Otis Gold Commences Kilgore Drill Program and Completes Private Placement
July 14, 2009
Vancouver, B.C. - Otis Gold Corp. (“Otis” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling at its Kilgore Gold Project, Clark County, Idaho. The current drill program is planned for 10,000 to 12,000 feet in 15 to 20 holes to test for the presence of a coherent high-grade deposit that can be exploited by underground mining techniques. Of Otis’ four holes that were completed by the end of 2008 (2,083 feet), three encountered multiple high-grade gold intercepts, including 08 OKC-191 with 27.2’ @ 0.382 opt Au and 5.9’ @ 1.581 opt Au, 08 OKC-192 with 12.9’ @ 0.177 opt Au, and 08 OKC-192 with 7.5’ @ 0.241 opt Au and 8.5’ @ 0.706 opt Au.
The objective of the Company’s 2009 drilling program is to step-out and fan down on extensions of historic intercepts that Echo Bay, Placer Dome U.S., Pegasus and Bear Creek drilled between 1983 and 1996. Results of this drilling indicate the presence of a high-grade core to the deposit that has never been fully defined or evaluated because previous exploration only concentrated on identifying a low-grade, bulk minable, open pit deposit. A few of the better intercepts to be offset and stepped-out on include 90’ @ 1.091 opt Au (93 PK-56), 75’ @ 0.222 opt Au (94 EKR-89) and 45’ @ 0.331 opt Au (95 EKM-5). Otis’ secondary objective is to test the flat and high-angle veins and intersections of these highly mineralized structures that were identified by computer modeling this past spring. The HQ core program is being conducted Cabo Drilling (America) Inc. of Surrey, BC and core samples will be analyzed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, BC.
Mineralization style and setting, host rock type, and overall size of the hydrothermal system are analogous to those characterizing the multi-million ounce Round Mountain gold deposit in Nevada where high-grade, coarse-gold feeder veins also exist.
John R. Carden, Ph.D., Lic. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument Policy 43-101 is responsible for the technical information contained in this News Release.
Additionally, the Company is pleased to announce the closing of a non-brokered private placement of 4,702,000 Units at a price of $.25 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of $1,175,500. Each Unit consists of one common share (a “Share”) and one Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is exercisable to purchase a Share of the Company for two years, at a price of $.35 per Share in Year One, and $.55 per Share in Year Two. The net proceeds from this private placement will be used for general working capital purposes. Finder’s fees totaling $10,000 have been paid on the financing as well as 127,000 finder’s warrants exercisable to purchase additional Shares of the Company for eighteen months from issuance at a price of $0.25. All securities issued have a 4-month hold period.
About the Company
Otis currently owns five precious metals projects located in Idaho and Nevada, two of which, including Kilgore, have NI 43-101 compliant resources totaling in excess of 700,000 ounces of gold.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
“Craig T. Lindsay”
President and CEO
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