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