The Indus target is located 20 kilometers southeast of the Aurizona Gold Mine and to the north of the JSZ. Indus consists of a shear controlled north-northwest trending swarm of westerly-dipping (at 50 degrees ) quartz veins hosted in saussuritized porphyritic granodiorite displaying strong kaolinization and containing minor pyrite with occasional visible gold. Luna has conducted geologic mapping and a reconnaissance stage rock and tailings sampling program to determine the grade of both the veins and host rock. Initial results are positive, with grades ranging from below detection limit to 21.30 g/t gold and over 50 samples greater than 1.00 g/t gold. A systematic outcrop channel sampling program will be conducted when water levels in the pits drop. Mapping will also be undertaken to the north and south in order to determine the true strike of this vein system.
The Juno target is located 23 kilometers southeast of the Aurizona Gold Mine and is centered on a large artisanal pit (JNO01) that extends for 100 meters in a northeast direction. Gold mineralization is contained in a smoky and milky quartz vein set within a shallow-dipping northeast trending shear zone that cuts through an amphibolite unit. The amphibolite is altered to sericite-kaolin-quartz+chlorite in the footwall of the shear zone. Reconnaissance rock grab sampling has returned samples ranging from below detection limit up to 5.54 g/t gold at the Juno target and an outcrop channel sampling program will be conducted when water levels in the pits drop.
Luna will advance the understanding of these new targets through focused sampling programs, structural mapping and interpretation. The Company's objective is to rank these new targets against the existing targets at Luna Greenfields. The diverse geology and association of gold mineralization with regional-scale shear zones are significant targets.
To view Figure 1 and Table 1, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/lgc611i.pdf.
BMLX Geophysical (TMI) Map: http://www.lunagold/en/explorationprojects/resources/LGRF_BMLX_Geophysical(TMI)_Map_20130604.pdf
BMLX Geophysical (AS) Map: http://www.lunagold/en/explorationprojects/resources/LGRF_BMLX_Geophysical(AS)_Map_20130604.pdf
About Luna Gold Corp.
Luna is a gold production company engaged in the operation, expansion, and exploration of gold projects in Brazil.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
LUNA GOLD CORP.
John Blake, President and CEO
Luna operates a rigorous QA/QC protocol on all aspects of geochemical sampling, drilling and analytical procedure. Soil sampling programs are supervised by mining technicians and samples are collected on regular grids surveyed using total stations. Soil samples are collected at a nominal 0.50 meter depth or deeper corresponding to the B soil horizon. Several types of ancillary data are recorded including soil type, granulometry, magnetism, and the presence of laterite. Rock and tailings sampling is supervised by geologists and mining technicians and recorded on special log sheets. All areas intended for sampling are assessed and marked-up for sampling by geologists. For surface channel sampling all sample faces are cleaned to a depth of 15 centimeters and marked for sampling which is conducted at nominal 1 meter intervals using appropriate sampling tools which are cleaned between each sample. Sample intervals are surveyed using a Total Station. Auger drilling is conducted using Company owned motorized Honda auger drills. Auger drill teams are supervised by mining technicians. Auger samples are collected at continual 1 meter intervals using a 10.16 centimeter diameter collector. Sample weight averages 16 kilograms. All data including depth, sample number and geologic information are recorded on special log sheets. All samples are stored in secure locked areas under Company supervision. Samples are transported from the Aurizona and Luna Greenfields projects to the ALS Chemex sample preparation facility in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais and to the ACME Labs sample preparation facility in Goiania accompanied by Luna personnel. Soil and rock channel samples are assayed for gold via fire assay (30 and 50 grams) at ALS Chemex, Lima, Peru. Auger samples are assayed for gold via fire assay (50 grams) at ACME Laboratories, Santiago, Chile. Luna operates a rigorous QA/QC program for soil and rock samples which involves the insertion of blanks, CRM and sample duplicates. These QA/QC procedures provide several measures of data quality and assure the Company that the assay data is representative of the original sample.
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