Eritrea: Sunridge Gold Intercepts 22 Metres of 13.14% Copper and 4.0 g/t Gold at Debarwa Project

(Marketwire) -- Sunridge Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: SGC) is pleased to report assay results from the first four of 35 diamond drill holes completed as part of a detailed definition drilling being conducted at the high-grade copper-gold-zinc Debarwa VMS (volcanogenic massive sulphide) deposit, Asmara Project, Eritrea. Assays for the remaining holes will be released as available.
A summary of the assay results from these four drill holes are as follows: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drill From To Interval Gold Silver Copper Zinc hole # Metres Metres Metres g/t g/t % % ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- DEBD-126 147.80 164.50 16.70 0.61 18.96 2.12 0.40 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- DEBD-127 No significant results ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- DEBD-128 57.25 76.45 19.20 2.28 49.39 12.65 0.07 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Incl. 63.90 68.90 5.00 1.54 58.80 23.42 0.09 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- DEBD-129 42.30 64.30 22.00 4.00 60.91 13.14 0.04 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Incl. 57.25 62.80 5.55 8.59 109.60 22.28 0.04 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

DEBD-126 and 127 were drilled to test the continuity of the deeper primary mineralization at Debarwa with DEBD-126 showing continuity of the copper mineralization in particular at depth. Both drill holes DEBD-128 and DEBD-129 intercepted the shallow, high-grade copper-enriched supergene zone showing copper grades of over 20% in some intervals providing further confidence in the continuity of this very high grade copper zone for the ongoing feasibility study.

The results of the recent drilling will be used in the new resource estimate for Debarwa which is expected to be completed in March 2011. Samples will also be taken from this drilling for metallurgical studies forming part of the ongoing feasibility study that commenced last November.


1.  A Quality Assurance/Quality Control program was part of the sampling
    program on the Debarwa copper-zinc-gold deposit. This program includes
    chain of custody protocols as well as systematic submittals of
    standards, duplicates and blank samples into the flow of samples
    produced by the sampling.
2.  Samples were prepared at African Horn Testing Services (Eritrea) and
    analyzed at Genalysis Laboratories (a NATA registered laboratory) in
    Perth, Western Australia.
3.  The results of the Debarwa drill program have been reviewed by Michael
    J. Hopley the Qualified Person for Sunridge. Mr. Hopley is also the
    person responsible for preparation of the technical information
    contained in this news release and is President and Chief Executive
    Officer of Sunridge.

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