Aug 09, 2012

Unigold Continues to Extend Mineralization at the Candelones Project Including 48.7 m @ 2.48 g/t Gold

Toronto, Ontario, August 9, 2012 -- Unigold Inc. ("Unigold" or the "Company")(TSX-V:UGD) is pleased to announce continued positive results from the ongoing drilling program at the Candelones Project, located within its wholly owned 22,616 hectare Neita Concession, located in the Dominican Republic.
  • LP29 reported 89.0 m @ 1.72 g/t gold, which included 48.7 m @ 2.48 g/t gold. LP29 was drilled approximately 100 m south east of hole LP28, with reported assay results (PR. No 2012-11 July 18) 77.0 m @ 3.81 g/t gold. The results from LP29 indicate that the mineralized zone remains strong and open down-dip to the southeast (Figure 2: Section L-L')

  • LP31A reported a long intercept of 122 m @ of 0.73 g/t gold. Included in that interval is 19.4 m @ 1.20 g/t gold and 14.8 m @ 1.24 g/t gold (Figure 3: Section K-K'). LP31A is approximately 100 m north east from LP29.
Table 1: Recent drill hole results from Candelones Extension

Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Zn (%) Comments
LP29 326.0 415.0 89.0 1.72 2 0.22 0.26 Main Zone- West
includes 326.0 361.9 35.9 0.89 0.5 0.07 0.20
includes 366.4 415.0 48.7 2.48 3.3 0.36 0.32
LP30 440.0 448.0 8.0 1.67 0.5 0.06 0.00 Drilled in East
LP31A 257.0 379.0 122.0 0.73 1.4 0.12 0.20 Main Zone- West
includes 257.0 305.0 48.0 0.84 0.7 0.07 0.48
includes 333.6 353.0 19.4 1.20 3.4 0.23 0.03
includes 370.9 379.0 14.8 1.24 2.3 0.60 0.10
and 541.0 546.0 5.0 1.03 0.1 0.09 0.00 Lower Zone?
Note: True widths are estimated to be equal to drill intercept interval. No top cut applied to assay values.

"Holes LP29 and LP 31A both continue to demonstrate the exceptional continuity of significant mineralization at Candelones Extension" says Andrew Cheatle, President and CEO of Unigold Inc. "These were two of the deeper holes of our ongoing wide-spaced, 100 m step-out drill program. Focus now shifts to drilling shallower parts of the extensive mineralized system, which remains open at depth and along strike - particularly to the west."

Unigold has completed drilling of six holes within the Candelones Extension deposit and assay results from holes LP 32A, 33, 34, 35, 36, and 37 are pending. (Figure 1: Candelones Drill Holes with IP Chargeability, Neita Concession, Dominican Republic)

The Company currently has three wholly owned drill rigs operating continuously at the Candelones Extension (Lomita Piña) zone. To date, most of the 31 drill holes that have received assay results have been collared on a grid over an area of approximately 400 m x 500 m. Drill holes are on 100 m centers. The Company's current drill program is designed to extend and define mineralization to the west and south.

Unigold is well funded with $7.2 million cash and, given the strength of the numbers reported so far of the current drill program, continues working towards a mineral resource on this new discovery.

VMS / Epithermal Gold-Silver-Copper-Zinc Discovery
The results received from the three completed holes are located on a 100 m step-out drill program extending significant gold mineralization. The results are also interpreted to be the continuation of a mineralized system, extending over three km, which has now been mapped and identified from an IP Survey. The intersections are located approximately two km east of the Candelones gold deposit, which lies on the same IP anomaly. To date, there has been no drilling that has fully tested the IP anomaly between the current program at Candelones Extension and the Candelones deposit. Mineralization remains open along strike, dip and at depth.

Core drilling is being done primarily with NQ. Samples are logged, split by wet diamond saw, and half sent for assaying with the other half stored on site. Sample lengths typically average 1 m, but vary by geological boundaries. QA/QC included inserting certified standards and blanks into the sample stream at industry standard intervals. Samples are prepped by ACME Analytical Labs in the Dominican Republic, with assaying performed through ACME's laboratory in Santiago, Chile. Analytical procedures include a 36-element ICP-ES analysis (1E) and a 50 g FA AA finish for gold (G6-50). Jim Robinson, C.P.G., Vice President - Exploration of Unigold, and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has designed and supervised the program, and reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.

About Unigold Inc. -- Discovering Gold in the Caribbean
Unigold is a Canadian based mineral exploration company traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol UGD, focused primarily on exploring and developing its gold assets in the Dominican Republic.

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Mr. Andrew Cheatle
President & CEO
416 866 8157

Amanda Dillon
Investor Relations
416 866 8157

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Figure1: Candelones Drill Holes with IP Chargeability, Neita Concession, Dominican Republic

Figure 2: Section L-L'

Figure 3: Section K-K'

Figure 4: Candelones Extension Grade -- Thickness Plan (projected to horizontal)