TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- HARTE GOLD CORP. ("Harte Gold") (TSX: HRT)(FRANKFURT: H4O) is pleased to announce the commencement of a drill program to test potential Nickel - Copper ("Ni-Cu") mineralization north-west of the company's Sugar Zone Deposit located in White River, Ontario.
The Ni-Cu target consists of two well defined anomalies located within a 700 meter zone as delineated by the company's VTEM survey. The target is hosted by mafic volcanics which are often associated with Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide ("VMS") style mineralization.
Harte Gold's initial drill program will be 1,100 meters to be drilled in four holes from two drill pads as shown in the figure below. Harte Gold will announce developments on this program on an immediate basis.
To view drill target location, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/dtlhrt129.pdf.
Sugar Zone Deposit Bulk Sample Update
Harte Gold is pleased to announce it has submitted its Closure Plan to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines ("MNDM") for the planned 70,000 tonne bulk sample. The company has refined its underground development plans to reduce up-front costs and accelerate project timelines. The portal is scheduled to be collared in August 2013, with processing of the bulk sample to commence three months thereafter.
QA / QC Statement
Diamond drill holes were drilled with NQ sized core in order to obtain larger sample volumes of the mineralized zones. The core was sealed and delivered by the drilling contractor to Harte's facilities located in White River, Ontario. The mineralized sections of the cores were photographed for reference, logged and mineralized sections were sawn in half. Sample lengths were 0.5 meters. Half core samples were bagged, sealed and delivered to Activation Laboratories in Thunder Bay, Ontario, an accredited laboratory. The remaining core is stored on site for reference. Samples were assayed by the fire assay method using an atomic absorption finish on a 50 gram pulp split. A quality assurance and quality control program (QA/QC) was implemented by Harte and the laboratory to ensure the precision and reproducibility of the analytical method and results. The QA/QC program includes the insertion of standards, blanks and field duplicates in the sample batches sent to the laboratory and a systematic re-assaying of samples returning values above 3 g/t Au by the fire assay method using a gravimetric finish.
The drill program is being conducted under the supervision of George A. Flach, P. Geo, Vice President of Exploration for Harte. Mr. Flach is the Qualified Person (QP) as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed the technical information contained herein.
About Harte Gold Corp.
Harte Gold Corp. is focused on the development of its 100% owned Sugar Zone property and is currently permitting an advanced exploration program for the Sugar Zone Deposit. The Sugar Zone property is located 60 kilometres east of the Hemlo Gold Camp. and contains an NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Resource of 980,900 tonnes, grading 10.13 g/t for 319,280 ounces of contained gold (uncapped) and an Inferred Resource of 580,500 tonnes, grading 8.36 g/t Au for 155,960 ounces of contained gold (uncapped). Harte also holds the Stoughton-Abitibi property located on and adjacent to the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone in close proximity to the 2.5 million ounce Holt-Holloway Gold Mine in the Timmins, Ontario Porcupine gold camp.
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Harte Gold Corp.
Stephen G. Roman
President and CEO
Harte Gold Corp.
Investor Relations Consultant
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