Mar 01, 2013

Unigold Expands Near Surface Gold Mineralization at Connector Zone

Toronto, Ontario, March 1, 2013 - Unigold Inc. ("Unigold" or the "Company") (TSX-V:UGD) is pleased to announce that ongoing drilling has identified near surface gold mineralization at the Candelones "Connector Zone" located within the Company's wholly owned 22,616 hectare Neita Concession in the Dominican Republic. Results have been received to date on ten core holes from the Connector Zone.

Highlights include:
  • DCZ 10          50.0 m averaging 1.51 g/t gold including 18.2 m averaging 2.99 g/t gold.
  • DCZ 09          33.0 m averaging 1.79 g/t gold.
  • DCZ 06          42.0 m averaging 1.16 g/t gold.

  • Table 1: Candelones Connector Zone Initial Results: (Figure 2, Figure 5, Figure 6)
    Hole ID From (m) To (m) Interval (m) Au (g/t) Ag (g/t) Cu (%) Zn (%)
    DCZ10 2.00 52.00 50.00 1.51 8.8 0.1 0.2
    includes 2.00 20.20 18.20 2.99 21.9 0.0 0.0
    DCZ09 0.00 33.00 33.00 1.79 8.9 0.1 0.2
    DCZ08 15.00 36.50 21.50 0.60 6.4 0.1 0.0
    DCZ07 0.00 26.00 26.00 0.94 9.6 0.2 0.1
    DCZ06 0.00 42.00 42.00 1.16 4.1 0.1 0.2
    DCZ05 No significant results          
    DCZ04 17.90 59.00 41.10 0.84 3.9 0.1 0.1
    includes 17.90 27.70 9.80 1.52 5.3 0.0 0.0
    DCZ03 13.50 23.00 9.50 0.87 7.4 0.0 0.0
    DCZ02 No significant results          
    DCZ01 No significant results          
    Intervals reported above do not represent true widths, which cannot be estimated at this time.

    "The presence of near surface mineralization in our initial drilling at the Connector Zone continues to positively demonstrate additional gold mineralization within our Neita Property and reinforces the success we have had following up on recently identified IP targets within our Neita Concession" stated Andrew Cheatle, President and CEO of Unigold. "There are a number of untested IP anomalies within our project area that we are currently evaluating and prioritizing as we continue to build on our success in this exciting world-class exploration district."

    The Candelones "Connector Zone"
    The Connector Zone lies between the Candelones "Main" and the evolving Candelones "Extension" zones. It has been mapped and sampled over a 700+ m strike length. Geological mapping of the Connector Zone identified significant silicification and alteration in surface outcrop. Initial surface trenching returned anomalous to strong gold values from continuous chip sampling. Drilling is ongoing with the objective of tracing the mineralized footprint at the Connector Zone.

    Table 2: Results of recent continuous rock chip sampling at the Connector Zone
    Zone Sample Line Interval (m) Au g/t
    SE 26 15.0 0.55
    Connector 28 6 1.04
    Connector 29 27 1.36
    SE 30 57 0.83
    Main/Connector 31 38 1.36
    Note: Continuous rock chip samples were taken from mechanically excavated trenches and outcrops, with samples lengths ranging from 3 to 5 m summarized in the table above.

    Unigold is committed to extending its current mineralization footprint at the Candelones area on the wholly owned Neita Concession in the Dominican Republic. Unigold has initially focused on exploration to increase the known mineralized footprint from the original Candelones Main Zone in the north west, through the newly discovered Candelones Connector Zone and into the Candelones Extension Zone which lies to the north east. Altogether, there is potential for a zone of gold mineralization extending over 3.0 kilometres in length.

    Beyond the immediate work outlined above, the Company intends to test other regional targets in 2013. Primary targets include; Montazo, Guano, Naranjo, (collectively known as MGN), Loma de Montazo, Rancho Pedro, Juan Del Bosque and Cerro Simon (Figure 7). All of these targets have strong soil geochemical anomalies and coincident strong IP anomalies. Surface mapping and geochemical rock sampling is under way to assist in prioritization of these target areas.

    Premier Mining Destination -- Dominican Republic
    The Dominican Republic is host to world-class gold and base metal mines and deposits. The government supports development and exploration in the mining sector. In addition, the country has well established Mining Laws and Environmental Laws. Unigold's wholly owned flagship property, Neita is compliant with all mineral and environmental requirements and work is conducted to internationally accepted environmental and social standards. The Neita concession exploration license was renewed in 2012 and is in good standing.

    Unigold is well funded with approximately $6.7-million cash.

    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. Continuous chip samples from trenches are typically 3 m to 5 m in length. 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.

    For Further Information please visit or contact

    Mr. Andrew M. Cheatle, P.Geo
    President & CEO

    Ms. Amanda Dillon
    Investor Relations

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    Figure 1: Candelones area with IP Chargeability, Neita Concession, Dominican Republic

    Figure 2: Candelones area with IP Chargeability, Neita Concession, Dominican Republic

    Figure 3: Candelones Area Aerial Map, Neita Concession, Dominican Republic

    Figure 4: Candelones Connector Zone continuous sample highlights, IP Chargeability, Neita Concession, Dominican Republic

    Figure 5: Section DCZ 3, 4, 8, 10, Looking West

    Figure 6: Section DCZ 5, 6, 7, 9, Looking West

    Figure 7: Neita Property, Regional IP Chargeability with Connector Zone area highlighted, Numerous IP targets remain untested.